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carver 2557

RO# 11591

Posted - Mar 10 2008 :  10:42:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My gimbal bearing is not giving me a problem, but I have owned this boat for 5 years and I donít know when the last time it was changed, so it is more of a preventative maintenance issue...
It is a Mercruiser Alpha One...I have been given a price of $150.00 for parts and labor...
Does this seem reasonable?...
The price came from a mechanic that I am hearing good reviews on as far as his work is concerned ...

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Msibley

RO# 16534

Posted - Mar 10 2008 :  10:55:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
$150.00 P/L?. Very fair! Go for it.



Mike
"War is cruelty. There's no use trying to reform it, the crueler it is the sooner it will be over."
"I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are."
- Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, Commanding, Union Armies-Military Division of the Mississippi

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blouderback

RO# 24057

Posted - Mar 10 2008 :  11:22:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW, way more than fair. I spen about $500 a few years ago having mine replaced.

-Bob-
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"Annabo": 2005 Larson Senza 206 w/5.0L Bravo III

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KnottyBuoyz

RO# 20406

Posted - Mar 10 2008 :  11:25:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm going to need your "good mechanic" to reinstall my o/d soon Wayne. Give me a call if you get a chance.

Rick



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carver 2557

RO# 11591

Posted - Mar 10 2008 :  11:30:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Are you at home right now Rick?...


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KnottyBuoyz

RO# 20406

Posted - Mar 10 2008 :  11:47:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Work. Call later tonight and I'll get the details. No hurry, gotta wait for all this white crap to melt! Thnx. Wayne


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dritter

RO# 19332

Posted - Mar 10 2008 :  11:56:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
$150 is cheap. Last time I had one done it was $350. I think the gimbal is about $60-$70.


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gardnersf

RO# 13607



Posted - Mar 10 2008 :  12:21:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree, considering you have to take the drive off to do it, part is about $40 if I remember correctly.

Scott Gardner
Smithfield, RI
1986 Trojan 10 meter Mid-Cabin Express "More Family Time"
Twin Crusader 454 Straight Inboards
1963 17' Boston Whaler - 90HP Evinrude

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jtybt15

RO# 3300

Posted - Mar 11 2008 :  02:54:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The gimbal gearing is one of those things that can get so stuck that it almost impossible to remove. For the cost of the bearing verses the cost of maybe pulling the engine, I would put the gimbal bearing in the routine replacement every 5 years.




Charlie

There is much to be said, in a world like ours, for taking the world as you find it and fishing with a worm.-Bliss Perry, 1904



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Tanqueray

RO# 17091

Posted - Mar 11 2008 :  03:32:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"WOW, way more than fair. I spen about $500 a few years ago having mine replaced.


-Bob-
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"Annabo": 2005 Larson Senza 206 w/5.0L Bravo III"


LMAO......Probably cause you wanted to help.



KALENA II

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Adjuster

RO# 29088

Posted - Mar 11 2008 :  10:22:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You couldn't do it cheaper yourself is the way I look at it. Go ahead and have this guy do a complete outdrive service for you if his pricing stays as competitive and his work is quality.


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