Boat owners

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by MobileMarine, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. MobileMarine

    MobileMarine New Member

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    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
     
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  2. freefall

    freefall New Member

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

  3. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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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!
     
  4. gregs887

    gregs887 New Member

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

    MobileMarine New Member

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    Sounds like some of the mess a few of my customers buy with good intentions .

    They day they buy it and the day the realized they have full coverage on it .
     
  6. gregs887

    gregs887 New Member

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    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.
     
  7. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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

    MobileMarine New Member

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    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 *** 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
     
  10. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    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
     
  11. MobileMarine

    MobileMarine New Member

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    I cant remember the company but there is a product for riveted boat that you pour in on the inside and it seals . You can also put in new rivets and if your not going for looks get some stuff called 5200 made by 3m , once its on and dry its almost impossible to remove . We used it to seal the seams on some pontoons before and years later its still there . All else fails get it rhino lined , although it will cost more to do it that what the boat is worth .
    Cool seal
    anitfouling paint
    roll in truck liner
    5200
    fiberglass will work but it does not last long on aluminum surface that flexes like the johns do . If you ever have the option always go for the welded instead of riveted
     
  12. KABAR2

    KABAR2 New Member

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    Works for me! :D the problem is my buddies boat need the engines rebuilt......