I have experienced it firsthand guys. I have "been in line" at 2 different retailers since April and I got the same story from both of them. MK says they are sending them and then MK cant meet the date, so it results in longer back orders. Its not the retailers fault. From what I understand and the phone calls and emails I have sent, the boat manufacturers get first priority from MK because they buy in such volume. What is left, gets sent out to the retailers.
Apparently, the 112 with the 45 inch shaft/no link is the hardest one to acquire. I finally got tired of waiting and took myself off the waiting list. Yesterday, I found a place in Illinois that had one left!! I called the guy up and just like that, my Ultrex will be here next week. They are out there, but its like finding that needle in the haystack.
Aren't they all "reaction" bites?