High Performance Boat Repair & Service
Maintenance and regular servicing can prevent larger problems down the road. At A&M Marine we are dedicated to helping you keep your High Performance Boat and Jet Ski running smoothly year after year.
Our expert repair and service technicians can help ensure the longevity of your High Performance Boat. Through regular maintenance and servicing, we can catch things that could grow into larger, more expensive issues later.
If you have any questions concerning your High Performance Boat or Jet Ski, don’t hesitate in giving us a call, we’re here to help!
Engine & Accessory Summerization
Engine summerization includes making sure the vessel and all its systems are all operating correctly. If the boat has been winterized, we will put the drain plugs back in the engine, hoses back on and we will connect and charge the batteries. We will run the engine and make sure everything is ready for the summer.
Nothing is worse than getting in your boat and it won’t start! Also, summerization includes doing a visual inspection and checking the engine oil, drive lube or transmission oil, power steering coolant and other vital fluids. Summerization is the best time to change your impeller. Every boat has an impeller or sea water pump. This is a rubber pump that provides suction to pull the lake water into the engine to cool it. Most engine manufacturers recommend replacing your impeller every year or every one hundred (100) hours to prevent failure. If your impeller fails, your engine will overheat, causing major internal damage to your engine, even catching fire due to rubber exhaust components exposed to extreme heat. One of the most common breakdowns of new and old boats is impeller failure. Change it and be confident your engine has a good impeller. It’s the best insurance you can get for your boat. We can also summerize your generator, water systems, heat and air conditioning systems and anything else that may need to be summerized.
Engine & Accessory Winterization
Engine winterization should be done to any boat being stored for more than ninety (90) days or when subject to freezing. The main reason for winterizing your boat is to prevent the freezing of water in your engine and related systems and accessories. Water expands when it freezes and the result is your boat’s engine and parts will look similar to leaving a canned beverage in the freezer too long. The engine block, cylinder heads, exhaust manifolds, water pumps, sea strainers, hoses and other parts need to be drained of water for storage. Even if it is not exposed to freezing temperatures, the engine needs to be winterized to prevent rust from water (not antifreeze) in engine block, along with stabilizing your fuel for storage. We will lubricate your cylinders to prevent drain drive of water. Preventing rust, freeze damage and insuring a smooth startup in the spring. Some people in areas where it does not freeze, may feel there is no need to winterize, but rust damage is usually worse where there are not freezing temperatures. You should always winterize your boat when storing it; it is worth the money and peace of mind.
Any boat accessory that uses fresh water needs to be winterized. Winterization must be performed on water systems with sinks, pumps, tanks, showers, transom showers, ice makers and hot water heaters and they should contain no water in them or in the lines going to them when the boat is being stored for the winter. Large boats and yachts have generators, heaters, air conditioning units, ice makers, holding tanks, relay pumps, macerators, toilets, vacuum pumps and other systems that need to be winterized to prevent freezing and mold.
High Altitude Tuning & Propping
Tune-ups & Oil Changes
A properly tuned engine will be the most reliable and will consume less fuel. We can tune old engines with carburetors and points up to newer fuel injected boats. If you have problems the dealership couldn’t figure out, or they say its “normal,” ask us, we have the best technicians on the lake. If it’s more horsepower you want, we can build engines, add performance parts, fabricate and weld (steel) to keep jobs on site and your cost down.
Change your oil often. Marine engines run much harder, therefore, burning oil quicker. Some ski boats & high performance boats will need oil changes at twenty (20) hour intervals. We use only high quality, original equipment and manufacturer oil and filters. We also recycle all used oil and filters.
Drive & Transmission Service
Crash Damage & Underwater Running Gear Repair
Many of our customers want us to take their boat out for a spin to check the performance of their boat’s engine and related systems. Our master technicians are available to take your boat out to check the different mechanical aspects of your boat, including the performance of the engine and if your boat has the proper high altitude RPMs. We test hundreds of boats a year and we know exactly how your boat should perform at Lake Tahoe and at this elevation. The Lake Test also includes checking gauges for proper calibration, shifting problems, unusual noises, rattles and checking all systems for proper operation. Sometimes people don’t know how to operate their accessories or understand what they do, or some people need help with basic boat driving principles. We can jump in your boat and show you around, explaining what you don’t understand, show you how to be a better boat driver (it is nothing like driving a car), or just show you how to get maximum speed out of your boat. There is more to it than just holding it wide open!
Your boat must have current, legal registration in order for us to perform a Lake Test.
Cleaning & Detailing
Delivery & Pick-up
Do you need your boat delivered to your buoy or dock? We are very familiar with the buoy fields on the lake and can deliver your boat for you. Do you need your boat taken somewhere on your trailer? We can drive it there for you and we are able to accommodate up to a thirty (30) foot boat with this service.
Your boat and trailer must have current, legal registration in order for us to provide these services.