Ventura Area Yamaha Mechanic?

Junglepeanut

Lost at Sea
May 13, 2014
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Roger
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Parker 1800
I started storing my boat down in dry storage in Ventura Harbor and am not familier with the local mechanics. Outboard is a Yamaha f115, currently just needs routine service. Does not have to be the cheapest just want honest and reliable. Any suggestions?
 

benrd81

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May 21, 2009
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Lompoc, ca
Name
Ben
Boat
2660 Sailfish WAC Reellife
The routine stuff is really easy to do if you don't mind getting your hands dirty roger. Let me know if you have any questions. Do all of the work on my twins.
 

Junglepeanut

Lost at Sea
May 13, 2014
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Roger
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Parker 1800
Thanx, I can do impeller/oil and basic stuff but just like the peace of mind of having it given a once over on occasion. I have a healthy enough respect/fear of the ocean to know I am not enough of a mechanic to trust myself. I really do appreciate the help though. You get out this year yet?
 
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benrd81

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May 21, 2009
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Lompoc, ca
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Ben
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2660 Sailfish WAC Reellife
I can understand Roger, no not yet and its killin me. Been workin 12hr days glad that's over till Feb. Was gonna go today but couldn't get motivated enough to get everything ready and didn't like the look of the offshore wind outta ventura mixed with that left over swell out of the NW.
 

Junglepeanut

Lost at Sea
May 13, 2014
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Roger
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Parker 1800
Thanx for the info, will check out Tillys I am glad to hear that

Yea, I haven't even looked at the weather lately. Would like to get out and maybe try some coastal halibut in February
 

steelhead88

Marriage is not a word; it is a sentence!
Aug 18, 2008
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Ventura
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Scott
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GRAYLIGHT- Custom 23' Aluminum Pilothouse
Inflatable Boat Specialists gets my vote, and they're super knowledgeable especially when it comes to Yami's. Ask for Jared (manager), he's great!
 
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Junglepeanut

Lost at Sea
May 13, 2014
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Roger
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Parker 1800
Good to know, I saw their reviews and they seemed good but I am glad to hear from somebody here who uses them. Thank you
 

benrd81

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May 21, 2009
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Lompoc, ca
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Ben
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2660 Sailfish WAC Reellife
There is a thread here somewhere by Apogee about the horrific service he got from IBS when he bought new motors from them. Might want to give it a search and PM him about it.
 
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4L2NA

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Apr 14, 2012
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Newbury Park, CA
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Larry
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25' Davis RHLC, D4, FinAddict
I use Alan @ Pacific Marine. They have serviced my boats for years, always reliable. Although I am currently running a Volvo D4, in the past, he serviced my Yamaha outboards. He does have a dyno at his facility.
 

Carpfisher

Chief Cook & Bottle Washer
Jul 3, 2012
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Carpinteria
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Paul
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226 Cabo Cuddycon, 16' Bayrunner
Specialty Marine or Pacific Marine for general service. Eric and Allen can be a little salty at times, don't let that put you off though, they are great guys that know their stuff.
IBS also has a dyno, but their tech that I liked, Matt, is no longer there, plus theres that whole Ap thing that went down....
 

Junglepeanut

Lost at Sea
May 13, 2014
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Roger
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Parker 1800
Thank you everyone for the help. For this time around we decided to pick it up and tow it home to our local mechanic we know and trust. Bit of a pain but boat got done and done right so hopefully we will be seeing everyone out there soon
 

dpflaumer

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May 30, 2011
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Ventura, CA
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Doug P
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32 Luhrs
Alan at Pacific Marine, not the cheapest but he and all his guys are current on certifications. Honest shop.....
 

Junglepeanut

Lost at Sea
May 13, 2014
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Roger
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Parker 1800
Thank you very much for the info. They were one of the shops that came highly recommended but due to a few reasons I ended up just towing it back closer to home and had the shop I know do the maintenance