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Looking for someone you would trust in the lower Louisville KY/TN line to winterize properly.


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Someone may be coming from WI to purchase our boat... I usually always winterize myself but I have an insulated garage and it rarely gets close to freezing and can get a heater in there at any min.

Im looking for a knowledgeable dealership that is close to lower Louisville area i65 that could take care of winterizing the boat properly that would give peace of mind. His garage can get to -20 so that freaks me out. 
 

Thanks to all... yes I’m buying another Malibu or Axis :surfing:

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Its kind of a crap shoot in either case then. I have not sold a boat, wake or otherwise where the buyer has known or even remembered to ask me about it being winterized. New boat tunnel vision I imagine. And honestly, I  might remember to ask if I was buying used but would not trust the claim to be true or to my standards whether from a dealer or the owner. First thing to get done when I got home would be to service and winterize it if needed. If I was buying used from a dealer I would automatically expect none of the above to have occurred. Even my brand new ‘19 could of been one thread turn or a 1/4” from being dead in the water the first day out, the day it was delivered. Glad I went through it. 

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29 minutes ago, wdr said:

Its kind of a crap shoot in either case then

Except a dealer has insurance; shade tree mechanics typically do not.  Remember:  this guy is buying a boat in the Tropics, and taking it to the North Pole.

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Got it. But I would bet that all bets are off once it leaves the dealership in most cases. Their insurance would only cover on the lot freeze protection and maybe direct customer claims. I doubt any dealership is going to give a customer a 30 day or 3000 miles winterization warranty for an out of state, non dealer sold boat. But I could be wrong.

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4 minutes ago, wdr said:

Got it. But I would bet that all bets are off once it leaves the dealership in most cases. Their insurance would only cover on the lot freeze protection and maybe direct customer claims. I doubt any dealership is going to give a customer a 30 day or 3000 miles winterization warranty for an out of state, non dealer sold boat. But I could be wrong.

Not could - are, in this case.  At least my dealer guarantees the work for the season.  They are VERY explicit as to what is covered in the winterization contract I signe every fall.  Like I said - I personally would not bring a boat back in the winter unless I had a solid  guarantee.

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I would call Current Watersports and see if they would be willing to winterize the boat for you.

Google search shows Lake Cumberland Marine has a location at Taylorsville. Appears to be the former Boatworks. I would check with them also.

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Marine Sales and Service in Louisville used to be a Malibu dealer (they are centurion and supreme now). I used to get my boat serviced there and I believe they still have the same techs that were there when they were a Malibu dealer. They always winterized my boat before TNT came further North into KY.

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