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Old 05-04-2015, 12:53 PM   #1
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Can anyone reccomend a good boat mechanic in the Gilford/Laconia/Alton area? Needs to be a yard on the water. We have a Sea Ray 280SS. Please feel free to PM me on this. Thanks!
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Old 05-04-2015, 01:33 PM   #2
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Can anyone reccomend a good boat mechanic in the Gilford/Laconia/Alton area? Needs to be a yard on the water. We have a Sea Ray 280SS. Please feel free to PM me on this. Thanks!
What about Irwin Marine on Paugus Bay in Laconia?? Aren't they the local Searay dealer also??

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Old 05-04-2015, 03:13 PM   #3
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Thought that was an obvious one too iShoot !!

fltsimguy - if it's engine related work just about EVERY Marina is certified on Mercruiser / Penta's ....... and this would include doing engine Warranty work


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Old 05-04-2015, 04:53 PM   #4
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A key piece of missing info: Where are you? I like Irwin Marine for my Sea Ray, but if you're in Wolfeboro or Green's Basin, Irwin may not be convenient.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:55 PM   #5
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Can anyone reccomend a good boat mechanic in the Gilford/Laconia/Alton area? Needs to be a yard on the water. !
Descant-- he already defined what area in the original post


My guess is he is in Gilford and equidistant from Alton or Laconia
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MerCruiser's are easy to work on I agree and most can do it, but just trying to find someone who is quality and can be trusted. We know the Irwin guys, but trying to find an independent mechanic.
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I have a buddy that works at Fay's in Gilford that also does side work. If you would like his contact info please shoot me a PM.
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Old 05-05-2015, 11:26 AM   #9
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Dave's Motorboat Shop in Gilford. Not right on the water but he'll pick you up.
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Old 05-05-2015, 11:29 AM   #10
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Flsimguy....

I've used a Winnie Forum member as a boat mechanic in the past, he's been very reliable, reasonably priced, and knows his stuff ! He's an independant mechanic.
He will come to your boat location, either in water or on trailer.

His Forum name is: jst_4_kiks
Not sure if he's been active lately on Forum, but worth a try.
I will send you a PM with the last contact email and Cell# I have for him.

If you can't get him, I'd give Dave's MB Shop in Gilford a call, I'll vouch for him also, and have used in the past. He has vast knowledge or Mercruisers and provides good service.

Good luck!
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Dave Rossetti. Lighthouse marine. 603 968 3176
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Flsimguy....

I've used a Winnie Forum member as a boat mechanic in the past, he's been very reliable, reasonably priced, and knows his stuff ! He's an independant mechanic.
He will come to your boat location, either in water or on trailer.

His Forum name is: jst_4_kiks
Not sure if he's been active lately on Forum, but worth a try.
I will send you a PM with the last contact email and Cell# I have for him.

If you can't get him, I'd give Dave's MB Shop in Gilford a call, I'll vouch for him also, and have used in the past. He has vast knowledge or Mercruisers and provides good service.

Good luck!
That'd be Kyle--the one I was going to suggest that you use. Definitely knows his stuff and his prices are very reasonable.
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Old 05-06-2015, 03:52 PM   #13
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He is independent and will travel to your boat. Give him a call at 603.387.6077.
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Old 05-07-2015, 12:07 PM   #14
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Dave's Motorboat Shop in Gilford. Not right on the water but he'll pick you up.
Two big thumbs up for Dave.

He's worked on our Cobalt, Baja, Whaler, Ski Nautique and Air Nautique. Great guy.
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For what it's worth, Kyle recommended Dave to me for issues I was having with my antique outboard. For anything newer than 1970 I wouldn't hesitate to use Kyle, and even with older stuff it'd be a toss-up
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Also had good experience with Dave.

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Old 05-21-2015, 10:11 PM   #18
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A few good local mechanics have been mentioned here, myself included.

What needs to be done to the boat for service? Mentioned the area & boat you have. Doesnt matter to me where boat is located, I am mobile. Just last weekend I traveled to Wolfeboro to service some jetskis in the water at another members house. If you are islander its slight more difficult but still doable to access.

PM me with any questions you have. Thanks.
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