Report: #998260

Complaint Review: My Marine Mechanic

  • Submitted: Thu, January 17, 2013
  • Updated: Thu, January 17, 2013
  • Reported By: sp33dy — davie Florida United States of America
  • My Marine Mechanic
    My Marine mechanic 1716 N Dixie Hwy
    Hollywood, Florida
    United States of America

My Marine Mechanic This Boat mechanic Charged me $238.00 for electrical and when i went to pick up my boat nothing was done! Hollywood, Florida


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 After reading the ad on craigslist about My Marine Mechanic LLC services i went to the place of business in hollywood fl to "get the starting system on my project boat re-wired but with the existing wires it already had installed. Later on i recieved a text from the mechanic stating that my fuel injection has a short in the computer and needs to be replaced and that my engine was seized up to the point where a 5 foot breaker bar and 250 pound man couldnt move the crank shaft and that im also 2 hours into the boat at 238.00 total so i just told him to stop.

a few days later i return to pick up my boat and not only is my boat not wired like i payed for ,the fuel injection on it was even more unhooked than it was when i brought it in and nothing else wired or even re capped for any kind of connection. when i asked the owner/mechanic if it was wired up to start he tells me " Nomatter what i do , the boat motor will never turn over or run again" and tries to sell me that i can buy a motor from him for 3000 if i like and toss it right in no problem but insists that my motor is locked up and will never turn and it will need a sledge hammer to get the pistons out of it etc etc...

so i shell out the money very upset but quiet about the crap service because i wanted to punch the guy in the face honestly. So upset, i went home , and spent my last 50 dollars toward this supposed locked up boat motor and poured some oil in all cylinders waited an hour and with a 18 inch crow bar between the crank bolts the motor turned over just fine. basically i just got charged 238.00 for the mechanic to look at my project boat, stare at the electrical nightmare,talk a bunch of crap, try to sell me some stuff i didnt need and then charge me for his magical invisible electrical services that are still not done to this day and i have to try to find another marine mechanic that isnt trying to rip me off.
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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company


AUTHOR: My Marine Mechanic - ()

       I remember this customer and his boat.  In January 2013 a young man called me about a PROJECT boat that he had just acquired. He wanted me to get the engine running again but that he was VERY limited financially. When he came to drop it off, I explained to him that just by looking at his project he was going to be knee deep in it. The boat had no deck, fuel tank or batteries. The engine had come from a car and the vessels wiring was in poor condition and like a rat’s nest.

He insisted that I try to see if I could get it working using what was there. After a few hours sorting through the mess I found that the fuel injection system was working but the electric fuel pump was bad. I also found that the engine was seized, manifolds were rusty, the drive trim system didn’t work and the starter seemed to be bad among other problems. I explained to the young man that in order to get his project boat running again that he was going to sink a lot of money in it and that the vessel was not worth it. He picked up his boat, paid for my time and said he was going to try to get it running himself.

I have well over 200 customers’ names and numbers in my data base that I can use as references. You can read a few of my reviews posted on my website or here at .




Dieter Fiebel, My Marine Mechanic, LLC

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