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He started working on the boat nearly 1 year ago. Since that time, he has failed to repair the problem. He has overcharged for services and parts. Failed to show up when he said he would. It appeared that every time he was able to get a larger, more expensive, customer he would simply not show up and then later gave every excuse in the book. Since it was not season, we were very patient until the last time that he actually did show up. He gave us a large bill and did not complete the work. We finally fired him. Unfortunately, there appears to be no remedy for bad and incompetent service from so called marine mechanics. We learned the hard way. We lost a year and a lot of wasted money. I would not trust this guy with a row boat.
- Robert T.
A

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Fast and Excellent Quality of Workmanship. I brought in a prop for repair and was returned in a quick amount of time...like new condition! Excellent customer service!
- Bill B.
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I received A1 as a recommendation from 3 different businesses around Lake
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.
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has looked at 2 boats for me before I made each purchase. Both times he has been very thorough in the inspection in making me aware of any engine issues, as well as potential future engine repair needs, before making the purchase. In addition to providing boat inspections for me, he also performs all of the service on my boat.
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being mobile (and me not having a trailer), makes it convenient to also have him perform all of my service on my boat. I have been very pleased with the service that
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and his side kick
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provides, and would highly recommend
- David W.
D

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Capt. Rod's installation crew cut away sections of the supporting framework in order to fit the sections into the metal frame of the pier. According to the manufacturer, it was only necessary to trim away 1/8" of the pier top with a plane or saw to make it fit in the frame.
Now, because there is no supporting under-structure, people are stepping on the edges of the pier, cracking the frame, and breaking through the pier.
Capt. Rod refuses any more responsibility for the issue, saying it is the manufacturer's fault for selling him a defective product. If he knew it was a defective product, why did he continue to sell it to the public? There is a lot of "finger pointing" going on between Capt. Rod, the seller of the top of the pier, and the manufacturer of the frame. But in my opinion, Capt. Rod has ultimate responsibility since he sold the product.
At this point, I may be required to either once again pay for AND replace the top, and also pay for the pier to be cut apart and re-welded OR buy a new pier. Either way, I will NOT be dealing with Capt. Rod.
PS - I DO love the thru-flow pier
- Jeanne A.
A

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Living in P**** Gorda for 12 years I have struggled to fnd a reliable, trustworthy, reasonably priced marine mechanic to look after my Volvo
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gas engines.
Spotting good reviews on Angies list i got him down to do a detail to my boat on the lift, and see if I felt i could trust him to do mechanical work on my boat.
Most detailers cannot do a good job on a lift. no problem here- he has a big float and after 5 hours my 5 year old boat looked like it was just out of the showroom. Not cheap but a great job.
On this basis i decided to trust him to do relatively major work of new risers, manifolds, + 100 hr service and outdrive removal on my Volvo 5.7GXI.
Again, most marine mechanics will not remove an outdrive on the lift.
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can do EVERYTHING on the lift. Detail, service, outdrive removal. No one else can. Saves removing boat from water, trailering etc.
Great job, evrerything done i asked for. Competant. A couple of hiccups were overcome quickly.It all would have been done in one day but for a problem caused by the last mechanic who workred on the boat.
All in all very happy.Will use him again next year!
After 12 years I have finally found a decent boat mechanic.!
- peter C.
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They have always been great.
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always either answers my calls or returns them. Show up on time, have good prices and do great work. Best of all they provide a lot of information and know how on how to operate and maintain a lift. They have talked me through operation issues on the phone and even stopped by just to see how things were going (as this was my first lift). Most recently the remote stopped working.
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stopped by and tuned the transmitter (while showing me how to do it myself) at no charge even though it was not something he had originally installed. I recommend them to everyone and will use them again if I ever need anything done on my dock or lift.
- Dennis S.
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The new snap on cover made by
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is so much easier to use and keeps the interior of our boat much drier than our previous top. We also can snap it on in less than half the time of our old one. It also looks great. Same with the Bimini top. Fabricated in their shop this isn't some flimsy secondary
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product. Very high quality and looks great. I was afraid it was going to take them a month to do this work since we didn't decide to do this until the start of the boating season. Wrong. They picked it up on a Wednesday and were done with the work on Friday! No lost boating days. They were great to work with and are highly recommended.
- Chuck B.
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Great…I remember it went well and we have had them back for service. This was like 5 years ago so I don't have a lot of details or how much we paid….sorry
- Mark L.
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Excellent Marine Mechanics Service, and
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came to our boat so we didn't have to hassle with a haul to the
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. Highly recommend
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to anyone in need of boat repairs.
- Jennifer L.
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Purchased a boat from BV Marine due to their excellent reputation. Found working and dickering with them enjoyable and professional. Purchased the boat with a couple of options, got the title, and they held it for me until it got warm. Per our agreement, I called them 2 weeks in advance to get the boat delivered - of course it was at the peak of their deliveries (they store boats for people all over
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and
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, all the lakes from BV lakes to Beaver and more). They had a hard time promising a specific day, much less a time, due to their business, but I was flexible. They were supposed to call on the day of delivery so I could meet them, but they didn't (the delivery guy thought the office was going to call and vice versa). Delivery and training on the boat was fine, but one option they were to install on the boat was incorrect so it required another trip out. Second trip to lake, again no one called - I just saw them working on the boat at my dock. Same mix up within the company. The option still wasn't correct - another lack of communication within the office there. Another trip was required. Third trip I knew better than to expect a call, so just watched for them and saw them arrive and correct the problem. All is well. These guys have been doing this forever. They know the business and the lakes backwards and forwards and have lived here since the dawn of time. They know everything there is to know about pontoon sales and servicing and pretty much anything about other boats, too. Their lead mechanic also knows everything about tournament fishing within 100 miles. Love them all. Just be advised, they are so busy and have seen so much business over the years that they can be a little too calm and nonchalant, which can come off as flippant or uncaring, but they just have done this stuff a bazillion times so don't get too excited about anything. Just take your time, enjoy the conversation, and it will eventually all work out to excellent standards.
- Glenn S.
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AHLSTRANDS' MARINE

1300 TOWNLINE RD
Mundelein, IL

Airmarine Inc

5638 S Central Ave
Chicago, IL
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Mobil marine unit
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304 Whitelaw Avenue
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ARBEE MOTORSPORTS

1450 PRATT BLVD
Elk Grove Village, IL

Arts Wired Electronics

3029 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL
Arts wired electronics is a company that sells, installs, and helps you design an audio,...

Automotive Concepts

13649 S Cicero Avenue
Midlothian, IL
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B and B Auto Center

2309 N RINGWOOD RD
Mchenry, IL
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Balanced Audio Video LLC

2107 Graue Mill Ct.
Mchenry, IL
Providing fine audio / video equipment for all of your home, auto and marine systems. sales,...

Baltic Marine Services Inc.

3136 S. Canal St.
Chicago, IL
Baltic marine services inc. is centrally located in the city of chicago, just a few blocks...

BAUSKE BOAT BASIN

152 N US HIGHWAY 12
Fox Lake, IL

BEDFORD SALES

879 BEDFORD RD
Morris, IL
Family owned. 10 employees. fax # 815-942-3993. hours: m-th 9-6; friday 9-7; sa,su 9-4;

BERQUIST MARINE CTR

8415 HIGHWAY 31
Cary, IL

BERWYN MARINE CTR

5817 W OGDEN AVE
Cicero, IL

Blacklite Electric

2646 N Marshfield Ave
Chicago, IL
Full service licensed electrical contracting service. we accept checks, credit cards, paypal...

BOB'S MARINA INC

25584 W IL ROUTE 173
Antioch, IL

BOMAR MARINE

40501 N Bald Eagle Rd
Antioch, IL

BruceSki's Marine Construction

Mchenry, IL
Residential & commercial waterfront construction company that provides the highest quality and...

CALUMET MARINE & SPORTS SUPPLY

426 BURNHAM AVE
Calumet City, IL

CANVAS WORKS

39532 N IL ROUTE 59
Lake Villa, IL

Carefree Boat Club - Chicago

3155 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL
Boating without owning...it's about time. members get unlimited access to our entire fleet of...

CARL STIRN'S MARINE

640 N BROADWAY
Aurora, IL
Cost is determined by the job.

CHICAGO KAYAK

11323 Duck Lake Loop
Bonita Springs, FL

CHICAGO MARINE ELECTRONICS

212 E Crescent Ave
Elmhurst, IL
Marine electronics, navigation & marine products for sail & power yachts autopilots,...

CHICAGO MASTERCRAFT INC

31223 N US HIGHWAY 12
Round Lake, IL

CHICAGO SEA RAY

31535 N US HIGHWAY 12
Round Lake, IL

CHICAGO YACHT CLUB

400 E MONROE ST
Chicago, IL

CHICAGO YACHT CLUB

2045 N LINCOLN PARK W
Chicago, IL

COLUMBIA YACHT CLUB

111 N LAKESHORE DR
Chicago, IL

COUNTRYSIDE PROPELLERS INC

17414 FIELDSTONE DR
Marengo, IL

Crowley's Yacht Yard Lakeside LLC

3434 East 95th St
Chicago, IL
Additional fax - (773) 221-9991. additional contacts - dan bochnovic, andrew spaulding....

Crystal Lake Marine Services Inc

1151 Lake Ave
Woodstock, IL
Crystal lake marine services inc is a full service marine repair facility specializing in bow...

Dan's Detailing

370 E. Prairie Street Unit# 10
Crystal Lake, IL

DARBY YACHTS SALES

6016 N Nina Ave
Chicago, IL

DB Mechanics

Lombard, IL
I am a one man business (my wife does the "office" side). i supply the labor for all...

DENNA LAWN & MARINE

560 N YORK RD
Bensenville, IL

Direct Detail

Woodridge, IL
At direct detail we are dedicated to providing best in the business service, pricing, and...

DON'S AUTO INTERIORS & TOPS

11937 S. Cicero Ave
Alsip, IL
Don's auto interiors & tops has been in operation since 1977. as a family owned business we...

DUCHOW'S BOAT CENTER

71 NIPPERSINK BLVD
Fox Lake, IL

DUERR ENTERPRISES

6503 SCOTCH PINE DR
Tinley Park, IL

ELITE YACHT BROKERAGE

26 RODEO DR
Willowbrook, IL

Engine Rebuilders & Supply, Inc

4010 North Ave
Stone Park, IL
We have been rebuilding engines since 1945. this includes automotive, industrial, marine, and...

Enlightened Insurance

2N170 Fairfield Ave
Lombard, IL
Enlightened insurance offers great coverage for your auto, sr-22, motorcycle, and boat...

EXTREME NEEDLE UPHOLSTERY

945 W MAIN ST
Braidwood, IL

Fibrenew Chicago Southwest

2519 Freeland Ct
Naperville, IL

Five Star Boat Center

410 Kings Road
Fox Lake, IL
Five star boat center is chicagoland's exclusive larson and wellcraft boat dealer. we buy sell...

FLEET MARINE

3645 UNION AVE
Steger, IL

FOX LAKE PROPELLER

1803 Holian Dr
Spring Grove, IL

Franks Auto Repair

305 Main St
West Chicago, IL
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Freestyle Factory

25276 W. Grass Lake Rd.
Antioch, IL
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Gay-Cierge

Chicago, IL
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GENEVA KAYAK CTR

211 Monroe St
Genoa, IL

Global Auto Transportation

11710 Tuxford St
North Hollywood, CA
All types of transportation services.

GOLD COAST YACHTS LLC

512 EASY ST
Darien, IL

GORDY'S LAKEFRONT MARINE

36 S US HIGHWAY 12
Fox Lake, IL

GRAND SPORT CTR

7829 W GRAND AVE
Elmwood Park, IL

GREAT LAKES KAYAK

950 ALBRECHT DR
Lake Bluff, IL

GREAT LAKES YACHT SALES INC

100 N US HIGHWAY 12
Fox Lake, IL

GUNDELACH'S CANVAS

25434 W IL ROUTE 173
Antioch, IL

H & L Auto Mechanics

223 indian trail
Lake In The Hills, il
My business is based out of my garage.

HELM PRODUCTS INC

PO Box 265
Addison, IL

HENRY'S MARINE INC

3140 S CANAL ST
Chicago, IL

Hillcrafters LLC. Antique Restoration

3113 Christopher Ct
Mchenry, IL
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HUSTLER SPORTS CTR

4016 W CRYSTAL LAKE RD
Mchenry, IL

HUSTLER STORAGE LEASING & CORP

4016 W CRYSTAL LAKE RD
Mchenry, IL

J-BOATSMIDWEST

310 S Michigan Ave Unit 1600
Chicago, IL

JERRY GRANFRANCISCO

17601 CRYSTAL LAKE DR
Homer Glen, IL

KARMA YACHT SALES

3635 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL

Kastelic Canvas

15940 S Lincoln Hwy
Plainfield, IL
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KINGS ISLAND MARINE

500 S US HIGHWAY 12
Fox Lake, IL

Larsen Marine Svc

625 E Sea Horse Dr
Waukegan, IL
Family owned. additional contact name - kathy larsen sivia. additional email -...

LED Warehouse

40 Midland Ave
Joliet, IL
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LIBERTY MARINE CTR

32322 N IL ROUTE 83
Grayslake, IL

LUXURY AUTO FINDER

745 HUNTER DR
Batavia, IL
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LUXURY BOAT EXCHANGE

410 KINGS RD
Fox Lake, IL

Machines for Living

1102 North Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL
Design, fabrication and installation

MARINE SPECIALISTS

PO Box 322
Winthrop Harbor, IL

MaXxx Motorsports

690 Gerry Way
Darien, WI
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Merco Marine Boat Docks

60 Merco Rd.
Wellsburg, WV
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MIDWEST AUTO TOPS & UPHOLSTERY INC

13421 Southwest Hwy
Orland Park, IL
Marine, automotive, and motorcycle upholstery specialist convertible tops, sunroofs and canvas

MIDWEST MARINE LIQUIDATORS

1600 S US HIGHWAY 12
Fox Lake, IL

MILLER'S DREAM MARINE

1208 N RIVERSIDE DR
Mchenry, IL

MILO SALES & SVC INC

3837 W 127TH ST
Alsip, IL

MISSION BAY MULTISPORT

1110 SOUTH ST
Elgin, IL

Modern Media Tech

P.O. Box 53
Lake Bluff, IL
Modern media tech is a technology and low-voltage company that focuses on the client. our 12+...

Mr. Trim

946 Ogden Ave
Downers Grove, IL
Owner operated.

MUNSON MARINE

501 E Grand Ave
Ingleside, IL
Boat sales- new, used and brokerage, service, parts, accessories, storage, marina with slips...

MUNSON SKI & INBOARD WATER SPORTS INC

31695 N ROUTE 12
Round Lake, IL
Family owned.

NAVIGANTO

719 S Elmwood Ave
Oak Park, IL

Northwest Enterprises

Crystal Lake, IL

O.s.m auto repair

970 Pyott rd
Crystal Lake, IL
Osm auto repair is a full service auto repair shop that offers high quality automotive repair...

OEM Solutions Inc

700 Commerce Dr
Oak Brook, IL
Mobile electronics installation services, audio, video, security, gps tracking, gps...

OFFSHORE

28841 Nagel Ct Ste 5
Lake Bluff, IL

OSTROW MARINE CO INC

1762 Dunvegan Dr
Punta Gorda, FL

PERFORMANCE PROPELLER

15 DROSTE SQ
Saint Charles, MO
Boat propeller repair & modification inboard up to 24" outboard and stern drive .new and...

Personal Touch Moving

665 N Lapeer Rd
Oxford, MI
We have been in business since 2003 and specialize in local and long distance moving. contact...

PHIL'S PROP SHOP

12171 Beach Blvd Apt 506
Jacksonville, FL

PINNACLE YACHTS

904 WILLIAM ST
River Forest, IL

PISTAKEE YACHT CLUB

3300 ROCKY BEACH RD
Mchenry, IL

Pro Care Services Inc

25306 W Carson Dr
Lake Villa, IL
Pro care services has been providing professional cleaning services to northwest illinois for...

PROPAHOLICS

500 Il Route 59 Unit D
Ingleside, IL

PROPELLERS UNLIMITED

45 E NORTH AVE
Melrose Park, IL

RICHMOND CANVAS

10819 N MAIN ST
Richmond, IL

RIECK'S SHIP & BOAT YARD DIV

5600 W 41ST ST
Cicero, IL

Road Rage Designs

2449 Pierce Dr.
Spring Grove, IL
We specialize in vehicle and boat wraps and fleet graphics. we are well known as one of the...

Rollins Aquatic Solutions

PO Box 57
Bloomingdale, IL
Your waterway is important to you. it's also important to us. because we are passionate about...

SAILBOAT SALES CO

3434 E 95TH ST
Chicago, IL

SAILBOATS INC

1560 N SANDBURG TER
Chicago, IL

SAILING WORLD INC

216 Rand Rd Lowr
Mchenry, IL

SAILORETTE'S NAUTICAL NOOK

451 DAVY LN
Wilmington, IL

SAILTIME CHICAGO

3119 S IL ROUTE 31
Crystal Lake, IL

SEAVIVOR BOATS

576 ARLINGTON AVE
Des Plaines, IL

SEE ARK MARINE

543 RAVINE DR
Winthrop Harbor, IL

SHIP CHANDLER

5821 N Navarre Ave
Chicago, IL

SHOGREN PERFORMANCE MARINE

3800 SUNSET AVE
Waukegan, IL

SKIPPER BUD'S

3600 N RECREATION DR
Chicago, IL

Skipper Bud's Marina

215 N Point Dr
Winthrop Harbor, IL

Snells on the Move (Negotiator for consumers)

P.O. 663
Greenfield, IN
Negotiation “snell’s on the move” negotiates purchases of consumers future vehicle too...

SOUTHWEST MARINE

6 FORD DR
New Lenox, IL

Speedpro Imaging of Chicago

2130 W. Fulton St.
Chicago, IL
Our client, illinois nut & candy won the angie's list best vehicle wrap this year:...

SPRING BROOK MARINA

1702 7TH ST
Winthrop Harbor, IL

Stay In Touch Mobile

1770 S Randall Road
Genava, IL

TANGLEWOOD MARINE

520 S 14TH AVE
Saint Charles, IL

Tanglewood Marine LLC

520 S 14th Ave
Saint Charles, IL
Tanglewood marine is the home of the "crazy rythm" offshore race team. we are family owned...

TARTAN & C & C OF CHICAGO

1739 S HALSTED ST
Chicago, IL

TCB Concierge Service

P.O. Box 56535
Chicago, IL
Tcb concierge service is a family owned, bonded, and insured chicago area concierge service...

Top Shot Sportfishing

801 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Welcome to the fishing charter boat “happy day today” a 46' hatteras sport fish. we are...

TRACKER BOAT CTR

1820 N SKOKIE HWY
Gurnee, IL

TURNING POINT PROPELLERS INC

PO Box 803338
Chicago, IL

Urban Kayaks

207 E. Riverwalk S.
Chicago, IL
Daily kayak tours and rentals on the chicago river.

WATER WERKS II

3S450 N STATE ROUTE 59
Naperville, IL

WAUCONDA BOAT

231 E LIBERTY ST
Wauconda, IL

WavePads

410 Shady Lane
Shorewood, IL
Welcome to wavepads! we have designed a durable water pad that floats on water. you will no...

WELDING BY K & K

54 LE BARON ST
Waukegan, IL

Wendella Sightseeing Co Inc

405 N Wabash
Chicago, IL

WEST MARINE

567 E ROOSEVELT RD
Lombard, IL

WIND LINE SALES

15121 W CLOVER LN
Libertyville, IL

WINDELLA BOATS

225 S CANAL ST
Chicago, IL

YACHT BROKERS

20154 WILLOW DR
Chicago Heights, IL

YACHT EXCHANGE

222 MERCHANDISE MART PLZ 3352
Chicago, IL

YANMAR AMERICA CORP

101 International Pkwy
Adairsville, GA
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