Broken Pivot?

Discussion in 'Boating' started by Switchback XT, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. Switchback XT

    Switchback XT New Member

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    I own a merc 15 and hit an underwater stump and broke the "pivot" on the motor. The engine mechanic charged me $400 bucks to get it fixed. Has this happened to anyone else, and did a get ripped off?
     
  2. SC Hartwell

    SC Hartwell New Member

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    No but 400 sounds a little pricey?
     

  3. badkarma

    badkarma New Member

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    Hank I had that happen in 1987 on a 9.9 OB I was using on a 26 ft sloop.I was on the intercoastal waterway on the east coast of Fla and was many miles to where I could use the sails so I had to lash down the motor to finish the trip.As for fixing the OB I just found an old junked out one and swapped parts at little cost.
     
  4. special liberty

    special liberty New Member

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    $400 bucks sounds about right. Add the word marine, add 25% to the cost of any part or repair!!! My best friend did the same thing at a remote fishing camp in Canada a couple of years ago. It's the price we all pay to have a hole in the water we throw money in called a boat.
     
  5. Switchback XT

    Switchback XT New Member

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    It just seems too easy to do, it's like Jim said he just swapped them out. They kept the dang thing in the shop for 4 weeks, this is why I try to keep everything DIY.
     
  6. special liberty

    special liberty New Member

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    How much was the part?