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Old 10-25-2013, 10:26 AM
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Our local marina, which is a Mastercraft dealership, offers an oil change, impeller replacement and turn key winterization for $275. I would do the winterization myself but that's a good deal for the package so we went with it.
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:37 PM
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I feel DIY is both less expensive and I know it is done right with quality components.

My efforts cost less than $100, go far beyond what my local overpriced boat shop will do, and I don't have to tow it around.

V-drives are more complicated, yes, but any DD owner should be able to winterize and spring prep.

But this is America, where the average male can't change the oil, sparkplugs, brakes and so on in his own automobile. Which is basic man stuff in my book.
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:50 PM
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I just paid $150 for the drain, antifreeze, sta-bil, fog, Mobil 1 change job. I can take care of the rest myself. Did new spark plugs, starter, impeller, thermostat this season. Plans for spring are dist cap, tranny fluid, and another oil change
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:04 PM
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I need to have a talk with our local dealer. They charged me $299 which did not include oil change. Hum...
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:15 PM
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I hear that. My neighbors look at me like I'm a mad scientist or master mechanic when I'm doing basic maintenance on my cars/boats in the drive way. Even had one ask if I was from the south because in his mind only "rednecks" can work on their own gear (I took that as a compliment BTW).

On the flip side it does make you popular with the ladies when you can fix things and their guys can't. As Red Green says "if you can't be hansom, be handy".......
"Duct tape- handyman's secret weapon!".
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:29 AM
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[quote=mikeg205;983360]Depends on what is done on winterize.

fog, drain block, change oil/filter and stabilize fuel - should be no more than $200.

I'm with you, Mike
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Old 10-27-2013, 01:47 PM
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Did mine myself for less than $50 dollars.
Four gallons of RV antifreeze @ 2.50 a gallon.
Five quarts Vavoline 20W-50 racing oil @ 4.00.
Plus Fram filter. Plus a few misc items.


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Old 10-27-2013, 02:04 PM
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Did mine myself for less than $50 dollars.
Four gallons of RV antifreeze @ 2.50 a gallon.
Five quarts Vavoline 20W-50 racing oil @ 4.00.
Plus Fram filter. Plus a few misc items.


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Fram???? omg... have you not been paying attention?

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Old 10-29-2013, 04:45 PM
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Next year I AM DOING IT MYSELF! I will modify a 5 gal pail with a pump buy whever tools/attachements are nessesary and make the job easier. But after picking my boat up from the dealer for a 100hour service and winterizing and refilling the trailer brake oil, it cost me over $1300.

At $130 per hour shop rate, it adds up way too fast. 2 hours to remove the impellor and change the fuel filter.

I just dont feel good about this.
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:21 PM
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Next year I AM DOING IT MYSELF! I will modify a 5 gal pail with a pump buy whever tools/attachements are nessesary and make the job easier. But after picking my boat up from the dealer for a 100hour service and winterizing and refilling the trailer brake oil, it cost me over $1300.

At $130 per hour shop rate, it adds up way too fast. 2 hours to remove the impellor and change the fuel filter.

I just dont feel good about this.
2 hours for a filter and impeller? Did they at least kiss you? because you got screwed.
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