defender, bacons, minneys, ebay... all work wonders for inexpesnsive goods for our boats without the pain and suffering of the lack of consistency in wm and their highly educated and most knowledgeable boating
staff...rofl--was hard to not choke on htat, as i am aware of the ineptitude of the staff on a first hand level. i prefer to buy th ewrong product online rather than in ooerson-- takes just as much money
to resend to the company sending the wrong thing as it does to drive to the worst marine
store to exhchange it.
as for their 4 percent discount--AFTER they raise the price
to sell higher to ye- thankyou NO--i will take my RIGHTEOUS discount from my chandler and run with it. down wind
marine-- the cruisers friend. goood place. i enjoy having a REAL alternative to the situation i met in the wm stores i have seen here.
ok so much for that--in sd there is no such thing as a good wm store-- in ft myers fla, we found a decent one. in slidell louisianna i found a decent one-- but ace hardware
still beats wm on many fronts.
we did have decent assistance in other places at wm, but the prices are mortifying.....their standsrd issue size 41 bow light, bicolored, lasts EXACTLY 3 months in cruising conditions before it corrodes into non function. yes they DO issue replacements
under warrantee.... we were fortunate we were advised as to the nonfunction by a shrimper posing as a tug n tow in gulf about 100 mi off shore-- said he couldnt see our lights---he could see the light i shined on the main sail but not which way we were progressing, per his conversation with helmsperson at the time.