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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
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If you read this thread, you'll find there's more than just purchasing the equipment "right" to make you a happily satisfied customer.
Well, there was a reason I didn't act as my own GC when I did the extension on my home....it appears that for the same reasons, it wouldn't be a bargain to do it on equipment options.
Otherwise, the reputation of the dealer or marina you end up working with becomes paramount. Once you find one you're confident in, you'll benefit from their advise and expertise as they'll be the one's standing behind the gear and the work.
I'd talk with as many people as you can with similar boats to find out what has worked well for them. Have fun, it's time-consuming but still a lot of fun as it's your boat!
It is fun and preparation is paramount, but when it gets to "H", it's usually a PITA....
I've got blisters on my fingers