A dinghy and outboard engine are very important to our life so we keep ours locked up tight. Too many dinghy engines get stolen each year here on the Rio Dulce to be lazy.
The mantra goes Lock it, Lift it or Lose it!
Someone could cut this off, but I'm sure they could find a softer target elsewhere. 3/8" chain and big locks secure the engine to dinghy and yacht. Cables secure the bow and also connect to the dinghy engine.