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boatdryver posted 04-30-2008 11:21 AM ET (US)   Profile for boatdryver   Send Email to boatdryver  
I just received a cover for my 4 cylinder Verado from Mercury. It has an obvious nylon strap fastener with a plastic buckle.

But there is also a pair of D rings adjacent to the buckle with no provided strap for them.

Does anyone know if just the plastic buckle is to be used or one should also get a second strap or nylon cord for the D rings?

thanks
JimL

glen e posted 04-30-2008 02:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for glen e  Send Email to glen e     
JIm - saw this on my site and just blanked out..forgot to answer you..the plastic buckle web strap is to get it tight..the D rings are to use a cable type bike lock to lock the cover on...the two are not interrealted...
boatdryver posted 04-30-2008 02:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for boatdryver  Send Email to boatdryver     
Roger. thanks

JimL

alfred posted 05-02-2008 08:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for alfred  Send Email to alfred     
Do you run with the cover on? Won't that keep the heat in?
boatdryver posted 05-03-2008 01:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for boatdryver  Send Email to boatdryver     
these are intended to be kept on to protect the cowling from the sun. of course it must be removed to check oil. Motors are water cooled anyway

so far I can't get mine to go on the motor while the boat is in the water. when its on the trailer next time I can pull harder. Might need some K-Y jelly :)

JimL

alfred posted 05-04-2008 07:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for alfred  Send Email to alfred     
I am considering a snug fit cover as well, but am worried about the 36-40C temps in summer time in AU. Will that keep the heat in and increase the overall operating temp of the motor?
glen e posted 05-04-2008 09:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for glen e  Send Email to glen e     
there is a cover made in AUS that can be kept on while the motor is running - the mercury is not that type of cover and is solely inteded for storage protection.
boatdryver posted 05-04-2008 09:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for boatdryver  Send Email to boatdryver     
Alfred, there is so little traffic on this part of the site I think you should try asking your question under the GAM area.

I don't know the answer but my guess is that those temps are not so much higher than Florida in the summer.

Since the covers exist to protect against UV, it follows that the designers were aware that hi temperatures usually go along with high UV levels.

JimL

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