I was recommended to this repair shop by Chatlee boats. I took my boat... read more I was recommended to this repair shop by Chatlee boats. I took my boat to jim's. He called and said the motor needed a water pump. I told him to replace it. Now after 3 months my motor is still not fixed. The motor was running when I took it to him. Now he says he cant find a seal for it. The boat has the foot removed and it is sitting on a table. He told me if I wanted it I owed him 1000.00 dollars. So I owe him 1000.00 dollars for a boat the no longer runs. I will be taking him to small claims court and will probably have to lose the boat or pay the money. I will never take him anything else to work on or recommend him to anyone.
I took my old Johnson "Stinger" 75HP motor to the Boat Shak for a diag... read more I took my old Johnson "Stinger" 75HP motor to the Boat Shak for a diagnostic evaluation and tune up. This was after I went to a couple of more well known dealers in the area. They told me that they don't work on older engines and wanted me to invest in a new one. At the Boat Shak, "Bill", the owner, replaced some parts and seal screws that were installed incorrectly by another repair shop, did a compression test, replaced my throttle cable, etc. and now the motor runs great. His years of experience show themselves in his competent service. The Boat Shak is the place to go for boat repairs in the Sandhills.