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Old 19 November 2010, 16:47   #1
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Engine covers - fabric and other options

As per this thread http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=38866 and to save hi jacking it, where do you get the engine covers from? I heard from the coastguard guy who visited our club (for routine work) that they are available as a replacement for your engines.

Our Sailing club engines are painted but was thinking of a little less major for our own rib
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Old 19 November 2010, 16:50   #2
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Either OCA http://www.outboardcovers.co.uk/

Or the original manufacturer. Yam do ones for whilst running on their 4/ as do Suzuki. E-tec sell thick sort of fleece material ones for storage but not whilst running.
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I agree buy from these guys- http://www.outboardcovers.co.uk/ I have yet to see ot use a better cover, The Yam ones fall apart and do not allow the engine to breath properly. These OCA ones were originally made for the Australian markets which have to contend with some vast temperatures.
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I have a pair for my Opti's, cannot be faulted
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I have a pair for my Opti's, cannot be faulted
I 'think' I have seen the same on the SBS ribs in Poole - not very PC to have branded engines so they have plain black ... but the noise gives it away
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Talk to James at OCA, a great company to deal with and a very good product. I now have two splash covers and full covers for the winter.
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Thought I might get one as a storage cover for my Tohatsu 9.8 but then I saw that it would cost 140 and I went off the idea!

Probably a better investment for a bigger motor though.
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I 'think' I have seen the same on the SBS ribs in Poole - not very PC to have branded engines so they have plain black ... but the noise gives it away
No, those ones are made by Barrus, Made from wetsuit material!
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Made from wetsuit material!
Thought there was a funny smell off the back of that boat, that must be the reason
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Just purchased a full cover from James at OCA for my Verado 250.

Not cheap, but seems to be exactly the type of cover I am looking for and given the cost of the engine, well worth the money. James is very pleasant and easy to deal with.

OCA are running a winter discount of 15% if you quote "Winter10" when ordering online or by phone.

Will let you know how it works out when I get the cover....

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