What should be expected from a full service marina

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Madifonzo, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    Dumb question here but...are you sure they knew that you were one of theirs?
     
  2. Madifonzo

    Madifonzo New Member

    716
    Sep 30, 2013
    Boston, Ma
    2005 280
    Zodiac Zoom 310 9.9 Honda
    Twin 5.0 MPI with Bravo III Drives
    Not dumb...but funny. Yes they know who I am and that I am a year round customer.
     
  3. Madifonzo

    Madifonzo New Member

    716
    Sep 30, 2013
    Boston, Ma
    2005 280
    Zodiac Zoom 310 9.9 Honda
    Twin 5.0 MPI with Bravo III Drives
    Well I share details about what caused my dilemma and my experienced (or lack of) was questioned. I was just being a bit defensive.
     
  4. dpmulvey

    dpmulvey New Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Homeport: Charles City, VA
    1999/2007 330 Sundancer Hardtop.
    6.2 Merc Horixons
    1.5:1 Velvet Drives
    Brewers?
     
  5. KC_Sundancer

    KC_Sundancer Active Member

    Sep 8, 2009
    Munising, Michigan (Lake Superior) Pictured Rocks
    1985 270DA Sundancer,Simrad 4G Radar,Lowrance Gen2 GPS/Sonar/Structure Scan,F350 7.3l Diesel, tri-ax
    twin Mercruiser 185R's (v6's) w/SE106 drives, "High Five" stainless props, Mercury 280 RIB w/9.9 Mer
    Experience or not, things happen and it appears some were sidetracked from your initial post being about the marina and not how lead to that.

    What you did quickly pulling back the throttle is not a wrong thing to do and should not have locked it in forward. With racing offshore powerboats that is done all the time, being constantly in and out of the water. Reversing loads on the cone clutches are far more drastic it the racing situation. It's possible the drive may have overheated on you, be low on lube or have water in it? Curious to hear what the mechanics say happened.

    Best of luck with getting back in for the Holiday!
     
  6. hack4alivin

    hack4alivin Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 18, 2008
    Joppa, Maryland
    320 Dancer
    Twin 350 V Drives


    I totally agree with both of you. Having been at a MarineMax marina for many years I have always got first class service. A haul out for a boat with an IO can be done with a forklift in minutes, with the most time taken in blocking the boat up on the hard deck. I don’t think you expectations for better service are unreasonable at all. Good luck.
     
  7. hack4alivin

    hack4alivin Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 18, 2008
    Joppa, Maryland
    320 Dancer
    Twin 350 V Drives


    I don't blame you!!
     
  8. Madifonzo

    Madifonzo New Member

    716
    Sep 30, 2013
    Boston, Ma
    2005 280
    Zodiac Zoom 310 9.9 Honda
    Twin 5.0 MPI with Bravo III Drives
    Thanks KC- got new (but used) drive installed and it shifts beautifully. I have the old drive at my Merc shop. We will see what the prognosis. As of now, I should be back on the water for the holiday...provided I didn't botch the install. I feel comfortable that I did everything right but am still paranoid that I missed something. I don't choose to be a DYI'er but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
     

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