• 8:30-4:30 Mon - Fri
  • 153 Orchard Park Road Strathmore T1P 1R8
  • (403) 934-2612

FAQ

When do I need my first service?

This depends on which motor you have in your boat.

  • Volvo engines require a 50 hour check. At this check we do an oil change, install a new fuel filter and complete a multi point inspection on the engine.
  • Mercury engines require a 20 hour service. At this check we do an oil change and a multi point inspection on the engine.
  • PCM engines require a 20 hours service. At this check we do an oil change and a multi point inspection on the engine.

How many hours between engine oil changes?

  • Volvo – Every 100 hours or annually.
  • Mercury – Every 50 hours or annually.
  • PCM – Every 50 hours or annually.

When Should I change my impeller?

  • Volvo – engines have to be done yearly or every 50 hours.
  • Mercury – engines have to be done yearly.
  • Indmar – engines have to be done yearly or every 100 hours.

What type of maintenance should I do when my boat is 2-3 years old?

  • Volvo – Inspect the U-joints, the splines and the bellows. Check the clamps. Check the engine alignment. Lubricate the U-joint splines and cross bearings. Lubricate the engine coupler. Check engine timing, replace spark plugs. Check engine mount for tightness and retorque if necessary. Replace the impeller.
  • Mercury – Inspect the U-joints, the splines and the bellows. Check the clamps. Check the engine alignment. Lubricate the U-joint splines and cross bearings. Lubricate the gimbal bearing and engine coupler. Check engine timing, replace spark plugs. Check engine mount for tightness and retorque if necessary. Replace the seawater pump.
  • PCM – Check the engine alignment. Check engine mount for tightness and retorque if necessary. Check engine timing, replace spark plugs. Change impeller if this has not been done annually. All fluids should be changed if they have not been done annually.

Does AWS detail boats?

Yes, we detail boats. We can offer a full power polish on your boat we only use top quality products.

Does AWS offer gel coat repair?

We can fix all your gel coat needs; we work on all brands of boats.

What do I use to clean my boat?

We use a product called Sea Power cleaner & wax on all the boats we sell. This is a very good product for the gel coat on your boat.

  • Centurion/Supreme Interior – Apply soap and water with a clean cloth/sponge, rinse clean with water and dry with a clean cloth. Rinse with water and dry with a clean cloth. The next step would be to use a vinyl cleaner. For tougher stains make your own cleaner. Use one tablespoon of ammonia, ¼ cup of hydrogen peroxide, ¾ cup of water. Rinse with water and let dry. Always make sure your test a small area to check that is doesn’t damage your material.
    Note: Use only recommended vinyl cleaner as list on the vinyl care instruction sheet.
  • Chaparral – Wipe away dirt and smudges with mild soap and warm water. If additional cleaning is required, scrub with a soft bristle brush to remove dirt from textured patterns. Dry with a soft, lint-free cloth or towel.

Does AWS service other brands of boats?

Yes, Absolut Watersports services many different brands of boats. Our service staff are certified with PCM, Volvo, Mercury, Indmar, BRP-Rotex

  • Boat Winterization – We offer a basic winterization or a premium winterization package to suit your season needs. Make sure your boat is protected over the winter with our qualified service technicians. Book early in the season to get your preferred date.
  • Boat Financing & Insurance – Many clients finance their new or pre-owned boat purchase. We can provide financing, insurance, and warranty options; we will find the best payment and term options that suit your needs. Give as a call for financing your boat purchase with Absolut Watersports.

Does AWS offer storage?

Yes, we offer concierge service for storage. We have indoor heated and outside storage although space is limited. Call to discuss and you can put your name on a waiting list.

Does AWS use a marine shrink wrap?

Yes, we offer high quality boat wrap to fit your boat. The shrink wrapping will protect your boat over the winter. This is done at the end of the season.