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    Posted: 11 January 2012 at 10:48am
Hello All,
I am thinking of building a carry bag for a small outboard engine.  Any suggestions on what to use to pad it and what material to build it out of?  I am thinking of using 1/2" closed cell foam and Sunbrella but am open to suggestions.
 
Also I'm not too sure on how to pattern it.  My first thought is to just lay the engine on top of the fabric and cut it out leaving enough for seams and such.  If there is a better way I'm all ears.
 
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Chris
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I like Odyssey Soft Touch for this type of project. the 1/2 foam would work as well but be a much thicker bag.
 
You have the right idea about patterning. you might watch some of our free videos online. We have one on doing a cover for the top of a motor that will help.
 
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Hi Matt,
The Oydssey Soft Touch fabric sounds like a good idea.  Thanks.  I'll order up a sample and check it out.  I'll also take a look through the video archive.
 
Thanks again.
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An idea might be to make a 2 piece bag - one for the cowling / top, and a 2nd cover for the bottom/shaft/prop.  That way, you can take the bottom part off, and still have the top protected (which gets a lot of punishment from the sun) and covered.  Even fancier - an arrangement to zip/buckle/snap the 2 covers together.

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Good idea.  I've already started to make a cowling / top cover with built in lifting harness.  I've made the pattern but put it aside for a bit to finish off a couple of paying jobs first.
 
Maybe I finish it I'll look into adding the lower part or making a full carry bag.  BTW I went with the Odyssey Soft Touch Fabric in Gray.
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