So it's getting to the beginning of the '09 season, starting to see some warm weather, and this means time to get ta Dooin'. Before getting started though, we need to get the boat serviced! I've got a new '08 Challenger 180, picked up in 07 of '08. Last summer we finished off with 12 hours on the meter. I'd like to ask the readers what their recommendations/stories/experiences are, (good AND bad) of the local dealers/service businesses in southern California are.
The closest to me is Jet World Powersports in Castaic, CA. They've been there for almost 2 years, and been in Burbank 11 years prior. Dan is the owner. Sounds reputable. The next closest I believe is in Corona. When we originally bought ours, this was one location I considered. GOTMDX picked his up there, and today he hipped me to their game. Gave them a 6 out of 10 for service and didn't recommend them. Well, back then, turned out, we simply ended up with a better deal in San Luis Obispo (SLO Motorsports), and these guys are FANTASTICK people. But i know nothing of their service (or anyone elses for that matter...). I don't think they go through a whole lot of Sea Doo sales. much of their business is bikes/ATV's and is a bit of distance for getting service.
I've looked up Simi Valley Honda SeaDoo in Simi Valley, and Cal Coast Motorsports in Ventura, CA; hadn't stopped by, but they both seem to cater (as far as watercrafts go) to PWCs and not so much the sport boats. For me, that may be a factor. Still weighing in.
So there is 3 and some change that I know of, so please, throw in your 2 cents and share some experiences! We all gotta go through it! THNX!!
recommended service dealer near Santa Clarita, CA (or your area)
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Posted 01 May 2009 - 10:05 PM
So I stopped by Jet Power Motorsports in Casttaic, CA yesterday. wanted to get an idea of the location, owner, customer service, etc. Chit chat for a minute with the owner and asked a few questions. The service is running $105/hr., charges for 3 hours + parts. Gave me an estimate of ~ $40 in parts. Also said he needed a week for the service. Admitedly, this threw me off. Part of my train of thougth was, along the lines service for an automobile. I've gotten medium duty repairs on my car and still received it back at the end of the day. In retospect though, I seem to recall reading other's posts referring to service and taking up to weeks. Is this a norm in the boat/Sea-Doo service industry? a curiousity if anyone knows. So i've set up a time to this saturday to take the Doo in for the 10 hour. This one I find important enought to have it done. I got a copy of teir service manual that lists the items to get serviced and at what intervals. VERY cool! I think I can handle most of the rest. These motors, from what I reseached *should* give me very little headaches/repairs and many hours of fun. *fingers crossed*. From the looks of it, Sea Doo as developed quite the reliable little motor here.
Luv ma Doo!
Posted 01 May 2009 - 11:12 PM
I would say that this time of year; a turn around time of 1 week is pretty good; I have had my GTX at the shop for almost 2 months before, before they actually figured out the problem and fixed it. I don't know about the prices of labor in your area but 105 seem a little on the high side to me; I think that my mechanic is up to 90/hour here in ATL
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