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Old 05-21-2020, 06:45 AM
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A few weeks back I purchased a boat powered by a 2001 Mercury Optimax 135. I took it to a mechanic who worked on my previous boats but he says he doesn't work on Optimaxes. Does anyone have a mechanic they can recommend in the Wilmington area? Motor runs fine, but I would like some regular preventive maintenance done on it such as installing a new water pump, and I'd appreciate someone familiar with the engines giving it a once over, and letting me know if there is anything that needs to be addressed.
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Bellhart marine does a lot of merc stuff.
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Bellart Marine for sure off Carolina Beach Rd
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Yep, last time I had my motor serviced in NC it was Bellhart. They do good work. Wouldn't mess with anyone else!
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Still looking for Optimax mechanic recommendations in Wilmington. Bellhart says they won't work on Optimaxes, and now my engine has an alarm.... Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Greenes Marine on Market St.
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Originally Posted by beber View Post
Still looking for Optimax mechanic recommendations in Wilmington. Bellhart says they won't work on Optimaxes, and now my engine has an alarm.... Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Please say this isn't so. I'm moving back to NC (Wilmington specifically) and My '06 Optimax 225 still runs like a scalded dog. Plan on keeping it for a long time.
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Try Cannady’s on Wrightsville Ave. Their mechanic Chris is great with the verados no first hand info on the Optimax but he’s good people.


I’m sure greens marine will work on them from looking at their yard it looks like they’ll work on anything that floats I’ve seen all different kinds of boats there. I’ve bought small outboard parts from them in the past but that’s my only experience there.
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Might want to check in with Larry at Boats Unlimited. He is pretty sharp and I believe was a Mercury guru before they went 90% Japanese over there.

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