Saturday, February 25, 2006

We picked up the new Load Rite boat trailer this morning from Mariner's Yacht Sales in Barnegat, NJ. They told me the ball size needed was 2 5/16 on the phone, but when I got there I realized it needed a 2 inch ball. Luckily they shipped one with the trailer. I also thought my truck had a flat five and a seven pin connector, I was wrong. My truck had a straight 4 pin connector and a 7 pin connector. Luckily they had an adapter cable from the 7 pin connector to the five pin that was needed. I can't get the trailer in my driveway yet, because I am waiting for another piece of pipe to be installed in the ditch at the driveways entrance. In the meantime my buddy was nice enough to let me store the trailer at his house, until the new pipe is installed. With any luck the pipe will be installed soon, I will be able to pick up the boat from the boat yard in mid-march, and prepare for the start of the season which begins in April.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Consumer's Marine Buying Tip
Consumer's Marine Electronics usally has the best prices on electronics for your boat. Here's something I discovered that might save you some money. I had browsed their website the day before I went to the Atlantic City Boat show, and printed off a few pages of the items I wanted to purchase with the price. At the show I asked the guy at the Consumer's booth if the prices on this type of stuff are any better at the show. I was looking at a stereo, hand held VHF, and binoculars. The guy said not for that type of stuff, he said I should just order off the website. When I went to order it several days later the prices were all higher. Luckily I had printed out the the items and prices. I called Consumer's and asked about this. They explained they turn on the boat show pricing only during boat shows. He told me to wait a few days for the Miami boat show to start and the prices should be lower again. I waited a few days and they were lower.

Lesson Learned: If your ordering something from Consumer's Marine from their website, you should wait for one of the many boat shows to be taking place. You don't have to go to the show and you can still get the better price. For big ticket items like chart plotters and radar you might get a better price at the show

Best Deal Found on LoadRite Trailers
I've found that the best deal I could get on a LoadRite trailer for my boat was from Mariner's Yacht Sales in Barnegat, NJ. I did quite a bit of research into the pricing, and asked a lot of dealers at the Atlantic City Boat Show. Only one other dealer came close to the price I got from Mariner's, that dealer was Discount Trailer Warehouse in Williamstown, NJ.

Mariner's has a little want ad in the back of The Fisherman magazine every week, that claims they will not be beat on price of a LoadRite trailer. After a lot of research I believe them

Welcome to the Bree Zee Lee Buddy Log

Welcome to Bree Zee Lee Buddy Blog
This is the new Bree Zee Lee Buddy Blog, part of the new website. The Bree Zee Lee is a marina in Cape May, NJ. Hopefully this blog will be used by buddies that fish out of this marina or the Cape May area to exchange fishing stories, photos, and general boating information and tips.The site and blog are still in development, this is just a start.