FAQ

When do I need my first service?

This depends on which motor you have in you boat.

Volvo engines 2008 & newer it needs a 50 hour check. At this check we do an oil change and install a new fuel filter. Also a 20 point inspection on the engine.

Mercury 2008 & newer it needs a 20 hour check. At this check we do an oil change and install a new fuel filter. Also a 20 point inspection on the engine.

Indmar 2008 & newer after the first ten hours but before 20 hours of operation, change the engine and transmission oil and filter change and engine checkup. If your boat is equipped with a V-Drive, change the oil at this time also.

How many hours between engine oil changes?

Volvo – Every 100 hours or annually.
Mercury – Every 100 hours or annually.
Indmar – Every 50 hours or annually.

When should I change my Impeller?

Volvo – engines 2008 and newer have to be done yearly or every 50 hours.
Mercury – engines 2008 and newer have to be done yearly.
Indmar – engines 2007 and newer have to be done yearly or every 100 hours.

What type of maintenance should I do when my boat is 2-3 years old?

Volvo – Inspect the U-joints, the splines and the bellows. Check the clamps. Check the engine alignment. Lubricate the U-joint splines and cross bearings. Lubricate the engine coupler. Check engine timing, replace spark plugs. Check engine mount for tightness and retorque if necessary. Replace the impeller.

Mercury – Inspect the U-joints, the splines and the bellows. Check the clamps. Check the engine alignment. Lubricate the U-joint splines and cross bearings. Lubricate the gimbal bearing and engine coupler. Check engine timing, replace spark plugs.Check engine mount for tightness and retorque if necessary. Replace the seawater pump.

Indmar – Check the engine alignment. Check engine mount for tightness and retorque if necessary. Check engine timing, replace spark plugs. Change impeller if this has not been done annually. All fluids should be changed if they have not been done annually.

What do I use to clean my boat?

We use a product called Sea power cleaner wax. This is a very good product for the gel coat on your boat. We use this on all the boats we sell.

Centurion Interior 2008 and Newer – Apply soap and water with a clean cloth/sponge, rinse clean with water and dry with a clean cloth. Rinse with water and dry with a clean cloth. The next step would be to use a vinyl cleaner. For tougher stains make your own cleaner. Use one tablespoon of ammonia, ¼ cup of hydrogen peroxide, ¾ cup of water. Rinse with water and let dry.

Note: Use only recommended vinyl cleaner as list on the vinyl care instruction sheet.

Does AWS detail boats?

We can detail all boats, we also offer full power buffing of hulls.

Does AWS offer Gel Coat repairs?

We can fix all your gel coat needs, we also work on all brands of boats.

Does AWS Service boats which have not been purchased from AWS?

Yes, Absolut Water Sports services many different brands of boats. Our service staff are certified with Indmar, Volvo, Mercury, Mercury Outboards, PCM, and Yamaha Outboards.

What is the hourly shop rate?

Our shop rate is $138 per hour.

Does AWS offer Storage?

Yes, we offer many different services for storage. We have indoor heated, indoor unheated and outside storage.