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"I took my boat, a 27 foot Sea
to this place to have a check as to why yhe engine wouldn't turn over and a bilge pump installed, and" to wire in an existing new chartplotter and generally go over the boat. Engine prob was a neutral switch, bilge pump installed and chartplotter wired as well as (needed they said) a new radio. This took five weeks and cost about $1250. I called and called and they said boat (finally 5 weeks later) was ready so I picked up and trailered it home. When I saw the condition it was left in, filthy, greasy, cockpit covers thrown below in a ball, bilge covers laying on the floor, etc, I thought I'd better check things before launching. Engine wouldn't start, sprayed starter fluid in and it wouldn't stay running. They said they ran the boat but impossible in that condition, like a fool I took it back and they said they'd get right on it. Two more weeks go by, they said carb problem and another week, goes by, finally ready again and this time I insisted on a sea trial which went well. The bill this time was $1200 to rebuild a carburetor!!!! While hitching up the trailer my son noticed the trailer tag was unbolted and lying on the frame. We asked what was going on and why the tag was removed from the trailer, nobody knew, a complete mystery. Because of the excessive time, cost, license plate shenanigans etc. and countless excuses I wouldn't recommend anyone subject themselves to a place which has a level of service almost as good as comcast.

-Thomas H.

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"He is professional and timely, and most importantly, honest. He always cleans the boat when he gives it back. Its top notch service at a reasonable price. I recommend" him to everyone I know that has a boat. In my previous boat he re did all my seat cushions, which is a lot on a deck boat, changed gauges, and much more.

-Elena D.

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Boat Sales reviews in Chicago

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I contacted
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Bubello owner of
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in May of 2014. My boat engine was not running well.
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picked up my boat the next week and determined that my engine block needed to be replaced (rust in engine). He required a engine block deposit of $5,350. He said "it would take about a month to get the new engine block in then it shouldnt take more than two weeks to install the new block. It has now been 8 months. He doesnt return calls or emails. I have to hunt him down, says Im "next on the list" each time. In August I found him at his shop I asked to see the engine block I put a deposit on and he replied "I don't have it yet and I been behind, hurt back, lost help". I have filed a compliant with the BBB, had an attorney contact him, had the pinellas county consumer services contact him with no result. Just excuses or no response at all. I would like my boat returned to my home and a full refund of the engine block deposit of $5,350.
- Bradley R.
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I have owned boats my entire life and I have never had service like that provided by
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For what I had done the bill would have been double back at the
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that I use in upstate New
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.
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was the most knowledgeable, helpful and competent mechanic I have ever used. He went above and beyond what I asked him to do and was more than fair in his billing.
I would not hesitate to recommend his service to other boaters.
- Robert F.
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He's one of the few professionals I know in this country that I totally respect. He knows his business very well and is fairly priced. He has very good manners and he doesn't like to do shady deals. He's a great professional. He does hand work and it's absolutely terrific. His private life is spent in Locust Valley but he works in Port
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. He's really excellent. If I have a problem with the rope or the boats I go to him because he really knows what he's talking about. If I have to purchase or think of updating, he always has a piece of advice and very good solutions. He's a real professional and he knows what he is doing. There are no flaws in his work.
- Leanne U.
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We were very impressed. We have had this problem with one engine for about 6 years and have taken it to several mechanics spending thousands of dollars. The mechanic from Trapper Marine was the most knowledgeable that we have experienced over the past 6 years and finally we feel the problem is solved! We were very happy with the quick service and the professionalism displayed.

- Kenneth H.
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I found
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on Yelp,with great reviews. I couldn't find the company on Angie's List?
Chicago Boat Dealer Provider Name Locked
the owner of the company answered my questions regarding my concerns with my boat motor not working properly.
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told me he would come out to my home and look at the boat. We scheduled a date and time.
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arrived on time, and said he wanted to make a diagnosis first, and said he wanted to look at the obvious and easiest (cheapest) first. So within about 30 minutes he found the problem, bad spark plugs. Repair was made dockside and I was out boating again.
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went through the remainder of the engine, made several suggestions regarding preventative and annual maintenance. I am very pleased with the level of service, and would highly recommend
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to my fellow boaters!
- Arthur G.
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They failed to listen to the issue I was having and then charged me 5 hours for diagnostic services with no report on what they supposedly looked at. The service manager told me that their work was not in a form that could be printed and given to me, but they knew what they did. It took them 3 weeks to get my boat in.. citing they only had one tech... but charged me double tech labor for a single hour on the lake. Upon inquiry, the service manager told me that their techs were not required to be licensed to work on boats. They take a few classes with Honda Marine and they're good to charge $150 per hour for their work. They did not communicate anything to me throughout the process and fixed things that I did not authorize. They gave me a huge bill without fixing the problem that I came in for. This was the second service issue I had with them. They previously attempted to charge me for the winterization of my outboard and an oil change. Well, anyone who has an outboard knows that changing the oil is the definition of winterizing an outboard. Several calls later, they did admit their mistake and refunded the difference. Although, now, I feel that it speaks volumes about their competence. I would not recommend them, nor will I ever take my boat back.


- Heather G.
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Professional workmanship and excellent customer service. They are fair and make every effort to provide exactly the right stuff. This is a top shelf operation with high quality product lines and good people. I've been happy with results every time I've gone in to
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. They like boats, they like watersports, and it shows.
- Kenneth N.
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We use their service to install and remove each year.
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is so dependable. He is very responsive. If he's out and on the water, he's quick to call us back. This is just a company you can count on.
- Linda T.

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AHLSTRANDS' MARINE

1300 TOWNLINE RD
Mundelein

Airmarine Inc

5638 S Central Ave
Chicago

All aboard boat repair

Mobil marine unit
Hometown

ALL GUARD PRODUCTS

3729 RIVA RIDGE DR

ARBEE MOTORSPORTS

1450 PRATT BLVD
Elk Grove Village

Arts Wired Electronics

3029 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago

Auto cargo export LLC

12710 tall pine dr

Automotive Concepts

13649 S Cicero Avenue
Midlothian

B and B Auto Center

2309 N RINGWOOD RD
Mchenry

Balanced Audio Video LLC

2107 Graue Mill Ct.
Mchenry

Baltic Marine Services Inc.

3136 S. Canal St.
Chicago

BAUSKE BOAT BASIN

152 N US HIGHWAY 12
Fox Lake

BEDFORD SALES

879 BEDFORD RD
Morris

BERQUIST MARINE CTR

8415 HIGHWAY 31
Cary

BERWYN MARINE CTR

5817 W OGDEN AVE
Cicero

Blacklite Electric

2646 N Marshfield Ave
Chicago

BOB'S MARINA INC

25584 W IL ROUTE 173
Antioch

BOMAR MARINE

40501 N Bald Eagle Rd
Antioch

CALUMET MARINE & SPORTS SUPPLY

426 BURNHAM AVE
Calumet City

CANVAS WORKS

39532 N IL ROUTE 59
Lake Villa

Carefree Boat Club - Chicago

3155 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago

CARL STIRN'S MARINE

640 N BROADWAY
Aurora

CHICAGO KAYAK

11323 Duck Lake Loop

CHICAGO MARINE ELECTRONICS

212 E Crescent Ave
Elmhurst

CHICAGO MASTERCRAFT INC

31223 N US HIGHWAY 12
Round Lake

CHICAGO SEA RAY

31535 N US HIGHWAY 12
Round Lake

CHICAGO YACHT CLUB

400 E MONROE ST
Chicago

CHICAGO YACHT CLUB

2045 N LINCOLN PARK W
Chicago

COLUMBIA YACHT CLUB

111 N LAKESHORE DR
Chicago

COUNTRYSIDE PROPELLERS INC

17414 FIELDSTONE DR
Marengo

Crowley's Yacht Yard Lakeside LLC

3434 East 95th St
Chicago

Crystal Lake Marine Services Inc

1151 Lake Ave
Woodstock

Dan's Detailing

370 E. Prairie Street Unit# 10
Crystal Lake

DARBY YACHTS SALES

6016 N Nina Ave
Chicago

DB Mechanics

Lombard

DENNA LAWN & MARINE

560 N YORK RD
Bensenville

Direct Detail

Woodridge

DON'S AUTO INTERIORS & TOPS

11937 S. Cicero Ave
Alsip

DUCHOW'S BOAT CENTER

71 NIPPERSINK BLVD
Fox Lake

DUERR ENTERPRISES

6503 SCOTCH PINE DR
Tinley Park

ELITE YACHT BROKERAGE

26 RODEO DR
Willowbrook

Engine Rebuilders & Supply, Inc

4010 North Ave
Stone Park

Enlightened Insurance

2N170 Fairfield Ave
Lombard

EXTREME NEEDLE UPHOLSTERY

945 W MAIN ST
Braidwood

Fibrenew Chicago Southwest

2519 Freeland Ct
Naperville

Five Star Boat Center

410 Kings Road
Fox Lake

FLEET MARINE

3645 UNION AVE
Steger

FOX LAKE PROPELLER

1803 Holian Dr
Spring Grove

Franks Auto Repair

305 Main St
West Chicago

Freestyle Factory

25276 W. Grass Lake Rd.
Antioch

GENEVA KAYAK CTR

211 Monroe St
Genoa

GOLD COAST YACHTS LLC

512 EASY ST
Darien

GORDY'S LAKEFRONT MARINE

36 S US HIGHWAY 12
Fox Lake

GRAND SPORT CTR

7829 W GRAND AVE
Elmwood Park

GREAT LAKES KAYAK

950 ALBRECHT DR
Lake Bluff

GREAT LAKES YACHT SALES INC

100 N US HIGHWAY 12
Fox Lake

GUNDELACH'S CANVAS

25434 W IL ROUTE 173
Antioch

H & L Auto Mechanics

223 indian trail

HELM PRODUCTS INC

PO Box 265
Addison

HENRY'S MARINE INC

3140 S CANAL ST
Chicago

Hillcrafters LLC. Antique Restoration

3113 Christopher Ct
Mchenry

HUSTLER SPORTS CTR

4016 W CRYSTAL LAKE RD
Mchenry

HUSTLER STORAGE LEASING & CORP

4016 W CRYSTAL LAKE RD
Mchenry

J-BOATSMIDWEST

310 S Michigan Ave Unit 1600
Chicago

JERRY GRANFRANCISCO

17601 CRYSTAL LAKE DR
Homer Glen

KARMA YACHT SALES

3635 S Halsted St
Chicago

Kastelic Canvas

15940 S Lincoln Hwy
Plainfield

KINGS ISLAND MARINE

500 S US HIGHWAY 12
Fox Lake

Larsen Marine Svc

625 E Sea Horse Dr
Waukegan

LED Warehouse

40 Midland Ave
Joliet

LIBERTY MARINE CTR

32322 N IL ROUTE 83
Grayslake

LUXURY AUTO FINDER

745 HUNTER DR
Batavia

LUXURY BOAT EXCHANGE

410 KINGS RD
Fox Lake

Machines for Living

1102 North Wolcott Ave
Chicago

MARINE SPECIALISTS

PO Box 322
Winthrop Harbor

MaXxx Motorsports

690 Gerry Way

MIDWEST AUTO TOPS & UPHOLSTERY INC

13421 Southwest Hwy
Orland Park

MIDWEST MARINE LIQUIDATORS

1600 S US HIGHWAY 12
Fox Lake

MILLER'S DREAM MARINE

1208 N RIVERSIDE DR
Mchenry

MILO SALES & SVC INC

3837 W 127TH ST
Alsip

MISSION BAY MULTISPORT

1110 SOUTH ST
Elgin

Modern Media Tech

P.O. Box 53
Lake Bluff

MUNSON MARINE

501 E Grand Ave
Ingleside

MUNSON SKI & INBOARD WATER SPORTS INC

31695 N ROUTE 12
Round Lake

NAVIGANTO

719 S Elmwood Ave
Oak Park

O.s.m auto repair

970 Pyott rd
Crystal Lake

OEM Solutions Inc

700 Commerce Dr
Oak Brook

OFFSHORE

28841 Nagel Ct Ste 5
Lake Bluff

OSTROW MARINE CO INC

1762 Dunvegan Dr

Personal Touch Moving

665 N Lapeer Rd

PHIL'S PROP SHOP

12171 Beach Blvd Apt 506

PINNACLE YACHTS

904 WILLIAM ST
River Forest

PISTAKEE YACHT CLUB

3300 ROCKY BEACH RD
Mchenry

Pro Care Services Inc

25306 W Carson Dr
Lake Villa

PROPAHOLICS

500 Il Route 59 Unit D
Ingleside

PROPELLERS UNLIMITED

45 E NORTH AVE
Melrose Park

RICHMOND CANVAS

10819 N MAIN ST
Richmond

RIECK'S SHIP & BOAT YARD DIV

5600 W 41ST ST
Cicero

Road Rage Designs

2449 Pierce Dr.
Spring Grove

Rollins Aquatic Solutions

PO Box 57
Bloomingdale

SAILBOAT SALES CO

3434 E 95TH ST
Chicago

SAILBOATS INC

1560 N SANDBURG TER
Chicago

SAILING WORLD INC

216 Rand Rd Lowr
Mchenry

SAILORETTE'S NAUTICAL NOOK

451 DAVY LN
Wilmington

SAILTIME CHICAGO

3119 S IL ROUTE 31
Crystal Lake

SEAVIVOR BOATS

576 ARLINGTON AVE
Des Plaines

SEE ARK MARINE

543 RAVINE DR
Winthrop Harbor

SHIP CHANDLER

5821 N Navarre Ave
Chicago

SHOGREN PERFORMANCE MARINE

3800 SUNSET AVE
Waukegan

SKIPPER BUD'S

3600 N RECREATION DR
Chicago

Skipper Bud's Marina

215 N Point Dr
Winthrop Harbor

SOUTHWEST MARINE

6 FORD DR
New Lenox

Speedpro Imaging of Chicago

2130 W. Fulton St.
Chicago

SPRING BROOK MARINA

1702 7TH ST
Winthrop Harbor

TANGLEWOOD MARINE

520 S 14TH AVE
Saint Charles

Tanglewood Marine LLC

520 S 14th Ave
Saint Charles

TARTAN & C & C OF CHICAGO

1739 S HALSTED ST
Chicago

TCB Concierge Service

P.O. Box 56535
Chicago

TRACKER BOAT CTR

1820 N SKOKIE HWY
Gurnee

TURNING POINT PROPELLERS INC

PO Box 803338
Chicago

Urban Kayaks

207 E. Riverwalk S.
Chicago

WATER WERKS II

3S450 N STATE ROUTE 59
Naperville

WAUCONDA BOAT

231 E LIBERTY ST
Wauconda

WavePads

410 Shady Lane
Shorewood

WELDING BY K & K

54 LE BARON ST
Waukegan

Wendella Sightseeing Co Inc

405 N Wabash
Chicago

WEST MARINE

567 E ROOSEVELT RD
Lombard

WIND LINE SALES

15121 W CLOVER LN
Libertyville

WINDELLA BOATS

225 S CANAL ST
Chicago

YACHT BROKERS

20154 WILLOW DR
Chicago Heights

YACHT EXCHANGE

222 MERCHANDISE MART PLZ 3352
Chicago

YANMAR AMERICA CORP

101 International Pkwy
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