Just picked my boat up from a bellows job. I specified I wanted Merc/Quiksilver brand and not aftermarket. The shop owner must have never used them before because he commented on how much easier they were to work with and how pliable they were. My reasoning is our last boat a different shop used Sierra and after 3 years they were starting to crack. Anyway, I dropped it off Friday and called Monday to ask if they needed the keys (forgot to leave them) and he said he did but also told me they had it all apart and ready to put back together. Dropped the keys off Monday night and the old bellows were off but the gimbal 'ring'? was still on. It is a Bravo 3 (2006). Not sure if I'm using the right terminology but they did not remove the pins unless they did that later but I doubt it. Is it possible to change bellows without taking the gimbal ring off? Anyway, boat is done and here at home. All Merc parts, new gimbal bearing, shift cable, and bellows. $725 plus tax. Thought that was pretty good?