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Old 03-18-2020, 12:41 PM
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Default Yamaha T-8 Cowling

Hello, seems I remember a thread from several years ago talking about the upper cowling on the Yamaha T-8's parting company while traveling on the trailer. Well, mine did Monday, no where to be found.

I have a new one ordered and don't want to buy another so am looking for ideas from people who have lost there cowling on how they secured the new one.

Thank you all.

Paul C.

PS.....couldn't find the old thread so I may be dreaming too.
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Old 03-18-2020, 01:36 PM
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Your not dreaming.
There has been a few posts over the years.

The 2 T-8 motors I have currently have a hole drilled through the bottom of the latch and into the motor casing with a screw inserted.

04 and 09 models and both still have their original covers.

If needed I can post a pic but it should be easy to figure out once you install the new hood.

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Old 03-18-2020, 01:53 PM
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Your not dreaming.
There has been a few posts over the years.

The 2 T-8 motors I have currently have a hole drilled through the bottom of the latch and into the motor casing with a screw inserted.

04 and 09 models and both still have their original covers.

If needed I can post a pic but it should be easy to figure out once you install the new hood.
Mike, post a picture of you can.
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Old 03-18-2020, 02:54 PM
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Sure.
Not doing anything of importance lately anyway.LOL

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Old 03-18-2020, 03:29 PM
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Old 03-18-2020, 05:55 PM
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I drilled a small hole in the front of the cowling. Then used a plastic coated flexible wire from a fish stringer. I tied a knot inside the hood. My fish stinger had a metal loop on it. So I looped that around the handle before I put it though the Cowling. I left some loose wire so I could still open the hood. I have never had the hood come off.
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Make sure your gasket is good and run a zip tie through a hole drilled in the rear latch....
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Old 03-19-2020, 06:31 AM
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Thank you all for the suggestions so far. This is my $279.00 snafu, if the new one ever gets here. Sure don't want to have another one blow off somewhere. Not to mention the danger to people on the road behind me.

The Yamaha T-8 is the only motor I've ever heard of having the upper cowling problem. I guess the new cover is cheaper then having to replace the tilt/trim assembly that failed a few years ago.

With all the stuff going on now in the world, small problem for sure.

Darn boats!

Paul C.
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This is my $279.00 snafu, if the new one ever gets here.
Ouch

Agree, small problem compared current events.

Just add a screw and you should be good to go.

Also slows down the thieves when I change it out to a tamper proof screw for road trips.

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Old 03-19-2020, 09:46 AM
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Thanks for tip on tamper proof screws. This is my first t8 and did not realize there is a used hood market.

What length screw? Going to pick some up today for future but won’t be able to measure the latch to case length before I go.
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