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replacing the upper gear set and and bearings etc.. Lower seems fine but need to be checked. How much should I expect to pay?
 

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The upper build kit that I priced out last year was $1,275. If someone builds it for you then labor would be added.
 

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Russ, I sent out an email Friday am asking for references for a rebuild, Bill R emailed back saying he was leaving for Joey Griffiths in one hour and he would take my drive down there, I panic'd and drove it right over to him. Hopefully I wont pay out the arse and he'll get right on it. Bill said he is reasonable and does great work.
 

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He is reasonable.
Jon just had his rebuilt, Very little in parts though. I think his bill was $700.
My rebuild last year w/ some parts was about $1200.

It will come back done right.
 

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Hope it's an easy fix....let me know when you get it back. A bunch of us will be at
Harborfest again, hopefully you'll be back on the water that weekend and can come see us.
 

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this is what it looked like before the rebuild, I had 1-2 broken teeth, still ran fine at idle just knocked under a load.

Ran great all weekend, I did have 2 very small pieces of metal on the magnet after my Saturady run, checked it again on sunday and found othing. I am hoping/thinking that there was some residual metal in theoil even though the upper and lower was gone through.
 

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Well - how much was it and did he do a good job for ya?
 

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$2200, with XR upper gears and all the necessary, shims, bearings, etc and I think he replaced the lowers with a used set that was in almost new condition, I couldnt really understand what he said but my invoice says used lower set and the prop shaft looks brand new.
I think he did a great job, turned it around in less than 2 weeks, the only issue is I now have a crack on the fin casing right above the prop zinc. I mentioned it to him and he kinda ignored it and I didnt push it, maybe I should have, I need to find someone who can weld aluminum. :(
 

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I was going to ask you how it ran the rest of the weekend after we saw you guys sat. Faith was heading your way earlier but got side-tracked...then was bummed when we saw you guys leaving (she said to say hi to you and Felicia on-line)
Call me soon about a trip up to the Chick if you really want to come up. River's Rest marina is a great hang-out and our group has already spent a night or 2 there this summer.

Any chance of getting you 2 to make the Jammin on the James run????










.................and I understand I missed Felicia's wave goodbye to Faith :(
 

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just had mine done for a total 2293 not counting sales tax

included:
anode assembly for the lower
upper gear set
load ring
race, thrust bearing
seal kits
shim
gear lube

labor was 8 hours for 680
 

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these were XR gears, so it was a pretty good deal, labor was $480 rest was parts.

Stan, you need to take Visa. Checkbook is empty till next commission check. :(

Russ, good seeing ya, that was way to Hot for us, we stayed out on th ewater till sunset in front of chicks beach. Did you catch Felicia's flash? I'm sure James got it on camera, suprised she did that. ;)
 

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these were XR gears, so it was a pretty good deal, labor was $480 rest was parts.

Stan, you need to take Visa. Checkbook is empty till next commission check. :(

Russ, good seeing ya, that was way to Hot for us, we stayed out on th ewater till sunset in front of chicks beach. Did you catch Felicia's flash? I'm sure James got it on camera, suprised she did that. ;)
that's what I meant when I said I missed it!!!! Can I ask her to do that again sometime???? :) (Faith was egging her on to do it)

Did James have his camera out? I know he was looking around with binoculars occasionally but didn't think he had a camera out. I'll find out if he got a pic.....I've gotten to the point I don't even bother bringing the camera out anymore. The girls are much more willing to free themselves if there are no cameras around.

Call me about Jammin next month. Might have room on the boat this year if your interested...still trying to lock down our exact plans.
 
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