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$ 2700
Aug 2006
Dallas, TX
Bayliner 16' cruiser
Starboard side of boat
Boat insurance needed in case of expensive repairs  more... close row
$ 27000
Sep 2007
San Diego, CA
42 ft cabin cruiser
Good boat insurance paid off  more... close row
$ 600
Jun 2007
Dexter, MI
Fishing Boat with outboard motor
Outboard motor and leak repair
Leak fixed as well as outboard motor  more... close row
$ 110
May 2008
Bismarck, ND
Medium sized pontoon
Repair much cheaper than expected  more... close row
$ 65
Apr 2008
Pine Bluff, AR
16' aluminum boat
leak in hull
Small hole caused leaking  more... close row

Description of service

My husband's second hand boat had a small hole/leak in the bottom. The welding service shop we took it to had a minimum price of $65 for any type of boat welding. Luckily, our problem wasn't too involved so we weren't charged extra.

Review of Service

The service was really fast. We had our boat done while we waited. I'm glad we called ahead and had been given a time to come in, rather than dropping it off and risk being passed over for more expensive jobs. While I hope its a long time before we need to repair our fishing boat again, I at least know now that it's not too painful financially.


Call around to compare prices and don't necessarily stick to the companies or shops closest to you. The place we ultimately chose was just a slight detour off of our regular route to the lake, and since we knew it would be fixed while we waited, it was worth it to us to save the extra money. The boat shops and welding shops closest to the lake were the most expensive of all of them.

If you're ever in the market for a used boat, always check for potential leaks before buying. In our case, we could've known ahead of time that we were about to be out an extra $65.

$ 2247
Mar 2008
Seaford, Delaware
V Haul 19"
Major repairs and engine rehauled
Wonderful work on fixer upper boat  more... close row
$ 40
Mar 2008
Bronx, NY
Small (2 passanger) metal
Boat Bottom
Holes in boats need to be fixed  more... close row
$ 245
Apr 2007
Columbus, Ohio
There was a hole in the side of the boat
Paying for brother's accident  more... close row
$ 350
Apr 2008
Coldwater, MI
22 foot speed boat
New propeller needed on boat  more... close row
$ 1100
Jun 2008
Brighton, MI
2003 Gekko GTO-22
prop and bottom repair
Boat repair after scraping the bottom  more... close row
$ 905
Jun 2007
Pittsburgh PA
21 foot Maxum 2100 SR
Bottom repair
Repair to bottom of boat  more... close row
$ 0
Oct 2010
City, State
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$ 0
Oct 2010
City, State
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$ 450
Mar 2007
Atlanta, Georgia
speed boat/fishing boat
Leak in the boat needed to be fixed right away  more... close row