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protek9543 posted 12-19-2007 08:23 AM ET (US)   Profile for protek9543   Send Email to protek9543  
$325 NOS, I have a few of these.

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Bo Neato posted 12-19-2007 09:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bo Neato  Send Email to Bo Neato     
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e283/Protek9543/DSC02169.jpg
Dan posted 12-19-2007 10:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
Do you have one of the post pieces new for sale. One of mine isn't that purty.
carl lazar posted 12-19-2007 02:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for carl lazar  Send Email to carl lazar     
Item number: 220183772598
this is for the same item on e bay 1/2 the price
protek9543 posted 12-19-2007 07:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for protek9543  Send Email to protek9543     
Item on ebay is not the same. Not made by Boston Whaler. Not the same quality or fit. Do your homework.

John

protek9543 posted 01-02-2008 02:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for protek9543  Send Email to protek9543     
I sold a couple of these and still have some. Any takes?

John

dscew posted 01-02-2008 03:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew  Send Email to dscew     
I bought a BW NOS one last year for $150.
protek9543 posted 01-02-2008 04:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for protek9543  Send Email to protek9543     
good for you.
jay18 posted 01-02-2008 07:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for jay18  Send Email to jay18     
The Ebay ones are better.
dscew posted 01-02-2008 08:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew  Send Email to dscew     
Yes, it was good for me. Looks real nice on my boat. And I did my homework too.
protek9543 posted 01-02-2008 09:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for protek9543  Send Email to protek9543     
I wouldn't pay $150 for imitation junk and be satisfied, but hey that's just me. It's your boat.
dscew posted 01-02-2008 10:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew  Send Email to dscew     
You sound like a nice guy--just the kinda guy I'd like to give $325 to. Sour grapes or hard cheese, which is it? Maybe you should wait until spring and jack it to $400, absolutely firm.
protek9543 posted 01-02-2008 10:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for protek9543  Send Email to protek9543     
Maybe you should keep buying imitation junk for your boat and stay out of my topic if you have nothing to contribute but mouth. Go to META and start your own topic.
mateobosch posted 01-02-2008 11:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for mateobosch  Send Email to mateobosch     
You would be amazed at what you can do to restore the existing bow chock. Get some 100, 220, 600, 1200, and 1500 grit sand paper and go to town. A palm sander will speed up the process. By the time you get done using the 220 grit you should have most of the deep scratches out. Keep working up the chain until you get to the 1500 grit. You will have a finely polished piece of brass when you are done. Visit your local machine shop and get a quote on re-chroming; it will be much cheaper than buying a new part and it will give you a lot of satisfaction if you do it yourself.
jeffs22outrage posted 01-02-2008 11:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for jeffs22outrage  Send Email to jeffs22outrage     
What years did whaler use this style light? I have only ever seen this style used. The newest hull I have ever seen with the below light was 1995.
http://www.whalercentral.com/images/photoalbum/album_1/photo_16_t2.jpg

Not looking to stir any pot, looking for real information.

superdave_gv posted 01-03-2008 10:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for superdave_gv  Send Email to superdave_gv     

Looks like something got deleted. There was a post on here earlier this evening with a link to the 2008 Montauk parts PDF. The bow light looked the same (no dividing chrome between red and green).
friend99 posted 01-03-2008 11:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for friend99    
That immitation light is fine to use on a boat you are going to sell, but I would never put it on my personal boat. After a year or two it looks like a cheap suit, but if you like cheap suits or convince yourself that you are buying the real thing for $150 thats great!
Martin Harayda posted 01-04-2008 01:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for Martin Harayda  Send Email to Martin Harayda     
I used one afternoon of elbow grease 4 yrs. ago using that other gentlemans sand paper idea, and i still have one of the most purdy bronze bow light chocks. I keep it looking purdy twice a yr. by using lime away and a dry rag dont belive me! try it on a tarnished penny one drop will tel you the whole story total cost $.01 ... Now think about that for oh "8 seconds"!!!!!!!!!
protek9543 posted 01-04-2008 11:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for protek9543  Send Email to protek9543     
friend99, my thoughts exactly.
friend99 posted 01-29-2008 11:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for friend99    
Here is dscew and some of his friends wrecking Protek's sale thread from earlier this month. Now, he just did it again. This behavior must be stopped.
protek9543 posted 01-30-2008 07:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for protek9543  Send Email to protek9543     
Just noticed these lights are $225 not $325 and will ship at actual cost.

John

friend99 posted 01-30-2008 09:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for friend99    
John (Protek),

Why anyone would want to buy the cheap immitation to save $75 is beyond me. I guess PT Barnum was right.

Dan posted 01-30-2008 11:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
Protek, is the price of the NOS bow light now $225 plus shipping? I agree that copies of the bow light are not as nice as NOS based on reading that the front piece is not curved to fit rub rail correctly like it is on NOS ones.
friend99 posted 01-30-2008 01:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for friend99    
John (Protek),

I can't believe that Dan has the b@lls to try and buy a Bow light / Chock bit from you after he defended his buddy Dscew who tried to mess up your last two sales threads. You can do what you want, but I would not sell anything to him! Let him put the cheap immitation on his boat just like dscew did.

Friend

protek9543 posted 01-30-2008 04:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for protek9543  Send Email to protek9543     
Yes was supposed to be $225.00 all along I didn't notice it until yesterday. Shipping should be $10.00 or less.

John

dscew posted 01-30-2008 04:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew  Send Email to dscew     
fiend09, don't flatter yourself. You know damn well you'd sell anything to anyone to make a buck, imitation or not. Look at your own posts. If you picked up an imitation bow chock in the gutter, you'd claim it's NOS and try to sell it like you tried to sell that Outrage (which you didn't sell), could eat off it, etc., we know the drill. Here's another of your great sentences that show your true colors:

[That immitation light is fine to use on a boat you are going to sell, but I would never put it on my personal boat.]

Any buyers for this guy's boats out there?

cc378 posted 01-30-2008 05:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for cc378    
protek9543,

What year is the old stock?

protek9543 posted 01-30-2008 07:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for protek9543  Send Email to protek9543     
It is only old stock because I've had them a while. Still available from Boston Whaler and installed on certain models (I forget which). I would challenge anyone to check before they buy, these lights are OEM and sell for over $300 new.

John

CES posted 02-08-2008 01:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for CES  Send Email to CES     
John. Theses same two dudes jacked this site from you as well. Are they vermin? Do they follow you around from site to site as if you're giving them treats or something? Maybe I should stay away from this site in fear of my threads getting hijacked like yours has been.
brisboats posted 02-10-2008 10:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for brisboats  Send Email to brisboats     
My .02. I kinda like cheap suits. Buy mine from JC Penny's they fit well and wear excellent. The nice thing about wearing a $300 suit versus a $3000 one is If I happen to meet a bloak like Friend in the back alley I wouldn't feel guilty about getting it a little dirty :-0.

Buy the bow light you want NOS or imitation.

Brian

Henry posted 02-13-2008 12:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Henry  Send Email to Henry     

Protek:

I an interested in one of these bow light/chock bit units.
I see you are in Lake worth. I am in Miami. How do you want the transaction handled?

what do the letters "NOS" stand for?

Incidentally, the mistake between $325 and $225 was substantial. Seems like that is what caused the disagreement. $325 was just too much, but $225 at only $75 more than an imitation is reasonable.

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