On our 1003, I installed a small (1/4" diameter bolt) U-bolt in the aluminum
chassis below the battery "ears". I then Nicopressed a 30" long, 1/8" diameter SS cable onto it with a larger bronze
clip on the other end. This gets used as a "don't drop it" safety
when lowering and installing the motor
, but will also allow a padlock to secure everything.
You could just drill a hole there, but I thought that would look ugly
Anything involving smaller SS cable and padlocks is pretty much just a "keep an honest man honest" tool anyway, especially around boats where every cruiser has a bolt cutter
or better aboard.
I looked, but I couldn't find a picture - and I won't be back aboard until next week - sri!