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Default Things you see at the boat ramp.

I had to work yesterday, so in order to get my boat/saltwater “fix” I stopped by the ramp to see the side-show and maybe help a few friends with the trailer duties. I saw this! 18ft Boston Whaler Outrage with 50hp Yamaha 4 stroke.



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Talk about a long range boat. He can run all month on one tank of gas.
bet it takes a mile to get on plane.
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Originally Posted by alligatorgar View Post
Talk about a long range boat. He can run all month on one tank of gas.
bet it takes a mile to get on plane.
with the wiring job he had in the splash-well, it wouldn’t surprise me if he didn’t catch fire before he got on plane. But yes, I watched him until I could no longer see him. Full throttle and still trying to get up on top of the water. I can’t figure this scenario out. Did he just get a smokin deal on the engine?
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I'm glad I'm not the only one who will stop by a boat ramp to get a bit of a water fix when not on the boat.

Rode the motorcycle by one just this afternoon.

Didn't get a picture but some guy had a Suzuki outboard WITH THE FREAKING COWLING COVER ON IT! Not the cowling itself...the cover, as in storage cover. Apparently he ran like that all day.

It was obviously a newly purchased Carolina Skiff and he was barking orders at his wife
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
I'm glad I'm not the only one who will stop by a boat ramp to get a bit of a water fix when not on the boat.

Rode the motorcycle by one just this afternoon.

Didn't get a picture but some guy had a Suzuki outboard WITH THE FREAKING COWLING COVER ON IT! Not the cowling itself...the cover, as in storage cover. Apparently he ran like that all day.

It was obviously a newly purchased Carolina Skiff and he was barking orders at his wife
We ran the bass tournament series this past year. Don't know the persons name but at every event he had the cowling cover on. Ran every tournament that way.
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Originally Posted by tangledline View Post
We ran the bass tournament series this past year. Don't know the persons name but at every event he had the cowling cover on. Ran every tournament that way.
Really strange. I guess it can still breathe...
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Cowling covers have mesh where all the breathing happens.

Someone else on another thread commented and I dont think they had a clue either
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A regular storage cover isn't made for that, but these are. https://www.tuffskinz.net/?product_c...utboard-covers

If I didn't already have a storage cover for my Mercury I would grab one of these in a heartbeat, just because the black cover gets so hot. Only reason I even cover the thing is to keep the dirt dobbers out of it. This would accomplish both.
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[QUOTE=RipTideBBQ;12586137]
I had to work yesterday, so in order to get my boat/saltwater “fix” I stopped by the ramp to see the side-show and maybe help a few friends with the trailer duties. I saw this! 18ft Boston Whaler Outrage with 50hp Yamaha 4 stroke.

I had that same boat for 20 years...mine had a 150 on it...that was a perfect combo....I guess maybe that guy's not in any hurry!
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Originally Posted by Fordy View Post
Cowling covers have mesh where all the breathing happens.

Someone else on another thread commented and I dont think they had a clue either
This wasn't the Suzuki splash cover that's available...it was the non vented brown/grayish storage cover. It was a DF115 just like mine and had no vents whatsoever at the top rear.

It's the one I, too, have considered purchasing to keep the effing dirt daubers out that autobaun mentioned.

The vented splash cover is about 2x the price.
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Sidebar...
a cattle fly eartag zip tied inside the cowling will keep the mud daubers out.
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