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Length of time to build a new boat?

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1 hour ago, Mxracer3276 said:

Got the call from the dealer today, the boat will be to them on Friday the 19th.

He then told me when the boat gets to them the boat will needed to be rigged.

What exactly is involved in this rigging process and about how long do y'all think that process should take?

Boats are shipped without props, batteries, fuel, anchor, rode, coast guard package, rugs, and canvas. Engine will be fired, block drained, and hull washed and then polished. Transport nicks fixed if spotted, trailer fitted, and paperwork compiled. You seem anxious as you should be, as new boat delivery is an exciting time. I would however offer a few words of caution, and approach delivery as a process which should take as long as it takes to do it properly. Look her over very carefully, and ask questions. Take a boat savvy friend with you, and insist that any and all imperfections are taken care of before the boat leaves the property as you will find that the dealer may be a lot less supportive after the final check is deposited.  Better to take her home a day or two later than get into a battle over warranty follow-up. W

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I think One week from the time it is delivered to the dealer and it should be ready for you.  When you ordered the boat all the options and rigging equipment should have been ordered by the dealer.  But like others have said patience is needed with all boating related projects.  One of my past boats was rigged with the wrong outboards, it took the dealer 3 weeks to correct the mistake.  That dealership is out of business now, wonder why?  

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Now that is one good looking boat!!!

Are you keeping in a slip and that is the reason for the bottom paint?  One thing for sure is get good fender covers that color of gel will show every little scratch especially fender abrasions.

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@DN

We live on the water so its staying right in our back yard.

We bought a few fenders, we have mooring whips to be put up but we are currently debating a lift.

So we want to find out all of the details about that before we put up the whips.

 

 

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Get a lift, get a lift, get a lift.   Boat lifts eliminate the need for bottom cleaning , paint repair , outdrive cleaning, which makes them superior to keeping a boat in a slip. When considering this factor, don’t forget that scum build up on the bottom of a boat cuts top-end speed by one or two MPH, it adds toxins into the environment, and it costs money to maintain the bottom every season. Boat lifts are also incredibly convenient; walk down the dock, press a button, and your boat lowers into the water.  And, on top of all this, you never have to worry about a dock line chaffing against the hull, the boat banging against a piling, or an ugly waterline stain etching its way into your boat’s gel coat.

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1 hour ago, Big Fun said:

Get a lift, get a lift, get a lift.   Boat lifts eliminate the need for bottom cleaning , paint repair , outdrive cleaning, which makes them superior to keeping a boat in a slip. When considering this factor, don’t forget that scum build up on the bottom of a boat cuts top-end speed by one or two MPH, it adds toxins into the environment, and it costs money to maintain the bottom every season. Boat lifts are also incredibly convenient; walk down the dock, press a button, and your boat lowers into the water.  And, on top of all this, you never have to worry about a dock line chaffing against the hull, the boat banging against a piling, or an ugly waterline stain etching its way into your boat’s gel coat.

Can you leave your boat on a lift through the winter or is that not recommended?

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