Boat Sales ~Dock Side Fuel ~ Full Service Marine Store ~ Summer Slip Rentals ~Winter Storage
Conveniently located on the South end of Otsego Lake

Kerry brings almost 30 years of mechanical experience to Custom Marine and Machine, from Aircraft to trolling motor propellers.

Kerry Hamlin started working on outboard motors when he began racing boats in 1978. From 1978 until 1995 Kerry raced several classes of Stock and Mod outboards; he won several divisional and national titles and holds a world speed record. Kerry began working for a boat racing friend after returning from the Marines and for 8 years was the service manager for Brinkman Propeller Marine.

Kerry moved to Northern Michigan in 1996 and opened Northern Lakes Propeller. Northern Lakes Propeller did whole sale propeller repair for dealers from Torch Lake to Cedarville; it grew to doing around 2,500 propellers a year.

In 2005 Kerry was deployed for 18 months to Kosovo, the propeller shop was closed and the plan was to reopen upon return. After returning home Kerry was forced to move his shop. While looking for a place for the propeller shop, Kerry chanced upon Custom Marine and Machine , as they say, the rest is history.


Custom Marine

  1440 Beaver Dam Rd.
Gaylord, MI 49735
Marina Hours:
M, Tu, Th, F & S 9-5pm
Closed Wednesday & Sunday
(after Memorial Day):
M, Tu, Th, F & S 9-5pm
Sundays 12-5 pm
Closed on Wednesdays.
FALL (after Labor Day):
M, Tu, Th, & F 9-5pm
Sat. 9-3pm  
Closed Wednesday & Sunday
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