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Old 09 September 2004, 07:37   #1
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Outboard Motor Cover

Just thought I'd post some details of my new cover for the Optimax as it's something I searched for, for quite a while and thought these details may be useful for anybody else on here looking for an outboard cover.

I got it from www.outboardmotorcovers.com and they make covers for all Mercury/Mariner, Evinrude, Johnson, Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki outboards. Mine cost $98 including delivery from Canada.

The cover itself is a heavy duty, waterproof cover and is fleece lined and fits the engine perfectly as each cover is individually made to fit your engine. What I found is very useful though is that the leg portion of the cover can be separated from the cowling cover so it can be used on a mooring also (saves cleaning all that bird crap off!!)

Only thing was delivery took 6 wks, but it was free so who cares!!
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Old 09 September 2004, 08:57   #2
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Superb, will be havi' one..........

....of those. Now, how do I go about having the boat name put on ? Was that in Canadian Dollars which wold make it 45.00 ($ = 2.28) ????
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Old 09 September 2004, 08:58   #3
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....of those. Now, how do I go about having the boat name put on ?
... and they do do them in blue and white stripes, don't they?...
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Old 09 September 2004, 08:59   #4
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....of those. Now, how do I go about having the boat name put on ?
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Very nice but aren't you sposed to let air get to the engine when not in use?
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....of those. Now, how do I go about having the boat name put on ? Was that in Canadian Dollars which wold make it 45.00 ($ = 2.28) ????
I would have thought if you took it to a T-Shirt embroidery shop they could do that for you. Just a thought, I got my boat name stitched onto the cover of my Rib then that way it's not much use to someone who may wnat to nick it.
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Old 09 September 2004, 10:41   #7
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Don't know if its Canadian dollars or US to be honest, I haven't got my credit card statement handy.

As for letting air get to the engine, the fabric the cover is made of isn't air tight like traditional PVC covers. I think its breathable as its made from 100% woven polyester, but is still waterproof.
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Just Checked and.....

....it's USD$ which means at $98.00 this is only 53.00 which, in my opinion is bloody good value. As soon as my new baby is confirmed she'll be getting one of these thats for sure.
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Well after a long........

..........wait (2 weeks) it's arrived from Canada. FANTASTIC, a really high quality product. I'll fit it this weekend and post a picture.
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Superb engine cover..........

.......which fits like a glove. Even managed to get MeMe name on it.
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