Captain's Marine & Auto
14610 Arch St, Little Rock, AR 72206
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I had an experience with Captain's Marine a few years back, and from then on, it was my last. I had a boat at a local Marina, and I was having trouble with my boat, it was running rough. He told me that he had a mechanic, and that he would be in the area on a certain day, because he had other service calls in that Marina. So we set up a time. He and his mechanic came by, so I started up my boat, and off we went, and back 5min. later. He told me he didn't know what was the problem, and that I would have to bring it in his shop, for more testing. Then he handed me a bill for $369.00 . WHAT ???? FOR WHAT ??? 5min. of NOTHINGNESS ???? I later found out from someone else that I had bad gas. This Captain, should be demoted !!!!!
I bought a used outboard from this guy. He told me it ran but he didn't have the tank to test it that day but he would write me a receipt and I could return it if I had problems. When I got it home, it wouldn't crank and the pull rope was rotten and broke. I took the motor back and he said I bought it "as is". He told me that after testing it, he saw that I had allowed water to get in the engine. I told him I took it straight home and tested it, stored it in the garage and brought it back the next day to him. He basically called me a liar but said he woudl fix it cheap. I called him every week for months and finally he said I could come get a loaner motor. The motor was older and smaller, but it did run. After using it a couple of times, the lower unit began pouring oil. I took it to him and he said that I had ruined the lower unit seals. His solution was to trade me my motor for the smaller, older outboard if I would pay to fix it. After several weeks, he said I could come get the motor and pay him for fixing the lower unit. When I got the "new" motor home, it was still dripping lower unit oil. Finally, I took the motor to Buck's Outboard repair in Benton (great folks) and he told me that the lower unit was not fixed as well as the motor having other problems. I have never been so lied to and ripped off in my life. What a crook - I should never have been so trusting.
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