Originally Posted by Chris
Sounds like Raymarine really are a bag of shite I was looking at them as an option on TB2 however looking at the trouble you and GG are having then they are off the list !.
As for rigging you own engines I believe you can probably get a better price if you source your own especially come end of season. If you are dealing with a manufacturer that tries to shove their preferred engine down your throat and then wants to charge you a premium for having the boat "sans" engine then tell em to feck orf and go elswhere
Don't get me wrong, the Raymarine kit was the best available when I specced the boat, but literally weeks later, Lowrance brought out the Structure Scan which I would have liked. I've not had any trouble with them, interfacing to the Etecs was a bit of a challenge but it was down to finding/making the correct cable which Raymarine didn't seem to have, all sorted now.
Re; rigging, you're probably right in telling the manf. who won't discount the bare hull to F'off, but that's the hull I wanted & they had me by the shorts. They wanted to put twin 90hp 4s Suzis on the back, but I stuck out for the Etecs & boy am I glad I did, it would have been a dog with the 4s 90's. Lesson learned
Next time it's definitely sans moteurs & I'll do it myself (& make a better job of it
) & save myself the £1500 they had off me for rigging