Skipjack 25 Flybridge

Jason R

Newbie
Aug 9, 2019
3
6
38
So Cal
Name
Jason Rosique
Boat
None Yet
What's up fellas, noob here. I just picked up a 1988 Skipjack 25 flybridge (dream boat). She needs some outdrive work. Does anyone on here have any recommendations for a mobile mechanic, in southern California, that will replace bellows and do a full service in my driveway? Volvo Penta duoprop Located in Lakewood, CA.
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mrfishcado

Los Panchos Sportfishing
Mar 25, 2006
586
194
Pomona, CA
Name
Paco
Boat
1996 Ranger 488VS 1980 24' Skipjack "La Cuarentona"
What's up fellas, noob here. I just picked up a 1988 Skipjack 25 flybridge (dream boat). She needs some outdrive work. Does anyone on here have any recommendations for a mobile mechanic, in southern California, that will replace bellows and do a full service in my driveway? Volvo Penta duoprop Located in Lakewood, CA.View attachment 1149070

Kevin Cotter he’s in Anaheim.

714-716-6541
 

Jason R

Newbie
Aug 9, 2019
3
6
38
So Cal
Name
Jason Rosique
Boat
None Yet
Just a follow-up here. My Volvo Penta 290dp was in bad shape. It had sat in the salt water for quite some time. I was able to scrape the majority of the barnacles off. Kevin took it in, removed it, sourced a used helm (mine was broken), new bushings and hardware, re-sealed, new bellows, cleaned and re-painted with factory paint, fresh oil, new decals, pressure checked, adjusted and sent me on my way for a very fair price with a quick turnaround. He followed up to make sure she was running smoothly. Cool guy, highly recommended.
 

ltran0614

Member
May 8, 2013
716
394
Orange
Name
L Train
Boat
27' Farallon Whaleback & 27' Radon LRB
Don't know if you looked into it but Volvo offers a hydraulic upgrade 'kit'. I did both of my DP 290s, no leaks and works great.

Problem with the old hydraulics in the DP 290s is that parts are hard to come by and very expensive.