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jimh posted 07-18-2009 02:36 PM ET (US)   Profile for jimh   Send Email to jimh  
What vendor has the best prices on BLUE SEA SYSTEMS marine electrical wiring accessories?
Ablewis posted 07-18-2009 08:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ablewis  Send Email to Ablewis     
I found these:
http://www.antonline.com/

http://www.manventureoutpost.com/marine/

17 bodega posted 07-21-2009 02:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for 17 bodega  Send Email to 17 bodega     
I was able to find a brand new 8 rocker switch breaker panel on ebay for $100 that is $250 at West Marine.

Life is a flea market if you don't mind looking a bit. I could never have found that deal at even the most discounted dealer.

Narragansett Outrage posted 07-21-2009 04:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Narragansett Outrage  Send Email to Narragansett Outrage     
In the process of completely re-wiring my boat this spring/summer, I ended up buying the parts from various suppliers - I found that while some were less expesnive on some items, they were higher on others... sort of a "loss-leader" situation where they give you a deal on one thing in the hope that you'll buy other items. So it always helps to shop around for each item, each time.

As for my BS fuse box, I recall that I ended up buying it through ebay.

Although it's not BS related, I can say with certainty that genuinedealz.com had the best prices, by far (and with free shipping), on marine wiring and connectors.

pglein posted 07-23-2009 05:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for pglein  Send Email to pglein     
I ordered all my BlueSeas stuff from www.fisheriessupply . They had the best prices I was able to find online, plus they also have a brick and mortar store that is located near me in Seattle, so I feel more comfortable doing business with them than some random shop I've never heard of.

I was a little annoyed when I was sent partial fulfillment of my order and told that the rest was on backorder. When the rest of the parts came a few days later, they were shipped immediately. However, this resulted in higher shipping charges, which I was not expecting. I would have preferred they'd just waited, or perhaps called or emailed me to ask what I wanted done.

They also subsituted one part I ordered with another that was of higher quality but lower price, after confirming with me that it would be ok. I was quite pleased, but a little frustrated when I discovered the heavier duty electrical connectors would not crimp using the tools I had at hand. Perhaps they should have informed me about this.

In the end, they discounted the shipping charge for me, so I really can't complain. They were quite helpful and friendly. They largely cater to the commercial fishing and workboat markets, so their prices are more competitive, but their service is more......lets just say "industrial" in nature.

pglein posted 07-23-2009 05:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for pglein  Send Email to pglein     
oops, that should be www.fisheriessupply.com
Ablewis posted 07-25-2009 07:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ablewis  Send Email to Ablewis     
Jim,

I had good luck ordering blue sea components at a very reasonable rate from:
Walhab.com

They just sent me a 10% discount coupon that should work for others. You enter this code at checkout:
a5a1df6b80 (expires August 31, 2009)

Andy

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