Shipping my upper OMC 400-800 sterndrive for repair
Upper gearcase packing and material photos
Last updated on 2/24/2023, 2:26:17 AM
- 400-800 OMC upper gearcase packing and material photos
- Step by step instructions for packing and shipping your outdrive in for rebuild
- Co-manufacturer and distributor for GLM Products including aftermarket with 2 year warranty on parts
Note – our return shipping cost to the United States for a typical outdrive
(39 – 50 lbs) is approximately $120 to $140
T.C.Electronics / Marine 21 Canadian Road Unit 17
Toronto Ontario Canada M1R 5G2
Phone for USA locations
OMC 400-800 upper gearcase
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.
The Home Depot Box
We recommend using a cardboard box which can be purchased at home depot, along with internal packing material. Any cardboard box can be used, but try use one that has sufficient strength and size to accommodate the needed padding on the inside added below.
Size small 16X12X12
The Home Depot has a 12 x 12 x 16 inch single walled box available, perfect packing for the 800 / Stringer model upper unit.
Handy Pac and tape
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.
Cut 2 units 5X12X1 inch
Add a piece in the middle of the case between the two lips (shown in photo) – this ensures added protection of the two lips on either side as these can be damaged or broken off during delivery if the box is dropped.
Tape to outdrive
Wrap tape around a couple times to ensure this piece stays in place.
Place in bottom
Cut a piece out for the bottom before placing the case in.
Insert top and bottom
Start to add styrofoam around as you build a protective casing.
Before finishing, don’t forget to add your paperwork with your contact information, and any notes you would like our tech to know about your drive on your sheet.
Fill in top area
Try and pack as tightly as possible so the drive doesn’t move around in the box.
About 36 pounds