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Old 11 April 2008, 07:56   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Liverpool / Anglesey
Make: Zodiac
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Outboard hood covers

Has anybody bought any engine/ hood covers and can recommend them? (The fabric type ones)?

I wanted one that could be used whilst the engine is in use but have heard this causes problem with the air intake?
The engine is a 90 Evinrude ETEC.

These guys make them but there not cheap....?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 11 April 2008, 08:35   #2
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These guys do a cover that can be left in place whilst the engine is in use however I think they are even more expensive!
another choice but maybe cannot be left on
or try coversandbags..though again may not be able to leave on whilst in use

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Old 11 April 2008, 10:20   #3
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Boat name: Searider / War Shot
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Solent Divers

Hi Stuart,

I've just had made for my 150 Optimax a neoprene cover (wetsuit material) by Solent Divers in Portsmouth.

Very well fitting and with a vent so it can be left on with the engine running. Very happy with the quality.

BUT - 150 and they needed the cowling for a week to take templates!
They quoted 136 on the phone then wanted 150 + VAT when I collected it.

I Was quite tempted with the but at 165 thought them a bit pricey.

Covercare in Thornham have also made covers that can be used with engines running but I wasn't able to see a sample.
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Old 11 April 2008, 10:56   #4
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1-2 tonne tote bags

I'm looking at using 1-2 tonne food grade tote bags to cover our console, I'll post some pictures.

They are at present a "waste product" that we pay to get rid of, they are basically higher quality, food grade, larger versions of "maxi bags" that building materials are packaged in.

Not much use to use in situ but may be good for winter storage type ideas.
New boat is here, very happy!
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Old 11 April 2008, 12:49   #5
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And quite abrasive if they're the material I'm thinking of.
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Old 11 April 2008, 16:02   #6
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The Fecker!

Da*n, why didn't the bloke who previously owned mine cover them. Now I have to look at a pair of ever so slightly scuffed cowlings. The thoughtless fecker!

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