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by Tuscany
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: So where would you go boating on vacation if you get the chance. Fresh water :-)
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: So where would you go boating on vacation if you get the chance. Fresh water :-)

I will always suggest Buffalo NY. Boating eastern Lake Erie, with its Canadian ports like Crystal Beach is a great spot. Downtown Buffalo at Canal Side is very boat friendly, a quick tour up the winding Buffalo river is also very interesting trip back in time, given the old grain silos that are stil...
by Tuscany
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: Cleaning sea grass carpet.
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Cleaning sea grass carpet.

I guess we'll find out soon enough. The carpeting in our old boat was a bear to keep clean and also dry.
by Tuscany
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: Cleaning sea grass carpet.
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Cleaning sea grass carpet.

My dealer has an R5 that has been in the showroom for some time. Obviously lots of traffic through it because the carpet is showing dirt.
How easy is the sea grass cleaned, or is it a "Shoes off" carpet?
Thanks.
by Tuscany
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: Boat Show Season
Replies: 42
Views: 447

Re: Boat Show Season

We are pretty excited. I can't think of a more perfect sized boat. Lots of room in the bow, and comfortable room for 6 around the dinette in the rear. The quality of the interior and the digital dash... pretty pumped here.... After walking on just about every brand at the Toronto boat show, nothing ...
by Tuscany
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: Boat Show Season
Replies: 42
Views: 447

Re: Boat Show Season

Thanks guys. It took me a long time to actually pull the trigger. The thing MSRPS at 153,500, and I'm still having a problem spending that kind of change on a toy. But hey, were debt free and were coming into it with most of it paid. We're discounted in the mid 30's which is more than fair. Still, d...
by Tuscany
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: Boat Show Season
Replies: 42
Views: 447

Re: Boat Show Season

I look at it through business eyes, and it's always always about the buy. I look at the cost of owning the vehicle after resale. If I can buy right and sell right, the cost of ownership can be relatively cheap. To know what a good deal is, we have to know the cost to the dealer, and his profit. I th...
by Tuscany
Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: Boat Show Season
Replies: 42
Views: 447

Re: Boat Show Season

A few years ago. JC Penny decided to forgo the usual tried and true sales/coupon marketing strategy of their competitors because they felt they were smarter. Their "former" CEO decided to go with a "low price" structure where no sales or coupons were needed. As we all know, sales dropped into the to...
by Tuscany
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: Boat Show Season
Replies: 42
Views: 447

Re: Boat Show Season

When a dealer tells me that the price is solid, and there is no wiggle room, I leave it, and I'm sure I'm not alone in my thinking.
There is always wiggle room..like 30% to 35% off MSRP depending on the builder.
A less profit sale is profoundly better than a zero profit non sale.
by Tuscany
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: Outboard resurgence.
Replies: 55
Views: 540

Re: Outboard resurgence.

Absolutely. They scream fishing to me also. But it seems like that's what sells down here..
by Tuscany
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: Outboard resurgence.
Replies: 55
Views: 540

Re: Outboard resurgence.

Salt water ocean boats are so different. As I said, were in Bonita Springs fl for a couple of weeks. This is an area that mixes the common man with rich, and billionaires. Wildly expensive boats are commonplace, and sold in dealer lots like Chevrolets. Multiple dealers, and about 5 miles apart. Ther...