Service Center

We keep you on the water!

Regular maintenance extends the life of your boat and reduces the need for costly repairs.  Our experienced service advisors will help you select the right services year-round to protect your investment and help ensure a carefree boating season.

Our team of highly-skilled technicians takes pride in providing boaters with an unmatched level of service in our full range of repair, maintenance and cosmetic servics.  Compare our “super service” menu below to see the care and attention to detail included in every service we provide.   Or call or e-mail and let us walk you through how we go above and beyond what you’ll find anywhere else!

Ed Watkins Marine services outboard engines, inboard/outboards, inboards, and diesel engines.   We offer a range of service package options to provide maximum protection and convenience.  We also provide comprehensive accessory and cosmetic services

Outboard Engine Services

• all services included in standard winterization
• run the boat and check engine for proper function.
• remove the lower unit and install new water pump impeller and gaskets and inspection of wear plates and housing. 
• replace all engine fuel filters (other than V.S.T. filter). 
• pressure check your gear case.
• check operation of the power trim pump,
• spray the entire engine with rust inhibitor
• touch-up the paint on the lower gear case as needed.

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OUTBOARD WINTERIZATION, PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE & WATER PUMP IMPELLER

INBOARD/OUTBOARD ENGINE SERVICES

• We check all systems including oil pressure, charging system, and water temperature including flushing scale from engine petcocks. 
• We change your oil, oil filter, and fuel/water separator filter. 
• We check fluid levels on power steering, power trim, and trim tabs pumps. 
• We inspect all engine hoses and fuel lines, lubricate all linkages, inspect and replace engine zincs as needed, inspect all drive belts, and touch up paint. 
• We add fuel stabilizer, run the engine and flush with fresh water. 
• We drain, run antifreeze thru, and fog the engine with a rust preventative oil mixture and coat the engine with rust inhibitor to prevent corrosion. 
• Disconnect battery cables, clean and lubricate terminals. (Fuel is additional)

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I/O ENGINE WINTERIZATION with PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

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I/O ENGINE TUNE-UP

• We check the cylinder compression;
• install new distributor cap, rotor/sensor assembly, spark plugs, P.C.V. valve, and all engine fuel filters. 
• We clean the flame arrestor; check the timing, the idle speed and the control adjustments. 
• We perform computer diagnostic analysis to check all manufacturers’ specifications.

• We check all systems including oil pressure, charging system, and water temperature including flushing scale from engine petcocks. 
• We change your oil, oil filter, and fuel/water separator filter. 
• We check fluid levels on power steering, power trim, and trim tabs pumps. 
• We inspect all engine hoses and fuel lines, lubricate all linkages, inspect and replace engine zincs as needed, inspect all drive belts, and touch up paint. 
• We add fuel stabilizer, run the engine and flush with fresh water. 
• We drain, run antifreeze thru, and fog the engine with a rust preventative oil mixture and coat the engine with rust inhibitor to prevent corrosion. 
• Disconnect battery cables, clean and lubricate terminals. (Fuel is additional)

OUTDRIVE WINTERIZATION with PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

INBOARD ENGINE SERVICES

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INBOARD ENGINE WINTERIZATION WITH PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

• We check all systems including oil pressure, charging system, and water temperature including flushing scale from engine petcocks. 
• We change your oil, oil filter, and fuel/water separator filter. 
• We check fluid levels on power steering, power trim, and trim tabs pumps. 
• We inspect all engine hoses and fuel lines, lubricate all linkages, inspect and replace engine zincs as needed, inspect all drive belts, and touch up paint. 
• We add fuel stabilizer, run the engine and flush with fresh water. 
• We drain, run antifreeze thru, and fog the engine with a rust preventative oil mixture and coat the engine with rust inhibitor to prevent corrosion. 
• Disconnect battery cables, clean and lubricate terminals. (Fuel is additional)

• We check cylinder compression, install new distributor cap, rotor/sensor assembly, spark plugs, PCV valve, and all engine fuel filters. 
• We clean flame arrestor, check timing, idle speed, and the control adjustments.
• Perform computer diagnostic analysis to check all manufacturers’ specifications.

Winterizations

Diesel SERVICES

• We change the engine oil and oil filter, and inspect for any leaks. 
• We change all the fuel filters, filter elements, and coolant filters. 
• We check coolant with refract meter. 
• We inspect all belts, hoses, and fuel lines. 
• We replace any air filters as needed. 
• We add fuel stabilizer and flush the engine with antifreeze. 
• We spray the entire engine with rust inhibitor to prevent corrosion and seal out water during storage. 
• We inspect and replace engine zincs as needed (zincs charged additionally as necessary). 
• Optional impeller service:  see Raw Water Pump Rebuild

DIESEL ENGINE WINTERIZATION with PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

DIESEL TRANSMISSION WINTERIZATION with PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

  • We drain the oil, inspect for impurities, refill, change the filter, and just and lubricate the linkages
  • visually inspect the propeller shaft, strut, and cutlass bearing.  

Stern Drive SERVICES

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STERN DRIVE WINTERIZATION with PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

  • We drain the oil, inspect for impurities
  • refill, change the filter
  • check power steering fluid
  • change zinc
  • remove and visually inspect the propellers and shafts, lubricate and reinstall.

Other SERVICES

  • We charge batteries, start engine and check all operating systems. 
  • We sea trial your boat and verify proper wide open throttle and RPM’s. 
  • We check all boat and engine gauges and all warning alarms. 
  • We check and adjust steering torque, control cables and belt tension. 
  • We evaluate the electrical system including checking for proper operation of bilge blower, bilge pumps, navigation lights, cabin and dash lights, salt water washdown, baitwell system, icemaker, air conditioning, and 110v dockside power. 
  • Repair-related parts and labor are additional

Spring Commissioning

WASH, WAX & DETAIL

  • Wash, wax, and detail your entire boat including hull sides and deck. 
  • Clean bilge area, glass, and oil any outside woodwork. 
  • vacuum inside, clean and “Armor All” cockpit vinyls, polish rails, and lubricate canvas snaps
  • Fiberglass and gel coat repair
  • canvas repair and installation
  • custom painting
  • Wash, wax and detail

BODY WORK/COSMETIC SERVICES

Additional Services

  • Boat Storage Available
  • Electronic Accessory Instalation and Service
  • Insurance Estimates and Follow-up

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