Repairs on the old 2 strokes are costly sometimes, and parts not easily come by.
I can second that, I got my boat out of the shop a week ago after it was in for 5 weeks! The motor is '76 and it was hard and i mean very hard to find a flywheel that would fit it, (they finally figured out a way to recondition the old one) and the price was outrageous, nearly as much as they cost new when they were still making them.Nawanda said:Repairs on the old 2 strokes are costly sometimes, and parts not easily come by.
Thanks.. I'll have to look that up.EyeGuy said:I STRONGLY recommend Crowley Marine!!!
They rebuilt TWO 28 year old outboards for my houseboat, and they are like NEW! The prices were right, and they were very open and honest with me about what was needed, and how much it would cost...UP FRONT.
Sorry to sound like an infomercial, but when somebody is righteous, we gotta let each other know!
By the way, they have worked on my 2000 Nitro as well, and the expereince was awesome!
Just curious... How much did they charge you to do such a great job?!tuppergun said:Well Mercs and More did a great job on my old outboard, It ran perfect all day. Never stalled or spit or lost spark or leaked !
If you're talking about the brake jobs from Brakes Plus, then I'm one of the fools who fell for it. :EyeGuy said:1eyered...DON'T CHOOSE A SHOP BECUASE OF THEIR LABOR RATE!!!!
Brother, you would not choose a SURGEON for your BABY by his price!!!!
Technicians are THE SAME THING...it is a matter of experience, quality, and expertise...aling with ETHICS.
Most boat mechanincs are underpaid and move from shop to shop...you should pick a place that has been around for a long time and who is financially helathy...OTHERWISE, they may not be there to honor the warranty...ESPECIALLY in today's economy!
Don't just go to the cheapes place or you'll get burned :'(...just ask ANYONE who bought one of those 99 dollar brake jobs!