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Old 09 April 2006, 13:03   #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, 13:09   #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, 13:18   #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, 13:33   #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, 14:20   #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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Old 09 April 2006, 14:23   #6
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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, 14:27   #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, 14:27   #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, 14:51   #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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Old 09 April 2006, 15:11   #10
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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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Old 09 April 2006, 15:28   #11
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Its a four cly Suzi 2 stroke, do it yourself and save a packet. Assuming the electronic ignition is okay and it runs well, then leave the carb and ignition settings alone. So whats left? new plugs grease the linkages, check all the wiring for chaff and coat the powerhead with that Quicksilver stuff that sets like wax. Off with the gearbox and carryout a water pump check and replace as necessary, (Richard B did a really good article on here). Check the prop for dings, fishing line behind it and refit with lots of grease. Grease to the steering tube and saddle bits, finally change the gearbox oil. charge the battery or replace if its getting on a bit, fit with more grease and grease up the steering. Finally a thorough check of the petrol lines and lots of fresh petrol etc. The manual is the key and taking your time . Only if there are problems would I worry about dealers.
I have just bought an old Yam 115 2 stroke, once the carbs have been stripped and cleaned out, hydraulics sorted, the ignition and a general health checked by Dean, I will be doing the rest from then onwards unless it starts to have major problems.

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Old 09 April 2006, 15:35   #12
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Ripped off.......................

I just paid Ä340 euro for a full service on my 150 optimax. Major Dublin service agent and not even a full receipt with a list of what they did .
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Old 09 April 2006, 16:22   #13
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coat the powerhead with that Quicksilver stuff that sets like wax.
What's that then? Some sort of anti corrosion agent? I am also going to be doing my own servicing (because there is no other option here!) so it sounds like I should get some...
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Old 10 April 2006, 02:58   #14
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Sorry took a while to remember what its called. Try Corrosion Guard, sprays on like WD40 but then sets to a wax to stop it dripping off.

http://www.mercurymarine.com.au/MPI/...D?OpenDocument

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