Good service to get a basic service around Lake Washington?

Discussion in 'West Coast' started by searaypuget, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. searaypuget

    searaypuget Member

    71
    May 21, 2017
    Seattle
    2008 Sundancer 280
    496 Mercruiser w/Bravo III Drive
    Hi,
    Can someone recommend a place to get the outdrive lube changed?
    Mine is moored at Newport Yacht which is next to Seattle Boat but haven't used their service.
    Let me know if you have any recommendation. I believe the boat has to come out for this service. Thank you.
    -Cal
     
  2. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Have you checked with the SR dealer there in Seattle?
     
  3. LG111

    LG111 Active Member

    320
    Jan 4, 2015
    NW
    410
    8.1
    If you have a trailer, do it yourself. It' very very easy.

    Drain is located on the lower unit. The vent is located near the upper drive.

    Open the lower drain. Then open the vent screw. Drain fluid.

    Fill outdrive fluid in a squeeze bottle. Like an old mustard squeeze tip bottle. Put the tip in the lower drain and open the vent screw. Squeeze the fluid until it runs out of the upper vent screw location. Avoid squezing air out of the squeeze bottle. If you need more fluid to fill then close the vent to create a vacuum. Then repeat until it drips out the top vent. Once it comes out then tighten the upper vent and secure the drain plug.

    That's it.

    Mark
     
  4. joelife

    joelife Member

    31
    Aug 15, 2017
    240 Sea Ray Sundancer 2008
    5.0 mag w/Bravo 111 drives
    Hello, I am looking for a good service center in the Sec Tac area I am going to need a full service, Any recommendations?
    Thanks
    Joe
     
  5. sandydlc

    sandydlc Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    470
    Feb 24, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    450 Sundancer 2010
    Cummins 480 HP w/Zeus pod drives
    I haven't used them yet but I've heard great things about Delta Marine which is located in the Duwamish area:
    Delta Marine 206-763-2383
    http://www.deltamarine.com/

    If you're coming by water you do need to enter the channel at high tide. They have very competitive hourly rates.

    Another boat yard to try is CSR Marine located in Ballard. We have used them and they do a pretty good job. You just need to stay on top of them to stay on schedule. The work they do is solid.
     
  6. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    450 Sundancer
    3126 Cat's
    For my little boat, I have used Allison Marine Service 23434 Pacific Hwy S. Des Moines 206-878-6479
     
  7. joelife

    joelife Member

    31
    Aug 15, 2017
    240 Sea Ray Sundancer 2008
    5.0 mag w/Bravo 111 drives
    No I have not checked with the SR dealer. I spoke to Rick at Master Marine a Mercruiser authorized repair facility. I am traveling and will be coming from San Diego with a few stops Ca Delta, Columbia River in Portland then up to Seattle to cruise the San Juans.I will check with the SR Dealer. Thank you
     
  8. searaypuget

    searaypuget Member

    71
    May 21, 2017
    Seattle
    2008 Sundancer 280
    496 Mercruiser w/Bravo III Drive
    I finally got to make a few phone calls and found the labor rate is $175/hour and it takes 2.5 hours to change the lube on a single outdrive plus a hall out fee of $250 + parts, and of course a tax :)
     
  9. sandydlc

    sandydlc Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    470
    Feb 24, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    450 Sundancer 2010
    Cummins 480 HP w/Zeus pod drives
    That is really high! Who quoted that rate? Seattle Boat? Did you get an estimate from CSR? They should be much more reasonable.
     
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  10. searaypuget

    searaypuget Member

    71
    May 21, 2017
    Seattle
    2008 Sundancer 280
    496 Mercruiser w/Bravo III Drive
    Wow! Sandy! :)
    I will give a call to CSR tomorrow.
     
  11. sandydlc

    sandydlc Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    470
    Feb 24, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    450 Sundancer 2010
    Cummins 480 HP w/Zeus pod drives
    Ask for Tom Thornton. He'll take good care of you.
     
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