Area: WHALER Forum: ContinuousWave: Whaler Repairs/Mods
Topic: 2000 Mercury 225 OptiMax Cowling Cover Gasket

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Buoy posted 05-11-2012 09:14 PM ET (US)
I just had [a 2002 Mercury 225-HP OptiMax] cowling cover painted. [I] positioned it on the motor, and there seems to be a bit of flex after I've locked the cowling cover down. I don't recall, but wonder whether the cowling bottom had a gasket attached. Can anyone with this motor confirm if the cowling cover has a gasket on the bottom?

Mambo Minnow posted 05-12-2012 07:52 AM ET (US)
I have the older, heavier fiberglass cowling on my 200HP OptiMax. It does NOT have a gasket around the entire cowling. It has thee pegs and latches. Where the latches connect there are small, square gaskets where the latches connect.

Later Optimax went to a lighter, plastic cowling. Perhaps they added a gasket, but I tend to doubt it.

Buoy posted 05-12-2012 09:12 PM ET (US)
OK, thanks Mambo.

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