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  • Billet Door Slide Latch

    So I accidently bumped my billet walkthrough door yesterday while it was closed and broke the black plastic sliding latch piece so now the door won't stay closed while at speed.

    I've found it at mcpartsdepot.com but it is $65. Ouch! I can't find it on greatlakesskipper.com.

    Anyone know of anywhere else I could get this part? Anyone have one for sale?

    Here is the part I need: http://mcpartsdepot.com/collections/...6-14-01-m00175
    Former: 2007 X15

  • #2
    $65 for a plastic door catch?
    -Tim

    Making boomers great again!! Boomin'

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    • #3
      I paid almost $100 at my dealer. Definitely a rip off.
      2013 X-30, 6.0L with 2500lbs of ballast and 500 lbs of lead.
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      • #4
        I ordered both the slide latch and the stow latch. Almost $150... Very hard to fabricate a replacement. Then I was sent the wrong one even though I sent detailed pictures and my hull number.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Theclarks1111 View Post
          I ordered both the slide latch and the stow latch. Almost $150... Very hard to fabricate a replacement. Then I was sent the wrong one even though I sent detailed pictures and my hull number.
          That stinks.

          I'm going to call my dealer and a couple others tomorrow and see what I find.

          I'm often times totally surprised by how MC parts are priced. Ones that I think should be huge money are $3.22 and ones like this plastic piece (why not billet???) are huge $$$.
          Former: 2007 X15

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Upnorth07 View Post
            That stinks.

            I'm going to call my dealer and a couple others tomorrow and see what I find.

            I'm often times totally surprised by how MC parts are priced. Ones that I think should be huge money are $3.22 and ones like this plastic piece (why not billet???) are huge $$$.
            You're lucky. I have yet to come across anything for my boat that was inexpensive.

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            • #7
              You can't spell Mastercraft Parts without R-A-P-E. $65 for a 10 cent piece of plastic. The Shill at Mastercraft blamed the price on what the vendor is charging them. Bull. They can make a bag of these for pennies a piece.

              (From their website) Mastercraft's Corporate Quality Policy says: "MasterCraft is dedicated to customer satisfaction by providing products and services that exceed the requirements and expectations of our internal and external customers." How does installing a cheap latch that breaks under normal use, and price gouging the inevitably needed replacement part jibe with "exceeding customer expectations"? These cheap latches should be a recall item and fixed/replaced on all MC boats at no charge to the people who spent alot of money on these boats thinking they were getting quality from stem to stern.

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              • #8
                Billet. Yes, you are 100% correct. I could have one custom made out of aluminum for less than $65.

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                • #9
                  Note the base plastic door has no slide latch or any latch upon closing. The wind and windshield keep it closed. It does have a latch to keep it locked open against the observers compartment wall.

                  Wondering if a billet latch for the billet doors would cause damage if bumped in the same manner? I suppose if the latch were thick and long enough, it would work wonders. Pun intended.

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                  • #10
                    I have replaced mine once already and now am having a tough time coughing up another $100 for the piece of plastic because my 35lb 6 year old bumped into the door when we had to slow down suddenly. If anyone wants to find a source for Aluminum ones I'm in.
                    2013 X-30, 6.0L with 2500lbs of ballast and 500 lbs of lead.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by moosehead View Post
                      Note the base plastic door has no slide latch or any latch upon closing. The wind and windshield keep it closed. It does have a latch to keep it locked open against the observers compartment wall.

                      Wondering if a billet latch for the billet doors would cause damage if bumped in the same manner? I suppose if the latch were thick and long enough, it would work wonders. Pun intended.
                      If you are referring to the frosted lexan looking one on newer MC's there is a metal PC that stows between the two door halves that you flip up and it locks the door in place like the black plastic one on the billet doors.
                      2016 X20
                      2010 X2, MCX-sold
                      2011 Sierra 2500HD SLT CC SB 4x4, duramax/allison

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                      • #12
                        ^Duh, did not see that, thanks Eric.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by moosehead View Post
                          ^Duh, did not see that, thanks Eric.
                          It's not very obvious in its stowed position I will admit and took me a moment to figure out how to deploy it. Glad I could help!
                          2016 X20
                          2010 X2, MCX-sold
                          2011 Sierra 2500HD SLT CC SB 4x4, duramax/allison

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 501s View Post
                            I have replaced mine once already and now am having a tough time coughing up another $100 for the piece of plastic because my 35lb 6 year old bumped into the door when we had to slow down suddenly. If anyone wants to find a source for Aluminum ones I'm in.
                            I'm in too if someone can make an aluminum one...

                            I still haven't ponied up the squash to buy a new one yet. I Gorilla glued my broken one. Actually lasted about a month and broke again.

                            I'd be happy to mail mine to you as a template to make an aluminum one if the cost is less than $65...
                            Former: 2007 X15

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                            • #15
                              3 Latch slides

                              I made three latch slides in an hour out of Maple wood in my basement (scrap pieces from old parquet floor). Still think Mastercraft couldn't find a vendor to make them cheap and/or sell them to us cheaper than $65-$100?

                              Any hardwood would work. Once I stain it Black nobody will ever know and the wood is many times stronger than the plastic.

                              I did epoxy my original slide (photo). We'll see if it holds.
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