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Old 03-02-2012, 05:31 PM
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What will the jury say the cost of installation of these items are.

2012 Sea Hunt BX22BR bay boat, large console. Boat rigging tubes pre rigged with pull strings

HDS-10 with side scan, dash mounted
HDS-5 surface mounted on bow. linked to console. NEMA 2000
VHF radio mounted in radio box, plus antenna mounting. T-Top pre wired with buss bar.
Link NEMA connection to Yamaha F-150 to the HDS-10
Bolt trolling motor to the bow. boat is pre wired.

Hours of labor and cost???
Old 03-02-2012, 08:01 PM
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I had a complete rewire of all switches, hds nema install, multiple battery charger install, and a few others that I am forgetting.
Figure on $80/hour, my total was $1500.
It was expensive but everything is working as it should.
Old 03-03-2012, 02:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Boatzilla View Post
I had a complete rewire of all switches, hds nema install, multiple battery charger install, and a few others that I am forgetting.
Figure on $80/hour, my total was $1500.
It was expensive but everything is working as it should.
Our quote was $1,200.00 from the electronics place where we are purchasing the products.. Sounds like they are in reason.
Thanks,
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In a shop that will take them 8 hours max they always say 2 days and $1200 - $1500 seems to be a standard quote. I got a bunch of quotes for a similar install a few weeks ago and ended up doing it myself.
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$1200 sounds fair.
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I have a similar question. Components are: Stereo head unit, 2 sets of speakers and an amp. Boat is a 25' CC. Holes are cut for the head unit and 1 pair of speakers.

Labor quote was $1000. In the ballpark or a little high?
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my guy does it for 25-35$ per hour + material...
Just installed my 10 in. navnet, Dff1 and radar for $100. Having the ducer installed by a diver cost more than the wiring go figure.

My guy is in the Clearwater/St Pete area if he travels he charges travel time.
Dude can work on, fix anything. He has been doing my boats for over 10 years.
if I save ya 500$ or so I wana a kick BACK LOL
I should mention he is not a backyard mechanic as some will say.. he just does not charge ya out the ass for work. He re rigged the largest crane in the US up in the navel yard in the pan handle a couple years ago. They flew him up to do it.
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Originally Posted by Osprey 25 View Post
I have a similar question. Components are: Stereo head unit, 2 sets of speakers and an amp. Boat is a 25' CC. Holes are cut for the head unit and 1 pair of speakers.

Labor quote was $1000. In the ballpark or a little high?
yeah that is a lot high IMO. Really really high...all you need is the second holes cut for speakers, wire ran... amp installed, head unit installed and speakers?

Unless there is glass work that will be needed to be done or the wiring is super crazy to do yeah that quote is high. I would pay about 250-400$ for it depending on how much was involved. No more than 500$ unless like I said its crazy shit.
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Nope. Nothing crazy. Replacing an old stereo and 1 set of speakers. New items would be the amp and a 2nd pair a speakers.
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Originally Posted by Osprey 25 View Post
I have a similar question. Components are: Stereo head unit, 2 sets of speakers and an amp. Boat is a 25' CC. Holes are cut for the head unit and 1 pair of speakers.

Labor quote was $1000. In the ballpark or a little high?
Without seeing it, just a ballpark, figure its about a 4 hour job so around $340 in labor maybe another $100-$200 in wire and such ( dont know if you already have it ).
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The going rate here for a pro to come to your boat with tools, truck, etc. is $75/hr.
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Originally Posted by Osprey 25 View Post
Nope. Nothing crazy. Replacing an old stereo and 1 set of speakers. New items would be the amp and a 2nd pair a speakers.
You've got a local THT guy (seabob4) who will do it for much less and do the job right..

http://www.thehulltruth.com/members/seabob4.html

(and ironically if your BOAT is an Aquasport Osprey 25, I think he might have built it in the first place - LOL)

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Originally Posted by grouperkng View Post
my guy does it for 25-35$ per hour + material...
Just installed my 10 in. navnet, Dff1 and radar for $100. Having the ducer installed by a diver cost more than the wiring go figure.

My guy is in the Clearwater/St Pete area if he travels he charges travel time.
Dude can work on, fix anything. He has been doing my boats for over 10 years.
if I save ya 500$ or so I wana a kick BACK LOL
I should mention he is not a backyard mechanic as some will say.. he just does not charge ya out the ass for work. He re rigged the largest crane in the US up in the navel yard in the pan handle a couple years ago. They flew him up to do it.
I'm in St. Pete and would be interested in talking to your guy if you can pass along his contact info?

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