I have tried a couple of local mechanics without being real comfortable.
I have found Never Monday's (this forum) advice and comments to be spot on.
I needed both engines overhauled but since I wasn't close to him figured he wasn't an option.
I contacted him anyway and he said he would come to me. The job is now done and I am very happy with the results.
Not to say that everything ran flawlessly, he had a couple of problems with parts
out of stock or out of print from Volvo
, but hey, it's a boat and those things happen. He took it all in stride, never pointed a finger and I am up and running.
If you need a boat mechanic
you can trust, I highly recommend him. Here is a link to his web site: Home