This may be the year

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This may be the year

Post by dreamer » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:26 pm

Not an owner yet but this may be the year. I posted some questions last year and you guys were great. I'm going to see if I can swing it $ this year. My son and I took sailing lessons in the summer and had a blast. The strong cdn dollar has reduced the price of the 26M on par with US prices and noticed that it was just under 20K at Dowsar at the show. Of course there is still that dreaded freight cost which I could avoid if I get it from Bill or K-H. But then I'm looking at a 9-10 hr drive to Wisc. or Mass.(R.I?) and then back. At the show (on Sunday) when I mentioned about the etech being offered by the factory, one of the guys said that he didn't hear anything official yet. Although I just read Mike's post so I'LL ask again when I'm there later this week. How is Dowsar as a dealer? When pricing an etech 60 saltwater at the evinrude exhibit they quoted 8100 with prop and control and about 500 installation. How does that sound? Of course if the Cdn $ was to spike again to US1.10 then I would definitely be going for that 9hr drive.

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Post by Gazmn » Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:21 pm

Dreamer,

Welcome. I've read posts where Americans buying Canadian weren't able to get warranty service on products. [ I think it was motors ]. Make sure you'll be covered going your way. And hold out for the E-tec.

Good Hunting :)

-Gaz

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Post by kadet » Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:22 am

20K i wish 8) by the time I put the motor on I am not going to see much change from 60K here in OZ even with a strong aussie to us dollar ratio. Take the plunge I thought of waiting a bit longer but heck I could be hit by a bus tomorrow, the wife can retire 5 years later to pay for it. Why should I be the only one to have to work till I am 60 :D

With Xs still asking 60+K here I figure I can always sell my M for a profit or at least my money back. How those poor blokes ever bought a boat back then with a 2 to 1 exchange rate I'll never know.

I know the 8 week wait now for delivery is going to kill me.

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Post by kadet » Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:31 am

Ops forgot the important bit. ETEC 60 here is $8800 Australian fitted that's about $7500 Canadian and as BRP are a Canadian company your price seems a bit high. But I suppose it depends on the market as there are few Evinrude dealers here all competing for business...

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Post by Highlander » Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:41 am

9 wks for del. & with Boat show now, stern seats & full enclosure 3 more wks , !!!!

Heard that their was so many dealers ordering boats that buying now you maybe looking at may Del.

J

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Post by beene » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:42 pm

......and just HOW would YOU know this information?

Wouldn't happen to have bought a NEW M with a FULL ENCLOSURE and STERNRAIL SEATS and AUTOPILOT and......


:P

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Post by dreamer » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:50 pm

Kadet congrats on your new boat, like the name. When I go back to the boat show on Thursday I'll have more time to ask around about etech prices. Highlander, 90 days for delivery eh? Early May woud give me some time to practice before summer holidays. When do you guys in southern Ontario usually put your boats in the water?

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Post by bastonjock » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:36 am

beene wrote:......and just HOW would YOU know this information?

Wouldn't happen to have bought a NEW M with a FULL ENCLOSURE and STERNRAIL SEATS and AUTOPILOT and......


:P

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nawww you got it wrong beene :D not enough sails for Johny boy and i always had him down as a 150hp motor man myself :D

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Post by Highlander » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:15 am

bastonjock wrote:
beene wrote:......and just HOW would YOU know this information?

Wouldn't happen to have bought a NEW M with a FULL ENCLOSURE and STERNRAIL SEATS and AUTOPILOT and......"And what!!! Beene." You'd think I was the Bank of Scotland to hear you talk :D :D :D :P


:P

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nawww you got it wrong beene :D not enough sails for Johny boy and i always had him down as a 150hp motor man myself :D
Beene !

You mean the autopilot you bought that I will be p/u for you when it arrives in TO ,

I p/m Leon he said he has an 18" whl on his :macm: so it will fit my 18" whl on my :mac19: :D

Yes almost bought an new 08 :macm: from Bill at boats for sale in early Nov. But !!!

I just happen to know all this Info as I know most of the people at Dowsar Yatches very well including Art the owner :) :P :wink:

Yes Bostonjock I do already have plans designed for four head sails & a 6ft bowsprit for a :macm: :) I just wont show them to "Beene" :D :D :D :P

J
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Post by Highlander » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:21 am

Dreamer

If contemplating buying a new :macm: when at the boat show on Thurs , mention my name & see if you can work out a better deal !!! :wink:

John

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Post by dreamer » Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:07 am

Highlander, I'll be sure to mention your name tomorrow. Since you talk to the owner has he mentioned anything about the factory offering etecs?

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Post by Highlander » Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:45 pm

Dreamer

I have never discussed that with Art, as if I were to buy a New 08 :macm: :wink: I would buy an eng.& install it myself that being my trade & all !

John

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Post by Alex » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:39 pm

Highlander wrote:Dreamer

I have never discussed that with Art, as if I were to buy a New 08 :macm: :wink: I would buy an eng.& install it myself that being my trade & all !
John
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Post by beene » Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:42 pm

Where have I seen that motor before....

...hmmmm

I'm a bit foggy on this one.... Maybe Highlander could shed some light on things????

:P

ZOOM ZOOM

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Post by beene » Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:46 am

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