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#12269027 - 05/30/17 08:13 AM Cracked motor cover
Eddyc01 Offline
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Registered: 12/06/12
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Loc: Leslieville
I have a 2006 90 hp Evinrude e-tec that has a crack on the side of the motor cover close to where the latch is.
How can I fix this?
I don't want a cheapie temporary fix.
I want the repair to be sturdy and last like it's never been cracked.

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#12269257 - 05/30/17 10:13 AM Re: Cracked motor cover [Re: Eddyc01]
Mark C Offline
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Registered: 07/08/02
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Look around online for a used one. There's usually quite a few on eBay.
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#12270552 - 05/30/17 10:00 PM Re: Cracked motor cover [Re: Mark C]
Eddyc01 Offline
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Loc: Leslieville
Originally Posted By: Mark C
Look around online for a used one. There's usually quite a few on eBay.


Tried looking. Couldn't find one.
New ones are almost $800.
I just want to fix what I have. I'm on a budget.... frown

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#12270919 - 05/31/17 08:40 AM Re: Cracked motor cover [Re: Eddyc01]
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Loc: Denton Tx.
is it smc, frp or good ol fiberglass?
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#12274135 - 06/01/17 07:27 PM Re: Cracked motor cover [Re: Eddyc01]
Eddyc01 Offline
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Don't know(??)
It's a 2006 model year Evinrude if that helps any.
To me it looks like plastic...

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#12274545 - 06/01/17 10:39 PM Re: Cracked motor cover [Re: Eddyc01]
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it's smc or frp then, i'm bettin it's smc, and the crack is fairly straight and no fibers in the plastic showing, 3m 58115 or 8115, works with both frp/smc, prep and sanding is important along with channel grinding and backing material, the slower the drying time the better, fiberglass cloth is stronger than mat and i would carefully bond the crack and check fit before repair/reinforcing the backside...read the instructions
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#12276754 - 06/03/17 11:48 AM Re: Cracked motor cover [Re: Eddyc01]
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If it was mine, I'd stop drill each end of crack and apply JB Weld from the inside. Good to go.

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#12276927 - 06/03/17 02:19 PM Re: Cracked motor cover [Re: Eddyc01]
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I agree with t Bird and then but a cover for it.
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#12278968 - 06/05/17 07:50 AM Re: Cracked motor cover [Re: Eddyc01]
Tommy Yetts Offline
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Insurance?
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#12290175 - 06/12/17 01:05 PM Re: Cracked motor cover [Re: Eddyc01]
Tjbev13 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/15
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JB weld and a vented outboard cover!

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