WE have had our previous boats hauled and power washed,bottom painted ... read more WE have had our previous boats hauled and power washed,bottom painted and waxed at Pitmans. They have done repairs including thru hull replacements. We have been completely happy with their work and recommend them to other boaters.
Just had an incredibly bad experience with Pitman Yacht service in Tar... read more Just had an incredibly bad experience with Pitman Yacht service in Tarpon. They performed maintenance on our boat. As a result of their maintenance, the starter shorted and all power went out on the trip from Pitman to our dock (thank goodness the wind was aft and we had a sail) and a hose had been dislodged causing the boat to leak water. As the boat was leaking we called and they said they didn't have dock space. Then we wrote a very nice, logical letter explaining the problems they caused. In response to the letter, they called and cussed and yelled at us. Not at all the response I would expect from any reputable business. In fact, I was shocked and really couldn't believe their response. I'm still in shock. Why did they even bother to call, other than they must be having an incredibly bad day and needed to blow off steam. Not a way to treat any client. I'll certainly never use their services again nor recommend them again to other boaters.
I have a 1990 70 hp Johnson. It now runs good slow. However when I ope... read more I have a 1990 70 hp Johnson. It now runs good slow. However when I open it up it will run about 100 yards and alarm goes off and I lose all power. The motor still runs, I drop anchor and wait 15 to 30 minutes or till I get no alarm, start it and runs good till I do it again. I usually don't open it up and I just putt around. What is the problem here?