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    Default Fiberglass motor cover

    I want to cover my motor on my boat. I am going to make a cover out of fiberglass that is hinged and has gas charged struts on it. Has any one done anything like this b4? I pplan on buildong the scoop into it.

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    Most older ski boats the hatches were fiberglassed with vinal covering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schiada 201 View Post
    Most older ski boats the hatches were fiberglassed with vinal covering.
    I guess I'm tryin to do something a lil different with my boat. I want something that looks different than the normal jet boat AKA huge shiny motor, which is great, but I cant afford the huge shiny motor. Plus I'm gonna put a huge sound system in it. prolly a 6 speaker system. Love to watch the ladies dance! lol

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    What kind of headers you runnin ??? If there OTs than look on the Youngblood.com and there is a blue TX-19(chops boat) with 911 on the side and he has a covered engine.. Looks pretty cool ..

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    I have made custom speaker boxes where I work for high end show cars. Eventually I will make a cover for my engine strictly so I can get insurance on it. You can make a skeleton and router your edges to wrap the material around. Paint the skeleton with resin before you start. You can pick up stretchable speaker cloth at Handcocks fabrics to get your initial layout. Staple it on the bottom side and stretch it over the structure. Paint it with fiberglass resin and then lay your fiberglass cloth over it. The woven mat works much nicer than the chop mat and produces a better final product. If you need to make a part to push a rounded up or back edge into place I use Johnsons floor wax for a release agent. I might add that if you want some really trick hinges you can get some from Sachse Rod Shop. The number there is 972-495-1557.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNYoungblood View Post
    What kind of headers you runnin ??? If there OTs than look on the Youngblood.com and there is a blue TX-19(chops boat) with 911 on the side and he has a covered engine.. Looks pretty cool ..
    Well right now they are threw the transom. I need new headers bad, so havent decided totally. would like to keep them threw, but they seem to be more expensive

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    Quote Originally Posted by overbored View Post
    I have made custom speaker boxes where I work for high end show cars. Eventually I will make a cover for my engine strictly so I can get insurance on it. You can make a skeleton and router your edges to wrap the material around. Paint the skeleton with resin before you start. You can pick up stretchable speaker cloth at Handcocks fabrics to get your initial layout. Staple it on the bottom side and stretch it over the structure. Paint it with fiberglass resin and then lay your fiberglass cloth over it. The woven mat works much nicer than the chop mat and produces a better final product. If you need to make a part to push a rounded up or back edge into place I use Johnsons floor wax for a release agent. I might add that if you want some really trick hinges you can get some from Sachse Rod Shop. The number there is 972-495-1557.
    Thanks for the info. That was my plan. Glad someone reconfirmed it! I made a mall speaker box like that and mounted it to a cooler with a 400 watt amp inside and 2 marine batteries. I made it for our yearly river float trip. 10 speakers and it bumps all day!!! Oh I used fleece though. It soaks up alot of resin!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNYoungblood View Post
    What kind of headers you runnin ??? If there OTs than look on the Youngblood.com and there is a blue TX-19(chops boat) with 911 on the side and he has a covered engine.. Looks pretty cool ..
    hey can you send me the link I couldnt find the boat

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    I made my interior a couple years ago and used a combo of wood resin/fiber and vinyl. I have 2 subs, 4 seps and 2 drive inns. I have two size 29 marine batts from walmart running 2 JL amps 300x4/500x1. I also use a wake tower every now and again which has 4 cans.


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    Quote Originally Posted by krusn56 View Post
    I made my interior a couple years ago and used a combo of wood resin/fiber and vinyl. I have 2 subs, 4 seps and 2 drive inns. I have two size 29 marine batts from walmart running 2 JL amps 300x4/500x1. I also use a wake tower every now and again which has 4 cans.


    how long can you play it b4 u have to start your engine? I was looking at using to 6 volt batteries and wiring them in series. You get way more cycles and more amp hrs. Nice set up. Where are your amps mounted? engine compartment?

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    I can listen most of the day on just one batt...When I get back I keep the batts on a 1.5 float charge till next trip. This seems to give them a real solid charge for the beating I give em...I also replace em every 3 years just because. One of my friends has the 6volt deal in his...2 6 volt (stereo) and one size 24 12 volt as the main. His seems to last most of the day as well.... My amps are under the dash on a amp rack with 2 fans over each amp. I have 2 gauge +/- ran for both(total of 4)...fuses are near the perko in engine bay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krusn56 View Post
    I can listen most of the day on just one batt...When I get back I keep the batts on a 1.5 float charge till next trip. This seems to give them a real solid charge for the beating I give em...I also replace em every 3 years just because. One of my friends has the 6volt deal in his...2 6 volt (stereo) and one size 24 12 volt as the main. His seems to last most of the day as well.... My amps are under the dash on a amp rack with 2 fans over each amp. I have 2 gauge +/- ran for both(total of 4)...fuses are near the perko in engine bay.
    I'm gonna have to be creativemy boat is pretty small. I am hoping to pack it all in somewhere!

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