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Engine Cover Latch
« on: June 08, 2016, 05:50:37 AM »

Howdy!
I've owned my 2010 Triton for approximately 6 months now.  I'm having a blast!  Still not catching fish, but I'm having a blast!!  😁

My question/concern.  The engine cover latch is loose and I can't figure out how to tighten it.  It's a Mercury Optimax Direct Drive 150 hp.  I've downloaded a manual, which gives me everything to include the melecular make up of each bolt, but not how to fix the latch!

It's a latch in front of the cover that moves laterally.  At the end of the day, it will be partially open.   
Any help will be appreciated. 

Thank you. 

TJ
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Re: Engine Cover Latch
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2016, 07:26:43 AM »

It's probably worn or the lip it catches is. Best bet will be to replace it when it becomes too annoying. You should have three latches. As long as it's not rattling and driving you nuts or allowing the cowling to come loose some how, I wouldn't worry about it myself.

There may be a way to whom it and tighten it up? But I haven't fussed with one in a long time.
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Re: Engine Cover Latch
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2016, 09:37:26 AM »

Sometimes the gaskets on the cowling are very full, thick.  It takes a lil pressure to get the cowling to seat all the way.  Make sure this isn't the issue before you start looking for a new latch or (heaven forbid) cowling.

I'm on my 3rd Triton and have had this issue on all three.  Have to kinda lean on it to get it to seat. 
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Re: Engine Cover Latch
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2016, 12:34:30 PM »

Thanks guys, you helped a lot!
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