I record my satisfaction with the service you and your company have provided.
We sought your advice on the choice of a suitable engine to re-power our Townson 36.· You provided helpful guidance after inspecting the engine bay and previous installation.
Following the choice of engine it became evident a “drop-down” gearbox was required. With little time left before the Christmas break you identified a suitable gearbox, and on finding no stock was available in New Zealand, air-freighted the gearbox from·Australia·to Auckland, and efficiently fitted it to the motor, so allowing installation before the Christmas closure.· You have provided helpful after-sale advice.
We were encouraged to seek your advice by the excellent reputation you and your business enjoy in the marine services industry. Your performance has been consistent with that excellent reputation.
I would Like to thank you for the brilliant service I received from you with regards to purchasing a rebuilt Marine transmission for my boat.
The replacement hydraulic transmission to replace my old Manuel paragon transmission was of the exact length and dimensions needed to replace my old trans. Your expertise on sending me a replacement trans from the photos I sent is to be commended.
I would recommend Marine Transmissions NZ to anyone as The one stop shop for anything marine.
Marine Transmissions NZ can be proud of there service and advise.
Hi James, just a quick note to say thanks again for repairing my gearbox.··I have had some bad experiences in the past from supposedly reputable companies in the marine industry, I thought I got very good service and overall great value from what was a pretty expensive exercise.
We got the job completed yesterday morning and took her for a run and it all appears to be running great.
New Years day 2013 saw the final demise of the original 1987 38HP Thorneycroft diesel engine in my 43 foot Bruce Roberts ketch. In frustration, I contacted James Mobberley of Marine Transmissions NZ; we discussed the various options available to me, but concluded with James’s recommendation i.e. to fit a new 54HP Yanmar motor and a new propeller etc to match the increase in horsepower this new engine would give.
The installation was done on time, within budget and with proper tidy-up.
There were, however, persistent vibration problems with the prop shaft and the new propeller itself. James confirmed that all the stated specifications had been met and sought second opinions from other Yanmar specialists with the same result. Nevertheless, he accepted, without question, that something was amiss and worked consistently and cheerfully to put it right.
It took numerous sea trials, several lift outs and many consultations before it was concluded that the new prop was cavitating. The keel on this ketch is hollow around the stern gland; it was flexing with the power of the new Yanmar, thus the vibration. James finally solved the problem primarily by re-fitting my old propeller (re-pitched) which, according to all calculations and specifications underpowered the Yanmar but which, in practice, solved the problems to my entire satisfaction. We lost ½ knot in speed.
While there was never any doubt that James Mobberley's installation met all the stated requirements and most of the second opinions of experts and the old hands, he worked on the problem until it was fixed, and at no extra cost.
I would be pleased to recommend him and his company for any work of a similar nature.