View Poll Results: How Far Would You Go For Quality Boat Service
less that 100 miles
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28.57%
100 to 200 miles
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I'll do the work myself
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21.43%
Nowhere is too far for my baby
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23.21%
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Old 05-13-2004, 03:53 PM
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PM me your number and we can talk or if you want to give me a shout it is 219-226-1769
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Old 05-13-2004, 03:57 PM
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Although I'm sure there are some good ones out there, I refuse to have my work done by anyone other then me. After boating for almost 45 years, I am so anal, and so picky that I would find something wrong
Seriuosly, I have been burned like everyone else, and I just figured I can screw things up just as good as anybody...and its cheaper. The thing that bugs me the most are the little things...not tightening bolts/clamps, dirt/grease smudges, simple things you would think paying someone for would get done, but somehow get missed. Not making deadlines/dates is a biggy, and the the dog and pony show that follows. I cringe when I hear of guys waiting months to get something simple fixed. Now I do it the hard way, but its my way.
Best of luck to you and Sean...tell him I said hi!!

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IF THE JOB MUST BE DONE WITH NO POSSIBLE ROOM FOR ERRORS. I'LL TAKE IT ANY DISTANCE!!!!
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Old 05-13-2004, 04:22 PM
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Thanks Dan I will definately tell him
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Old 05-13-2004, 04:24 PM
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I would drive to the end of the driveway, I do my own work in my driveway, if you want it done right you have to do it yourself.
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Old 05-13-2004, 04:41 PM
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The folks that worked on my boat before I got it did some great stuff. Missing fasteners in the engine mounts, missing fasteners on the drives, broken and leaking oil lines, bad water lines, etc. The shop I'm talking about is supposed to be one of "The Best" shops around the Bay Area. It probably is and that's exactly why I'll do it all myself.
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Old 05-13-2004, 04:45 PM
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Man Terra, that was some shameless self promotion!

I need a new marketing rep. Will Sean let you moonlight?
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Old 05-13-2004, 04:47 PM
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LMAO did ya like that????

Seriously though I thought that this would be a great thread to see how the general public feels.
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Here is a picture of the mechanic that screwed up my boat... maybe some of you will recognize him....
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Old 05-13-2004, 07:38 PM
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For a big job, I'd drive as far as Indiana and wouldn't think twice about it.
I seem to recall you wouldn't even drive that far to buy a boat. NK
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