Last summer I had a gas leak out of the carb onto the top of the intake. I took my boat in to the repair shop for something else and they noticed it. Said it was a serious fire hazard and I quickly agreed. I agreed to let them take a look at it. They said it needed "rebuilt". It was running perfect, though it was pretty good, so for about $175.00 I agreed to it. They got it done and I put it back on the water. It started once and ran pretty good, about like before the rebuild, then wouldn't start again. I pulled the air filter cover and saw that it was just pouring fuel in. I took it back to the shop again and they "fixed" it. Now it is hard to start, idles about 75% of the time and doesn't accelerate like it used to. I know that most of you think I should take it back and make him fix it but that is out of the question. The work was so poor the last time that I would be well ahead if I just take care of it without him knowing.
So now to the question...
My boat is a 1990 Supra Sunsport with the 351w motor in it. I am looking at a new carb on discount inboard marine. I am pretty convinced that i am going to put a new carb on and hopefully call it done. My question is how tough is it to get the new carb adjusted correctly and ready to roll. I talked to Discount and they told me that it is pretty well adjusted out of the box. I have just heard horror stories and don't mind too much to pay someone to do this work if I really need to.
Let me know and thanks for all the help.