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Engine repair?

PostPosted: June 25th, 2020, 4:07 pm
by Skunk
Does anybody know of a place I can get my Evinrude Etec 40 looked at that will do good work and get it turned around reasonably quickly? I usually take my boat to Parkway, but they can't even look at until August 3rd. I don't want to miss half the summer with my boat laid up in the yard.

Thanks.

Re: Engine repair?

PostPosted: June 25th, 2020, 5:20 pm
by silverking
You could give Shields Marina in St. Marks a call. 850-925-6158

But I'll venture a guess they will have a similar backlog of service. It's the season, plus it's been like Memorial Day Weekend every day for them since March with the virus quarantine situation.

Re: Engine repair?

PostPosted: June 25th, 2020, 6:25 pm
by Salty Gator
What’s the problem? You can try Porters marine. I can pass along the number of a mobile mechanic I’ve used before if you’d like. But as sk said, everyone has more business than they can say grace over right now. Good luck

Re: Engine repair?

PostPosted: June 25th, 2020, 6:28 pm
by Skunk
It's not pumping fuel. Think it's probably the fuel pump. It'd be great if you'd pass along theat number.

Re: Engine repair?

PostPosted: June 25th, 2020, 6:38 pm
by Red Beard
Never what anyone wants to hear; but if you want it done quick you best get to learning how to fix it..

Porter Marine is my vote; but I know they have been running wide open since spring.


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Re: Engine repair?

PostPosted: June 26th, 2020, 8:12 am
by Srbenda
Another option is the Shell Island Fish Camp, they are busy as well, but worth a shot for a simple repair.

Re: Engine repair?

PostPosted: June 26th, 2020, 8:23 am
by Skunk
Thanks for all the advice folks! I'm going to go piddle around with it myself and if I can't get her running again I guess I've got some calling around to do.

Re: Engine repair?

PostPosted: June 26th, 2020, 8:28 am
by Salty Gator
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Re: Engine repair?

PostPosted: June 26th, 2020, 11:20 am
by fishfalcon
I did not try Porter's, but Shields and Parkway were both well over a month out before I could drop off my boat for repair when I called in May. I suspect it is worse since then. I have learned a few new skills. Good luck.

Re: Engine repair?

PostPosted: June 26th, 2020, 2:28 pm
by Charlie P
Another vote for Porter's 850-421-1490

They turned mine around last month in a week, when all the others were a month out.