Dealer complaints

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Re: Dealer complaints

Post by justlearning » Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:11 pm

I upgraded with Quality Marine and they did a great
Job. The mechanics work was very neat and tidy.
They even included prop testing the boat.



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Re: Dealer complaints

Post by jabsy » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:03 am

fff1964 wrote: They said bring it in and we will hook it up to lap top give you a "quote" that will cost $120.

then we do service ????????

I reckon I only paid about $120 for the cable and software to hook up to my own laptop....

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Re: Dealer complaints

Post by fff1964 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:26 am

Yeah mate i know ??????? WTF

Thats life though only dealer in town

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Re: Dealer complaints

Post by dannett » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:33 am

jabsy wrote:
fff1964 wrote: They said bring it in and we will hook it up to lap top give you a "quote" that will cost $120.
then we do service ????????
I reckon I only paid about $120 for the cable and software to hook up to my own laptop....
That was including the postage. I try and do all the repair work myself and buy whatever tools I need to get the job done. Generally it comes out the same or cheaper than taking it to be worked on by professionals. I keep telling myself the next job will be cheaper because I won't need to buy that tool again, but somehow there is always new tools to buy.

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Re: Dealer complaints

Post by fff1964 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:15 am

Hey jabsy where did you get your gear from mate ????????


Cheers POC

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Re: Dealer complaints

Post by grumpy » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:06 am

[quote="fff1964"]Hey jabsy where did you get your gear from mate ????????


Hi fff1964 I just bought my diagnostic kit from brpdiagnostics.com cost about $200 aussie delivered.

While on the subject I have just been advised from the USA that a new retailer/agent for Yandina stocking the Trollbridge 24 system for 24 volt trolling motors charging off 12 volt is setting up in Melbourne hopefully making them cheaper. Jason Pace info@bulletlures.com

dannet where do you get your special tools?

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A mans boat is a sign of his strengths and weaknesses???? (and wealth)

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Re: Dealer complaints

Post by dannett » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:08 am

grumpy wrote:
fff1964 wrote:Hey jabsy where did you get your gear from mate ????????
dannet where do you get your special tools?
Cheers grumpy
Grumpy, with the exception of the BRP diagnostic kit to repair an idle control valve I haven't need anything too special yet. Pretty much all generic gear, spanners, sockets, torque wrench, multi meter etc. For the tools I am going to use a lot I pay for the quality ones, if I don't think I will need it again I go cheaper provided it's not to chincy and upgrade later if I ind I am using it frequently.

Recently I broke the input spline in the gearbox but I have just taken that into Northern Propellers for replacement (under insurance). I thought pretty hard about doing the repair myself but decided with my current skill set and lack of area to do the work it wasn't feasible. Also the parts alone were going to cost as much as a brand new gearbox, no brainer really. The task would have required a few specialised tools. But if you had a decent workshop, solid bench with a vice , a drill press, and were handy with a welder you could probably knock most of the tools up from scraps. At the end of the day many of them are just glorified sockets.

That said iboats.com probably have a few these, good value and ship to Darwin in about 10 days. I bought a heap of parts for a service and a prop from there with a workshop manual for about the same cost as the prop locally.

Dan

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Re: Dealer complaints

Post by jabsy » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:46 pm

fff1964 wrote:Hey jabsy where did you get your gear from mate ????????


Cheers POC

Ebay. It came out of Romania or somewhere crazy. I bought the software, the test lead, and a Yammy and Suzuki adapter for about that price. I have a suzuki, but I like Yammys, and it was only an extra $20 or so for the Yamaha adapter.

I'm happy to lend it out if needed.

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