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Old 20 August 2012, 05:43   #11
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Originally Posted by spartacus View Post
You could also consider using as is - but fit a splash cover. Not that EBay nonsense, but a made to measure cover with air vents and Suzuki branding. Ribquest (Sheffield) had them on a 4.8m boat in theeir gallery pictures before they were bought over. Looked the mutts nuts. Might be worth dropping them an email to see where they sourced them from?

OCA covers ...just brilliant ..and much cheaper than another cowl - and you can get the boat name on it etc etc .....

Making quality outboard motor & marine covers for protection on & off the water.

They usually do 'deals' at the Southampton Boat show ..not saying you have to go email saying you saw them at the show and now want to order will do the trick .

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Old 20 August 2012, 06:15   #12
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I think the OCA covers are horrendously expensive for what they are - £130 for a splash cover for a 60-90 Hp Suzi!

Should be able to get the existing cowl resprayed much cheaper than that

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Old 20 August 2012, 07:00   #13
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OCA covers are expensive, but I bought one and I am VERY pleased with it. Perfect fit, covers and protects the engine. IMO worth the money.......
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Old 20 August 2012, 17:40   #14
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Originally Posted by seawinds View Post
I attach pics of damaged cowling. I assume it is made from some type of fiberglass. Did you go to a car body shop, or a specialist who does bumpers? I would imagine surface would need to be filled sanded etc.
Yes it's fibreglass. Luckily the decals are not damaged, so that's a saving in itself. Decals can be covered with 3M bodyshop masking tape, which will be precise. You can then sand the areas that are damaged and fill with P38 filler. Use wet and dry sandpaper with plenty water (and a little detergent) to achieve an ultra smooth surface ready for priming. 90% of the job is preparation. I'd leave it to the bodyshop to paint the cowl, (remove the masking tape) then give the whole thing a top-coat lacquer.

Won't be cheap, but cheaper than a new cowl.
Is that with or without VAT?
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Old 21 August 2012, 09:08   #15
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Hi Jonathan. I cheeted a bit. My mate did it. the paint cost £50.00 .He did the job as a favour. It took a couple of hours to do ,with me flatting off and masking for him.

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