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Replacing an engine cowling, what to do? #14041144 06/23/21 06:30 PM
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Had a bad situation happen last weekend where a friend borrowed my boat and popped multiple holes in the fiberglass cowling of my 2001 150hp Yamaha VMax, looking to see if anyone else has run into a situation where they had to replace an older cowling and what they did?

I've browsed a bit and only found a couple used ones for sale that are in rough shape. Repairing the cowling doesnt seem like a great option to be since the sticker wrap is all messed up.

Appreciate any help!

Re: Replacing an engine cowling, what to do? [Re: stratosbassin] #14041156 06/23/21 06:42 PM
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Take it to a auto body shop; they could repair and instead of the stickers(which you could probably find on eBay) have them custom paint it.


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Re: Replacing an engine cowling, what to do? [Re: stratosbassin] #14041220 06/23/21 08:20 PM
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Patch it and get a vented outboard motor cover.


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Originally Posted by T Bird
Patch it and get a vented outboard motor cover.

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Re: Replacing an engine cowling, what to do? [Re: stratosbassin] #14041322 06/23/21 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by stratosbassin
Had a bad situation happen last weekend where a friend borrowed my boat and popped multiple holes in the fiberglass cowling of my 2001 150hp Yamaha VMax, looking to see if anyone else has run into a situation where they had to replace an older cowling and what they did?

I've browsed a bit and only found a couple used ones for sale that are in rough shape. Repairing the cowling doesnt seem like a great option to be since the sticker wrap is all messed up.

Appreciate any help!


Might call around to some of the local repair shops and find out if there’s a outboard junk yard around you. I know there was one around Houston my dad went to and bought parts off old motors.
And man holes in the cowling??? Sounds like a story!

Re: Replacing an engine cowling, what to do? [Re: stratosbassin] #14041929 06/24/21 03:43 PM
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It involves poorly docking the boat at a super busy DFW marina and walking away to let it crash against the dock in 2-3 foot pleasure boater waves. Great fun, appreciate the help!

Re: Replacing an engine cowling, what to do? [Re: stratosbassin] #14051220 07/03/21 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by stratosbassin
It involves poorly docking the boat at a super busy DFW marina and walking away to let it crash against the dock in 2-3 foot pleasure boater waves. Great fun, appreciate the help!

There’s just some things you don’t loan out boat is one of them. Quick way to lose a friend.


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Re: Replacing an engine cowling, what to do? [Re: stratosbassin] #14060082 07/13/21 03:06 AM
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Body shop would have been my suggestion as well. After your buddy pays to fix it, don’t let him borrow it again.

Re: Replacing an engine cowling, what to do? [Re: stratosbassin] #14060375 07/13/21 01:55 PM
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Re: Replacing an engine cowling, what to do? [Re: stratosbassin] #14068333 07/20/21 11:04 PM
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Things to NEVER loan to friends

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Re: Replacing an engine cowling, what to do? [Re: dk2429] #14068631 07/21/21 09:22 AM
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Things to NEVER loan to friends

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