FAQ

Some of our Most frequent asked questions and answers

INVENTORY QUESTIONS

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.

Yes. We are an authorized Mercury Dealer.

We do, we usually have a selection of used motors in stock. Some are rebuilt on site and some are customers consignment engines. But all are checked over by our staff to ensure running condition before they are sold .

That way you always know what your getting. We try to be as transparent as possible.

Our consignment boats are always at the front of our lot. Anything behind the rope is in for repair.

Please stop into the office and we will give you a full rundown on anything we have on consignment and answer any questions you may have.

BOAT OWNING RECOMMENDATIONS

Oil changes should be done every 100 hours or once a year. If you are buying a new mercury motor from us we suggest you get a 20 hour service.

This will give us a chance to make sure all is in good working order.

According to any warranty, your motor should be flushed when running is salt water every time you use it for at lease 10 minutes with fresh water to remove all salt, muddy, or heavily polluted water. So you don’t get a build up which can cause serious and costly repairs.

We do carry a product called “salt-away” which we suggest you use.

There is nothing mysterious about electrolysis. It is simply an electro-chemical reaction that happens when electrons flow between metals that are connected or grounded through water. As it happens, the electrical action causes one of the two metals to be eaten away.

The process is greatly accelerated in salt, brackish or polluted water, or water with a high mineral content.

It’s that simple!

SHOP & SERVICE QUESTIONS

Our current shop rate is $115 per hour.

Yes we do. In fact,  we can….

  • adjust your trailer,
  • do your brakes,
  • grease wheel bearings,
  • check and replace wiring and lights.

We can also change your rollers to bunks.

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, back-filling 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.

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!

Yes we do some bottom painting & power washing at the present time.

BOAT OWNING QUESTIONS

Just average upkeep (not including issues that may arise) runs around $100/month annually, and you may just have some left over at the end of the year!

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 buy your outboard or inboard.

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.

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.

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.

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