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Importance of Annual Service in SW Florida

Most boat owners understand the importance of maintaining your vessel and it’s propulsion system – however some do not fully understand the reasons behind  or the importance of performing “annual service’.

We all know how important it is for us to regularly maintain our cars’ and truck’s engine, transmission, tires and brakes. The regimen of oil changes, tire rotations and brake checks every 3000- 5000 miles has been burned into our collective mindset since we were kids.

Savvy boat owners have a similar mindset. They understand that without regular maintenance (annually or per 100 hours of operation, whichever comes first) their beloved vessel could end up letting them down in a much more unforgiving environment than on the side of the road.

In southwest Florida our weather and water conditions create an environment conducive to fun in the sun but those same conditions can wreak havoc on a vessel’s propulsion and other systems thus increasing the importance of maintaining a regular maintenance schedule.

When it comes to today’s technologically advanced marine motors one thing is for certain; seasons of neglect will lead to major repair expenses at the very least. The bottom line is that you should have your boat’s motors (Inboard, I/O or Outboard), transmissions, outdrives or lower units and safety systems serviced at least annually by a certified technician. Don’t find yourself saying: “If I only would have…” while being towed in to shore instead of enjoying a glorious day on the water.

The friendly, knowledgeable technicians at Twin Screws Marine Service can help you make the most of your time on the water by performing regular maintenance services at our Service Center in Ft Myers or ask us to come to you for dockside or on-trailer marine service!

Call 239-330-3387 or use the form to the right to schedule your next service!

Annual Service Checklist (minimum)

  • Inspect Spark Plug(s) – replace as needed
  • Inspect any Belts – replace as needed
  • Inspect Thermostat(s)- replace as needed
  • Replace Fuel Filters (including water separating fuel filter)
  • Replace Engine Oil & Oil Filter
  • Replace Lower Unit Gear Oil & Fill/Drain Seals
  • Inspect For Water in Lower Unit
  • If water is found, Pressure Test Lower Unit
  • Install New Water Pump Impeller and gaskets/seals
  • Remove Prop, lubricate Prop shaft & thrust washer & Inspect Seal
  • Inspect & Replace Zincs as needed
  • Grease Zirc Fittings, Prop Shaft, Drive Shaft
  • Inspect Popit Valve – replace as needed
  • Protect w/ Corrosion Block
  • Check Battery Charge Level & Condition
  • Perform Vital Systems Check
  • Check Trim, Steering & other Hydraulic Fluids
  • Inspect Steering Components
  • Inspect Vessel’s Pumps, Safety & Warning systems

Schedule your Annual Service

SOLD!!!!: NEW 2017 LUND Renegade 1775- $16,999.99 (Fort Myers)

2017 Lund Renegade 1775
17′-9″ Length
95″ Beam
2017 60HP Mercury
2017 Trailer Included
22 gallon fuel tank
1195/2322 lbs towed
4 person/ 1225 lbs capacity
8′ Rod Storage
Artic White

Come see it in person at our marine service center in Ft Myers!
Call 239-330-3387

The NEW 2017 LUND Renegade 1775 is full of fishing rich features and LUND’s tradition of quality. It’s the perfect aluminum fishing boat for targeting shallow water bass, trout, redfish, snook or crappie. This modified V aluminum hull (Mod V) fishing boat measures 17’ 9” in length and has more fishing features than you’ll know what to do with. The Renegade has something for every snapper or snook angler from it’s bow rod locker (stores up to 8’ rods) to it’s rear tackle storage pods. With only an 11.5” draft, there won’t be a snook or trout that can hide from your next fishing adventure.

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Mercury Outboard Sales & Service

Twin Screws Marine Service is your authorized Mercury annual service provider for all of Southwest Florida. We offer dockside repair for Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, Marco Island and beyond.  Our mobile marine service is available 24/7 with Mercury computer diagnostics at dockside or at our full service marine service center.  Annual boat service for Mercury Outboard motors is recommended every year or every 100 hours.  We provide Mercury warranty service in addition to regular boat maintenance items.

Twin Screws Marine Service offers the best in Mercury Marine sales and service.  Our goal is to give you the best performing outboard motor for your boat while providing excellent customer service.

 

 

 

Mercury outboard Sales and Promotions in Ft myers

Mercury Outboard Sales & Service in Ft Myers

Twin Screws Marine Service is your premiere,  local Mercury Outboard Sales & Service Center & Dealer in Ft Myers! That means we can handle all of your new Mercury motor installations or re-power needs along with Mercury outboard warranty repairs and Mercury outboard service.

Buy your new outboard here at Twin Screws Marine Service!  Offering Sales and installations of Mercury Verado, Mercury OptiMax, Mercury FourStroke, Mercury SeaPro FourStroke, Mercury Pro XS outboard motors – ask us about CPO (Certified Pre Owned) Deals!

What sets us apart from other dealers?
Not only do we have a full service marine service center, we also offer mobile marine service with Mercury certified technicians.

mercury Outboard

Mercury certified boat repair that comes to you!
Give us a call: 239-330-3387

Tiara Coronet 3100 Yacht For Sale

***Just completed 100 hour service on motors and generator!!!

Purchase this gorgeous Tiara Coronet 3100 located in Southwest Florida to enjoy every moment on the water!

Make: Tiara
Model: 3100 Coronet
Price: $280,000.00 OBO
Year: 2014
Fuel: Gasoline
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine Manufacturer: Crusader
Engine Model: Twin (2) 6.0 L / 375 hp
Engine Hours: 95
Color: Champagne

Condition: Excellent

TiaraYachts.com: “The Tiara 3100 Coronet’s luxurious array of features includes new interior compartments, seating, fabrics and available state-of-the-art electronics from Raymarine. The most remarkable feature, however, may be the return on investment you feel every time you hit the water.

Tiara Coronet 3100 POWER & PERFORMANCE:
Twin Crusader® 6.0L MPI Gas (Catalyzed), 375 HP

Tiara Coronet 3100 KEY FEATURES:

oversized single level cockpit
seating for 10
deck level entertainment center with electric grill, sink and refrigerator
doublewide helm seat
curved companion lounge
dual aft-facing lounge seats
aft port/starboard L-lounges
beautifully varnished teak grab/hand/toe rails

Tiara Coronet 3100 FINER DETAILS:

The command center include a hinged helm console (with full flush mount electronics capability), 16″ stainless steel destroyer steering wheel, portside navigation center, centerline cockpit entry, and anchor rode locker/automatic rope/chain anchor windlass, and molded-in fiberglass bow pulpit.
3100 Coronet below deck features include:

A comfortable teak interior for 2
• teak cabin and Amtico® cabin sole
• standard mini galley with full Corian® countertop (with storage under)
• drawer refrigerator
• built-in microwave
• stainless steel sink
• pedestal berth
• full fiberglass head
• hanging locker”

Contact us to see this Tiara Coronet 3100 in person, or to submit your offer: Call 239-330-3387

Tiara Coronet 3100 Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Dimensions
LOA: 33′ 1″
Beam: 12 ft 6 in
Minimum Depth: 2′ 8″
Bridge Clearance: 8′ 3″
Deadrise: 14 ° at Transom
Dry Weight: 13550 lbs

Engines: Twin Crusader 6.0 L 375 HP
Cruising Speed: 15 mph @ 3000 RPM
Maximum Speed: 42 mph
Trim Tabs

Tanks
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (33 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (210 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 (20 Gallons)
Accommodations
Number of heads: 1

Electrical Equipment:
Raymarine Chartplotter/Sounder, AutoPilot, Radar
Clarion Stereo/remote, JL Marine Audio Speakers

Electrical Circuit: 12V
Generator: Yes, Kohler 5kw/Sound Sheild

Outside Equipment/Extras
Electric windlass
Custom Aft Cover

Detailed Description:
The Tiara Coronet 3100™ offers standards and options that will enthuse all dayboaters — With a single level cockpit and seating for 10, a standard cockpit entertainment/cook center that includes an electric grill, sink and refrigerator, and an overnighting cabin, the Tiara Coronet 3100 ™ comes complete for great daytripping and sleepovers. And the twin gas power package gives a powerful, dry, stable ride with excellent maneuverability. Standards include: radar arch, 40” swim platform with built-in ladder, molded-in centerline transom/cockpit entry door and fiberglass bow pulpit.
Shown with optional Champagne hull color (Fresh White gelcoat hull and deck is standard),optional Champagne helm console and dash (Carbon is standard), optional hardtop with sunshade. and optional exterior Teak accent package (accent package includes Teak steering wheel, Teak toe rails, taffrails, step treads, swim platform inlay and Sisal Seagrass cockpit carpet).

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Mercury Outboard Service, Sales & Parts

Mercury Outboard Service, sales, Repair & Parts in Ft Myers. Call 239-330-3387

Twin Screws Marine Service offers Mercury Outboard Service, Sales & Parts to all areas surrounding Ft Myers, FL. We specialize in outboard repair and offer mobile marine mechanic service, We are a Mercury Dealer and warranty repair center. We offer Mercury Outboard Sales & Rigging for New Installations on our Lund boat line & others as well as Re-powers & upgrades. Ask us about affordable financing options for Mercury Outboards.

In addition to Mercury Our outboard technicians are certified in Yamaha, Evinrude E Tech, Suzuki, Honda, Tohatsu and more.  Bring it to our marine service center shop or have us come to you with our mobile marine mechanic service.  We offer 100 and 300 hour annual services and computer diagnostics for troubleshooting.  Twin Screws Marine Service is your best option for marine motor service, sales, parts & repairs in Ft Myers, Naples, Marco Island, Cape Coral and beyond!  Schedule your service appointment today!

SOLD! – Everglades 260 CC For Sale – $75,000 OBO

Make: Everglades
Model: 260 CC
Price: $75,000.00 obo
Year: 2006
Fuel: Gasoline
Engine Type: Outboard
Engine Manufacturer: Evinrude
Engine Model: Twin (2) E-tech 250 hp
Engine Hours: 250

Condition: Excellent

2006 Everglades 260 CC with tower & buggy top

powered by twin 2012 250 Evinrude Etechs with only 250 hours!!!!
$40,000 in Brand new items installed within last 12 months:
Garmin GPS 8212, GSD 26 mod, GT30th transducer, GVC10 transducer, B1751- V2 vision chip, GXM 52 XM satellite radio with new antenna, SMR 18 XHD, GPS Map 741 XS, trim tabs, Anchorlift Barracuda model windlass with wireless remote, Electronics security panel actuator, toilet seat, raw water wash down, LED nav lights, anchor chain, hand grab rail, breakers, control box, bait pump, anchor rope, courtesy lights, spreader lights, steering fittings, two piece VHF whip with mount, 4 AGM batteries, down-view and side-scan bottom reader and chirp (latest and greatest from Garmin- best gear for finding fish and scouting and finding that unmarked spot that no one knows about) gear lube, water pumps, rod holders, batteries, battery switch, fuel filters, battery monitor, buggy top, custom ladder, G2 Vision Card installed, New Everglades seat covers and cushions, New Everglades 260 cc decals, props balanced and re-pitched. Maintained and used regularly.

Boattest.com: “The Everglades 260 CC is well poised for success with great performance, generous fishing features, and solid design. From the RAMCAP production that nearly insures an unsinkable boat to the generous fishing amenities, this 26′ 7” center console is a serious rig that will give you years of rigorous use.”

Contact us to see it in person, or to submit your offer: Call 239-330-3387

Everglades 260 CC details:

Unsinkable high-density polyurethane construction
Wraparound powder-coated heavy duty rails
Lockable transom door
Auto anchor system
Aft 90-gallon fish box with pump out
Forward 160-gallon fish box
Enclosed head compartment with china bowl head
Everglades Tilt away center console
2 Opening port lights with screen
2 forward lockable rod storage for 8 rods
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Dimensions
LOA: 26 ft 7 in
Beam: 9 ft 9 in
Draft: 1 ft 8 in
Bridge Clearance: 7 ft 6 in without tower
Deadrise: 21 ° at Transom
Dry Weight: 4700 lbs
Engines
Cruising Speed: 25 mph @ 3000 RPM
Maximum Speed: 51 mph
Trim Tabs
Tanks
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (25 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (200 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 (6 Gallons)
Accommodations
Number of heads: 1
Electrical Equipment
Electrical Circuit: 12V
Outside Equipment/Extras
Electric windlass

Everglades 260 CC Detailed Description:

The bow area of the Everglades 260 CC is well organized with benches on both sides and a forward anchor locker. Storage under the seats can handle most of the gear you’ll bring on board. Behind the seats are lockers for rods to keep them organized and out of sight.
The forward 129-gallon capacity fish locker has a pump-out for easy cleaning, and gunwales around the Everglades 260 CC are wide and topped with aggressive grip surfaces, powder-coated rails, and pull-up cleats to keep the lines fair. In the front of the center console are signature Everglades seats with room for two, complete with headrests and grab rails for safety. Other than behind the wheel, these are the prime seats on board.

Contact Us or call 239-330-3387 to view or demo this amazing Everglades 260 CC today!

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PDQ MV 32′ Passagemaker For Sale – $149,000 ( Ft Myers )

Make: PDQ
Model: Passagemaker
LOA: 32′
Beam: 17′
Year: 2000
Style: Catamaran
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engine/Fuel Type: Twin 55hp Westerbeke Diesel
A/C: Yes, 16k BTU
Water Holding: 50 gallon
Genset: NEW ‘Nextgen’ generator
Condition: Very Good
Price: $149,000
Location: Fort Myers Area

Vessel is ready to cruise! Many updates, cruises economically with Twin 55HP Westerbeke diesels, regularly maintained. Full electronics with a spacious interior designed with comfort and economy in mind.
Features Include: Flybridge with seating for 8; Flybridge and lower helm station with dual compasses, Horizon VHF radio and repeater, Raytheon ST 60 Tridata, Raytheon ST 5000 Autopilot, Raytheon 520 GPS, Garmin GPS, Raytheon SL 72 radar and radar post, XM Sirius Satellite radio, Bluetooth, AM/FM/CD stereo with inside and outside speakers, 2 day/night solar fans, 16,000 BTU air conditioning with heat, 6 cabin fans, Heart Freedom inverter/ charger, Simpson Lawrence Sprint 1000 windlass, drop forged 25# CQR anchor, Stainless steel dinghy davits, stainless steel bow protector, extra bank of batteries, 2 satellite/cable hookups, front dual water wash down pumps, new bimini enclosure, new propellers, new 4kw Next Gen Generator.

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32' PDQ Yacht for Sale

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Marine generators don’t have it easy.

Servicing and installing northewrn lights generators in ft myersThey labor away in tight, stifling corners of the engine room or lazarette and, all too often, are overlooked until something goes wrong. If it’s been awhile since your marine generator was pressed into service, chances are it could use a bit of attention. This is especially true if you are planning a summer cruise when the genset will rack up a fair number of hours powering the air conditioning and other on-board systems you can’t seem to live without. The time to ferret out potential problems isn’t when you are anchored in that scenic cove.

Pre-Trip Protocol
Onan marine generators offers the following suggestions for boaters planning a cruise after a period of nautical inactivity. Before the trip, review your marine generator’s operating manual and perform (or contract out to a qualified marine generator service company) all necessary services (oil and filter changes, zinc replacements, belt inspection and replacement). It’s important to get this process started well ahead of the departure date, because if a problem is detected, you will need time to schedule service or repairs with a factory-authorized marine generator service center (call 239-330-3387) . These businesses can get pretty busy at the peak of the boating season.

The following inspection and troubleshooting routine of your marine generator is also suggested:

  • Ventilate the compartment, remove any debris, such as oily rags or stray parts from the area, and clean the marine generator’s exterior surfaces and the surrounding area.
  • Make sure the starting battery is fully charged before you go cruising.
  • Check and tighten all hose clamps and fittings, especially the exhaust connections.
  • Inspect all electrical connections, and tighten and clean as needed.
  • Inspect all mounting hardware and other mechanical nut-and-bolt connections to ensure they are secure. Tighten any loose connections.
  • Check all fluid levels and add or replace as necessary. Refer to the operator’s manual to ensure replacement fluids are suitable for expected operating temperatures.
  • Perform all pre-start checks as outlined in the operator’s manual and verify all through-hull valves are open as necessary.
  • Start and run the marine generator set while inspecting for visual leaks and odd noises.
  • Make sure you are able to start and stop the generator from all on-board control stations.
  • Turn on all the electrical loads that would be used during the trip, being sure not to overload the marine generator. Also, make sure the generator will handle the load it is rated for.
  • Check the manual to be sure, but a good rule of thumb is 4 amps of 240-volt current per kilowatt. (A 10 kW genset should carry at least 40 amps.) As the ammeter climbs, make sure the frequency doesn’t drop much below 60 Hz. Listen for the generator bogging down and watch for black smoke in the exhaust.
  • A marine generator that can’t carry its rated amps is just as unhealthy as a main engine that won’t turn full rpm, and whatever problem is causing the lost power will likely get worse. Run the generator under at least 80 percent load for 30 minutes and watch the temperature gauge to make sure the cooling system is up to the task.
  • Note the marine generator’s current operational hours and add the number of hours you expect to log during the trip. Based on the total hours and the service intervals outlined in the operator’s manual, determine if any service will be required during your trip. If service is required, identify the necessary replacement parts and fluids, and purchase them ahead of time from an authorized dealer. Write down contact information and locations of service centers along your planned route in case there are unexpected part or service needs.

Some companies sell prepackaged spares kits which includes all items needed for routine service.

Daily Care
Once your cruise is under way, there are a few simple routines you should perform each day to ensure your marine generator remains in peak operating condition.

  • Clear seawater strainers of debris; do not wait until they clog. Lack of inspection could result in seawater pump impeller damage or worse.
  • Inspect the area around the marine generator set to be sure nothing has moved or been knocked loose (rags, cleaning equipment, tools, spare parts, etc.) while under way. These items could block air inlets or outlets or damage wires or hoses.
  • Inspect the marine generator set for fluid levels, leaks and required service intervals based on operational hours and perform or schedule with Twin Screws Marine Service any identified maintenance as necessary.
  • Check belt tension, oil level, coolant level and the condition of the primary filter.

Spares and Repairs
In addition to items needed for routine maintenance and service, it’s a good idea to carry additional items with you on your trip needed to perform common repairs. This can save time if an authorized dealer is performing the repair, as the parts are readily at hand, and it could prove invaluable if you are in an area where parts are difficult or impossible to obtain.

Here is a spare parts list for traveling boaters: primary and secondary fuel filter elements; oil filters;

  • air filter
  • V-belt
  • thermostat & gaskets
  • seawater pump impeller & gaskets
  • spare glow plug or spark plugs
  • spare injectors and washer (diesels).

If you are operating a diesel generator a long distance from a servicing dealer, add the following:

  • complete set of injectors
  • copper washers for injector change
  • complete set of glow plugs
  • fuel lift pump.

Motor Boating contributor Vincent Daniello suggests a couple of additional items, based on his experiences as a professional captain. Carry an entire seawater pump and not just the impeller. “This is particularly important with belt-driven pumps, as it is often quicker to replace the pump than just the impeller,” he says. “And, invariably, once the pump has gotten hot, the bearings and seals will go soon.”

The one exception, Daniello says, is when an impeller wears on a fairly new pump because sand is running through it in a shallow marina. “This happens a lot in the Bahamas,” he says, “where questionable power in small settlements won’t carry the air conditioners in the heat of the day, and the shallow water is stirred up by other boats docking.”

Another item he suggests is a spare solenoid. Some generators won’t run if a shutdown solenoid fails. On others, the engine must be shut down manually in the event of a failure. The same holds true for oil pressure, exhaust temperature and coolant temperature switches, he says. However, nine times out of 10, it is the solenoid that fails.

 

 

article originally posted at: DiscoverBoating.com

Marine Generator Service, Repairs, Sales, Installation

Twin Screws Marine Service in Ft Myers is a certified dealer of Westerbeke Marine Generators & Next-Gen Compact Marine Generators.

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We also provide factory-certified service, repairs and installations of many other Marine Generator brands such as Northern Lights, Onan, Cummins, Fischer Panda and Kohler. We offer on-site or dockside troubleshooting, service, repairs and new installations, or stop by our service center in Ft Myers for convenient drop-off and pick-up service.

Contact Twin Screws Marine Service for your Marine Generator Service:
Call 239-330-3387
today or use the form below to request more information or to book a marine generator service call.

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We offer complete dockside computer diagnostics to troubleshoot your engine.  Our system can connect with Mercury, Merc Cruiser, OMC, Johnson, Evinrude E Tech, Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha, and more.  Our technicians can diagnose and read hours on your engine or one that you are inspecting to purchase.