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Old 09 December 2009, 01:56   #1
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Engine Service - Home or Away - Who do you recommend

For obvious reasons we need to get our engine serviced

We live nr Horsham West Sussex and are happy to trailer to someone/somewhere on the South Coast - or for a mobile service company to come to home

Any recommendations on who we should book, the average service price or perhaps more importantly who to avoid.

We don't wish to do the service ourselves

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Old 09 December 2009, 02:19   #2
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Mark Bleeker at MB Marine Services in Ocean Quay Southampton is very good and strips engines for race boats also, so can certainly get a great job here despite being some way for you
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Old 09 December 2009, 14:47   #3
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Happy mark is a good guy but he can be busy sometimes. Ron hale in Portsmouth is a good yammie dealer also
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Old 09 December 2009, 14:53   #4
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Old 09 December 2009, 15:08   #5
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Ever considered servicing yourself? The Yammie 75 will be like putty in your hands. Cue the music from Ghost. If you throw yourself into most things DIY, then it would be worth considering. Helpful to have someone else there to take the weight when removing the leg to replace the impeller, but for the most part it's straight forward. Plenty advice on here to talk you through it. Bit like talking a Boeing 747 down in fog. Can you see a red flashing light!!!
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Ever considered servicing yourself?
Just re-read the question. Still worth attempting it.
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I've used Fairweathers and MB Marine. Both excellent. But whatever you do, never go to Powertech Marine on Hayling Island.
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.... But whatever you do, never go to Powertech Marine on Hayling Island.
Why's that then?
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Why's that then?
It's been covered in one of my build threads I can't recommend someone that's given crap service and only see it as fair to highlight my point of veiw to others when the subject crops up.

Update: I thought I'd see what I'd posted about them all those years ago....I must have been very kind at the time as couldn't find anything nasty I said about them. I probably just wanted closure!

So all I'll say is try someone else, there are lots of other people to choose from.
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Old 10 December 2009, 13:35   #11
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Old 10 December 2009, 16:04   #12
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I'm servicin our 90 tomorrow, and if I could afford it would take it to a dealer. If you are not confident the umpellor can be a bit of a devil to change.

If you decide to do it then heres a link showing you how you only have to go as far as pic 8 the reverse out after inspecting/changing the impellor


http://www.thehulltruth.com/shipyard...ment-f115.html
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the umpellor can be a bit of a devil to change.
i jus spennt orl fkin daiy lukin forr a umpeller onn mi yammerha. i cudunt fynd itt sow i emayled dem slitty iyed bastuds inn jappan an sed whers mi fkin umpeller yew slitty iyed bastuds

thay sed oy yew rownd iyed devul. itts inn de fkin worter pimp

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I've got the ump now

heres the rest of the post I dunno why it was deleted but I gyess it's somethng to do with gArfy knowing my password.


If you decide to do it then heres a link showing you how you only have to go as far pic 8 the reverse out after inspecting/changing the impellor. It's not your exact leg but there won't be much difference.

Other than that change gearbox oil, sparkers (NGK NBR8HS 10 about 3 quid each) Keep the old plugs and impellor wrapped in Cling film aboard the boat just in Casey.

Check the lube level in your tilt trim if you have one also pay attention to the transportation lever that stops the mptor from falling back on it's tilt rams I dunno the proper name but I'm sure some one will. Clean / change all your filters including the external fuel filter. whip the prop off check the splines and thrust washers and grease and replace with a New split pin

check your electrical connections clean and grease with Vaseline or DC4 silicone grease. lube your hood catches

clean carbs That's about it I think.


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Thanks RW - passed to KY2 - he's calling you all sorts of names now!!!!

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Old 10 December 2009, 17:08   #17
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Thanks RW - passed to KY2 - he's calling you all sorts of names now!!!!

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That;s gArfies job

he can always refer to line one and put an extra shift dow pit! If you want to do it get one of these

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Old 10 December 2009, 17:21   #19
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yjeres always the thomas the tank engine manual if he's not up to it.

If Roguetta gave me a set of these for xmas I'd probably start to like her again

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Halfords Pro gear is good. I've had a set of combis and a 1/2" drive socket set for 5 or 6 years now and they've been excellent. I think I read somewhere they're made by Britool, which can't be a bad thing.
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