Engine Cover for 1997 185 Bowrider

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

  1. cranca

    cranca New Member

    Jan 9, 2008
    Deer Park, Tx
    1997 185 B/R
    4.3L Mercruiser
    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....
    View attachment 27531

    Have a lot more pics if you want I can send them
  2. mudpickle

    mudpickle New Member

    Nov 9, 2012
    Lake Murvaul, TX
    1997 Sea Ray 190 BR
    Just stumbled on this thread because I too (thanks to H&W Marine in Marshall, TX) have a cracked engine cover. They won't man up to the damage so its either lawyer-up or figure out a repair myself and either way find a new repair shop. I'm new to boating (just purchased my '97 190 BR in May) and am trying to get the facts on this engine cover that so many of us seem to have a problem with. So from the factory its not fiberglass but people have been buying the fiberglass replacements on eBay? I can't seem to locate one at the moment so if anyone would have the user id to search on it would be great. Seems like someone might have tried the spray on bedliner? Any reports on how that turned out? Any help would be more than appreciated. I'm going to enclose a pic just to make sure I've got the same style cover. Thanks in advance for any help. Bill 97enginecover.JPG
  3. duckslayer3302

    duckslayer3302 New Member

    Aug 20, 2017
    1997 Sea Ray 190
    4.3 merc
    It's been a long time since you posted this but I am wondering if you still offer the this? I tried lookingyou up on eBay as well. I have some cracks on my 190 engine cover. Email me at duckslayer3302@live.com
  4. Brad Ellickson

    Brad Ellickson New Member

    Feb 24, 2018
    1997 185 Bowrider
    4.3 Mercruiser
    Hello all, brand new to the forum. My wife and I purchased a 1997 185 in December and have the same problem as everyone else. I am in the process of trying a repair myself. I spent the day yesterday sanding the whole cover down and using JB Weld Plastic welder to fill the cracks. I let it set up and sanded the areas down. So for so good. My next step is going to be using the stuff you see on the infomercials, "Flex Seal" spray that we found in white, to cover the entire thing. I will post before and after pictures to show you how it came out.
  5. Brad Ellickson

    Brad Ellickson New Member

    Feb 24, 2018
    1997 185 Bowrider
    4.3 Mercruiser
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  6. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    Nice job, looks good!
  7. Scooter Scott

    Scooter Scott New Member

    Jul 8, 2018
    1997 Sea Ray 190 BR
    Mercruiser 5.7 L
    Just joined this forum because I saw this thread and I'm having the same problem. Granted, mine looks nothing like all of the others above but I can see the cracks starting...

    Is it still possible to buy a new fiberglass one?

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