Mechanics On The Trent is dedicated to keeping our customers boating.


We take your boating time seriously. Whether we are doing a simple tune up to a full blown rebuild, we want to get you back on the water as quickly as we can. If possible, its best to work from our shop but if on site repairs are necessary we are ready to travel. We keep a good inventory of frequently used parts and normally can have parts shipped next day if needed.

Preventative maintenance is often ignored in the marine industry. Most boaters pay no attention to, or are uniformed about scheduled maintenance, until there is a problem. We like to inform our customers when work is required or factory recommended to decrease the chance of expensive repairs later.

Some preventative maintenance services include the following:



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From just a simple tune up of plugs, cap and rotor to a full tune up with wires, filters, carb cleaning etc. A properly tuned engine will reduce fuel consumption and is better for the environment. We recommend every 2 years or 200 hours.

Water Pump Repairs

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From just replacing the impeller to rebuilding the sea water pump. Not all water pump impellers are created equal or perform the same in different conditions. Most manufacturers recommend impellers should be changed every 200 hours, or if overheating or reduced water flow is observed.


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Replacing anodes, on outdrives, inboard shafts and trim tabs. This is such an over looked area. Sacrificial anodes protect your running gear from corrosion that eats away at metals underwater. They should be inspected annually and replaced when 50% gone.


Robert Owen

Rob has been servicing boats on the Trent Severn Waterway since 1995, he is a graduate from the Marine Technology course at Georgian college in 2000. Rob has been both a Mercruiser stern drive and Mercury outboard certified technician, as well as a Cat Master mechanic. Rob is also talented with fibreglass/gel coat, electrical systems and has an excellent overall knowledge of all mechanics on your vessel. He is life long boater himself, understanding the needs and service required for boaters on the waterways.

Joe Staples

Joe started working at Mechanics on the Trent in 2017 after graduating high school. He spent his high school years repairing farm tractors at his family’s business, and spends his winters working on Yamaha ATV’s and snowmobiles at McGregor’s Sportsline in Bobcaygeon.

Leo Groenendyk

Leo Groenendyk been servicing boats since 1973. He is well versed at trouble shooting in all areas of boating, as well as servicing and repairing. In 1981 Leo was awarded the highest honour from Mercury Marine as a Master Mercury Outboard as well as Mercruiser Stern Drive Mechanic and has kept the honour to this day. He is also factory trained with Volvo Penta as well as O.M.C. Cobra. In 1981 Leo received his Certificate of Qualification as an Ontario Boat Motor Mechanic. With over 40 years of experience, he has been often referred to as one of the best Marine Mechanics on the Trent.

Marine Services

Outdrive servicing, from a simple gear oil change to a major rebuild we have the tools, knowledge and expreience to do the job right. Winterizing, fibreglass and gel coat, oil changes, engine service as well as inboard transmission and V-Drives, generator repairs, outboard servicing, changing props. hydraulic and pontoon trailers.

Call 705-341-3077 to schedule your boat in for service
or use the service form on our contact page