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Old 14 April 2015, 09:03   #1
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Outboard Carry Case

Following on from my last post. Does anyone know of a good carry case for a 5hp outboard that will protect it from any bumps or knocks preferably with padded sides.

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Old 14 April 2015, 09:36   #2
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If your handy with a needle and thread you could make one from some old beach towels.

I had some old towels earmarked for the bin - nowt wrong just that the wife didn't like the pattern.
Folded them in half (longways)and stitched them so they resembled two massive socks .
I pull them on over the power head and tie at the middle and bottom of the engine.
As they are doubled up they offer a great deal of protection for transporting the outboard in my car boot etc.
Cheap cheerful but no too pretty.
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Old 14 April 2015, 10:30   #3
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nowt wrong just that the wife didn't like the pattern.

Cheap cheerful but no too pretty.
Hmm..now you have me wondering what the pattern looks like ? any chance of a photo ? ..poor towels ...
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I'll take a pic of the engine and post one later for a laugh.
They are a bit late 80s possibly early 90s design.
Cracking, fluffy, absorbant big towels as well lol!
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As promised here is a pic of the luvvly towels.
My tohatsu engine us 5 years old and still like new with no scuffs or scrapes.
I attribute that to the towels.
At least they were good enough for something lol!
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I use a cheap sleeping bag from Decathalon, no handles but protects the motor pretty well.
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I'll take a pic of the engine and post one later for a laugh.
They are a bit late 80s possibly early 90s design.
Cracking, fluffy, absorbant big towels as well lol!
Hmmm..you deserve a standing ovation for that photo Kaman. Your wifie was quite right too.. they are not pretty towels..but my curtains are not far off that pattern..and I dont mind them
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We got them as a wedding gift from a great Aunt many years ago.
Only managed to dry my face on them couple of times tho.
She probably thot they were very tasteful back in the day.
Doubled up - they do make an exceedingly good engine cover which have no doubt prevented many a scratch and a bump to my Outboard over the years.
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Great idea, I was wondering how to avoid more scratches on my outboard. I have an old sleeping bag (without the fancy pattern) so I'll try that first
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