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#11953698 - 11/27/16 05:16 PM Installing Recessed Tray
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Registered: 01/21/16
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I'm about to install a recessed trolling motor pedal tray in my 1997 Ranger 488. I wanted to ask anyone with a similar boat if there are any hidden surprises to beware of before cutting a huge hole in my deck? I found two nice surprises when installing my retractable rod buckles in the gunwale and luckily didn't hit any wires with the rotozip...

Thanks!!


Edited by jackson_ranger (11/27/16 05:28 PM)
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#11953725 - 11/27/16 05:28 PM Re: Installing Recessed Tray [Re: jackson_ranger]
Garrett_Mac Offline
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I installed one on my 97 461VS Ranger - there was nothing underneath to worry about on mine.

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#11953784 - 11/27/16 05:55 PM Re: Installing Recessed Tray [Re: jackson_ranger]
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I have the same question about my 2001 Skeeter ZX190. Any help appreciated.
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#11953786 - 11/27/16 05:55 PM Re: Installing Recessed Tray [Re: jackson_ranger]
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Just plan on running drain tubing all the way back to the bilge.
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#11953813 - 11/27/16 06:03 PM Re: Installing Recessed Tray [Re: jackson_ranger]
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Mine came with a drain tube so I'm good there. Just don't know what to expect when cutting the hole. Hate to cut some wires or even worse a hole in the hull.
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#11953841 - 11/27/16 06:19 PM Re: Installing Recessed Tray [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
I have the same question about my 2001 Skeeter ZX190. Any help appreciated.


On a ZX202, it was no big deal and nothing in the way. If you have a tub in your gear box, pull it out. You should be able to get a visual verification you are all clear.
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#11953851 - 11/27/16 06:25 PM Re: Installing Recessed Tray [Re: jackson_ranger]
Cole P Offline
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Nothing but foam under my '95 461vs. You should be good, I would suggest wearing gloves and long sleeves. The "dust" from the foam will irritate you like insillation

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#11953884 - 11/27/16 06:46 PM Re: Installing Recessed Tray [Re: jackson_ranger]
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Thanks guys!! I really appreciate it, after the run in with the gunwale electrical tubes all of your input makes me feel a lot better about the project.

Have a great night!
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#11954440 - 11/28/16 06:18 AM Re: Installing Recessed Tray [Re: JoeFriday]
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Registered: 05/14/14
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Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: JoeFriday
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
I have the same question about my 2001 Skeeter ZX190. Any help appreciated.


On a ZX202, it was no big deal and nothing in the way. If you have a tub in your gear box, pull it out. You should be able to get a visual verification you are all clear.


Good idea, ask a question on here and get an answer.
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#11955622 - 11/28/16 06:17 PM Re: Installing Recessed Tray [Re: JoeFriday]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/14
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Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: JoeFriday
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
I have the same question about my 2001 Skeeter ZX190. Any help appreciated.


On a ZX202, it was no big deal and nothing in the way. If you have a tub in your gear box, pull it out. You should be able to get a visual verification you are all clear.


Thanks Joe, I did as you said and got the thing installed today with no problem except I pulled all 6 groin muscles getting in and out of the boat.
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