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AMS Is Expanding Further To Serve The San Diego Boating Community Even Better


After nearly 30 years of serving the San Diego boating community, we here at Affordable Marine Service have learned many things. Firstly, there are thousands upon thousands of boats and boat owners in San Diego County alone.
Another thing we’ve learned is that many of those boats are towed to and from the launch ramps of San Diego County week in and week out. And while boat owners do their very best to keep up with the preventative maintenance and scheduled service that not only their boats but their boat trailers require as well, one thing is for certain. That being that despite our best efforts, “rust never sleeps.”
No sir, regardless of how many times you hose your boat trailer off after every use, there are still plenty of nooks and crannies where rust and corrosion can and do make themselves right at home. Boating season is always open for them and they continue to do their dirty work 24/7, 365 days a year. They never seem take a day off.
Simply ask yourself how often you’ve noticed something on your trailer, either a new problem or a soon to be problem that you swear wasn’t there the last time you had the boat out. Like, every time you have your boat out? Well then you’re not alone as that seems to happen to each and every boater out there.
And if you’ve never experienced the letdown of one of these so called problems putting an early end to a day of fishing (or even worse), then consider yourself lucky. Because take it from us or anyone else that’s experienced it, it’s no fun. Waiting all week long, anticipating an early start on the weekend, only to have all your plans cancelled at the last second due to an unscheduled trailer malfunction of some kind can be a weekend killer to say the least.
Whether it’s something as simple as the trailer lights not working or as dangerous as a broken leaf spring, sooner or later every boat owner is affected in one way or another.
So as boat owners we do the best we can to stay ahead of the possible problems. It’s not a 100% fool proof science but we can still do our best to head off many a problem long before it has a chance to ruin a day out on the water.
And it’s with this thought process in mind that the AMS Team has decided to expand our efforts to allow a bit more focus on boat trailers and the important role they play in our boating adventures. After all, if we can’t get our boats to and from the launch ramp, then that right there pretty much spells a boring weekend ahead to say the least.
So if you feel the same way and realize just how important the role your boat trailer plays in your boating activities, why not check out the new Affordable Marine Trailer Service website for more information on how to stay ahead of the rust and corrosion game.
Or better yet, just give the Team here at Affordable Marine Service a call direct @ 619.578.5979 and we’ll be more than happy to discuss all your options with you.
We look forward to serving the San Diego Boating Community even better over the next 30 years and beyond.

The AMS “Show ‘N’ Sell” Service

The Team here at Affordable Marine Service for all intents and purposes consider ourselves to be a ‘one stop shop’. Meaning that if it has anything at all to do with boats, boaters and boating, we’ve got you covered.
One example of our diversity is in our ability to help you sell your boat. There comes a time in every boaters life when selling their boat is a high priority on the “To Do” list. Most of the time it’s because you’ve outgrown your present boat. Whether it’s in size, usability, fishability, any number of reasons, it can be time to pass the fun on to another owner and go in search of your newest dream boat.
And this is another spot where the AMS Team shines bright. Being avid boaters ourselves, we all know that selling your boat (or buying a boat for that matter) can be a chore. An unwanted task that unfortunately must be tackled if we want to move on to bigger and better things.
Sure, selling your boat sounds easy but if you’ve ever attempted to sell a boat yourself, you’re fully aware it’s anything but. From all the costs involved in advertising your boat to responding to all the various calls and emails. Most of which are from time wasting lowball tire kickers that have absolutely no respect for your time as well as all the effort it takes to keep your boat “Show Ready” for an inspection by a potential buyer.
Meaning you want it uncovered, ready to look its best as well as run its best. And you need this to happen at all hours of the day because that’s how random a potential buyer can be. When you combine that with the time constraints of a full time job and the shorter days of winter, just scheduling a viewing can be a job in and of itself.
And who hasn’t received that last second phone call from a prospective buyer that has to see the boat. And has to see it NOW! So as you rush on down to the storage facility, the Marina, wherever you may store your boat, hoping everything will be just as you left it last visit, you begin to think about all that lays ahead.
First you have to uncover it, then hose off the dusty spots, wipe it down a bit and then most important of all, hope it starts. Yes, we’ve all experienced the letdown of dead batteries at the worst possible time.
So as all of this is going through your mind you finally arrive at your boat, albeit a little late. Scrambling to get everything ready for the “hopefully” new owner to see, time continues to tick by.
And next thing you know, you’re waiting for the prospective buyer to arrive. The guy that HAD to see it today. And knowing you left work early to accomplish all this isn’t making this sick feeling in your stomach feel any better.
Still waiting, might as well call the buyer to check his progress. And of course, you reach his voicemail. No biggie, he’s probably driving and doesn’t want to get a ticket for being on the phone. But as the time continues ticking by and the sun sets on the horizon, it becomes all too obvious. Yep, another No Show! Beyond frustrating to say the least.
And just like all the previous times you told yourself you’d never again go through the hassle and stress of selling a boat on your own, here you are once again. If boating is supposed to be anything its should be fun. And experiences like these are anything but fun.
That’s why the AMS Team offers their “Show ‘N’ Sell” Service. We want to take the stress and strain out of selling your boat. From advertising your boat through numerous online venues to communicating with potential buyers. Setting appointments for visual inspections. Even bay tests (with an adequate deposit), all while keeping your boat looking and running it’s best at all times.
We even have an option which allows you to store your boat at our centrally located San Diego facility to make the buying experience even that much more pleasant for all involved.
With Technicians available on site to discuss any questions your potential buyers might have. As well as the ability to run the boat for them right there, it’s definitely a win/win for all involved.
As a seller your options are pretty much endless and can be tailored to best suit your needs. Best of all, the choice is yours. We’ll be more than happy to look over your boat and make recommendations as to what repairs would enhance and help the sales process and which items might be best left for the new owner as the rate of return on the repair wouldn’t be worth it. As well as having little to no effect on the possibility of a successful sale.
So if you’re thinking it just might be time to sell your boat, why not give the Team here at Affordable Marine Service a call today @ 619.578.5979 and let’s discuss how best to go about making your next move up in the boating world.

AMS Adds Another Weapon To Their Marine Parts Arsenal!

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In an effort to not only meet but to exceed all of their customers needs, once again Affordable Marine Service has stepped up to the plate and knocked another one out of the park. By adding the full line of HGE Marine Engine Products to their arsenal, they are better equipped than ever before to surpass all of their clients’ needs.
As the newest West Coast Distributor for HGE Marine Engine Products, Affordable Marine Service has an option to meet every boaters budget. While focusing mainly on the Marine Exhaust Manifolds, Risers Elbow market, AMS is well equipped to handle most any parts request. Whether it be Factory OEM parts or the best the aftermarket industry has to offer, AMS is your ‘go to’ connection for the entire spectrum.
We proudly offer direct replacement parts for: Chris Craft, Chrysler, Crusader, Mercruiser, OMC Cobra, Volvo Penta and many other brands.
Ordering is as easy as calling 619.578.5979 to speak directly with one of our knowledgeable sales staff or feel free to contact us by email at contact@affordablemarinesd.com and you will have your replacement parts on their way to your door asap. Make sure to inquire about possible free shipping!
Let Affordable Marine Service get you out on the water and back to enjoying your boating experience as quickly and as painlessly as possible.

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