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Mechanic recommendation for pre purchase inspection?

I'm driving up from Tampa next week to look at buying a used boat. I want a mechanic to look over the motor before I buy, but I don't have any personal experience with mechanics in your area. Before I just randomly choose one from a google search I figured I would ask here to see if anyone could recommend a mechanic they trust.  Thanks!


  • RedactionRedaction Posts: 2,044 Captain
    What manufacturer of outboard and where in town are you looking at it?
  • PangamanPangaman Posts: 911 Officer
    Mike at morning star marina is one of the best yamaha outboard mechanics. But he is normally booked up. His number is 904-838-3743 to see if he can fit you in. Sometimes he is easier to reach by text.
  • RigPie2005RigPie2005 Posts: 106 Deckhand
    I'm not sure what part of town yet. It's a 2015 Yamaha 115hp. Now I have to work over the weekend and the guy is showing the boat to someone else. If he buys it I'm out. If he doesn't then I'll probably take a vacation day the following week and make the drive. I'll reach out to Mike when I find out whether the boat was sold or not.
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