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Engine cover reconstruction

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Hi, I have a 1985 178 boat that has a shot engine cover that needs to be reconstructed. Apparently there are no shop design drawings remaining that detail the size, shape, angles, etc for creating the structural pieces that make up the cover. The remains of the cover I have are in such bad condition that I cannot get any measurements of value. Has anyone out there done this restoration before and could supply specs and/or tips for the reconstruction? I sure would appreciate any information. Other parts in the boat that need replacement are in good enough condition that I can template from them, but the vinyl was the only thing holding the cover together! Thank you. not sure how this board works, so hopefully I will be notified if there is an answer to this post. post-23732-0-24174200-1367328110_thumb.j

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Pete,

If you look at the brochure archives, you can find pictures of your boat. Some of them show stern seating arrangements and engine covers. If you have a known dimension from one of those pieces, then you should be able to create a scale from which you can get a pretty good idea of the overall cover design and dimension. Good luck with your restoration.

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