Strung Magazine West

311 Montello Avenue

Hood River, OR  97031

Editor-in-Chief: Tyler Justice Allen


Dr. Dave says:


Hello Boaters & Anglers...

 " Spring has Sprung"


 It is important to summer-ize your boat this Spring!


Dr. Dave is here to save the day;

throwing you a line to save you money & time-


Schedule today!


 Summer Special

$300.00 + parts



45 Point Check / Oil & Filter Change

Fuel System Service

Outdrive and/or Trans-V Drive Service

The best Service $$$ can buy!



Gonyeas' Marine Service

 your complete boat

maintenance & repair service




Boater's who know...know where to go!
We know your family recreation time is cherished...
Don't waste a minute of it...
It's not to soon to get your SUMMER SERVICE Appointment Scheduled @Gonyea's Marine Service
Dr. Dave will give you the confidence that your family fun time, stays trouble free!

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Dr. Dave

Our Customer Lobby...Over 30 Years of Valued Customers!


Dwight H. Gresham, OR  ***** (5 Stars)  (or 6 stars if I could!)11/03/2015 

His expertise is absolute! Most honest guy I have ever met. Several year ago I came in for a simple lube,

and he always does a little extra at no extra charge. This guys earns 6 stars by my standards!

Dennis C.  Fairview, OR   ***** (5 Stars) 11/02/2015

Quality, I really like Dave, he gives more than I expect- he gives 120%.  I have used GMS for almost 20 year,

I won't take my boat any place else!

Stan G. Gresham, OR  ***** (5 Stars)  10/26/2015

 Dave understands Tournament  Ski Boats, I have been using Gonyea's Marine Service for 20 Years!

Dale P. Fariview, OR  **** (4 stars) 10/16/2015

  I never give 5 stars because it allows people room for improvement.  I was refered by my neighbor,

and I am glad that I was!

I will refer GMS when I get the chance.

Jeff B. Portland, OR  ***** (5 stars) 10/14/2015

On time & Honest! I will return in the future.

Cory T. Fairview, OR  ***** (5 Stars)  10/12/2015

Dave is reliable and does good work! I will return for all my service and repairs!

Rich H. Damascas, OR  ***** (5 stars) 9/02/2015  

" Dave's my Guy, I wouldn't use anyone else!"

Bob G. Portland, OR *****(5 stars) 10/15/2015

Straight up & Honest! I've been bringing my boat to Gonyea's for 6 years now.  

Dave and his trusty sidekick Mike have been straight up and honest on all advice and repairs,

setting me on a better path multiple times. They started by steering me away from purchasing a certain used boat-for free.

I had lots of questions and concerns that didn't necessarily lead to profits for Gonyea's.

since then, they've rapidly ferreted out a wide variety of challenging issues- engine, electrical, hydraulics, trailering- you name it!

They are always willing to carefully explain what needs to be done and why.

They are a pleasure to deal with, and make customer satisfaction a priority.

John N.   Gresham, OR  ***** (5 Stars) 9/14/2015

(Boat: Thunderjet) Excellent same day service!

I did not get tossed around, prices were reasonable and I received excellent customer service.

Keight K. Damascas, OR ***** (5 Stars)  8/7/15

(Boat: Chaparral) Reliability and Job Performance...

will keep me coming back to Gonyea's Marine Service.  These were two key elements that make me a satisfied customer.

 I will continue to refer people that I know to Dave, and I will be a continued customer .

Ron L.   Boring, OR  ***** (5 Stars)  9/28/2015

(Boat: Reinell)  I appreciate this marine mechanic! 

Dave's knowledge won me over.  I have refered friends of mine to him since my service- because I am a satified customer.

I will continue to use GMS , and Dr. Dave as my boat mechanic.  I appreciate all the work that he did on my boat.

Brad P.  Troutdale, OR **** (5) Stars 08/20/2015

When your boat goes bad, Dave Gonyea is your guy! GMS was very punctual with my boat repairs.

 Usually, when you tell a company to do some repairs, it takes alot longer.  I had bought a used boat,

had them change one of the motors, and one other motor needed service, plus some other work.

 It is similar to when buying a used car, he had to fix a few things for me.

 So, we set up the time and discussed what needed to be done.( My friend who fishes, recommended Dave to me.)

 I had experienced other boat repair companies, but they don't offer as much as Dave Gonyea does.

 If you need any good boat repairs done, go to him!  He is prompt and reasonable.

 I'm a satisfied customer and was provided with excellent service and a very good experience!

Christina F.    Boring, OR ***** (5 Stars) 08/05/2015 Smart, Accurate & Timely!

Dave is the best boat mechanic around, hands down!

 I have been through a few including local corporate repair shops and they don't hold a candle to this business.  

They know older boats as well. I have always been happy with my service, and I will keep coming back.

Wayne S.   Troutdale, OR ***** (5 Stars) 07/07/2015 Service by Dave was fantastic!

Dave @ GMS really is the boat Doctor! I am very pleased w/ the work that he did on my older boat.

There was always a problem with the acceleration.  I had tried different things over the years to correct the problem-

I took it to Dave and he repaired it! My wife agreed that after a trip to Madras that it is running better that ever before.

 His prices are reasonable to! I would not hesitate to recommend him to a friend.

Kirk V.  Sandy, OR ***** (5 Stars)  07/05/2015 Very Pleased!

I needed some repair work done on my boat but, it is difficult to find someone locat that is trust worthy.

And Gonyea's Marine was close and convenient.  I called first and got a fair quote over the phone.

I was very pleased with the service, and the price and I will return.

Mark D.  Government Camp, OR ***** (5 Stars) 7/14/2015

 Dave always does what he says he'll do!

I have been going to GMS to get my boat worked on by Dave for about four years now,

I have never been disappointed with his work... I wouldn't use anyone else!

Alex M.  Gresham, OR ***** (5 Stars) 06/09/2015 Good, Fast, and Thorough!

GMS was able to know when I called exactly what I needed just by the description of the problem.

 They got me in and out the same day-

it was good good, fast, and thorough!

Mark L.    Oregon City, OR ***** (5 Stars) 06/24/2015  Very Good Customer Service, and very good work!

GMS went above and beyond on their cal of duty to get my boat fixed.

 It was kind of a dirty job.  But, Dave didn't hesitate and jumped right in and got the repair work do.

 This was my first time to GMS, and I was pleased.

Allan W.   Seattle, WA ***** (5 Stars)  06/01/2015 Very good!

GMS are excellent when it comes to working on ski boats; they were very efficient and got the job done! 

Mike H.    Boring, OR ***** (5 Stars) 05/22/2015 Excellent!

I have been going to GMS for a few years now.  I am impressed with Dave's passion right away.

 He knows his stuff, and cares about and understands boating.

He and his assistant provide a through checklist with good notes,

so you can feel confident with your repair services.

Clem E.      Sandy, OR ***** (5 Stars) 5/27/2015 Knows what he is doing!

GMS and I just get along well- they do a great job!  They are efficient and get thins done on time.

Dave knows what he is doing!

Darrin T.     Gresham, OR  ***** ( 5 Stars)  05/05/2015 Gonyea's is a good, honest boat shop!

My experience with GMS was really good.  They did more that I expected, and fixed small things I didn't even as for.

 They worked on the motor of my boat to replace a starter and Summerized it.

 Everything turned out better that expected. This company is the best in the industry!

Mel M.    Gresham, OR  ***** (5Stars) 04/21/2015 Great Service, fast turnaround!

My favorite part of GMS is their incredible turnaround time.

 They get the job done quickly for a reasonable price.  Last time, I brought my boat to Dave it was on an Insurance claim,

and they made the entire process of making the claim (which can be hair oulling) painless!

Bob L.    Portland, OR ***** (5 Stars)  11/13/2014 Give them a try!

I have been using GMS for years! With the boat problems I have had they have always been right on the money with their diagnostics.

 Dave does good work; and that is hard to find in the industry. I would recommend others to give them a try!

Serving Portland-Tri County: Gresham/Fairview,Clackamas/ West Linn, Sandy/ Oregon City, Beaverton/Hillsboro & Vancouver/Camas, WA

InBoard, OutBoard Repair Specialists

Welcome to Gonyea's Marine Service,
 a Boat Repair Facility in Portland's Tri-County area. Here since1995 to offer you the best value and quality in service and maintenance of your boat or vessel.

Our customers have come to expect "excellence"  from our 20+ years of professional marine service.

We know you're the kind of person that always expects the best quality in service when it comes to your ski boat, fishing boat, or family open-bow.  You have invested a lot of time and money into finding the right boat for you...

Now that you own the best-

You Deserve the Finest Possible Boat Maintenance and Care!

When the "summer fun in the sun" rolls around, the last thing you want is your boat in a repair shop!

This is why we educate our customers on the proper maintenance intervals; keeping your boat in the best possible condition.


When your boat calls for repair...

We'll Fix it Faster...
We'll Fix it Right !

  • Getting ready...
  • cutting!
  • Dr. Dave
  • Cruising...
  • smooth glide...
  • Camas Slough

Our 100% Commitment to your Boat Repairs & Maintenance Guaranteed!

At Gonyea's Marine Service we refuse to divide our attention between sales and repair. We work on boats exclusively; we don't sell them. This focus ensures that we stay at the top of our game, so that  you can always expect and receive the best service possible for your boat.


We specialize in Mercruiser, Indmar, PCM, Volvo Penta, Yamaha, Mercury. We are a certified factory repair facility for Sanger! We are here to provide our customers with properly schudeled maintenance, and precision repairs for a fair price & done on time!

This is what our returning customers have come to expect. Be sure to check out our reviews in "Our Customer Lobby."



Fair Prices, Phenomenal Service...see our reviews

"Price is What you Pay
Value is What you Get!"

At Gonyea's Marine Service, we are more than the ordinary repair facility. We respect our customers and their boats.  We will give you more than what you expect! We don't believe in charging for every little thing, for every boat we work on; we'll throw in a minor repair at no charge to you. You'll get superior, fast service and the best value in the marine service business.

Protecting Your Investment

Because your boat is more than just a hobby, (it's an investment)  the service and maintenance needs are a important fact, that shouldn't be taken lightly.

NOT ALL REPAIR SHOPS ARE CREATED EQUAL ! You should always be completely confident with where you entrust your boats service & repair needs.


Ask yourself these five questions:


1.     How were you treated? With the respect that you deserve?

2.     Was your problem addressed and repaired the first time?

3.     Was the repair done sooner than expected?

4.     Was it a quality repair at a reasonable charge?

5.     Was the vessel kept clean?

6.     Do you know the three myths of the boating industry?

If you answered "NO" to any of these questions, you may be compromising the quality care and condition of your fishing, recreational or & ski boat.


We encourage you always be prepared, by keeping your vessel in tip-top condition!


The Gonyea Difference:

Fish Counts...

Smolt Monitoring (SMP) @ Bonneville Dam-

Sub yearling Chinook continue to dominate the samples at Bonneville Dam this week.

Nearly all (99.9%) are fry. The daily average passage index for sub yearling Chinook fry this week was nearly 1,800 per day, which is a large increase over last week’s daily average passage index of about 300 per day. A small number of yearling Chinook, Coho and steelhead were also collected this week. Approximately 90% of the Coho that were collected this week were fry. Pacific lamprey macropthalmia were encountered in all samples this week, the daily average was 220 per day, which was an increase over last week, (March 26th).

@ John Day Dam (JDA) yearling Chinook dominated the salmonid samples this week, daily average was about 130 per day, similar to last week daily average passage index. Of the yearling Chinook collected this week, approximately 16% were yearling fall Chinook holdovers. Coho and steelhead were encountered in low numbers.

Hatchery Releases, last two weeks-

ODFW: Willamette Hatchery Species CH1/ Total 234,000

3/22/2019M Frk Willamette River

Nez Perce Tribe: Dworshak NFH: Species: CH1/ Total: 247,263

3/27/2019 Clearwater River M F

Umatilla Tribe: Carson NFH Species: CH1/ Total: 760,000

3/28/20149 Walla Walla River

Yakama Tribe: Klicktat Hatchery Species CH1/ Total: 634,000

3/26/2019 Klicktat River