As Scott was peeling away the stickers and removing left-over residue with Goo Gone, I had the (literal) bright idea to paint the whole cover canary yellow. Yellow is the most visible color to spot on the ocean and my thinking was that a thief would be less likely to steal something so...loud. They say that most petty thieves are simply opportunists. If that is the case, it is your job to make stealing less of an opportunity and more of a chore. Give those bad guys a reason to pause. Most thieves will pass up the tricky jobs. After all, we're talking about thieves here, they are lazy bottom feeders by nature. "Work" is not something they enjoy.
So what to you think? Did we make our outboard less attractive or more attractive to the thieving set? And what do you do to make your outboard less appealing to the bad guys? We got lots of other great ideas and suggestions from friends on our Facebook Page, from painting girly pink to covering with duct tape. What's your line of defense?