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Shipping my lower unit OMC Cobra sterndrive for repair

Lower unit gearcase packing and material photos

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  • Step by step instructions for packing and shipping your outdrive in for rebuild or repair
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*Note - our return shipping cost to the United States for a typical outdrive
(39 - 50lbs) is approximately $90.

box size

box size

Use a cardboard box, single or double walled measuring approximately 26" x 26" x 10" high to pack the lower unit in. This can be purchased from any moving supply store, or FedEx or UPS.

Ensure your drive is drained of all oil, as couriers will not ship units with oil still inside. Make sure all internal parts are installed, or loosely installed into the case to avoid having to re-ship any missing parts we require for your job.

Handy Pac and tape

Handy Pac and tape

Hard Styrofoam is recommended for packing around the outdrive to ensure it is protected from damage during delivery. This can be found at many stores, and is also available at the Home Depot in the insulation section. A roll of standard packing tape is also required. *Note - do not use 'packing peanuts' sold at FedEx / UPS, or towels / cloth for packing as these do not provide sufficient protection.

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Line the bottom with 1 or 2 layers of hard foam.

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Place the lower unit on top of the bottom piece of foam in the box. Make sure all oil is drained from the oil as courier companies will not ship the box if oil is leaking from the package.

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Cut pieces of foam to line the inside of the box around the gear case. Pay extra attention to the front lip (where the large anode is) as this is a part of the unit that can be easily damaged.

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Continue to add styrofoam around the lower unit, until it is fully surrounded and does not move inside.

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Once it is fully and tightly packed as show in picture, place a piece over the top to cover the outdrive. Make sure to add your contact info in the box, and any notes you would like our OMC technician to know about, such as motor size, year of boat, etc. Tape up the box on all seams with the packing tape.

 

The final weight of the package should be approximately 50lbs. Contact FedEx, UPS or USPS to pick up your package, or drop it off at their stores.

When shipping, the description of the item should be 'boat outdrive for repair', and the customs value must be set at no more than $100.