No Panic Mechanic – Pre Purchase Inspection

Are you in the market for a new boat, or new to you boat? It’s important to have a Pre-Purchase mechanical inspection done so that you know what kind of investment you are looking at. Perhaps very little is needed and the vessel is sound. But, perhaps the compression test shows the engines are going to need some work. This is very valuable information to have when negotiating the final sale.

Checklist will include the following items, as accessibility permits. Inspection can be customized to the customers requests, including adding a sea trial (Recommended). Larger vessels may require addition inspections for items such as Generators, Battery Banks etc.

  • Inspect motor mounts
  • Compression Test
  • Check Wet exhaust system
  • Check ignition system
  • Check power steering system
  • Check power trim system
  • Look over Transmission
  • Check closed cooling system
  • Check heat exchanger system
  • Check Thermostat operation
  • Check Propeller Condition
  • Lower Drive Level Unit oil level and condition
  • Zincs condition
  • Running Engine Temperature Checks

A report of findings is forwarded electronically after inspection.

Contact us today to book your Pre-Purchase Inspection CLICK HERE

If you are looking for a Marine Surveyor we can direct you to one of our contacts as well. When a vessel is over 10 years old most insurance companies require a survey to be completed for insurance purposes.

Our Red Seal licensed Journeyman technician is certified to perform these inspections.

Maintenance is necessary

Marine growth can cause poor performance that costs you money in wasted fuel and additional maintenance. Does your boat sit at the marina year round? How do you know the condition of your expensive items that are hidden under water? Are you already aware of a “few items that should be addressed during the next haul out” ?? Maybe your trim gauges are not reading anymore, or the speedometer decided not to work. Or perhaps you have been topping up the gear oil a little more frequently the last couple months. All these items can add up to a hefty emergency haul out service, if you don’t do yearly maintenance. How close to a break down might you be?

Here is a short list of the items repaired/replaced during the below service….

New drive bellows, exhaust bellows, shift cables, gimble bearings, trim senders/switches, Water hoses, Oil Hoses, All new Zincs, Repaired 1 trim cylinder, Port side steering shaft and seal replacement, trim cylinder hydraulic lines, Trim cylinder bushings, new mercathode components, cleaned/straightened/painted propellers, cleaned barnacles and marine growth from aluminum gear housing, sanded/primed and painted. The marine growth inside the lower drive water pickup grill was actually choking off the water supply to the engine causing an overheating condition that could have resulted in an even more expensive service. This was a tremendous amount of work, which is obviously not cheap, however it increased the value and performance of the boat. Many more years of joy ahead for this vessel and its crew.

The Before and After

Day 1

Finished Product

Mobile Marine Mechanic – Victoria BC No Panic Mechanic

Winterizing + Maintenance = Value

Winterizing is well under way for many of our customers, make sure to give us a call if you are still in need.

It’s also a great time of year to have your large maintenance items done.

When is the last time you had these items checked or serviced:

Gimble Barring checks, Water Pump Impellers, Shift cables, Bellow Boots, Trim sensors.

To book a winterization click HERE

No Panic Mechanic, Victoria BC – Haul Outs

If you’re planning a haul out this fall make sure to plan ahead, and let us know if you need any mechanical work done. If you need any leg work done this is the perfect time for us to come by and get that done for you. However, you need to plan for a full haul out in that case, and give us advance notice so that we can order parts, and have them in hand for your lay days. Make sure the yard you choose allows for contractors to come in and do work.

At this time parts coming from off Vancouver Island are taking 5- 20 business days to arrive. So please keep that in mind. #NoPanicMech

Happy with the Service?

If you’re happy with the service you’ve received from No Panic Mechanic (Shawn Currie), please make sure to click on the link below and provide a review. You can also provide a review on Facebook or Yelp.

Online reviews are often the deciding factor for consumers. Your reviews help our business grow and improve.

To provide reviews on Facebook or YELP use the links below.

https://www.facebook.com/NoPanicMechanic

https://www.yelp.ca/biz/no-panic-mechanic-victoria

To send a Review to the business owner click HERE, and complete the form at the bottom of the page.

Happy with the Service?

If you’re happy with the service you’ve received from No Panic Mechanic (Shawn Currie), please make sure to click on the link below and provide a review. You can also provide a review on Facebook or Yelp.

Online reviews are often the deciding factor for consumers. Your reviews help our business grow and improve.

To provide reviews on Facebook or YELP use the links below.

https://www.facebook.com/NoPanicMechanic

https://www.yelp.ca/biz/no-panic-mechanic-victoria

To send a Review to the business owner click HERE, and complete the form at the bottom of the page.

Winterizing and Fall Maintenance

Unfortunately summer will come to an end shortly, but thankfully we live on Vancouver Island so winter isn’t much to fear. Give me a call for your winterizing, and fall maintenance needs.

I’d like to give a BIG shout out to all my customers that have forwarded my name around and sent more customers my way. I strive to be the guy you want to come back to, and the one you send you buddy to, so I’m glad I’m hitting the mark. I can have all the skills in the world, but I wouldn’t be in business if there weren’t customers ringing my line. #NoPanicMech

Tight Lines!

Mobile Marine Mechanic Victoria BC #NoPanicMech