Edge Marine have a team of qualified marine technicians so you will get the right advice and the best service possible on your outboard or inboard engine. We take pride in our work and you can rest assured your vessel will be in safe hands.
We can service and repair all makes and models of outboards and inboards including:
SUZUKI - MERCURY - TOHATSU - YAMAHA - HONDA - YANMAR - VOLVO PENTA - MERCRUISER
We are also fully equipped for mobile servicing and service the Cairns Area including Trinity Beach, Hollayways Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Ellis Beach, Tablelands, Bamaga and Thursday Island.
With a team of fully qualified Marine Technicians we can also do inspections on hulls and outboards and have diagnostics for most makes and models
6 Signs You May Need A Marine Mechanic
Just like any vehicle, you need to organise regular boat servicing to ensure the longevity of your boat. Not only can a boat service repair anything that needs fixing, but it can also allow your mechanic to identify any potential problems and flag them with you before they become a significant issue. Edge Marine have been conducting boat repairs in Cairns for years, and we have over 25 years of experience in marine mechanics, so we’ve had the chance to see our fair share of boats in all kinds of conditions. Here are the signs we’ve encountered again and again that indicate to you that it’s time to book your boat servicing.
1. Boat Won’t Start
If your boat won’t start, it’s a surefire reason to book a boat service with us. After all, you’re not going far in a boat that won’t start! There could be any number of reasons your boat isn’t starting, such as;
- An empty fuel tank
- A dead battery
- A faulty connection
- Issues with the fuel line
- A disconnected kill switch
- Rotor problems
- Dirty ignition points
- Filter problems
The only way to know for sure is to bring it down to Edge Marine where our technicians can have a closer look.
2. There’s Rust On Your Outboard Motor
Rust and smooth running components do not mix at all. The moment you see a bit of rust on your outboard motor, you need to book a boat servicing pronto. The longer you leave it, the more the rust will spread and corrode your outboard motor, and the harder it will be for us to remove and replace the part.
3. Your Outboard Motor Is Smoking
Depending on your motor’s model, it will likely blow a little bit of exhaust smoke from time to time. Older two-stroke models create a bit of exhaust whereas 4-stroke engines barely create any. If you notice any significant changes like an increase in smoke, however, it’s a good idea to have it checked out by a technician.
4. Water Leakage
Boats will usually take on a little water, but your bilge pump will take care of that most of the time. However, if you’re finding there is more water than usual in the boat and it’s not going away, you need to book a boat service. Water leakages could be caused by;
- A hole in the boat’s surface
- Broken cooling system
- Broken exhaust system
- Damage from underwater debris
Regardless of what’s causing the leak, not addressing it could damage your engine, electrical features, or even sink your boat. Book a boat servicing with Edge Marine the moment you notice a water leak so we can patch it up and save you further damage and stress.
5. Loss of Power
If your boat isn’t accelerating as fast as usual, first try refuelling. If after this your boat is still performing more slowly or if it’s lost power altogether, it might be;
- The engine oil
- Clogged filters
- Spark plugs
- Other engine issues
If you’ve lost power, book a boat repair in Cairns with Edge Marine. We’ll endeavour to get you back out on the water in no time.
6. Steering Problems
If you’re finding that your wheel is hard to turn or it’s stuck in its current position, it’s a sign you need to book a boat servicing. It could be;
- Low on hydraulic fluid
- A leak in the hydraulic fluid line
- Mechanical failure
- Loose connections
- Failure of the cable system
If your steering is stuck, we can address any causes at Edge Marine boat repairs in Cairns.
Why Edge Marine?
With decades of experience in marine mechanics, our technicians more than capable of handling boat repairs in Cairns. We are a premium boat servicing shop and the go-to place for all Suzuki marine products. If you’re experiencing difficulties with your boat, book a service with us today so you can be back out on the water sooner.