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Took boat up to Whites Marine at Pittsburg just off Pomme de Terre Lake.

Had to wait my turn of course but they got it in a few days quicker than they originally thought they would and I thank them for that.

Turns out it was a heat alarm and the first shop I had taken it too had pushed a rubber grommet up into the water intake tube when they put the lower unit back together. It was partially blocking the water intake and at an idle it would get enough water to cool but not running down the lake.

Anyway we run down to the ramp and took a short boat ride and the alarms didn't go off and boat seems to run right. So sure glad to get boat back, just in time for the storms, and maybe can get out next week.

Long run I'd have been better off going to a dealer I guess, but sure there are some independents out there that do good work and maybe even the one I went too. But don't let people put parts on "to see if that will fix it". Glad I didn't and went elsewhere.

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theres a guy in Willard whos really good at a reasonable price. if you have trouble again get with me and I'll get you his phone number.

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i hear ya thats one the reasons im single hahaha!!!! It would take a very understanding patient woman to put up with my fishing to the extreme!!!

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All you guys have to do when your ol'lady's get all bent about your outboard repair bills is remind them how many purses and shoes they've bought in the last couple years.....then get out the calculator.

That usually calms them right down.

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Think I'll pass too. She's good to me. Lets me spend more money than I should. Didn't say anything when I bought that new Sig P238 couple weeks ago. Boat was in the shop and no idea how much to fix. Besides as I get older I've found I like sleeping indoors a lot!!

And in keeping with things had to go and get a new bilge pump and live well pump yesterday and a few other assorted goodies. So I'm good.

Now if I can just get a break on the weather.

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Just wanted to add that the first shop picked up the bill from the second shop. Said it was his fault and he should have caught it. I've never had anyone do that before so everything is good in my book!!!!!!!!!!

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Just wanted to add that the first shop picked up the bill from the second shop. Said it was his fault and he should have caught it. I've never had anyone do that before so everything is good in my book!!!!!!!!!!

That speaks volumes for the first shop.

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