Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 06 January 2012, 06:13   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: chesterfield
Make: Quicksilver
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mariner 30
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 160
Mariner 30 engine service

I have just today collected my 1991 mariner 30 2 stroke from being serviced.I have only recently purchased the engine so thoght it best to get it checked over and serviced.
They have (as per there invoice)
Serviced engine
Replaced gearbox oil
2 x spark plugs
Replaced recoil rope
Replaced plastic throttle linkage
new impellor
new thermostat and gasket fitted.
Grease all linkages and run and test in tank.
The bill comes out at 190 inc vat.
I know its to late now but does that sound about right?
Pete
__________________

__________________
secondopsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 January 2012, 08:03   #2
RIBnet admin team
 
Poly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: imposter
Make: FunYak
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke YAM 20 HP
MMSI: 235089819
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,113
Quote:
Originally Posted by secondopsman View Post
The bill comes out at 190 inc vat.
I know its to late now but does that sound about right?
Pete
It doesn't sound ridiculous. I think the last price I had for that size of engine was 80 something pounds + Vat. And was only for the gearbox oil change, general grease/inspect and impellor change. I.e. not the recoil rope, throttle linkage or thermostat.
__________________
Poly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 January 2012, 10:01   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Boat name: snagglepuss
Make: Shetland
Length: 6m +
Engine: 90 hp Outboard
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 562
Hi

have a look at our website as we have all the service pricing on there and what we do for the money!

Dave
www.clyde-outboard-services.co.uk
__________________
clydeoutboards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 January 2012, 15:21   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: breathless
Make: bayliner
Length: 4m +
Engine: 91 force 70hp
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 188
sounds like a hell of a lot of work you put in for that price clydeoutboards, do you have a branch in Devon :0)

i paid 125 for a service on my mariner 20hp ( old one ) included impella,oil,and whatever thay do for a service,i was happy with that tho,has for secondopsman doesnt sound to bad a price for all that thay did, but im not a expert on this.

Ark
__________________
arkamelis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 January 2012, 15:30   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: chesterfield
Make: Quicksilver
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mariner 30
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 160
Must admit after looking at Clyde outboards web site at prices and based on what other people have said the price does seem about right.
__________________
secondopsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 January 2012, 15:31   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Looe
Make: Delta
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mercury
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,335
It depends on how many hours labour and what they charge per hour. To be fair if its a main dealer using genuine parts they will charge the RRP for the parts just like all main dealers. Doing things like Thermostats and impellers does take time!.
__________________
Black Dog Marine
www.blackdogmarine.com
Turbodiesel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 January 2012, 17:38   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Boat name: snagglepuss
Make: Shetland
Length: 6m +
Engine: 90 hp Outboard
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 562
Hi

as long as you get a "whats included" in the service list then you can make up your own mind as to if it is fair and also compare dealers.

also we call and photo anything that we feel should be looked at before doing the work and offer the used parts to the customer to take away so that they know that we have replaced what we say have.

This is now common practice for a lot of outboard service companies but whilst there a few that dont it is worth checking before you hand your engine over.

Dave
__________________
clydeoutboards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 January 2012, 08:18   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: chesterfield
Make: Quicksilver
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mariner 30
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 160
Dave
Forgot to mention that all the parts were in a bag fastened to the tiller arm along with the ends of the impeller that he found.I did ask for the pull rope to be changed as I had no idea how old it was although it looked fine.Glad I did as when he showed it me it was well worn.
Pete
__________________
secondopsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 January 2012, 01:40   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Boat name: snagglepuss
Make: Shetland
Length: 6m +
Engine: 90 hp Outboard
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 562
You should post their name on here if you feel they have been honest. sadley there are not enough of them and there are a lot of people selling v bad engines on ebay/ online etc as they know that most people dont know how to check them.

so in the same way that we should name and shame, lets highlight the good.
__________________
clydeoutboards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 January 2012, 04:35   #10
RIBnet supporter
 
mick's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Wakefield
Boat name: Bouncer
Make: Redbay Stormforce
Length: 6m +
Engine: 2x Honda 90Hp
MMSI: 235025718
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,984
Sounds a decent price to me I use Pennine Marine which is a fair trek for me but after being mugged by a dealer on my door step it's worth it
They ring you up and tell you what's up and save all the parts etc and they travel out as well if it can be done at your place.
__________________
mick is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:29.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.