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DitchRider
03-05-2013, 12:54 PM
I tried calling Gibson for the past week and I am not getting thoough and they are not accepting calls on any of their published numbers or answering their emails.

Sad really.

BananaTom
03-05-2013, 03:25 PM
They may have shut down for the winter, I don't know.
But is I was snowed in, I would.

42gibson
03-06-2013, 05:00 AM
we were at the plant last june and they were all but shut down then, everyone was laid off but 2 people. we have a boat at fox chapel marine for repairs and they got ahold of ivan ryan the old sales manager to try to find some parts for our boat but he cant find anyone either.i talked to ivan about 3 weeks ago, he was helping the hauler move our boat and he told me he was now working for bluewater.

Stmbtwle
03-06-2013, 07:24 AM
Sad, but it's a sign of the times. I think the boating industry (including houseboats) is going to have to restructure itself or die.

boatlover
03-06-2013, 08:16 AM
42gibson

What parts do you need. Some of us have been gathering up parts for years. I have 2 Crusader V drives w/mounting, 1 Tranny, and about 200 ft of Gibson railing.

42gibson
03-06-2013, 05:38 PM
boatlover


our 42 footer is at fox chapel. so far they need a starboard rudder,prop shaft and prop. thats just to get it into the water to see what type of mechanical rescue it needs. we hit bottom REAL HARD with it . the insurance already has 6000 in it just to get it there and fix the hull.what a mess!i'll keep you in mind on the other parts,thank you.

boatlover
03-06-2013, 05:57 PM
42gibson

Also have a set of 18x18x 1 1/4 shaft 4 blade props. Reconditioned never reinstalled.

Gibson42lc
05-13-2013, 05:49 PM
Does anyone know where to find gibson railing? I added a dummy flybridge to my lazy cruz and would like
to add railing.

boatlover
05-13-2013, 06:05 PM
Gibson42lc

Where are you located? I have some gibson railing. even have the shorter upper deck railing.

DitchRider
05-13-2013, 07:18 PM
Boatlover.

How much you want for the props?

Gibson42lc
05-13-2013, 08:10 PM
Gibson42lc

Where are you located? I have some gibson railing. even have the shorter upper deck railing.

Boatlover i am in chattanooga tn. Can you email me the price? John@thatchersbbq.com. I would be interested in the railing and the shorter railing too. Also, do you have the ladder that goes to the upper deck?

boatlover
05-14-2013, 08:31 AM
Boatlover.

How much you want for the props?

$ 800 + shipping. That is about 1/2 of what they would be new. I can get pics. Going out of town Thurs so pics would be next week.

DitchRider
05-14-2013, 09:05 AM
Pics would be good. Where are you located?

boatlover
05-14-2013, 04:04 PM
DitchRider

Will try to get pics asap. If you want to PM me an email addy I will send them to you. Located NW of Pittsburgh,Pa. 15003