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thoughts on Tuff Skinz running engine covers? #13737110 10/20/20 03:37 PM
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I am thinking about putting an engine cover on my 200 HP SHO Yamaha. I have it on a Premier Tritoon, and the engine sticks out of the end of the covered dock, along with it facing west and getting afternoon - evening sun. Just want to protect it better.

What is everyone's opinion of the Tuff Skinz - vented, running engine covers? Pro and con? Best place to buy, or do you have to order direct?

Any other brand that you have had direct interaction with, and would suggest?

Thanks in advance all.

Stay safe!

Ken


2014 Premier Alante 235 RF tritoon. Momma's boat. But I get to fish on her.

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Re: thoughts on Tuff Skinz running engine covers? [Re: KEGracing] #13737207 10/20/20 04:36 PM
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I have one on my 225 Optimax and have no problems. My cowling looked bad so I put this on instead of getting another cowling. It seems like the mesh vent helps keep dobers out.... haven't seen any inside since I put it on. I am in Dallas so I called them and was able to pick mine up there....


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Re: thoughts on Tuff Skinz running engine covers? [Re: KEGracing] #13737341 10/20/20 05:51 PM
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Have had one for years on my 200 Opti. Durable material. Good investment. thumb


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Re: thoughts on Tuff Skinz running engine covers? [Re: KEGracing] #13737388 10/20/20 06:21 PM
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I have one on my Merc ProXS 115. Easy on and off, had mine about 6 years, still looks like new.
Keeps my cowling like new..

Re: thoughts on Tuff Skinz running engine covers? [Re: KEGracing] #13737647 10/20/20 10:16 PM
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I like mine

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Re: thoughts on Tuff Skinz running engine covers? [Re: KEGracing] #13738658 10/21/20 06:57 PM
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Thanks all.
I ordered mine yesterday. Only $10 bucks shipping, not worth fighting the Dallas traffic! LOL

Stay safe all,

Ken


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A country boy will survive... but those who cross him?
Re: thoughts on Tuff Skinz running engine covers? [Re: KEGracing] #13742316 10/24/20 05:25 PM
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I had one but I stopped using it. It was chaffing the the lower cowling... Could neve get the fastening strap tight enough to keep it secure... Dan

Re: thoughts on Tuff Skinz running engine covers? [Re: hopalong] #13744327 10/26/20 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by hopalong
I like mine

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What motor is that? It looks an awful lot like the same one I have

Re: thoughts on Tuff Skinz running engine covers? [Re: JoseyWales34] #13746692 10/28/20 02:48 PM
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What motor is that? It looks an awful lot like the same one I have



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Re: thoughts on Tuff Skinz running engine covers? [Re: KEGracing] #13747216 10/28/20 08:41 PM
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They're good covers, and based out of DFW so local money spent!


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Re: thoughts on Tuff Skinz running engine covers? [Re: KEGracing] #13747264 10/28/20 09:07 PM
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Mine is about 1 1/2 years old and works great!
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