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Old 05-24-2015, 08:42 AM
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Billet Door Slide Latch

So I accidently bumped my billet walkthrough door yesterday while it was closed and broke the black plastic sliding latch piece so now the door won't stay closed while at speed.

I've found it at mcpartsdepot.com but it is $65. Ouch! I can't find it on greatlakesskipper.com.

Anyone know of anywhere else I could get this part? Anyone have one for sale?

Here is the part I need: http://mcpartsdepot.com/collections/...6-14-01-m00175
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Old 05-24-2015, 09:12 AM
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$65 for a plastic door catch?
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Old 05-24-2015, 10:55 AM
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I paid almost $100 at my dealer. Definitely a rip off.
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:09 AM
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I ordered both the slide latch and the stow latch. Almost $150... Very hard to fabricate a replacement. Then I was sent the wrong one even though I sent detailed pictures and my hull number.
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:37 AM
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I ordered both the slide latch and the stow latch. Almost $150... Very hard to fabricate a replacement. Then I was sent the wrong one even though I sent detailed pictures and my hull number.
That stinks.

I'm going to call my dealer and a couple others tomorrow and see what I find.

I'm often times totally surprised by how MC parts are priced. Ones that I think should be huge money are $3.22 and ones like this plastic piece (why not billet???) are huge $$$.
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Old 05-25-2015, 10:17 AM
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That stinks.

I'm going to call my dealer and a couple others tomorrow and see what I find.

I'm often times totally surprised by how MC parts are priced. Ones that I think should be huge money are $3.22 and ones like this plastic piece (why not billet???) are huge $$$.
You're lucky. I have yet to come across anything for my boat that was inexpensive.
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:42 AM
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You can't spell Mastercraft Parts without R-A-P-E. $65 for a 10 cent piece of plastic. The Shill at Mastercraft blamed the price on what the vendor is charging them. Bull. They can make a bag of these for pennies a piece.

(From their website) Mastercraft's Corporate Quality Policy says: "MasterCraft is dedicated to customer satisfaction by providing products and services that exceed the requirements and expectations of our internal and external customers." How does installing a cheap latch that breaks under normal use, and price gouging the inevitably needed replacement part jibe with "exceeding customer expectations"? These cheap latches should be a recall item and fixed/replaced on all MC boats at no charge to the people who spent alot of money on these boats thinking they were getting quality from stem to stern.
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:44 AM
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Billet. Yes, you are 100% correct. I could have one custom made out of aluminum for less than $65.
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:50 AM
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Note the base plastic door has no slide latch or any latch upon closing. The wind and windshield keep it closed. It does have a latch to keep it locked open against the observers compartment wall.

Wondering if a billet latch for the billet doors would cause damage if bumped in the same manner? I suppose if the latch were thick and long enough, it would work wonders. Pun intended.
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:10 PM
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I have replaced mine once already and now am having a tough time coughing up another $100 for the piece of plastic because my 35lb 6 year old bumped into the door when we had to slow down suddenly. If anyone wants to find a source for Aluminum ones I'm in.
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