What's a fair price for impeller service?

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  1. muskokamarc

    muskokamarc Member

    99
    May 28, 2018
    Muskoka/Toronto
    1985 Sea Ray 210 Monaco
    2007 Sea-Doo Wake
    1996 Starcraft Fishmaster
    230HP Alpha One
    Hey guys - I asked two local marina's about having my impeller replaced, and one quoted me at $700 CAD and the other at $550 all in.

    Seems like a steep price... My neighbour knows how to do it and I've done some research... Doesn't seem too hard. Any suggestions as to how much I should offer him? I'll lend him a hand.

    Also, how about for replacing my oil pressure sensor? One quoted me at $225 CAD.

    Thanks
     
  2. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

    682
    Sep 12, 2009
    IL
    281
    V8
    Two knuckles and a forearm. Good luck. :)
     
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  3. Espos4

    Espos4 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2017
    Long Island NY
    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS
    Many factors involved.

    How difficult is the bilge access?
    What time of year is it? (July = No good for you)
    Travel distance if any?
    Who’s providing the parts?
    Canadian dollar exchange rate
     
  4. muskokamarc

    muskokamarc Member

    99
    May 28, 2018
    Muskoka/Toronto
    1985 Sea Ray 210 Monaco
    2007 Sea-Doo Wake
    1996 Starcraft Fishmaster
    230HP Alpha One
    Yea, all good points.

    I found another Marina that said $400+tax CAD for service. Hourly labour is $129 (2.5 hours) and parts $50-80. Definitely the best rate.

    My neighbour wanted $450-500 + parts and I would have to help. Rather just bring it to the marina and pick it up once it's done.
     
  5. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Is he boat an I/O with an Alpha Drive?
    Your signature has info for 3 different boats and only one power description at the bottom.
    Anyway, if it is an Alpha 1 drive then the impeller and plastic housing is in the drive.
    Considering the exchange rate from USD to CAD I don’t think the last price you got of 400 CAD is too bad for draining the drive oil, splitting the drive, installing the new water pump kit, reassembling and filling up with drive oil again.
     
  6. muskokamarc

    muskokamarc Member

    99
    May 28, 2018
    Muskoka/Toronto
    1985 Sea Ray 210 Monaco
    2007 Sea-Doo Wake
    1996 Starcraft Fishmaster
    230HP Alpha One
    Yes, the boat is a stern drive Alpha One. I agree, that's why I told the guy I would bring it in.
     
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  7. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    That’s great.
    BTW: That’s a fairly easy DIY job for someone with basic skills. You should be able to find several helpful videos to walk you through it if you want to tackle it yourself next time.
     
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  8. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    Yep. This should give you a better idea of what it takes to get it done.
    http://www.mercstuff.com/waterpumpinst.htm
     
  9. muskokamarc

    muskokamarc Member

    99
    May 28, 2018
    Muskoka/Toronto
    1985 Sea Ray 210 Monaco
    2007 Sea-Doo Wake
    1996 Starcraft Fishmaster
    230HP Alpha One
    Yea I've watched a couple video's on how to do it, doesn't seem too challenging, but I don't have a trailer to get the boat out of the water and right now my time is very tight, and with summer being so short, I think it's worth it.
     
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  10. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Didn’t realize the boat was in the water. The 400 CAD (about 300 USD) price is really reasonable if the guy is pulling the boat to do the job and then resplashing it for you.
     
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  11. muskokamarc

    muskokamarc Member

    99
    May 28, 2018
    Muskoka/Toronto
    1985 Sea Ray 210 Monaco
    2007 Sea-Doo Wake
    1996 Starcraft Fishmaster
    230HP Alpha One
    And congratulations on 5,000 messages! Haha
     
  12. HavnFunYet?

    HavnFunYet? Member

    169
    Mar 16, 2008
    Michigan
    1998 Sea Ray 370 DA
    310 Mercury Hypalon w 9.9 Merc
    454 Mercruiser 7.4 MPI's

    Dude...that is hardly half a boat buck! If you don’t feel like farting with it this is a no brainer!
     
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  13. LG111

    LG111 Active Member

    583
    Jan 4, 2015
    NW
    410
    8.1
    Every boater needs to be his/her own mechanic on all parts bolted to the block. So, take some time and pull things apart, take pictures and put back together. Trust me, there will be a day when you are on out on your own and you'll thank yourself you know how to make the fix. Impellar are the easiest to start with. Plenty of you tube videos to get started. Oh, save boat loads of money for beer and fuel!
     

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