Patent Number: 6,309,267

Title: Protective covering system for outboard motor

Abstract: An outboard motor includes various protective covers for engine components.The outboard motor can include a protective cover for electrical wireswhich extend around an outer periphery of the engine, so as to protect thewires from being inadvertently dislodged when installing or removing anupper cowling. The outboard motor may also include a protective sleeveextending vertically, and through which wires are arranged to prevent thewires from contacting water which may collect in a lower portion of apowerhead of the outboard motor. Additionally, the outboard motor can alsoinclude a protective casing for electrical components including relays,fuses, and associated connectors. The protective casing includes a mainstorage portion and a substorage portion. The main storage portionincludes a lid and is configured to have a watertight seal around only aportion of its outer periphery. The substorage portion includes a lidseparate from the lid of the main portion, and includes a substantiallywatertight seal around substantially its entire periphery. The mainstorage portion is used for protecting electrical components that aresubstantially waterproof. The substorage portion, on the other hand, isused for storing nonwaterproof electrical components, such as certainfuses and relays.

Inventors: Okabe; Yoshihiko (Shizuoka, JP), Fujino; Kenichi (Shizuoka, JP), Sogawa; Masafumi (Shizuoka, JP)


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Expiration Date: 10/32013