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#11431178 - 02/22/16 02:36 PM Boat/Motor servicing around Fort Worth?
toofy Offline

Registered: 12/26/15
Posts: 216
Loc: Fort Worth
I have a (new to me) 2007 Ranger Z20 with a Yamaha 225 HPDI. Can anyone recommend a shop with experience with Rangers and Yamahas? The Cabela's here is the only authorized dealer as far as I can tell but I would like to try a local shop first. I searched the forum but didn't find anything.

If it matters, the issues are:
1. The boat sat unused for about 6 months. On my test drive with the prior owner it started immediately and did fine. Then 2 weeks later when I put it in the water for my first run, the engine started right away. I idled around for 20 minutes then I turned it off. Then the motor would turn over but not start for about 10 minutes. Finally it started.
2. On the keypad, the red light next to the "stop" button blinks constantly.
3. The 4 bay battery charger is not working and I have ordered a new one.
4. The trailer was rarely used and I would like to get someone to see if it is road worth to drag it on a 600-mile trip this summer.

This is my first boat and I know very little, and I'm learning as I go. I've learned a ton on this forum so far!

#11432445 - 02/23/16 12:08 AM Re: Boat/Motor servicing around Fort Worth? [Re: toofy]
Chris G. Davis Offline

Registered: 09/14/09
Posts: 366
Loc: Alvarado Texas!
I am south of Fort Worth on Lake Alvarado. I can help you with the Ranger. Please contact me by phone or email. Thanks!! Chris
Lakeside Marine Specialties
Serving the South DFW Area
Marine Sales, Service and Custom Rigging
Evinrude Pro-Staff

#11434563 - 02/23/16 07:49 PM Re: Boat/Motor servicing around Fort Worth? [Re: toofy]
toofy Offline

Registered: 12/26/15
Posts: 216
Loc: Fort Worth
Thanks! I'm hoping for somewhere a little closer to home, but Alvarado isn't as far since the Chisholm Trail Parkway opened. I'll let you know.

#11443102 - 02/27/16 08:06 AM Re: Boat/Motor servicing around Fort Worth? [Re: toofy]
BoatRx Offline
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Registered: 04/19/06
Posts: 926
Loc: Gainesville, Texas
North Texas Marine has a service dept in Ft Worth as well as here in Gainesville TX. The phone number there is 817-246-2100. The address is 1100 NE Loop 820, Ft Worth.We are factory trained and authorized for Mercury, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Evinrude. We will be glad to help anyway we can.

Edited by BoatRx (02/27/16 08:07 AM)
Jeff Ivie
Service Manager
North Texas Marine
2520 E. Hwy 82
Gainesville, Tx 76240


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