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Old 03-19-2020, 11:14 AM
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I used a #10 X 1 1/2" sheet metal screw.


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This is my first t8 and did not realize there is a used hood market.

At $279 I can see the incentive to some people.
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Old 03-19-2020, 11:26 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.

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My 15HP suzuki kicker also lost it's cover on the highway. I was able to modify the clamping force of the latch. So far so good.
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Old 03-19-2020, 01:45 PM
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I used a #10 X 1 1/2" sheet metal screw.





At $279 I can see the incentive to some people.
The $279.00 was the best price I found. There was some old beat up looking stuff on Ebay and most of the prices I saw were for more. The new one is supposed to show up tomorrow. Hope it works. Thank you all for the suggestions. The new one is going to have a hole drilled in it for sure! Found it at:

https://www.simyamaha.com

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Old 03-20-2020, 12:22 PM
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The $279.00 was the best price I found. There was some old beat up looking stuff on Ebay and most of the prices I saw were for more. The new one is supposed to show up tomorrow. Hope it works. Thank you all for the suggestions. The new one is going to have a hole drilled in it for sure! Found it at:

https://www.simyamaha.com

Paul C.
Here it is. Getting ready to do modification now! It is pretty though.IMG_0775.jpeg
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Personally I did not know this was a problem with the T8 I know I have had issues getting the cover on right, you think it is on tight but it misses the front catch, probably lucky I caught it. I may do the mod just because.
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Old 03-24-2020, 09:22 AM
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I run a plastic coated heavy copper wire from the handle? in front up and just wrap it around the starter rope grip. while traveling/ not in use. If the latch should come loose, the wire prevents the cover from flying off. To use, just unwrap from the grip. (My motor is manual start)

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