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Have any of you bought from this website...

Post by Horstuff » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:41 pm

http://seas-the-bay.com

I have tried repeatedly to get some info from them on one of their Ivalites. The only way to contact them is via email, so I did, a few times, but apparently Rip Van Winkle doesn't check his email too often. I'm tempted to just buy the d*mn thing, but I wanted to ask you first... any experience with this outfit?
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Post by Matt Smith » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:50 pm

Did you call them? 1-810-643-1794
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Post by Horstuff » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:59 pm

Couldn't find their number... is it on their site?

I will call them now, thanks much.
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Post by Matt Smith » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:04 pm

Just spoke with the owner Stuart McDowall.. What a cool story. They are near Algonac and Clear lake MN.. Thanks for the link
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Post by Horstuff » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:54 pm

Matt,

I have tried for days to reach that number, no answer but I have left messages. There's nothing indicating that the message machine is the correct one, so now I’m wondering if that phone number you posted is correct. I still can't see where you found it in the first place.
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Post by Matt Smith » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:59 pm

He is one guy running the deal, he answered the call that was from the site.. There is a nice iva lite on ebay right now if that is what pu were looking forhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/BEAUTIFUL-RARE-ONE-MIL ... 19ce85cde7
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Post by Horstuff » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:06 pm

I'll take a look at that, thanks very much for the link, but "answered the call from the site”? Does that mean you found his number on “the site”? Where?
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Post by Horstuff » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:11 pm

Just looked on eBay for the light you posted about... it's not an Ivalite, which is what I need for my boat because that's what came on it as far as I can tell.

Thanks, though, Matt. I will keep trying the number you posted and will just assume it is the correct number. I’ll also search all of Michigan phone records for the name you posted.
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Post by RRGadow » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:00 pm

Ive tried in the past to get ahold of them also...I would just move on to another parts guy, there are no shortage of them. One man or not...its either a business or not.

..have you given Hundley down in Texas a call?
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Post by Horstuff » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:09 pm

I'm up in Seattle area and I'm new to owning a CC... I don't have contact info for many people up here, much less anywhere else :? Would you happen to have his contact info?
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Post by quitchabitchin » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:42 pm

Hundley is a former CC dealer and has tons of parts from what I recall.
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Byron Hundley

Post by djeller » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:42 pm

Interesting man to talk to this Byron Hundles. He will answer the phone and reply promptly if you leave a message. Google Hundley Chris Craft to find his site listing tons of Chris Craft parts. Great guy to converse with. Hope you don't have tender ears. He's one of a lost era still around.

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Hundley

Post by djeller » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:45 pm

Sorry about the typing error> Byron Hundley not Hundles. He'd laugh at that one.

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seas the bay

Post by djeller » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:49 pm

I have also been waiting on a reply to emails, phone calls to Stuart McDowell for 4-5 days. If he contacts me I'll ask him about others trying to get in touch with him. Maybe he'll respond to some of us.Course he's in Minnesota and I am in Alabama where it's 80 degrees during the day this week.Maybe he's iced up.

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Post by jfrprops » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:52 pm

Hell, forget that other guy, Call Byron ...the talk is worth the call even if he doesn't have what you exactly want!!!

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Post by BrokenRule2 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:48 pm

Byron is great to deal with, if it hard to find or just small and odd, he is a great source.

The drawer front on the drawer under the dinette was cracked so I gave Byron a call and gave him the year and model of my boat and he said, ya I got a few of them around.

No problem getting just the front in great shape for a great price.

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Post by Peter M Jardine » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:26 pm

I tried contacting seas the bay a year or so ago, and go NADA. I never called back... if he doesn't answer his emails or phone calls, no point in buying anything, he probably wouldn't send it.

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Post by tom king » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:16 pm

Not sure who the guy is but ALOT of his manuals, brochures, and even web graphics look VERY familier if you know what I mean.

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