We did everything we could. Heavy duty stainless steel outboard motor
lock plus thick cable and padlocked to a public dock
with a relatively busy public walkway next to it in the center of town. I parked the dinghy
at 1:30 and returned at 4:30 to no trace of it. Reported to police right away, got a ride from the port captain's office to search the harbor. Posted reward flyers all over.