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Old 31 March 2016, 06:08   #1
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Engine Cowling Repair

Hi

Fairly new around here, but have a damaged engine cowling and am looking to see if there are any suggestions for somewhere to repair it along the south coast. It has effectively been crushed slightly on tilt.

A replacement is close to 2000, insurance is a possibility but if a repair is below the excess I think it is a better option.

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Old 31 March 2016, 06:31   #2
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Hi,

Depending how badly the cowling has been damaged it could be easily repaired , resprayed and new cowling stickers put on at cost a lot less than 2000 I would have thought
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Old 31 March 2016, 09:11   #3
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HI.

I have a good contact that normally repairs and resprays for between 180-300 depending on damage. What engine is it for|? I may have a spare one. If not, PM me and I'll letyou have the details of the guys that do mine.

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Old 31 March 2016, 12:14   #4
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Depending on the damage (you've not been very forthcoming&#128527 try a bumper/cosmetic car repairer. Cowls are similar material to plastic car bumpers & can be welded/filled/sanded/painted.


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Old 31 March 2016, 12:39   #5
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Or if it is a common type, look on ebay for someone braking the same model
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Old 31 March 2016, 17:51   #6
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2,000 for a new engine cowl? I know replacement outboard parts can be expensive, but that's out of the park.

If the cowl is cracked, you can patch using a glass-fibre kit, including mat and resin, importantly doing this inside the cowl. Any imperfections outside can be levelled off with plastic padding filler. It's possible to respray with spray cans, but a body-shop will be able to achieve a factory finish.

What is expensive is replacement decals. I bought genuine Tohatsu decals for my engine. Not much change out of 100.

One other option is a genuine outboard cover. Most of the big manufacturers make bespoke covers to protect the engine from harmful UV sunlight. Look great in my opinion. Saves you respraying, after repair.
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Most certainly repairable,

Most body shops should take this type of work on,,,,, guesstimate 250 plus yer decals from e bay

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Nice work nugent.
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