Locking up a Pueo

Has anyone figured out a good way to lock a Pueo to your rack, tree, sign post, etc.? With a Hurricane I always passed a cable lock through the hole between the foot wells. The Pueo doesn't have a hole one can pass a cable lock through.
The best I can come up with is one of those Master brand cinch style cable locks just in front of the rudder tightened down all the way with a second cable lock passed through the first cable and then locked to the rack. Of course, one only has to remove the rudder to take your boat. Any other ideas? Thanks.

Submitted by WhiskeyToast on Wed, 03/03/2010 - 5:14pm

Where do you live? I have never heard of someone stealing a canoe except for Puni's Pegasus somewhere between HNL and Kawaihae.

#1 Wed, 03/03/2010 - 6:06pm

when i get paranoid i lock mine through the rudder cables just behind the foot pedals. so the cables would have to be cut to get the boat. not too hard, but at least it makes things harder. i do this maybe twice a year when i'm parking somewhere sketchy overnight. i also always lock up the iako. this way the evil person will have to get iako made and redo the rudder cables.

#2 Wed, 03/03/2010 - 6:13pm

Go to Home Depot. Get 1/4 inch plastic covered cable (Know lenght you need) and kremps that will fit the cable. Measure the circumference of your canoe from the 1 foot away from the front iako hole and same as the back iako hole towards the back. This would be the measurement ( 2 hoops for front and back) you have to make out of the cable, then kremp it. Now, the other end of this two cable is a small hoop as big as the tinnes ball and kremp it. Before this thought, make sure this two cable meets at the middle. Then the third cable, make a hoop (Kremp it) that would fit thru between the other two small hoops that mets in the middle-- this where you're going to place your Combination padlock( Wheatherproof). Last, the end of the third cable( Long enough to reach the post of the rack for securement) should be kremp and loop / hook it around the frame post of your storage rack whereever that maybe in the beach or your house.

1. 1/4 inch plastic coated cable Go bigger if you want whatever Home Depot has.
2. Kremp that fits the cable ( if it doesn't fit-- save the plastic off the area to a accommodate date your cable.
3. Kremper? .... Get a Hummer and hummer away tight enough but don't flatten the kremp-- bub a little Super glue in there, so that itwont sleep out.
4. Super glue
5. Small pipe foam pads (sleep it thru the cable hoop that goes around your boat for added protection and wrap it with electical tape to kin'a wheaterproof it to). Then you can kremp it.
6. Electical tape.
-- You can modify it but...just an idea for a project. A friend made one and using it. They gonna need a cable or lock cutter to steel it but. better than the small rudder cable.
7. Tie down to secure your boat in the rack.

#3 Wed, 03/03/2010 - 10:30pm


No need to reinvent the wheel, the product is already out there.

#4 Thu, 03/04/2010 - 12:10am

Take a normal Bike lock and lock it through the cables front or back. Or through the pedals. They usually have holes in them. Not the strongest part of the boat but it still tends to discourage anyone trying to steal a boat.

#5 Thu, 03/04/2010 - 5:43am

I have had both the steel core and the Lash lock, I prefer the steel core as you can use it as a tie down strap as well. The steel cable is enclosed inside the nylon strap.


#6 Thu, 03/04/2010 - 6:19am

Another option is the Steelcore straps: http://www.steelcore.net

A little pricey, but I use them whenever I have to leave my canoe or boards on my car overnight.

#7 Thu, 03/04/2010 - 6:21am

Just put a temporary *ypr sticker on it ..... guarantee canoe will still there next morning.!!!


#8 Thu, 03/04/2010 - 5:21pm

Thanks everyone for your replies. Your suggestions are great and I'll experiment with each of them.

Paddlefast: It isn't where I live, but where I work (near Ala Moana Center). My boat is probably safe in the parking garage, but its a big investment for me and I'd rather be safe than sorry.

Rambo: HaHa. Thanks for the laugh.

#9 Thu, 03/04/2010 - 5:41pm

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