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Old     (azwakbdr)      Join Date: Mar 2005       08-17-2009, 9:59 PM Reply   
Okay, so I have a 2004 Moomba Mobius LSV that has 97 hours on it. We don't use it enough, I know. Anyway, I need to take it in for an annual service cuz the last service was my 50 hour one. How much money should this run me?
Old     (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-17-2009, 10:15 PM Reply   
Not much.... Assuming you don;t feel comfortable doing it your self, find a local marine mechanic that can come by your house and change your impeller and fluids....
Old     (wake1823)      Join Date: Dec 2005       08-18-2009, 6:35 AM Reply   
^^^ Not much, lol???

Look to pay $400-600 easy for a full serivce like that. Boat/trailer ect.
Old     (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       08-18-2009, 6:51 AM Reply   
I think it completely depends on your dealer and your access to qualified mechanics. $400 to $600 seems ridiculous high, and I've never paid close to that for a full service.
Old     (bsebllhglyknit)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-18-2009, 6:57 AM Reply   
We have always paid around 500 for our services. They cover everything though.
Old     (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-18-2009, 8:04 AM Reply   


By Sam (wake1823) on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 5:35 am:

Look to pay $400-600 easy for a full serivce like that. Boat/trailer ect.


Yea...guess someone could pay that to get their fluids changed and have someone check their brake fluid and tire pressure.... Won't be me, but there are individuals that walk into a dealer and pay that all the time....often times more....

(Message edited by Deuce on August 18, 2009)
Old     (tre)      Join Date: Jul 2002 Location: WI       08-18-2009, 8:22 AM Reply   
It costs about 1/5th of that to do it your self and you will do a much better job because it is your boat you are working on.
Old     (chikara22)      Join Date: Oct 2006       08-18-2009, 8:40 AM Reply   
About $400 at my Supra dealer in Texas, for a 21V.
Old     (wake1823)      Join Date: Dec 2005       08-18-2009, 8:57 AM Reply   
EJ, he asked what it would cost for him to take it in (I was assuming the dealer) 4-600 is a realistic expectation. Me personally I'd rather pay someone $500 to come out to my house/boat storage and do it for me. It's not worth the hassle/time to do it.
Old     (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       08-18-2009, 9:59 AM Reply   
Old     (tj_in_kc)      Join Date: Jan 2008       08-18-2009, 10:51 AM Reply   
Guys, i think you are forgetting to take into account that some people are so rich $500 is nothing to them.

Take Sam for instance, the garbage man.
Old     (wake1823)      Join Date: Dec 2005       08-18-2009, 10:56 AM Reply   
If you consider being able to pay $500 to have a boat serviced a sign of wealth, then yes, I am disgustingly rich, lol.
Old     (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       08-18-2009, 10:59 AM Reply   
I don't think it infers any type of wealth, I just think it's what I call stupid money. Why not learn to do it yourself if you're shelling out that kind of dough?
Old     (mc_x15)      Join Date: Jul 2008       08-18-2009, 12:49 PM Reply   
not everyone has the time or knowhow to do it themselves. Or some only to have access to their boats during the weekend when they want to be riding not changing oil.
Old     (phatboypimp)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-18-2009, 1:32 PM Reply   
Just because someone outsources services, doesn't mean they are rich. What is your time worth to you? It is totally subjective. I have a house cleaner because I hate to clean toilets and I am better off applying those hours to my job for a higher rate of return.

Some people like to wrench, some people don't. Doesn't mean he is wasting "stupid money".
Old     (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       08-18-2009, 2:05 PM Reply   
I understand this, and it's completely how you value your time. I just don't see the point, personally, in spending $400 to $500 more than it costs to do it yourself.
Old     (showmedonttellme)      Join Date: Mar 2008       08-18-2009, 2:48 PM Reply   
Because Cody, I need $200 in tools to do it(anyone have a compression-checker I can borrow), I have two small children, and I work 50 hours a week. Its called Specialization. If wrenching was a hobby, its a no-brainer. I myself work on computers so I can play on my boat instead of work on it this evening.

Different strokes for different folks.
Old     (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       08-18-2009, 2:53 PM Reply   
I'm a part time law student and work 40 hours a week so I can certainly relate, as you said though, different strokes for different folks.
Old     (wakeeater2003)      Join Date: Mar 2004       08-18-2009, 2:55 PM Reply   
I knew there was a reason I like you besides the fact you like to drink BL. I think you summed it up perfectly.
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       08-18-2009, 3:02 PM Reply   
Cody, neither do I. Local marine service has gotten 100% of my new impeller business (about $100 over 5 years), but that's it. I make good money, but I still enjoy doing the work myself and putting the $500 toward other things.

I've threatened to open a boat service shop in my area because people will bring their boat in, not bat an eye at the 3-week turnaround and cough up thousands to get back on the water.

Another way of looking at it:
If you put 100 hours on the boat in 5 years, thats 20/year. Maybe 4 or 5 trips to the lake/river a year. When you decide to do a lake day, the LAST thing you want is the boat not running perfectly or some trivial mistake (like a backwards impeller) ruining your day. In that case, $500 sounds like money well spent.
Old     (wake1823)      Join Date: Dec 2005       08-18-2009, 3:33 PM Reply   
I recently had a coversation with my brother..who I consider rich, lol. He spent about $85k re-doing his kitchen. I told him he was a dumbass and he wasted his money, he said "you spent almost $70k on a boat, you dumbass". He then proceded to grab an ice cold beer out of his stupidly expensive fridge and hand it to me and asked "Can your boat do this?"

Stupid is all relative.


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