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    Island Racing Impeller repair

    From what I have read the owner (carl) is hard to get up with but they do some good work, I was looking at Impros but if I could find someone on the east coast that does impeller refinishing all the better, has anyone used Island Racing for refurbing an impeller? Good or bad? Their webpage looks like a rip from Impros (or vise versa)which has me wondering if they do it inhouse or not. http://www.islandracing.net/impellershop.html


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    Funny shit! I remember a few yrs ago when dave (impros owner) was going through hard personal times and let people down and was a mess, carl jumped at the opportunity and started his prop service advertising stating fast turn around and "we take pride in our...... " etc.

    Impros was around since mid to late 90's.. there's your answer to the web site original. Look at island racings turn around time now... Carl's feeling the wrath of customer wants and needs.. lol

    Anyway, sorry to rant but I had to clear that comparison.
    If you can get ahold of either one of them you'll be in good hands.

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    I guess they don't want the business, won't even answer emails, or they have stopped doing impellers.

    To Impro's I go.

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    Recently corresponded with Glenn @R&D,says he's doing same day turn around service for $75...must now have an in house prop bender ....

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    Just a heads up I was informed that Island Racing isn't doing impellers this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mellow View Post
    Just a heads up I was informed that Island Racing isn't doing impellers this year.
    This year?

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    Try Speedfreeks in Brooklyn

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    I got a reply back saying they are not doing them this year, I didn't think it was worth my time to question if that means 2013 only or for the foreseeable future seeing as since it took 10 years to get a response in the first place.

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    We were hit with the hurricane back in October and was when we made the decision not to take in "mail-in" impeller work due to the construction going on here plus the sheer volume of work. This has been our busiest season to date here at the the shop, marina, storefront & online sales. All impeller work was done by me personally and required too much "hands on" work. Time required vs profit made played a huge roll in our decision. We may decide to continue impeller work during the off-season, we'll see what the future holds.

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