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Old 09 April 2006, 14:03   #1
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Am I being ripped off here???

I was hoping to get my engine serviced by a marine engineer, ready for the lovely hot summer thats looming for us, it hasn't had an expert fiddle around in there for quite a while (approx 2 years) as I like to have a go myself, I was quoted 200 quid plus any extras that may occur. It's not a home visit, I have to tow the rib to him.

Sounded a bit dear to me. I'm still a bit dizzy from hearing that price.
It's a Suzuki 115 oil inj 2 stroke, old now, but in good order.

what do you all think?

So what sort of price do you guys pay for a service ?

Is once a year enough?
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Old 09 April 2006, 14:09   #2
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Our outboard guy we work with charges about 45 kwid a cylinder for old outboard. That includes new plugs and a fuel pump diaphram and gearbox oil. From what he tell me that's a good price so I think you are in the right ball park.

but if you can do it yourself properly, then why not!
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Old 09 April 2006, 14:18   #3
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It sounds high to me - had mine serviced for about the same amount as you paid and it included home service (well sort of - they came to the boatyard)...
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Old 09 April 2006, 14:33   #4
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In essex they charge 30 pounds an hr plus vat.If you dont have to worry about any warenty and are competent get a manual do it yourself.You would do better than my dealer .
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Old 09 April 2006, 15:20   #5
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Not that bad we are 38 quid an hour plus VAT. we are deals 4 most makes.

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Am I being ripped off here?
Yes. Give me all your money and your RIB and I'll give you a nice SR4 that'll cost a lot less to service
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Old 09 April 2006, 15:27   #7
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Our local marine service engineer costs 95.00 for a full service inc plugs, oil etc. Plus extra if any major part needs replacing i.e. transom mounts etc
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Old 09 April 2006, 15:27   #8
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And talking of ripping off - how long would it take to fit trim tabs to a Rib? local boat builder told me it shouldn't take long - should be a bit quicker than fitting Bennetts - 8hrs!!! At 35 per hour +vat that seems a bit steep for fitting trim tabs!!!
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Old 09 April 2006, 15:51   #9
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Yes. Give me all your money and your RIB and I'll give you a nice SR4 that'll cost a lot less to service
IT'S A DEAL, ONLY IF YOU CAN HAVE ALL MY WORRIES, & PROBLEMS TOO
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Just had a 70's Merc 50 Blueband serviced and steering yoke freed up which was jammed solid.New impellor/gearbox oil/greased up/compression tested and given the all-clear for 100. He didn't change the plugs because they didn't need to be done and he says he gets pissed off with people coming to him telling how much they paid elsewhere. Recommends that the impellor is changed annually even if only to get the leg bolts removed to stop them corroding.Hope that helps.
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