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by Mel H , 05/29/2014
Great job. Speedy service. friendly guy. Will recommend to anyone!
STOP IF YOUR LOOKING FOR A BOAT MECHANIC!!!!
by Pete C , 02/02/2014
Dave, I want to thank you again for your excellent service. To all the boat owners out there reading these reviews and trying to find an honest competent boat mechanic STOP, you have found him. Dave was professional, diligent honest and very informative. I gave Dave pretty much an open check book to repair anything he thought my 30ft Nordic needed, what an open invitation for 99.9 percent of the mechanics out there. My cabin door has never worked since I purchased the boat, I told dave replace the motor and dave saves me $400 and says it was just a loose connection? Wow, HONEST as heck here! Tell dave replace my belts ... Dave tells me they are perfect.... The point here is Dave is honest... If you need something he will tell you and if you don't he will tell you as well.... Lastly, I am extremely neurotic with my boat, no shoes, no greasy hands etc. etc. Dave was immaculate with his work using drop cloths to get in an out of the boat, kept my boat inside and covered while the boat was there.. Thanks again Dave, I will recommend you to all my friends.... 5 STARS IS NOT ENOUGH IN MY OPINION!!!
GREAT service & Left with a SMILE ! : )
by Ron Christie , 06/06/2013
Owning a boat can be very expensive.However being on the water can be the best enjoyment in ones life.Boating ALL depends on having one that works properly .When you get to the water finally you expect things to work.That was not my experience the last 2 times we went to the lake.I knew I needed to find a GOOD Boat Repair place to fix my troubles.I had seen Smileys Boat repair sign on the side of a truck.I did a little research & saw some good reviews.Well I must say My experience was GREAT ! David Smiley is one AWESOME knowledgable guy.He is by far one of the BEST Boat Mechanics I have dealt with.He is Fast ,Friendly & Knows BOATS. He kept his promise on time done & was very helpful & affordasble.I will definately recomend him to any one wanting GREAT SERVICE done RIGHT the first time.Thanks David---customer with a SMILE
by Jeremy Martin , 06/04/2013
Been meaning to write this for a while. Dave took care of me and my boat back in the winter. He was very informative and friendly. Let me k ow what needed to be done and always showed me why. Thanks Dave for a great experience.
Knowledgable owner, fair pricing
by dr b , 03/29/2013
I recently bought an older boat that needed some TLC. I found Smiley's online. He walked me through some repairs that were necessary, other concerns I had about the boat and offered advice for general maintenance. This guy knows his stuff. He'll take the time to explain it and is resonable with his pricing. Open communication is key to any relationship and this place will tell you like it is.
by MKW , 03/12/2013
Brought my boat to Smiley - he walked me through what needed to be done - completed my boat in a timely fashion with a very fair price. Will always go back to Smiley's Boat Repair for all my boat needs!!
by Ripped Off , 03/04/2013
I put a review in the other day describing how Smileys ripped me off and sure enough it has disapeared. Read all the reviews and I think you will see what he is doing....Every bad review he gets he bury's...If you want to get taken this is your guy.
Well informed and fair pricing
by Bob , 02/17/2013
I recently sold my Champion bass boat to a member of the military and wanted to be sure that he did not have problems with the boat after purchasing it. I vollunteered to have a buyers inspection done at my expense and the buyer chose Smiley's boat repair to have it checked out. Dave found problems with the boat that another boat mechanic had missed and he took the time to explain exactly what needed to be done. The cost for the work was at the lower end of what I was quoted and the work was done in a reasonable amount of time. If and when I purchase another boat, I will defiinately go back to Smiley's to have it serviced.
Great Job On My New Boat
by Jim in Litchfield Park , 02/14/2013
After getting my new boat and motor I took it to Dave's for rigging. I should note that prior to dropping the boat off I called 4 boat dealers in the Phoenix area for quotes. Dave's hourly rate was considerably cheaper and unlike the dealers, I was able to speak directly with the person (Dave) who would be doing the work. Also one of the dealer's parts manager knew Dave and recommended him. All of the work was done in a competent manner and the boat was ready to be picked up when promised. At this point I asked Dave to install gauges I bought on-line in the boat's console. One of the gauges required that a bracket be handcrafted in order to be hooked up. Again all of this additional work was done quickly and at a competitive price. Another advantage of using Dave is, unlike other marine shops, he doesn't mark-up the price of parts he has to purchase on your behalf. Finally, about 2 weeks after I picked up my boat, Dave called me to see how the boat was performing. I can't recall any mechanic marine or otherwise ever calling to see how their work turned out. My next job for Dave will be to install a fish finder I currently have on order.
by Bob Mcnabney , 02/14/2013
i bopught a 19 year old Tracker last month. Needless to say, there were many more problems then showed up at the time of the sale. I too0k it to Smileys, after checking hios ratings on the internet, and am one HAPPY fella because i did. He not only replaced the impeller but fixed a couple problems from a previous installation. Neither of us were satisified with the way the motor ran and sounded.and he found out that the carbs needed to be rebuilt, then the fuel pump was pulled and it was full of rust. He moved the fuel filter to ahead of the pump instead of behind it and repaied everything. Not only did he do a super job on the motor but spent time explaining and showing me the problems and how to avoid them in the furture. I give Smileyts Boat Repair 10 stars out of five..... It seems that maybe a competitor might be trying to drive business his/her way from the looks of a couple of tyhe reviews. If anyone has any questions about getting work done at Smileys Boat Repair. please contact me and I will tell you just how up front and honest this man is........Thank you Dave............