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Old 29 April 2013, 12:26   #11
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It sounds like around $ 150-200 to rebuild a valve, & $600 to replace a valve with a new one. I have been told the valves don't have to be replaced very often unless they get nasty corrosion-like left in a pool of salt water for along time. O rings & springs sounded like common issues with the valves. They were working on a couple of FC470's for Police agencies & had a 530?? (BIG BOAT) for the Coast Guard. anyway, hoping their knowledge & expertise with these military grade boats isn't too expensive, although it is a boat$$$.......
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Old 29 April 2013, 12:50   #12
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Old 16 May 2013, 21:59   #13
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Did you get your boat back from repair? What was the damage?

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It sounds like around $ 150-200 to rebuild a valve, & $600 to replace a valve with a new one. I have been told the valves don't have to be replaced very often unless they get nasty corrosion-like left in a pool of salt water for along time. O rings & springs sounded like common issues with the valves. They were working on a couple of FC470's for Police agencies & had a 530?? (BIG BOAT) for the Coast Guard. anyway, hoping their knowledge & expertise with these military grade boats isn't too expensive, although it is a boat$$$.......
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Old 17 May 2013, 11:45   #14
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The bill was $560. They rebuilt a couple of the valves, repaired a couple others valves, reattached the inflation tube for the transom, & installed the floor with the correct hardware. So, the bill is not as bad as it could have been-they did a good job of preparing my expectations. I couldn't find any instructions on-line for installing the floor, so I wanted to see it done correctly once, if I'm gonna strap a 40hp motor to that thing, I want the floor secure!
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Old 17 May 2013, 14:53   #15
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Sounds reasonable. What kind of floor do you have? Is it aluminum roll up or solid aluminum?

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The bill was $560. They rebuilt a couple of the valves, repaired a couple others valves, reattached the inflation tube for the transom, & installed the floor with the correct hardware. So, the bill is not as bad as it could have been-they did a good job of preparing my expectations. I couldn't find any instructions on-line for installing the floor, so I wanted to see it done correctly once, if I'm gonna strap a 40hp motor to that thing, I want the floor secure!
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I have the roll-up aluminum floor.
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That floor needs hardware to install? I have the same one and mine had no hardware. Just wedged in there.

My estimate came out to $1000 so it seems I had quite a bit more work on mine.

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