What is your shop rate?

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As of September 1st, 2017. Our shop rate is $105 per hour.

When can you start working on my boat?

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We will book you in as soon as possible, at times we are quite booked up but we will do our best to accommodate your needs. We also keep a cancellation list on hand in case we have a no show or someone cancels. Just let our friendly front end girls know you would like to be on the list when you book, and you never
know!

What is included in a ”winterize” ?

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When you book in for a winterize, we like to make sure come spring it’s as easy as putting your boat in the water and going. Outboard winterizing consists of; replacing gear oil, removing prop to lube and inspect the seals and shaft, greasing ALL lube points, checking and recording compression, greasing steering linkage, running up and inducing storage sealer, inducing fuel stabilizer, checking the spark plugs, and batteries, and draining carbs. Inboards winterizing consists of; replacing gear oil, removing prop to lube and inspect shaft and seals, inspecting hoses and belts, checking and recording compression, inducing fuel stabilizer, running up and inducing storage sealer, draining all raw water areas, backfilling with environmentally friendly RV antifreeze, lubing the steering linkage, checking spark plugs and batteries, and checking all fluid levels.

We also recommend getting a full service and/or oil change at the time of your winterize so you are 100% confident in turning the key and going in the spring. During this booking, it’s also a great time to make the mechanics aware of any issues or concerns regarding your boat/engine.

Do you sell used parts?

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Yes! However, a lot of our used inventory is not on site, so it may take a few days to get an answer for you whether we have it or not.

How much does upkeep cost on the average boat, annually?

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Just average upkeep (not including issues that may arise) runs around $100.00 per month annually, and you may just have some left over at the end of the year!

Do you sell new motors?

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Absolutely! In September of 2015, we decided we weren’t crazy enough and chose to add onto our business by becoming a Mercury dealership. We have a variety of motors in stock, and anything we don’t have, we can get in for you.

What will it cost to get it done?

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Without physically seeing the boat/motor it is near impossible to give an accurate estimate on work to be done. There are so many variables to consider, such as access, ease of removal of parts, corrosion, salt build-up, etc. We can do our best to give a guesstimate, but it will never be completely accurate.

May I speak to a mechanic?

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We are always more than happy to let you speak to a mechanic, however a lot of the times they are upside down or backwards in a boat, or with a customer, but we are more than willing to take a message and have them call you as soon as they are available.

Do you do service calls?

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We prefer you come to us, as it is more cost effective for you as we do have to charge for the time it takes to load up, and drive to the location, as well us return to the shop and un load. Also, at the shop the mechanics have access to every tool imaginable to do the job right. Another thing to keep in mind is WCB requires 2 mechanics for a call out, so you would be billed for both their times.

Are you open on Saturdays?

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We are open and happy to serve you on Saturdays from 9-2 to help accommodate those that work Monday-Friday jobs. However, during winter hours (starting October 1st) We are closed on Mondays and are always closed on Sundays and statutory holidays.

What certification levels are your mechanics?

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We have a broad range of experience in our mechanics. Dean is fully ticketed and has over 38 years in the trade. The other mechanics range from pt year apprentices to Journeyman. Everyone is learning under the watchful eye of Dean himself. Every mechanic here is always updating and taking new courses in their Mercury schooling.

What are the pros and cons of inboards vs outboards?

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When choosing between an inboard and an outboard, it is mainly personal preference. What you are using the boat for should come into play when deciding on your engine type. If you are looking to cruise, inboards give off much less noise. If you are looking at doing a lot of fishing, outboards give you way more deck space.

Which outboard manufacturer would you recommend?

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Well, of course, we are going to tell you Mercury’s are the way to go! We did a lot of research when considering becoming a dealership, Mercury, Yamaha, and Suzuki, and we were sold on Mercury’s customer service, warranty’s, and protection plans. But as with anything, do your research and make your own decision. We just hope to see you when it’s time to purchase. more deck space.

What is the differences in running my boat in salt water vs fresh water?

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Salt water is extremely corrosive; it shortens the life of your engine. If your engine is under warranty and you do not flush your engine after every use, your warranty becomes void.

I have barely used my boat, why does it need work?

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The worst thing you can do with anything mechanical, including the engine of your boat, is not use it. You may think you are keeping it young, but in fact, it’s ageing faster than it should. The seals dry up, anything rubber sets its dry shape, impellers crack, fuel leaves behind a residue that will become glue-like and it will take out your carbs and injectors. It is also important to remember to flush out your system after every use, especially salt water. When the water dries up the salt stays behind and acts almost like a cement compound. If you know you are not going to get a lot of use out of your boat, make sure to use fuel stabilizer, and run it through before storing it. Winterizing your boat isn’t only a good idea for winter, it’s a great idea for a long period of no use.

How can I prolong the life of my motor that is used in salt water?

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By flushing your engine every time, you use it for a minimum of 10-15 minutes while using products such as Salt-away. Regular checkups and changes of all your anodes, keeping a watchful eye on possible corrosion, and having your motors serviced and checked over annually.