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Old 05-23-2013, 06:50 AM
Stokey Stokey is offline
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Best place to order parts

I have a new to me 05 Xstar and need to pick up some odds and end parts. Basically a couple toggle switches, two interior cup holder LEDZ, maybe a couple ballast gauges ( depending on price) and a clip for my bimini. I called a dealer and he returned my call saying that MC discountinued my entire list and referred me to some RAMBO company!??! I wanted to get some feedback. I didnt think a 8 yr old boat should be having a parts problem, but who knows. Any feedback?
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:13 AM
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Rambo Marine in Hazlegreen Al. Ask for Lee Pearson. Great group of people, and if anybody can steer you in the right direction, Lee can.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:18 AM
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That's why the forum is here... we find all sorts of resources for parts and alternative solutions.

Manufacturer only has to keep parts available for 7 years after last manufacture date by law. That being said - that being said - many parts are still available. i.e. I found a fuel pump for my '95 for $84 at Rockauto and shared it here... that would save an average of $270 from most marine outlets.

Lot's of parts out there - just got to find them - lot of regulars here can point you to threads with solutions.

Also many of the parts have been traced back to their manufacturers.. so you can get a part but it may not be MC branded... such as gauges etc.
...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:45 AM
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Good deal. I am going to give Rambo Marine a try. Thanks for the input!
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