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Old 02 July 2009, 04:16   #1
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Engine carrier

Is it worth buying one of those bags that you carry outboard motors in? I'm getting a Mariner 6hp and will be transporting it quite a bit in the back of my van. Are they worthwhile?

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Old 02 July 2009, 05:16   #2
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It'll protect it from knocks and scratches.

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Old 02 July 2009, 05:24   #3
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I got one of these ;

for my 2.5hp - just to stop the scratches - the handle can be used through the cover so its easy & I only need to carry it a few yards.

It also stops it getting dusty / dirty when its in the garage & makes it less ' obvious' as a nice new motor when its on the tender - & hopefully less liekly to get swiped !

The prices of some of the bags are very OTT in my view. These seem to be a goodbet - mine was an ebay effort - worth keeping any eye out.
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Old 02 July 2009, 07:28   #4
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i agree ,with a small engine in and out of the boot its suprizing how many scuff marks and scratches build up after only a short while ,even laying on carpet they can get marked , in a bag it keeps grease and oil off everything ,
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