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Old 07-09-2014, 11:43 AM
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accessories, where do you buy?

Just curious where others buy their boating accessories??? I have used Overton's and Bart's in the past, but are there others???

I loaned a ski rope to a friend last weekend that is new to boating, they proceeded to suck the rope into the jet intake of their boat, requiring it to be chopped into little bitty pieces to remove, including the handle section . It was an older StraightLine with multiple drop loops.

Also looking for references on suitable replacement for something of quality similar to the Straightline, what other brands are comparable or better??? (this was a ski rope, not a boarding rope).

What say ye fellow TTers?
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:02 PM
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local boardshops. develop relationships, they'll take care of you.
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:06 PM
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I really like www.evo.com and I'm sure there are other similar websites. Agree with supporting the local shops, but unfortunately for us the only local place went out of business several years ago. Big box stores actually have a pretty decent selection of basic accessories, but not going to have the higher end ski's, boards and such.
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:09 PM
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Midwest Mastercraft has 2 websites that are full of good stuff. Great guys to work with and quick service.

http://www.waterskis.com/Default.asp

http://www.wakeboards.com/Default.asp

It's really nice when they are 20 minutes from your house.
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:45 PM
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I'm a fan of www.thewakehouse.com. They're great to work with and have never had any issues with anything we've bought there.
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Old 07-09-2014, 02:17 PM
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Evo has some decent closeouts as does Amazon.
I start looking for boardshorts the first of Sept, sorting cheapest. Usually pay $8-20 for great options.

Local shops are nice IF one large enough to stock a selection is close. I will pay for good advice but too many times advice is not that good. When I can buy from other outlets and get much better quality for the same money as cheap stuff hanging on the wall, better quality can trump the question of the choice between multiple lower quality options.
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Old 07-09-2014, 02:21 PM
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I buy a ton of stuff from evo, including ski and snowboard stuff.
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Old 07-09-2014, 02:47 PM
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local boardshops. develop relationships, they'll take care of you.
X2. Get awesome deals from my local shop
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Old 07-09-2014, 04:59 PM
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local boardshops. develop relationships, they'll take care of you.
And sometimes they'll price match. Texas Ski Ranch does which means evo prices but not waiting for shipping.
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Old 07-09-2014, 05:35 PM
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The Liquid Edge, Farmer City, IL. They will not let you leave without being completely satisfied with your purchase. They are honest and actually want to help - they have the unique attitude of wanting to make you happy - it is a great business model - If you are happy with the performance of your board, boat, bindings, ski - heck even tube - you will probably seek them out again and maybe refer someone to them - guess it works, cuz they have never steered me wrong.
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