The MER-Alaska Service Program-MER has always supported Alaska fisherman with replacement parts and technical support, now we are expanding our effort to include an on-site technician for your 2009 pre and post season needs.

MER has also increased our online support capability by expanding our website, and our blog. Our regular blog “broadcast” will soon complete its first year of technical support for our customers. Better support lowers your cost of operation.

 Introducing Karl Pettersen – Bristol Bay/MER Tech – Karl is a graduate of UTI Technical College in Arizona and has specific factory training from John Deere and Yanmar. Karl will be at the helm of the F.V. Arctic Osprey, in Bristol Bay from June 17th through July 20th, but will be available for service-both before and after. Contact Stevie by email ( to schedule your service work, or a re-power with a Deere, Isuzu or Yanmar.

Let MER show you how installing a 6.5 or 12KW Isuzu Genset can pay for itself in fuel savings. The 12KW uses only .5 gallon per hour. Avoid running your main just to keep the RSW powered up. Our Cowl and EM Silencers will make it whisper.

Introducing Stevie Schmidt — Parts and Service Professional – Stevie has been in this industry for over 20 years, and has done everything from tying long line black cod gear to selling parts. For the last 3 years, Stevie has done an excellent job as our Service Writer and Field Service Coordinator. Stevie started our coolant system preventive maintenance program: Ask her how to reduce your maintenance and repair costs.

Please give her a call at 800-777-0714 to get parts moving for your bristol bay order, or to schedule Karl to visit your boat.

MER Marine Service Training- Classes will cover topics that will reduce your maintenance costs while making the boat safer:

In an expanding effort to meet our customer’s needs, the MER service department is pleased and excited to introduce our engine maintenance training classes.

Beginning this Spring and carrying on throughout the year, MER will be conducting engine specific maintenance classes geared toward amatuers, do it yourselfers, and professional maintenance staff.

Classes will be available for John Deere, Isuzu, and Yanmar, as well as Kanzaki and Hurth gearboxes. Please call (206-286-1817) for times and dates of classes on your specific engine and a copy of the syllabus.

We will cover such topics as fuel system maintenance, cooling system maintenance-both fresh and raw water, electrical system diagnostics and repair, and basic engine maintenance.  

Our Spring Special-includes a 10% discount on all parts and labor, when we change the oil and fuel filters, change oil, check zincs, adjust the valves and do a cooling system inspection. This special includes a 63 point inspection of the boat’s marine power system. The list of inspected items is available from