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Old 05-09-2009, 05:46 AM
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Yeah that's pretty steep...that extension (in the inset appears to go front and back) does have to be sturdy enough to withstand wind when underway and hopefully he's using a quality fabric, but even w/all that considered $500 is still alittle high...normally Overton's is piced more competatively...

One I saw recently was a battery cable in Boaters World for $39.99...I understand "marine-grade"..but 40 BUCKS for and 18" piece of cable...
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very steep especially since the t-top extender should be about $320....that was the Miami boat show special. Ask them to see if they will continue that price for you. Might be worth a shot.

Ive been toying with a "Haitian shade" and with stuff at Home depot you can make one for about $50 or less, not heavy duty, but will be nice when the sun is strong and the winds arent giving you any comfort. On windy days it probably wont hold up. Search here or on FSF for a long thread about it.
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I have become convinced over the years that there is no such thing as "rediculous" or "overpriced" when it comes to boating...I have seen so many rediculous accessories with rediculous prices that nothing surprises...how about shore power cord cleaner, I think it was $5.99 for about a 6oz container. I guess there are a lot of people with more dollars than sense. I try to avoid bringing my wife with me to boating stores, she wants to buy every stupid gadget and accessory she sees.
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This accessory looks expensive.
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I believe that extender was featured on ShipShape TV not too long ago. I don't think you can blame Overtons, they usually have competitive prices. They just mark up what the manufacturer charges them.
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Originally Posted by Rod27 View Post
.....Ive been toying with a "Haitian shade" and with stuff at Home depot you can make one for about $50 or less,
How about a beach umbrella?
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I have worked in aviation all of my life. If you think boating accessories are overpriced, you should see the prices for aviation accessories. I am not talking about the parts that have to be FAA approved either.

When I was managing aircraft back in the 90's, I had a pricing philosophy that I used and served me well. First, I had a lot of experience in the industry and thought that I had a pretty good handle on what items should cost. I took that best guess number...multiplied it by 3 and then added some. I found that number would be close.
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Yup do concur,,bit pricey,,on the otherhand, eddy2419 item is well worth the $$$
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I saw that Boaters World had a 10 pack of popsicle sticks for only$4.99. Better off buying actual popsicles for $2.00 and saving the sticks. On a positive note, they were 50% since they are going out of business.
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In most cases, your local RV store has a lot of the same things the local Marine store has and it's 40-60% less...... Same brands, same part number.... Amazing.
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Originally Posted by eddy2419 View Post
This accessory looks expensive.
From all of the advertisements I have seen. They come standard on Fountain's!


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