FAQs

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Are you a mobile boat repair service?

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Yes, we are a fully mobile service and can repair and maintain your boat and PWC in your dock or boat lift, even in your driveway!

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Are there any limitations on what boat repair and maintenance work you can carry out?

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Sometimes due to access restrictions there is some work we can cannot carry out on site. For example, we cannot remove or service an outdrive or outboard lower unit while the boat is suspended in a boat lift. To enable us to carry out this work the boat would need to be out of the water on a trailer.

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Do you carry out computer diagnostics on modern marine engines?

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Yes, we are able to carry out computer diagnostics on nearly all modern computer controlled inboard and outboard engines. Two stroke, four strokes and even some diesels!

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Do you carry out hull repairs?

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We can repair minor dings and dents but major repairs would have to be carried out by a specialist fiber-glass repair company. We can assist in arranging this.

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Do you employ a qualified marine technician?

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Larry Simpkins is an American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) certified marine technician. One of very few in the Central Virginia area.  For more information, go to: http://abycinc.org/mpage/findatech/

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Do you work on marine electronics?

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Yes, engine instruments, “Perfect Pass” speed control systems, depth sounders, fish finders, radios and stereos etc.

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Do you carry out new installation work?

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We can install new equipment in your boat such as extra instruments, a new fish finder, extra bilge pump, wakeboard tower, new lights and speaker systems etc.  All our installation work is carried out to the applicable ABYC standards. http://abycinc.org/?page=standards

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Do you carry out winterizations?

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Yes, and at fixed prices! Check out our Winterization articles on this website.

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Why do you exclusively use Amsoil marine lubricants in your marine service and maintenance work?

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Amsoil is the leader in synthetic lubricants and their high quality marine lubricants meet and exceed all marine engine manufacturer’s specifications. Amsoil lubricants protect your engine in the harsh environment where marine engines operate. Check out our Amsoil articles and products on this website.

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Do you work on boat trailers?

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We can carry out most maintenance and repair on boat trailers. Install new lights, overhaul wheel bearings and brakes etc.

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Do you do shrink wrapping?

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Yes, check out our shrink wrapping articles on this website.

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How far will you travel?

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Although our primary marine business area is Lake Anna, Lake Louisa and Lake Monticello we will travel further afield but will have to add extra travelling charges as necessary.

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Are you certified to work on aircraft?

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Larry Simpkins is an FAA certified airframe & powerplant mechanic (A&P) and has an inspector authorization (IA).

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Do you work on aircraft anywhere?

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Due to liability reasons we normally work with established aircraft maintenance facilities at local airports.

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I see you can carry out aerial photography what equipment do you use?

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We only use full size aircraft for our aerial photography. We do not use drones or un-manned aircraft as the regulations controlling their operation severely limits the quality of images that can be obtained. Also you need a good photographer who is a pilot to get a good picture! Check out our aerial photography page on this website.