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#11485713 - 03/18/16 11:50 AM How long should it take to mount two locators.
chk Offline
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Registered: 06/29/09
Posts: 147
I don't have to time to do it so I've dropped the boat off at the local boat shop here in OKC.

Most shops rates are quite high these days so I want to brace myself for a bill.

I'm having them mount a Helix at the trolling motor and another HM locator at the console.

Surely this shouldn't take take a pro more than 3 hrs for both, right?

How many hrs should I expect to be billed?

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#11486510 - 03/18/16 06:38 PM Re: How long should it take to mount two locators. [Re: chk]
grout-scout Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 5415
Loc: Boerne, Texas
I guess it depends on wether they do a sloppy job or a nice clean job. I'd guess 2 graphs with transducers would easily be 4 hours. It took me about a day and a half to install mine; but I did it right and ran a whole new electrical circuit to my graphs.


I also have Lowrance so they have a few more accessories, might be 3 hours for the birds.


Edited by grout-scout (03/18/16 06:39 PM)

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#11486633 - 03/18/16 07:46 PM Re: How long should it take to mount two locators. [Re: chk]
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 1995
Loc: Arlington
I wouldn't think it'd take more than 3. I installed both of mine in less than that and I had a Terrova to deal with. The boat layout will have some to do with that. They should have given you an estimate before starting.

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#11486959 - 03/18/16 10:13 PM Re: How long should it take to mount two locators. [Re: chk]
the skipper Offline
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 1836
Loc: nederland, TX
If they do it right I would give them a day to do it. I could throw a couple in in a few hours but I would think 5 or 6 for a good install

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#11487052 - 03/18/16 10:57 PM Re: How long should it take to mount two locators. [Re: chk]
9094 Offline
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Registered: 08/11/09
Posts: 5993
Loc: Albany
I could do it right in 3 hours. I would think a professional shop could too.

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#11488258 - 03/19/16 08:21 PM Re: How long should it take to mount two locators. [Re: chk]
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Registered: 02/21/09
Posts: 4803
Loc: Corinth Texas
I have installed hundreds, its my job. To do what your asking not knowing the boat, Id say 4 hrs. 4 hrs seems to be pretty spot on for most boats.
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#11489621 - 03/20/16 06:03 PM Re: How long should it take to mount two locators. [Re: chk]
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4-5 hrs for a good job.
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#11489709 - 03/20/16 06:52 PM Re: How long should it take to mount two locators. [Re: chk]
ranger 360 Offline
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Registered: 05/18/15
Posts: 33
I would say all day because they usually are working on 2or3 things at a time. Start to finish shouldn't take more than 4 hours if they know what they are doing!

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