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Old 08-20-2020, 08:55 AM
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So I received a quote for $5900 to install a Minn Kota Terrova 112 lbs w/ I-Pilot 72" with 3- SRM-27 Batteries full installation and a little custom work to to ensure it all fits perfectly. Wanted to know for the guys that have trolling motors if this is a good price? Please let me know.
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I could never imagine paying that - I did a similar install in my own boat over a weekend.
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That is about what I was quoted for a Rhodan setup.
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The price is similar to what I’ve dealt with. You’re gonna want a charger too.
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The thing that gets me is 6k to put on a battery powered trolling motor and they are surface mount.

That's crazy.

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so thats $2300 for the TM, about ~$450 for the batteries, ~$300 for a 3 bank charger ($3,050 Materials) what all custom work are they doing to justify $2850 in labor? Genuinely curious, what boat is this going on?
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Not to argue with anyone, but many of us are very handy and able to do everything ourselves on our boats. Some people are not. Maybe the OP isn't. But I think it's very correct that the breakdown as stated above, with parts and labor, well, the labor is a little out there.

If you're not able to do the work yourself and have to pay for it, shop around and be brave enough to negotiate.
Old 08-20-2020, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by jfigueroa23 View Post
So I received a quote for $5900 to install a Minn Kota Terrova 112 lbs w/ I-Pilot 72" with 3- SRM-27 Batteries full installation and a little custom work to to ensure it all fits perfectly. Wanted to know for the guys that have trolling motors if this is a good price? Please let me know.
what is the break out

$ per each material
labor hours
labor rate

did you get other quotes from other places?

can you do any of it yourself?
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I paid 5k for that setup last year. I also had a fair amount of custom work done. Agree with others that labor seems high.
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Let me try to get a breakdown from my local guy. He gave me the quote based on work he had just done on another customer's boat. In that customer's case they installed a 84" 36 volt unit. They also intalled 3 AGM batteries, a charger and something hooked to the Suzuki motors that would allow charging from the motors to the trolling batteries. In the end, the total was about $6k.

As with my case, something needed to happen with the windlass and a high bow railing as well.
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I got the same unit installed on a new boat with batteries and charger for a little over $3100. It was on a boat already wired for TM and part of the sale package.

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