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Elusive 05-22-2019 01:27 PM

Bargain of the Day
 
Oil change on my two Yamaha F225's

2 Filters $50.50
Oil $102.30
Shop Supplies $15
Travel 5 miles to boat $150.00
Labor $260.00
Tax & CC fee $27.71

Only $605.51



Guess I should have asked first


HookMeUpII 05-22-2019 01:29 PM

Is the boat on land or in the water?

MonarkBoats 05-22-2019 01:38 PM

Buy a four stroke they said, It will be fun they said. :trout:

Elusive 05-22-2019 01:39 PM


Originally Posted by HookMeUpII (Post 12552861)
Is the boat on land or in the water?

Land on Rack

HookMeUpII 05-22-2019 01:42 PM


Originally Posted by Elusive (Post 12552899)
Land on Rack

Oooff. You got screwed. Next time go to walmart, buy an oil catch pan. By the filter and oil online and do it yourself for like $100.

EDIT: Actually, more like $140 being it's two motors.

The first time we got a quote on an oil change for our diesels it was $1200. Said no thanks.

Oil and filters combined are like $300. Takes me 30 min to do.

GravyBoat 05-22-2019 01:42 PM

The parts look about right, but I never understand the $260 to change oil. They hit me for about the same, and I know when I do the oil change myself it takes about 15 minutes of actual work. I would be fine with 1 hour even, not happy, but I get it. Also, I love when I am getting work done on the lower unit, so they have it off anyways, and they hit me for the full labor cost of swapping the impeller.

LI Sound Grunt 05-22-2019 01:43 PM

Not surprised at all. Here it is 500 per motor for winterization - oil change lower unit oil change fuel filters and add stuff to gas think. You bring boat to them

SweetD 05-22-2019 01:44 PM

$30/mile, that's great money if you can get it!

Yikes!

cfarmd 05-22-2019 01:48 PM

if you are willing to pay why wouldn't they charge that much

TheRealMacGyver 05-22-2019 01:48 PM

Explain this on:

Travel 5 miles to boat $150.00

Is that the mechanic coming to you charge? If so, seems crazy to me. What’s the going IRS mileage rate nowadays? I would say that plus time would be reasonable.

Elusive 05-22-2019 01:55 PM


Originally Posted by TheRealMacGyver (Post 12552931)
Explain this on:

Travel 5 miles to boat $150.00

Is that the mechanic coming to you charge? If so, seems crazy to me. What’s the going IRS mileage rate nowadays? I would say that plus time would be reasonable.

Here is the note on that item : Includes time it takes to retrieve inventory parts, load / unload company vehicle, and travel to / from boat



99yam40 05-22-2019 02:07 PM

people that own boats can drop a B.O.A.T. unit without batting an eye.
and your only just over 1/2 of a BOAT unit

Elusive 05-22-2019 02:08 PM

Oh wait. I forgot to mention. The Oil Disposal Fee is included - no extra charge !

I will mail a check and save the $17.64 that they graciously offered to deduct if not paying by CC

If it wasn't expensive it wouldn't be boating !

oceandansar 05-22-2019 02:12 PM

My brother uses a suck machine to do the oil changes

VTXrider 05-22-2019 02:19 PM


Originally Posted by GravyBoat (Post 12552912)
The parts look about right, but I never understand the $260 to change oil. They hit me for about the same, and I know when I do the oil change myself it takes about 15 minutes of actual work. I would be fine with 1 hour even, not happy, but I get it. Also, I love when I am getting work done on the lower unit, so they have it off anyways, and they hit me for the full labor cost of swapping the impeller.


I can see an hour charge for an oil change. They have to let it drain, clean up after, ect. but not 1 hour per engine, they can drain all at the same time. If it's 4 engines I guess then it's $520 labor?


coddock 05-22-2019 02:22 PM

Welcome to the great world of boating!

Gullpt 05-22-2019 02:24 PM


Originally Posted by oceandansar (Post 12553009)
My brother uses a suck machine to do the oil changes

apparently the OPs mechanic used it differently!

bjm9818 05-22-2019 03:37 PM

Ouch!! Always ask first way the charge will be.


Yesterdays deal of the day a HVAC guy came to connect a rooftop condenser 2 ton unit on a building. He bled out all the R410 while trying to connect it then told me the unit had been reclaimed and said I needed 10lbs of r410 at $150/lb. plus $450 to hook it up. He almost went flying off roof.

lobsdiver1 05-22-2019 04:19 PM

No lower unit service or greasing of all fittings?

netjob 05-22-2019 04:33 PM

I would have expected a 4 hour minimum labor charge. You dont get in house rates for a house call.


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