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Yamaha Sho Question #13853833 01/20/21 09:32 PM
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I have a 2019 250 Sho, and I was talking with a buddy the other day. He said he was told by a couple folks not to run a Sho with a Tuff Skin cover on. He didn't have a reason for it. Has anyone else heard, or been told this? I've run one on mine for two years with no issues. Thanks!

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Re: Yamaha Sho Question [Re: rickys] #13853856 01/20/21 09:40 PM
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I don't have a Tuff Skin but I do run mine with an Outdoor Covers of America cover and have for a couple years.

No problems what so ever. cheers


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Re: Yamaha Sho Question [Re: rickys] #13853874 01/20/21 09:50 PM
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As long as its vent3d I don't see what the issue is. Outboards are water cooled anyway.

Re: Yamaha Sho Question [Re: rickys] #13853888 01/20/21 09:54 PM
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I've heard that about all outboards, some say they keep the heat in, don't really think they do much.

Re: Yamaha Sho Question [Re: rickys] #13854113 01/21/21 12:11 AM
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I’ve run an Outboard Covers of America cover 24/7 on my last 5 boats with zero issues.

Re: Yamaha Sho Question [Re: Lone_Wolf] #13854126 01/21/21 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Lone_Wolf
I've heard that about all outboards, some say they keep the heat in, don't really think they do much.

The engine cover is a better insulator to retain heat than a thin cover.


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I have been running a cover for 3 years and never had an issue with engine temps.

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I've heard that about all outboards, some say they keep the heat in, don't really think they do much.

The engine cover is a better insulator to retain heat than a thin cover.

cheers


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That is the reason, keeping heat in. Not a problem in winter.


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Re: Yamaha Sho Question [Re: rickys] #13854385 01/21/21 02:39 AM
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Use the vented covers. Allows engine to breathe and save fuel.

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These motors are not overheating because of a cover. Just make sure they’re not restricting airflow.

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An engine cover that covers your engine cover? Now that’s funny!.....oh sorry🤪! There was an issue many years ago with some of the “engine covers” not having vents(breathable mesh) where the primary ridged factory cover(engine cowling) was vented. Pretty sure all the engine cover engine covers are vented now?

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Good info. Thanks

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Re: Yamaha Sho Question [Re: rickys] #13855284 01/21/21 06:37 PM
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Yes, vented covers are the only option. As far as using a cover for your cowling, If you had ever experienced fishing flooded timber on Rayburn and had your cowling damaged you might have a different view about purchasing a cowling cover. If you like to keep your equipment in good shape, the cover is much cheaper than repairing a cowling.

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