Engine Cover for 1997 185 Bowrider

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by dalej, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. dalej

    dalej New Member

    15
    Jun 18, 2007
    Virginia
    185 BR
    Alpha II
    I just received my new fiberglass engine cover that I ordered on Ebay. It looks great and I think this is the best solution to the cracked cover.
    If you have a different model/year and want to see if this cover will fit, go to SeaRay's website and look up the parts breakdown for your boat (or your dealer can do this for you) to get the engine cover part number. The part number for the 1997 185 engine cover is 790-832. I have heard that the same part number is used for the 195 and the 210 but it may also be used for others.
     
  2. blackdog043

    blackdog043 New Member

    24
    Jul 18, 2010
    Denver, NC
    210 Bowrider
    5.7 mercusier
    I ordered mine the other week for my 1997 210, same part number. should receive it this week, I can't wait to see it.
     
  3. JoeyLee

    JoeyLee New Member

    1
    Jan 18, 2011
    Kentucky
    185 SeaRay
    4.3 V6
    Can one of you guys that have bought the new fiberglass engine cover off ebay, or anywhere else please give me some info on where i can purchase one as well? Thanks !!!
     
  4. blackdog043

    blackdog043 New Member

    24
    Jul 18, 2010
    Denver, NC
    210 Bowrider
    5.7 mercusier
    contact KW4162 for the cover. Post #36
     
  5. yellow1342

    yellow1342 New Member

    1
    Mar 16, 2011
    Fremont, Ca
    1997 Searay 185 Bow rider
    4.3 V6
    We have the same need on engine cover 790832

    ours got sit on and cracked around top edge! it's the weakest link of the boat!

    thanks if can provide ebay seller name or contact!

    thanks a lot!
    Philip
    Fremont, Ca
     
  6. dalej

    dalej New Member

    15
    Jun 18, 2007
    Virginia
    185 BR
    Alpha II
    I just checked on Ebay and the cover is there -- item no 150579645483 -- but the price is much higher. Now it's $725 plus $125 shipping.

    If you know a good fiberglass shop, you may be able to get it made.

    Dale J
     
  7. Rocket88

    Rocket88 New Member

    2
    Nov 7, 2010
    Baton Rouge
    1997 185
    Mercruiser
    Ordered mine from eBay and got. Installed it and it works great. Drilled holes for hardware and it's like new. Anybody know where I can get a hole saw big enough for a drink holder?
     
  8. rjmyles

    rjmyles New Member

    3
    Oct 15, 2010
    Georgia
    190 Signature 1997
    5.7 Mercruiser w/Alpha drive
    I would like to buy one for $650 how much is shipping to Georgia?
     
  9. rjmyles

    rjmyles New Member

    3
    Oct 15, 2010
    Georgia
    190 Signature 1997
    5.7 Mercruiser w/Alpha drive
    I just received one of the fiberglass covers for sale on ebay for my 190 BR and it fits great. The fiberglass is thicker and stronger that the original ABS plastic Sea Ray used. My hinges were corroded so I bought stainless hatch hinges from Attwood. I spread the hinges farther apart than where the original hinges so the sides of the cover would carry more of the load. I also used stainless machine screws and a 3"X5" aluminum plate 3/8" thick on the inside for additional reinforcement. I used hole measurements from the hinges to locate the holes in the aluminum hole and drilled the holes on a drill press. I then clamped the aluminum plate on the front of the engine cover using it for a guide plate to drill through the fiberglass. Everything lined up great and I used stainless nuts with nylon locking feature behind the aluminum plates.
     
  10. edadavis

    edadavis New Member

    2
    Oct 20, 2010
    Texas
    1997 Sea Ray 210BR/IO Signature
    5.7 Litre Mercruiser
    I found a solution that helped a little. My cowling was cracked so bad that each time I used the boat I had to scrape off the sticky matter that had seeped out of the cracks.
    I removed the seeping material using a heat gun and paper towels. I then sealed the cracks using a hot glue gun. The cracks are still visible but the seeping has been stopped for over a year. The heat gun can be purchased at Harbor Freight and the hot glue gun can be purchased at Hobby Lobby.

    Ed
     
  11. Retired Dude

    Retired Dude New Member

    5
    May 24, 2011
    Sugar Land
    1997 SeaRay 185 Bow Rider
    4.3L Mercruiser Alpha 1
    Chris, I have the same boat & problem w/ cowling cover. Would like to talk w/ U about where you had the work done. Please contact me @ 281-748-1262 . Retired Dude
     
  12. wardboats

    wardboats New Member

    1
    Apr 10, 2012
    Charlevoix, MI
    1997 Sea Ray 210 Sport
    5.0 L v-8
    Could you please give me contact information so I can order an engine hatch cover from you? We are a boat repair shop and have a customer who needs a new engine hatch cover. Thanks! Ward Boats (231) 547-2371.
     
  13. donwskin

    donwskin New Member

    1
    May 5, 2012
    Tennessee
    1997 210 bowrider
    5.7 Mercury
    Hi:
    I say your information about the engine cover repair. Did you ever follow-up with the company in Austin, Tx and have them make you a mold. I have a 1997 210br with the same problem
     
  14. Retired Dude

    Retired Dude New Member

    5
    May 24, 2011
    Sugar Land
    1997 SeaRay 185 Bow Rider
    4.3L Mercruiser Alpha 1
    Looking for answers to also for engine cover repair/ replacement for "97 185 Bowrider. Is there some body in Austin Tx area who has a mold? Need help fixing this engine cover problem..

    Signed Retired Dude 281-748-1262 Please call w/ info
     
  15. Retired Dude

    Retired Dude New Member

    5
    May 24, 2011
    Sugar Land
    1997 SeaRay 185 Bow Rider
    4.3L Mercruiser Alpha 1
    Still haven't heard from anyone regarding plastic engine cover for '97 185 Bowrider. Don't know number or name of company in Austin, TX. Do you?
     
  16. ArnorldFredrick

    ArnorldFredrick New Member

    1
    May 30, 2012
    Atlanta
    Towing vehicle
    Bravo II
    "item no 150579645483" really a great deal!! It's main precedence is based on quality of fiberglass.
     
  17. Retired Dude

    Retired Dude New Member

    5
    May 24, 2011
    Sugar Land
    1997 SeaRay 185 Bow Rider
    4.3L Mercruiser Alpha 1
    Where do I find this item? Location/site? Cost? Pictures reviews,etc.....
     
  18. BUTOD

    BUTOD New Member

    2
    Mar 26, 2009
    Lake Monticello, VA
    1997 Sea Ray 185 Bowrider
    Mercruiser
    Hi, just read your post. Could you post pix and address of the shop. ThanksDave
     
  19. Popu

    Popu New Member

    1
    Oct 17, 2012
    Lake Champlain Vermont
    1997 Sea Ray 185 BR
    Mercruiser V6 220hp/Alpha Drive
    Hi kw4162,
    DDo you know where I can find the fiberglass engine cover, and also can you post pictures to see how it looks?
    I looked on eBay and I didn't find anything regarding to the engine cover.
     
  20. cranca

    cranca New Member

    12
    Jan 9, 2008
    Deer Park, Tx
    1997 185 B/R
    4.3L Mercruiser
    Alpha1
    Retired Dude,

    I tried to call you a while back but assumed that you had already found a solution. Give me a call 713-470-8484. Here are some pics of what I had done....
    Sunpad and Bench Seating.jpg
     

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