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    mobile outboard mech?

    Anybody got the number off the mobile mech that puts fliers on cars at deep water bend ? I snapped my pull starter on friday night so im out off action till its fixed , so i need it fixed asap and might get a service at the same time any ideas on the price i will be looking at for a service on a 25hp johno and a replacement starter cord ?

    cheers nico
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    Re: mobile outboard mech?

    Hi Nico,

    I don't have the number from those fliers but I got my boat serviced by Wade Wiemers. He is based out at Clontarf and does house calls. Good service. I will get his number up when I get home.

    Service on my 40hp yamaha was about $350.

    All I want is to catch MORE legal fish!

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    Re: mobile outboard mech?

    thanks phill , wags sent me his number already , sounds like a good bloke , im going to give him a ring tommorow .
    also thanks bluefin for the pm

    cheers nico
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    Re: mobile outboard mech?

    thanks for that number wags and phill i rang him today and he quoted $370 for a full service and replace the spring and pull starter and tune up . I thought it would have cost a lot more than that .

    cheers nico
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    Re: mobile outboard mech?

    He did my boat ages ago, very happy, I should book 4 a service soon too

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    Re: mobile outboard mech?

    good news and bad news , the good news is wade is a great mechanic and a decent bloke the bad news s my outboard is pretty much screwed , the bottom cylinder is nearly 25psi lower compresion than the top piston which isnt to good and the bores are wearing aswell , you can see it when the plugs are out . for a full rebuild and new water pump/housing and cup and new rubbers im looking at between $1000 and $1500 . I dont know if i should waste the money on fixing it or just save and be off the water longer to buy a newy .

    cheers nico
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    Re: mobile outboard mech?

    You've answered your own question and get the newy.


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    Re: mobile outboard mech?

    yeah i think thats the plan mick , i just hope this motor lasts till i get the cash together , ill have to fish close to the ramp so i can use the electric to get back wen it dies.

    cheers nico
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    Re: mobile outboard mech?

    I reckon you're doing the right thing Nico.

    I once spent $900 "repairing" a 9.9. It was the worst investment I ever made and was never right - the second worst was buying the mongrel for $600 in the first place.

    The poor man pays twice, as they say.

    Good luck,

  10. #10

    Re: mobile outboard mech?

    Its just the way I am but I'd be looking for a good used motor if I didn't have the money for a newie.

    As you know a good mechanic you could discuss it with him and get him to check the motor out.

    Have a look on ebay, the trading post, this site and ring around local dealers as they may have something that would suit you. I just brought a trade in from a dealer and got a warranty from him as well.


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    Re: mobile outboard mech?

    i thought about second hand jack but i bought this motor second hand (bargan $600) over 2 years ago , to get me on the water till i could buy a new 1 , i guess its time to stop spending money on fishing gear for a while and start doing as much over time as possible .
    anybody know if its worth trying to sell for parts or to someone that wants to rebuild it ?

    cheer nico
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  12. #12

    Re: mobile outboard mech?

    Sorry to hear mate I think your doing the right thing buying a new one too. This way you will be able to get exactly what your after.

    As I am sure you know there is always a spot for you and jeremy on my boat mate
    I can always use someone who is good with a landing net for my jacks LOL


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