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MobileMarine 09-16-2011 02:34 AM

Boat owners
 
Hey guys , Just wanted to let ya'll know that if you need any thing marine related just let me know . I own a marine repair shop and mobile service here in Nc just outside of Raleigh . If you need step by step winterization guide I can walk you thru . I typically sell big ticket items like fish finders and trolling motors at my cost since they are over priced to begin with and I like to help the fellow poor man out . If you have any issues with your boat engine message me before you take it in and I can tell you the real amount of time it should take for repair as well as what the parts should run , I have worked with a few big shops and your paranoia is not far fetched .
I am very popular in my area for cutting breaks and helping folks out I take book time , ball it up and throw it out . I know it sounds crazy selling bigger items at cost but I win either way , the more I spend with my wholesale people the better price tiers I get . And if your local and get me to install i make my money on labor . If your a member of Firearms talk and live in the central nc area or lake gaston va hit me up and Ill cut ya a break . If you live elsewhere in this great nation just hit me up with your problem . http://www.theboatmonkey.com

freefall 09-16-2011 04:35 AM

Cool. If I had a boat and a problem I'd be bugging the snot out of you.;)

dunerunner 09-16-2011 04:49 AM

How about a boat that has no steering or motor controls (cut with a bolt cutter by a would be thief), 2 stroke motor that was fogged but hasn't run in 8 years and electrics that have been torn out because the hull was a swimming pool for mosquito spawn!

gregs887 09-16-2011 07:13 PM

Anyone know the two happiest days in a boat owners life?

MobileMarine 09-16-2011 08:43 PM

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How about a boat that has no steering or motor controls (cut with a bolt cutter by a would be thief), 2 stroke motor that was fogged but hasn't run in 8 years and electrics that have been torn out because the hull was a swimming pool for mosquito spawn!
Sounds like some of the mess a few of my customers buy with good intentions .

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Anyone know the two happiest days in a boat owners life?
They day they buy it and the day the realized they have full coverage on it .

gregs887 09-16-2011 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by MobileMarine (Post 581338)
They day they buy it and the day the realized they have full coverage on it .

Touche salesman :p



But seriously, I do miss having a boat. My dad sold it when my sister and I both moved out of the house.

boatme98 09-16-2011 09:55 PM

"The best boat to have is somebody else's." :D

partdeux 09-17-2011 12:43 AM

Boat - hole in the water into which you throw money... lots and lots of money

MobileMarine 09-17-2011 03:15 PM

B = bring
O= out
A = another
T- thousand

I own 1 21ft center console that gets less than 1mpg and needs a small nuclear reactor to power the electronics so it sits
Have another 21ft citaition for a work boat and a small bass boat with a big trolling motor on the front that stays in the rock quarry and I use it more than any other one I own . It takes no gas , no up keep , gas fuel to pull it just bring bait and untie it , although the front fishing seat has a bolt that is too long and it pokes in my ass the whole time fishing , it is by far my favorite.

Boats are not that bad , if the customer has me look at it before buying he knows what he is getting . If they follow my recomendations they will have a fairly trouble free boat . You need to figure on every few years on replacing you pumps , blowers , switches and I do tons of guages and stainless fuse panels . If its electric it will fail sooner or later , twice as fast in salt water . If you dont have a fuel/ water seperator you need one . Do your water pump about every 2 years and a basic service every season and she will be fine . They are not cars , they dont go 100,000 miles before a service lol

Vikingdad 09-18-2011 05:19 AM

I've got an old 12 foot riveted aluminum motorboat (I use an electric trolling motor) that I put in the water last month and it leaked like Hell (probably why it was free). We pulled it out and it turns out almost all of the rivets were leaking. We used Gorilla Tape to seal up the rivets (I'm a cheap screw so I used one square of tape on each rivet that looked like it was leaking) and spent the weekend on the water with very little leakage.

I would like to replace the rivets but if I do I want to do it with rivets that will perform better than the OEM rivets did. Any recommendations?

I think it is a Vargas boat? Something that starts with a V.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#sealing-blind-rivets/=e3zp8p


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