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I have a 1996 200 Merc XRi and was wondering if they make a cowl that has a more modern shape rather than the factory squarish one

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Nice. In your opinion will that cowl look wrong on my motor since the lower unit isn't different?
 

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I think it would look good in black to match mid section not the carbon fiber.
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As One Day said, you need to remove power head, 4 hours or less including a few beers to remove and replace if you have never done it, piece of cake.
 

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Your point? I assume your comment is negative.
I could do it in well under 2 hours with beer. Based on his question, probably doesn’t even understand what required engine attachment is needed for a hoist, fork lift, gantry, etc.
I suck....excuse the fuck out of me. No you suck pay attention to who your fucking taking with.
 
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Your point? I assume your comment is negative.
I could do it in well under 2 hours with beer. Based his question, probably doesn’t even understand what required engine attachment is needed for a hoist, fork lift, gantry, etc.
I suck....excuse the fuck out of me. No you suck pay attention to who your fucking taking with.
Hydroman he was just busting your balls! I guarantee he meant nothing by it! 😉👍
 

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I think it would look good in black to match mid section not the carbon fiber. View attachment 993299
As One Day said, you need to remove power head, 4 hours or less including a few beers to remove and replace if you have never done it, piece of cake.
Where can I get one? I think I'm gonna go with a blank and no graphics and have it done to match gel on the hull.
 

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I think it would look good in black to match mid section not the carbon fiber. View attachment 993299
As One Day said, you need to remove power head, 4 hours or less including a few beers to remove and replace if you have never done it, piece of cake.
Is that a hydraulic jack plate or a bracket? Looks to obviously have more of a setback than mine but similar billet and bolts. Had mine made 20 years ago and all the anodizing faded so I had it powder coated. Makes for a much deeper color
 

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Is that a hydraulic jack plate or a bracket? Looks to obviously have more of a setback than mine but similar billet and bolts. Had mine made 20 years ago and all the anodizing faded so I had it powder coated. Makes for a much deeper color
Yes hydraulic ram all hand built not purchased (ram is from an old Johnson trim cylinder). 16 inches of set back and powder coated to match all other hardware.
 

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There is a couple other details with the pan and poppit dump you have to pay attention to..and you will need two of these gaskets
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I think it would look good in black to match mid section not the carbon fiber. View attachment 993299
As One Day said, you need to remove power head, 4 hours or less including a few beers to remove and replace if you have never done it, piece of cake.
Is that a Bob's exhaust housing? I've been kicking around the thought of putting one on mine but have never seen one on an engine before.
 

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Your point? I assume your comment is negative.
I could do it in well under 2 hours with beer. Based on his question, probably doesn’t even understand what required engine attachment is needed for a hoist, fork lift, gantry, etc.
I suck....excuse the fuck out of me. No you suck pay attention to who your fucking taking with.
Engine attachment? You mean like 2 ratchet straps? That what I have used several times. never an issue. lol!
 

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Engine attachment? You mean like 2 ratchet straps? That what I have used several times. never an issue. lol!
I was trying to set the bar for Ultra as it appeared his experience is limited.
The attachment I was referencing is the Mercury lifting eyelet which threads into the flywheel at the crank nut. Not sure on the part number, think they were around $75 years ago honestly don’t remember.
Yes there are other ways it can be done without the fixture as you point out.
 

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4 hours?...you guys suck....
It could take 4 hours just to get the studs to slide out of the midsection after all the nuts are off in some cases, depends where the boat was used.

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It could take 4 hours just to get the studs to slide out of the midsection after all the nuts are off in some cases, depends where the boat was used.

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4 days sometimes if it was a salt engine
 

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Is that a Bob's exhaust housing? I've been kicking around the thought of putting one on mine but have never seen one on an engine before.
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Not a Bob’s but same approach. Mine has a water pressure activated baffle that opens full at about 30 MPH. Not everyday off the shelf stuff.
 

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Not a Bob’s but same approach. Mine has a water pressure activated baffle that opens full at about 30 MPH. Not everyday off the shelf stuff.
Thats pretty cool, so its manually operated allowing you to open it up once you leave the dock? Looks like a offshore style snout welded to a fishing mid.
 

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Not a Bob’s but same approach. Mine has a water pressure activated baffle that opens full at about 30 MPH. Not everyday off the shelf stuff.
Thats pretty cool, so its manually operated allowing you to open it up once you leave the dock? Looks like a offshore style snout welded to a fishing mid.
Thats what I was thinking. More pics and info please!
 

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Thats pretty cool, so its manually operated allowing you to open it up once you leave the dock? Looks like a offshore style snout welded to a fishing mid.
The ram is connected to a SS tubing water pick up (just like a speedometer pick up) via braided tubing.
Once the boat gets to about 30mph there’s enough pressure on the ram to push the baffle open so all automatic no manual.


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Especially when you have the engine raised up above bottom. The set up allows for engine up at idle without full exhaust existing above water.
 
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