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    Default Sportjet Mechanic?

    Doe anyone have a recommendation on a good sportjet mechanic?
    I have a sportjet 175 that needs some preventative maintenance and don't know where to take it.
    Or if you have thoughts on where not to take it that may be helpful as well. I have already had some bad experiences with our local anchorage boat shops.

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    Check your PM...I have the perfect guy for you.

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    John Ekelmann. akgravelpumper on the forum.

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    What sort of PM?

    May prove a great chance to learn a few new things about your boat.
    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWB View Post
    What sort of PM?

    May prove a great chance to learn a few new things about your boat.
    The boat seems to have lost a lot of power this year. My top end is very close to what it has always been but getting on step is much slower than in previous years. I was looking for someone experienced that could do a check-up and let me know if the sleeves needed to be replaced, the impeller looked like it needed to be rebuilt/resurfaced, or anything else needed to be fixed for next year. While they had it in pieces it would be a good time to lube it up, replace the zinc's, etc. Your right I should be doing some of this myself but I have no time, when you see my boat broke down on the river with no clue how to fix it next summer you can say "I told you so"

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK Troutbum View Post
    John Ekelmann. akgravelpumper on the forum.
    I second that I haven't used him but has offered to help me out a buddy of mine has used him had nothing but good things to say

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    Quote Originally Posted by northriver21 View Post
    Check your PM...I have the perfect guy for you.
    Quote Originally Posted by AK Troutbum View Post
    John Ekelmann. akgravelpumper on the forum.
    Quote Originally Posted by skybust View Post
    I second that I haven't used him but has offered to help me out a buddy of mine has used him had nothing but good things to say
    That's exactly who I PM'd Deak about earlier I wasnt sure if John wanted his name out there. I called to make sure he was up for it and his wife assured me he is.

    I did'nt know he was a member on this forum.

    When you can get 3 or more folks to agree on this board....It's probably worth a try.

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by northriver21 View Post
    That's exactly who I PM'd Deak about earlier I wasnt sure if John wanted his name out there. I called to make sure he was up for it and his wife assured me he is.

    I did'nt know he was a member on this forum.

    When you can get 3 or more folks to agree on this board....It's probably worth a try.

    Good luck
    Its unanimous! Thanks to all for the recommendations. I am taking it to John this week, I'll let everyone know it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skybust View Post
    I second that I haven't used him but has offered to help me out a buddy of mine has used him had nothing but good things to say
    Yep. He's a great guy.

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