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BillK

2463 Posts

Posted - Sep 25 2014 :  08:26:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I will be winterize my boat for the first time in several years this fall. I'm keeping it in a dry storage (un-heated) really won't be using the boat from Dec-Apr. I was planning to remove the Alpha I Gen II outdrive and bring it home - for a couple of reasons 1. I need to replace the water pump impeller and 2. I am planning to repaint it. So my question is, what do you do (if anything) to cover up the opening on the u-joint bellows to keep things from getting into it - mainly rain as the storage rack is open on the back side so the backs of the boats get some rain. Was thinking of making a cover just out of plywood that would fit over and use the existing bolts to hold it in place, but wondering if that is overkill?

CurrentSea

USA
14179 Posts

Posted - Sep 25 2014 :  08:42:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They sell special covers. I had them for my Bravo's. They bolt on and cover it tight. I have seen others use garbage bags or rags.

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LouC

1702 Posts

Posted - Sep 26 2014 :  10:46:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not overkill at all, you do not want moisture getting in there and corroding the gimble bearing. I have a plastic one for my Cobra but if I could not have found this one I'd make one as well, probably out of 1/2 in plywood. Just use the drive to transom mount gasket as a pattern....

1988 Four Winns 200 Horizon 4.3 OMC Cobra
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 Selectrac
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.7 Hemi Quadradrive II
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MarcP

Canada
85 Posts

Posted - Jan 30 2018 :  18:57:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I stuff rags in there and tape a garbage bag over transom assy. Done it for years
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j-d

USA
4441 Posts

Posted - Jan 30 2018 :  21:18:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Found a child's play ball that fits tight. Wrap a rag around it and cram it into the cavity.

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