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Old 03-14-2011, 10:14 AM
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40 hours is ridiculous if my dumb-backyard-ass can do it in a day.....

What's even worse - they charged him for an oil change and all they did was switch filters and write a new date on it. My buddy is checking the invoice, but he also thinks they charged him for a drive lube change, which clearly hadn't been done.
Thats diff. Thats outright fraud. Out the business if you have proof they did this so others can steer clear
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Good deal!!! Gantry was one of the best investments I've made! And now that I'm moving my buddies want to borrow it until I get a house. lol

I had a similar Saturday but didn't have any help.. Had to pull an engine to drop a pan. Started around 8 am and finished around 5:30 pm. sucked but at least it's done!
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I had a similar Saturday but didn't have any help..
Help is a relative term
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Got to do some work on a Volvo Penta for a buddy Saturday.

Definitely some areas that I thought were designed better than Mercruiser.

Local Marina quoted him 7k to do the work, 40 hours worth was just labor!! He bought an entire new Transom Assembly for $2700, and hopes to sell the old one for a few hundred.

We started at about 10am and were done by about 9pm including assembling the hoist, engine out, old TA off, new TA on, engine back in. Hit a couple snags along the way, and had to make a couple trips to Advance, but it felt good to keep that marina from making 5k on him.
I need a friend like you.....would have save me a lot of money over the years!!
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Help is a relative term

I've had "help" that caused more harm than help

And yes, some of the Volvo stuff is waay better engineered than
the merc stuff.
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Cool story........glad you were able to help AND save the guy 5K!
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:47 PM
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40 hours is ridiculous if my dumb-backyard-ass can do it in a day.....

What's even worse - they charged him for an oil change and all they did was switch filters and write a new date on it. My buddy is checking the invoice, but he also thinks they charged him for a drive lube change, which clearly hadn't been done.

Sounds like they individually priced each job and added up the hours..... Pull motor X # hours, replace motor X #, pull drive X #, replace drive X # and so on. Pricing individually doesn't allow for the if you pull the motor the time for pulling the drive is already included.
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Working on a boat is always a great way to spend a Saturday.....
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