Marine Electronics Forum - New Boat want stereo and vhf setup
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06-06-2012, 07:25 PM
I have a new nautic star 2110..quoted about $1000 for turnkey...sony..mp3,fm and 4 MTX speakers and lowrance vhf and 4ft ft antenna .flush mount to console...is this reasonable ?
06-06-2012, 08:59 PM
It would depend on model #'s and if there is any wires already in place (speaker wires already run, cutout for head unit, etc.). Also location of install will make a difference too. If it is an install where most everything will be done from scratch labor could be high. See if you can get the model info for the items being quoted and google their going retail costs and you will have a better idea of what is parts and what is labor. Don't forget there will be some small parts that will be needed to complete things also. There are a few members here that do this work and could give you a much better idea of what is fair after you know the costs of the electronics. There are also parts retailers here that have prices many local dealers don't like to compete with.
06-07-2012, 03:53 AM
1000 dont sound bad. figure 80 to 100 an hour for install plus parts.
06-07-2012, 04:17 AM
06-07-2012, 10:17 AM
If the $1000 is for all the stuff and the installation, then it seems in line as BradV said 80-100 is the norm, and you are looking at a few hours depending how how hard it is to run the speaker wires.
06-07-2012, 12:36 PM
It doesn't sound terrible but why not go with an 8' antenna you will get noticebly better range. Also if you have the extra cash add an amp to those speakers to really make them crank.