kstitan8

South Bay Boat and Tackle

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I used Southbay. My trim/tilt ram cracked. I needed a new sleeve and to have it rebuilt. They were $600 including parts out the door and had the boat back in a week. Everyone else I contacted wanted double that and a 4 week lead time. I 100% would go back there. I sent a friend there for his boat that had some motor issues and he said for what he had done the price was more than fair.


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I used Southbay. My trim/tilt ram cracked. I needed a new sleeve and to have it rebuilt. They were $600 including parts out the door and had the boat back in a week. Everyone else I contacted wanted double that and a 4 week lead time. I 100% would go back there. I sent a friend there for his boat that had some motor issues and he said for what he had done the price was more than fair.


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Great feedback. Any idea where they get parts from?

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That I’m unsure of, I brought in photos and the part numbers I found on line and they did the rest. I assume they ordered right from mercury


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I thought about bringing my boat there for some rigging but after talking to them and realizing they didn't know there was such a thing as a 24 volt trolling motor (requiring two 12v batteries hooked into a series) and arguing with them briefly that this is in fact how it's done, and NOT by hooking into a "24 volt battery" as they put it.....I figured I'd go elsewhere for service/other misc rigging.

 

All that aside, I like that shop and buy tackle from there sometimes,  and the two guys who run it are pretty cool. That discrepancy though showed me they didn't really know what they were talking about, so why trust them with other electrical rigging?

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Is it not the two twins in their mid 20's who own it anymore? One of them was there about 3 weeks ago when I went in. 

 

Again, I like those guys and their shop, but that instance is what made me look elsewhere for rigging. For simple service I would consider them because they are a 5 minute drive from my house. 

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