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Old 10-12-2004, 03:19 PM
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Default AP 16....How much should it cost??

I have an F225 on a 23 ft. boat and hydraulic steering with 10.3 MPA

I need the whole kit and I'm told a special mounting bracket for the rudder feedback. I was quoted $2,300.00 for the whole deal with the RPU 80 pump and AC10 junction block.

I've seen the kits advertised for $1,700.00 but I'm not sure if that's the exact kit I need or if it includes everything I need. I don't mind spending a few extra bucks buying locally but I don't wanna get robbed!!...........Thanks in advance for any help, John
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Default RE: AP 16....How much should it cost??

No guesses??

Ok, how about an estimate on how many hours it should take a professional to install it?
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Old 10-14-2004, 07:08 AM
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Default RE: AP 16....How much should it cost??

I would think a good installer would still need at least half a day to do a quailty Install ...


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Default RE: AP 16....How much should it cost??

The 'kits' do not normally include hydraulic lines, fittings or fluid, so you would need those. You need enough fluid to purge the system, so 2 extra quarts probably. Installation time would easily be a full day, as the job isn't finished until compass swing completed and unit checked out. Are you having it interfaced with any other electronics? You may need additional connectors and wiring, and time to complete that work too. Good luck.
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I installed my own AP and it took me a solid week working a few hours a night approximatly 15 hrs. I would think that a professional would not take more than 8 hours. I will tell you that you will need fittings, hydraulic hoses,misc.elec. parts. to complete the job. A professional ought to have all the misc.parts needed. the thread below shows a breakdown on the price and parts I needed.Mark
http://thehulltruth.net/forums/threa...=31859&start=1
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Default RE: AP 16....How much should it cost??

Thanks for the feedback guys!!

Mark, I had the AP12 on my last boat.

I used the plastic ties for the rudder feedback: Mistake #1

I didn't encapsulate the control head in plastic: Mistake #2

End result: lasted about 4 years before I realized it was a lousy install and things started crapping out (control head and rudder feed back needed to be replaced).

I see you put a lot of time and effort into your installition..............Feel like driving up to Long Island??? LOL

Thanks again, John
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JPBass1,
If I had the time I would gladly come up but my busy season has just started!!!! I have been installing my radar arch this week two hours at a time in the evening. I am just about done with the install. I recalibrated my 1650's antenna height tonight because the antenna is around six feet higher than it was before I installed the arch. All I have to do now is finish the gelcoat repair where the holes are from the old antenna mounts and do a little waxing then I will be done.
Im still stuck on what to do about the radar??? I think that I am going to go with the Furuno 1733c 4kw Navnet and use the 1650DF as the sonar. Im still debating on it! Mark
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Those Furuno Navnets have great rebates right now $600 for 7" and $800 for 10" That should help some on your decision.
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swamppro - 10/14/2004 9:47 PM

Those Furuno Navnets have great rebates right now $600 for 7" and $800 for 10" That should help some on your decision.
I believe that's $100 on the 7" NavNets , $600 on the black box units and $800 on the 10" units.

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You are right Ed, sorry about that. Still not a bad deal at all. I guess the Raymarine c-series is putting a hurting on them.
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