I just picked up my boat from getting it winterized and my bill was for $458. I have a 2010 23 LSV with an 8.1 liter indmar. My dad actually picked up the boat for me while I was at work, so I didn't see the receipt till late last night. I emailed the dealer to see if it was a key stroke error, and they responded this morning stating that it's the normal price.... Here's a breakdown of the work.
I understand the parts...and I double checked the cost of each item on BakesOnline
- 60 for 10 quarts of oil
- $15.50 for the Oil Filter
- $29.99 for the impeller kit
- $10.99 for stabilizer (This is enough for two boats….)
I paid $137.45 on my receipt for the items above.... I understand they got the parts and there should be a fee for that, totally cool with the $137.45
Where I’m extremely confused is the extra $300 for labor. Why would the winterization take 3-4 hours? It's 1 hour worth of work.
I've owned 5 other wakeboard boats in the last 10 years, all with big motors, and Tige never charged that much. My brothers X-80 wasn't even that much to winterize.
Am I in the wrong complaining about this to the dealer, or did I get royally overcharged?