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Old 04-26-2020, 02:30 PM
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Looking to get the Garmin GPSMAP 1242xsv with transducer and the Garmin GMR Fantom 18 radar. Anyone have an idea of what I could expect the install cost to be for budgeting purposes?

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Old 04-27-2020, 04:30 AM
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Usually chop shop labor 100hr 500-800 bucks depends on access for transducer wires and also if it’s a through hull or not radar needs wires in pipe hard top ? Lots of variables
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Without an idea of what type of boat it is, it could be anything from a simple 5-6 hour job to more than 20 hours. A new CC that has a rigging tube with pull line for the transducer cable, easy to access hard top pipework and clear access to the back of the console and source of power is the low end of pricing, while a 55' sportfish with an enclosed bridge would be far more difficult.
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I just installed two screens, a radar, ethernet switch, NMEA network and a radio. Had to pull cables through a tube arch, reused a transducer. Probably have 3.5-4 weekend days into the job, my son was the second man for the cable pulls and I am still finishing up details. Much of the time was just spent figuring out how to do things and where I wanted them. I would hate to have seen the bill for a professional.
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DM, it's always best to do the install your self. that way when an issues happens you know where to look and how the wires are run.

MuleyBuckFever where are you located? I ask because there is a great guy in Cocoa beach FL area. He is a boater also and honest.
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I have a 22’ Seasport and I have a guy doing it next week for $480.
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Originally Posted by MuleyBuckFever View Post
I have a 22’ Seasport and I have a guy doing it next week for $480.
on a 22ft boat it’s pretty easy to do by yourself as long as you have rigging tubes. Easy way to save 500 bucks. Good weekend project.

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