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So I was able to keep my damaged cowling.

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When my boat was delivered a couple months back, the cowling was damaged.  I've since researched and apparently it can be repaired to look brand new.  I've decided to send it off to a repair shop and have it updated.  Also, The graphics will be redone to the '16 graphics that were changed.  My boat hull is a '16, and the motor is a late '15.  The new graphics actually match my boat colors much better.  At the end of the day, shipping included, I'm looking at approximately $1,000. 

Old Mercury Racing 300xs graphics. 

313-Optimax_300XS_Sport_Master.jpg

 

New Mercury Racing 300xs graphics.

300XS_3-4_REAR-PORT_resize.png

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The other option is to simply remove the decals on your non damaged cowl and order the 2016 decals. 

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How heavy are those cowls?  I know my Pro Max alien cowl is super light, like 5 lbs., but the 115 cowl must have been like 25 lbs.

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54 minutes ago, Cmiller said:

The other option is to simply remove the decals on your non damaged cowl and order the 2016 decals. 

True, but I'd still have a damaged cowling sitting in the stables.  I'd rather have a back up that's ready to put on in the improbable case that the new cowling is damaged.

23 minutes ago, J Francho said:

How heavy are those cowls?  I know my Pro Max alien cowl is super light, like 5 lbs., but the 115 cowl must have been like 25 lbs.

About the same, I'd say approximately 25 lbs. 

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Thanks man - just curious.

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For what the OEM graphics cost, I would have opted for some custom paint/graphics for a few dollars more, that more suited me and the boat.  Take that same as every bodies look out of it.

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That's going to look really nice on your boat!

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put on a pic when it's all said and done. can't wait to see it.

with the boat of course

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I'll be shipping the cowl out after Thanksgiving.  I considered a set of custom graphics, but the new graphics match up with the boat's color scheme pretty well.  I like the fact that they're a bit more subtle than the current graphics. 

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Most can't read my graphics when I'm running :D

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On ‎11‎/‎16‎/‎2016 at 0:41 PM, Redlinerobert said:

When my boat was delivered a couple months back, the cowling was damaged.  I've since researched and apparently it can be repaired to look brand new.  I've decided to send it off to a repair shop and have it updated.  Also, The graphics will be redone to the '16 graphics that were changed.  My boat hull is a '16, and the motor is a late '15.  The new graphics actually match my boat colors much better.  At the end of the day, shipping included, I'm looking at approximately $1,000. 

Old Mercury Racing 300xs graphics. 

313-Optimax_300XS_Sport_Master.jpg

 

New Mercury Racing 300xs graphics.

300XS_3-4_REAR-PORT_resize.png

That's Really Sweet !

A-Jay

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