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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.

"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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

I found
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on Yelp,with great reviews. I couldn't find the company on Angie's List?
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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.

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.

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.

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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Treasure Cove Marina

904 S.E. Catawba Rd.
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Tri State Boat Works

405 1/2 2nd Ave
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