Testimonials Goodwater Boat Works Testimonials

“Sandi Alcantara reviewed Goodwater Boat Works – 5 star
These are hardworking, awesome women who will have any repairs up and running in top quality condition asap.”
“Kyle Dorfi reviewed Goodwater Boat Works – 5 star
Goodwater is always so helpful with anything from repairs, rentals ,sales, river beta, demos. Started from one of the best in raft repairs Victor LeGal!!� Family owned/operated. Connections with the best boat manufacturers in the World!! Supporting and Sponsoring some of the Best Paddlers in the PNW!”
“Ben Sigler reviewed Goodwater Boat Works – 5 star
This company is amazing! They work magic maintaining and repairing all of my boats, river equipment, clothing, and gear. They always make time to help me out or just answer a question and give me advice. I do not trust my boats with anyone else. If you need some work done with expert craftmanship and even better customer service. Give the Goodwater girls a call.”
“Tyler Kuiawa reviewed Goodwater Boat Works – 5 star·
Goodwater is way more than a repair shop. From demos to gear rentals, making my purchase of a new boat as smooth as humanly possible, these hard working gals are personally responsible for many epic adventures on the water. They have gone out of their way to ensure that no weekend is spent being bored. I owe so much gratitude to these gals and this business. Almost can’t wait to damage the new boat! THANKS GOODWATER!”
“Brent Davis reviewed Goodwater Boat Works – 4 star ·
The 30" tear in my IK looks great. A solid repair that will outlast the boat with clean a scar for bragging rights. Doing Vic proud.”
“Eric Webster reviewed Goodwater Boat Works – 5 star·
Good water Boatworks is a fixture in the Portland Whitewater Community. I learned this firsthand when I purchased a twenty-four-year-old used set of cataraft tubes. The first time I got my tubes out on the water, I was approached by a very kind man with a warm smile. He introduced himself and told me about the business he ran, goodwater Boatworks. He explained to me that he knew my boat very well and had been working on it for about 15 years out of the 24 years it's been in existence. He made an offer at that point to continue servicing my boat as he had in the past and help me keep it on the water for many years to come! It's with a heavy heart that I say that Vic has since passed on, but his legacy remains with goodwater Boatworks via his daughter and her good friends that had worked for Goodwater prior to Vic's passing.

I brought my drysuit in for repairs and since the business does not operate on a full-time basis during all standards business hours, they were not able to complete the repair on zero notice within the 2 days I required in order to make it on a river trip I had planned. They went out of their way to make sure I had a drysuit anyways so that I didn't have to miss the trip I have been planning. This brings me to the point that they have a full inventory of rental drysuits available! (That means you can bring all the people that are refusing to go rafting with you because it's too cold). My drysuit repairs were completed on the schedule they communicated and the work was very professional! It's important to keep in mind that this business operates by appointment, which is of no bearing in my eyes because the work they do is absolutely top-notch and second to none. I would highly recommend this business to anyone who's in the market for a new boat or any repairs.”
“Eric Spiegel reviewed Goodwater Boat Works – 5 star ·
Awesome job on the repair of my 16’ SB raft! Repair was completed ahead of schedule and for a great price. They worked with my hectic schedule for the drop off and pickup. � highly recommend them for your inflatable repairs!”
“Many of our recent multi-day rafting trips (Middle Kings, Fantasy Falls, etc) have been on difficult runs where it is crucial to pack light in order to to able to maneuver and make tight moves. This requires that we only pack enough food for a limited number of days; therefore, making quick progress on the river is critical.

We are fortunate enough to be able to raft with the best and most durable rafts on the market, but with the abuse that they sometimes must endure, even these rafts get a tear occasionally. When we do have to patch our rafts, it is crucial that we can be certain that they will hold on our upcoming trips, as having a patch come off would be a real game changer on some of these trips. When in need of repair, we take our rafts to Vic at Goodwater Boat Works as we know for certain that he will do a top notch repair that we can trust 100% not to fail. Not only does he do perfect work, but he is always able to get our rafts fixed in a very timely manner when we have a trip scheduled. We always have peace of mind when we deal with Vic at Goodwater Boat Works!
“I put the boat through its paces, completing the run and falling over 200 feet throughout the day over a number of large waterfalls, including the largest drop yet to be run in an inflatable kayak (Metlako Falls: 82 feet). The story found its way into a Canoe & Kayak article. The patch lasted the entire trip, holding up to some serious abuse, and continues to stay true on the runs I have done since. Thanks Victor!”

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“I have been a licensed outfitter & guide since 1979. I’ve owned a lot of boats and equipment in that time. No one over the years has repaired my boats and equipment better than Vic LeGall of Goodwater Boat Works. I take all my repairs big or small to Vic.”
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Vic LeGall and Goodwater Boat Works have been a reliable and trusted partner of the Oregon Rafting Team (ORT) for many years. Vic is known for his easy and approachable demeanor. He clearly and quickly communicates all variables within each order of service. Vic’s work is done comprehensively and effectively thus returns or concerns have never occurred. ORT has a high standard for professionalism and workmanship which is why it is our pleasure to endorse his work. We are hopeful his service and repair business grows and is able to reach out to and assist all those with a passion for whitewater.