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#11279627 - 12/13/15 01:47 PM Thinking about getting a vented motor cover. Anyone have any issues with them?
LipRippinLanders -BryanLanders Offline
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Registered: 03/25/09
Posts: 2400
Loc: Brookeland (Sam Rayburn), TX
Picking up a new boat tomorrow (Monday) with a 200 Pro XS. I want one of the vented covers to keep the cowling clean and scratch free. Saw where Russell Marine was selling some nice ones.

Has anyone ever heard of the motor not getting enough air when the cover is on it? I had issues with that on a Yamaha on a previous boat. Anyone have experience using a vented cover on a Pro XS?

Thanks in advance for the input.
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#11279659 - 12/13/15 02:03 PM Re: Thinking about getting a vented motor cover. Anyone have any issues with them? [Re: LipRippinLanders -BryanLanders]
Okie Poke Online   happy
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Registered: 02/28/04
Posts: 18309
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Russell sells the cutout ones that are designed to never take off. I wouldn't have a boat without one. For what these boats cost today, protect your investment as well as you can. It'll help the resale, someday.
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#11279665 - 12/13/15 02:07 PM Re: Thinking about getting a vented motor cover. Anyone have any issues with them? [Re: LipRippinLanders -BryanLanders]
Mark Perry Online   content


Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 52324
Loc: Highway 1
Never an issue with a truly vented cover at all. Since outboards are water cooled you should be fine.

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#11279806 - 12/13/15 03:38 PM Re: Thinking about getting a vented motor cover. Anyone have any issues with them? [Re: LipRippinLanders -BryanLanders]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 2167
Loc: Magnolia, TX
My Pro XS has a Tuff Skinz vented cover that has always been on the motor during use. Delivered by the dealer that way, and never any issue.

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#11279820 - 12/13/15 03:41 PM Re: Thinking about getting a vented motor cover. Anyone have any issues with them? [Re: LipRippinLanders -BryanLanders]
Tracker Tim Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 2792
Loc: Murphy, TX
Id be more concerned with air intake then heat venting. Ive seen a few that make me wonder.

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#11279844 - 12/13/15 03:53 PM Re: Thinking about getting a vented motor cover. Anyone have any issues with them? [Re: Tracker Tim]
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Originally Posted By: Tracker Tim
Id be more concerned with air intake then heat venting. Ive seen a few that make me wonder.
hell. The factory plastic cover on my boat makes me wonder. Lol
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#11279924 - 12/13/15 04:26 PM Re: Thinking about getting a vented motor cover. Anyone have any issues with them? [Re: LipRippinLanders -BryanLanders]
Karl Dietz Offline
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Registered: 07/07/13
Posts: 963
Loc: Weatherford & Lake Fork, Texas
Tuff Skinz
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#11279934 - 12/13/15 04:28 PM Re: Thinking about getting a vented motor cover. Anyone have any issues with them? [Re: LipRippinLanders -BryanLanders]
Doug R. Online   content
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Registered: 06/11/12
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Loc: back in the day
Justin Johns has the hook up on some good covers
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#11279944 - 12/13/15 04:33 PM Re: Thinking about getting a vented motor cover. Anyone have any issues with them? [Re: LipRippinLanders -BryanLanders]
Frank the Tank Online   content
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Registered: 02/27/13
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Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
Outboard Covers of America, OCA, fit like a glove, no rubbing, very well made, don't fade, look great.
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#11279980 - 12/13/15 04:45 PM Re: Thinking about getting a vented motor cover. Anyone have any issues with them? [Re: LipRippinLanders -BryanLanders]
Puma Jim Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/27/09
Posts: 691
Loc: Nebraska
I will never be without a tuff skinz on my boat

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#11280043 - 12/13/15 05:09 PM Re: Thinking about getting a vented motor cover. Anyone have any issues with them? [Re: LipRippinLanders -BryanLanders]
SAKS Offline
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Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 1038
I have a TuffSkinz on my Yamaha and never had any issues.

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#11280115 - 12/13/15 05:39 PM Re: Thinking about getting a vented motor cover. Anyone have any issues with them? [Re: LipRippinLanders -BryanLanders]
LipRippinLanders -BryanLanders Offline
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Registered: 03/25/09
Posts: 2400
Loc: Brookeland (Sam Rayburn), TX
Thank y'all very very very much. I appreciate the info and input.
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#11280182 - 12/13/15 06:09 PM Re: Thinking about getting a vented motor cover. Anyone have any issues with them? [Re: LipRippinLanders -BryanLanders]
lamoon78 Offline
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Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 4457
Loc: Livingston Tx
Tuffskinz and you wont have a worry.

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#11280397 - 12/13/15 07:43 PM Re: Thinking about getting a vented motor cover. Anyone have any issues with them? [Re: lamoon78]
COHLMEYER Offline
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Registered: 10/21/08
Posts: 3790
Loc: Weatherford, TX
Originally Posted By: lamoon78
Tuffskinz and you wont have a worry.


+1 cats meow.

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#11280506 - 12/13/15 08:20 PM Re: Thinking about getting a vented motor cover. Anyone have any issues with them? [Re: lamoon78]
squib Offline
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Registered: 01/03/03
Posts: 1271
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Originally Posted By: lamoon78
Tuffskinz and you wont have a worry.


Other than the fading to nearly white after a couple of years.

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