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#10979497 - 07/15/15 07:59 PM Putting my boat in for service
Ranger1 Offline
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I am putting my boat in for service Friday. How much should I expect to pay for routine annual service?
Mercury 250 OPTI
Not sure what is all involved
Lower unit
impeller
Plugs and whatever else


Edited by Ranger1 (07/15/15 07:59 PM)
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#10979529 - 07/15/15 08:16 PM Re: Putting my boat in for service [Re: Ranger1]
Allan W Offline
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What was wrong with the Talon you wanted help with?

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#10979543 - 07/15/15 08:24 PM Re: Putting my boat in for service [Re: Allan W]
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The quick connect I installed on it was eaten up with corrosion (Like Acid build up).
The connector and Talon is only three months old.
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#10980055 - 07/16/15 05:56 AM Re: Putting my boat in for service [Re: Ranger1]
Allan W Offline
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Was the quick connect a factory connector or aftermarket?

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#10980083 - 07/16/15 06:34 AM Re: Putting my boat in for service [Re: Allan W]
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MinnKota factory
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#10980167 - 07/16/15 07:48 AM Re: Putting my boat in for service [Re: Ranger1]
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I'd plan on $200-300 for what you are doing.

Your corrosion may be an electrolysis problem. You should have it checked out because if it is it will just keep happening.

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#10980214 - 07/16/15 08:10 AM Re: Putting my boat in for service [Re: Dayne]
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Originally Posted By: Dayne
I'd plan on $200-300 for what you are doing.

Your corrosion may be an electrolysis problem. You should have it checked out because if it is it will just keep happening.


Dayne, Can you break that down Barney style for me???
Does it mean maybe a battery problem? Hope not all four are brand new
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#10980700 - 07/16/15 10:43 AM Re: Putting my boat in for service [Re: Ranger1]
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I has to do with wiring. It sounds like you have a 36v trolling motor. If they are not grounded correctly you will have a problem. The guru for this is Jones Trolling Motors. He visits this site sometimes. If you take a good look at how you are wired up then give him a call he may walk you through what is happening and how to fix it.

I've had a similar problem as well as a friend. He diagnosed it over the phone. I think he is in Texarkana.


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#10981756 - 07/16/15 06:04 PM Re: Putting my boat in for service [Re: Dayne]
Allan W Offline
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I'd plan on $200-300 for what you are doing.

You can double that minimum. The spark plugs for Optimax are about $25-30 each, not installed.
Order a Mercury service manual and do it yourself. You will save you thousands over the years. The manual will tell you step by step. Make sure to get the Mercury manual not any of the other after maket manuals.

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