For a new boat I wanted to start out fresh locking 4 critical areas all keyed a like so I bought: (1) Minn Kota Terrova trolling motor quick release bracket lock (2) 5/8" Hitch receiver lock (3) 3/4" Trailer tongue hitch lock (4) Spare tire lock. All of the locks seem very well made and look like they were machined out of solid stainless steel bar stock and were designed by a professional locksmith/machinist for a specific purpose WITHOUT the cost cutting measures corporate accountants force on big box store locks. I especially like the fact that the trolling motor lock will not bounce and chip the gelcoat like a typical hasp lock. Also having a plastic cover to keep salt water/air out of the keyhole should end the frozen lock syndrome. Being Keyed alike is extremely convenient. I keep a key on the boat key ring and one on my pickup truck keyring. Given enough time and tools any lock can be defeated but when I showed these locks to my boat salesman with 30 yrs experience he said it was the best system of boat locks he has ever seen and will be recommending them to his customers as well as looking into a bulk purchase for their fully rigged trailered boats for sale on their lot.
Received this trolling motor lock today and installed it in 5 minutes. What a brilliant design! It fit perfectly and looks outstanding. Minn-Kota should be providing these with each quick release bracket they sell. Pleased knowing my TM will be much more secure when traveling with our boat this season.