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Thread: Need REPUTABLE Mercury OB Mechanic -or- Newer NON-Mercury Outboard

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRFISH View Post
    Bass Pro in Anchorage does good work (and they're a Merc dealer). Not sure what their turnaround time might be.
    Talk to Jeff.
    Only if you want half a ssed service and stuff ripped off from your boat! NEVER again will I deal with Bass Pros boat service dept. Burkeshore Marina on Big Lake for my service needs and parts from now on. Top notch helpful guys over there!
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    Thanks for the heads-up, but sorry to hear of your misfortune.

    I think I wrote earlier in this thread of the thousands of dollars I've spent, often throwing good money after bad, locating credible, conscientious, skilled mechanics and parts people for ANY and ALL vehicles I've owned.

    And once I -find- them, sometimes a whole lot of Benjamins later, I try to treat them right; take them some awesome beer or (????) for Christmas, etc.

    The fellow who used to handle Subaru parts for me, and helped me in obtaining one of the last three factory short-blocks in the world for a vehicle I still own and for which we were doing a new engine build (as well as associated Subaru factory parts), all at a very reasonable price, I once called up and asked if he'd had lunch yet, then advised him not to make plans. We took him a hot, insulated plate of home-fried home-grown German butterball spuds from the garden, with a nice breaded and fried fillet of some Canadian-caught lake trout, and a nice sized steak of broiled top sirloin from a fatted, grain-fed angus we'd butchered.

    I still see him around town, though he nolonger works for the questionable folks he used to work for. But he's happy in his new managerial job, and there are -always- warm hand-shakes, smiles, and words of respect. Trusted relationships of mutual regard and respect often end up lasting many years, and too many businesses focused on maximizing the fleecing of customers in the immediate moment lose sight of that, and -eventually- often lose that business.

    I believe there's a very human side to effective capitalism and I've contended for many years that shrewd capitalism, lacking in mutual respect or a 'soul,' often leads to resentment and implosion eventually. (*Visions of Central America...).

    Quote Originally Posted by mjm316 View Post
    Only if you want half a ssed service and stuff ripped off from your boat! NEVER again will I deal with Bass Pros boat service dept. Burkeshore Marina on Big Lake for my service needs and parts from now on. Top notch helpful guys over there!

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