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Old 11-05-2015, 17:53   #1
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Velvet drive repair near Savannah

Traveling up the ICW, and my 1976 velvet drive is now making horrible noise (starboard). First noisy like a rubbing, now clattering.

Planning to stop at Thunderbolt marine (mm 582). They recommend ww williams as a repair company. Are the reasonable and good?

Any recommendations for someone able to repair the issue, and perhaps take a look at the Lehman engine too? Just found a quart of oil in the engine pan this evening.

Will arrive at Thunderbolt tomorrow / Tuesday, and need feedback fast before I possibly make a poor choice on a service company.


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Old 11-05-2015, 20:04   #2
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Re: Velvet drive repair near Savannah

Second WW Williams for the transmission and the engine. They are top quality, work fast and are good value. They've seen it all.

Thunderbolt Marine is a very competent yard.
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