My enthusiasm for boating began as a child during excursions on Sandusky Bay, Ohio. With my parents on their 16’ Starcraft, I fell in love with boating and desired more.
As a teen venturing out on Lake Erie, embarking on trips to Put-In-Bay in my 15’ 1955 Lone Star, I knew I wanted to spend my life on the water.
In 1994, I shipped out on a taconite freighter making the run from Duluth, Minnesota to Zug Island Detroit as a deck hand on the Great Lakes 1000-footer, George A. Stinson. Seeing the Great Lakes from this unique vantage point further deepened my love of the Lakes.
I rebuilt my First Outboard for a client in 1997. (From that day forward, I have never stopped servicing boats as a side business. Evan while living in Scotland I was surrounded by outboards in my free time.)
I soon progressed to warm water tug boat towing operations in Jacksonville, FL and by 1999 I was a salvage diver and captain of tow boats.
Throughout my previous experience, pleasure boats remained a passion. From 2000-2005, I worked as a full-time marine mechanic in Florida where the industry is a year-round passion. During this period, I Received factory training from Mercury, Mercruiser, Yamaha, and Honda. I also earned an electronics engineering degree at this time.
In 2005, my interest expanded to offshore oil exploration where I advanced to Senior Engineer. My role provided for wonderful opportunities living abroad and domestically. For a number of years, I was happy to explore the Gulf of Mexico, Aberdeen, Scotland, and Dead Horse, Alaska.
By 2017, my love of Great Lakes beckoned again. I moved my family to a waterfront home in Michigan. Using a lifetime of maritime knowledge and engineering skills, I founded Tiny FloatHouse , and in 2018 we Started to offer a Mobile Marine Service. I continue to share my love of the water with other water enthusiasts through my work in the Blue Water area of Michigan!
Advantages of Mobile Marine Service
• We come to you!
• We can do a lot of services with the boat in the water
• No need to trailer your boat anywhere!
• No need to let your boat sit out at dealer getting filthy, or broken into.
• You’ll know when we work on your boat because its at your location.
• No storage fees from us!
• You will be served by one reliable, well trained, very experienced Mechanic; not an entire service department!
• We schedule work so you know when to expect
• Most work completed the same day
2019 Service Area
Based near Marine City, we are proud to now offer Mobile Marine repair services to all of Saint Clair & Macomb Counties Michigan. We also offer partial coverage of Sanilac, Lapeer, and Oakland counties in Michigan. We offer service in Algonac, Marine City, Waterford, Orchard Lake St Clair shores, Pontiac, Troy, Sterling heights, Auburn Hills, Lake Orion, Rochester, West Bloomfield, Lexington, Fort Gratiot, Port Huron, West Bloomfield Cass Lake and many others. Please see map for coverage area.
We Service Mercury Outboards, Johnson / Evinrude Outboards, Yamaha Outboards, Mercruiser, Volvo Penta & OMC
2019 Mobile Services Offered
• Oil & Filter Change
• Basic Sterndrive service
• Water Pump Service
• Exhaust Manifold replacement
• Bellows replacement
• Gimbal Bearing Replacement
• Drive replacement
• Engine Repower
• Electronics install
• Carb rebuilding
• Spark plug replacement
• Gear Lube change
• Starter / Alternator change
• Tilt trim service
• Zinc Anode change
• Changing Belts & Hoses
• Winterization Motors, Ac systems, Hot water tank and wash-down systems
• Trouble shooting
• Ask if its not listed above
We Service Mercury Outboards, Johnson / Evinrude Outboards, Yamaha Outboards, Mercruiser, Force, & OMC
Please Text or Call Jim 586-646-0046 to schedule service.
Because of the proximity to Canada and the area he services, Text messages and Facebook messages work the best to reach Jim