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#12236396 - 05/08/17 01:34 PM I think i have decided----Talons
TBS Offline
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Registered: 09/26/06
Posts: 2052
Loc: Rowlett
I think I have made the decision to add a set of Talons to my boat. Still debating between the 10' and 12'. They don't look that hard to install and I would save several hundred by doing it myself. Has anybody ever installed their own?
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#12236480 - 05/08/17 02:03 PM Re: I think i have decided----Talons [Re: TBS]
forkduc Offline
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Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 12148
Loc: Plano,Texas
Great! I have 1 12 footer on my FX21 and love it.

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#12236876 - 05/08/17 06:11 PM Re: I think i have decided----Talons [Re: TBS]
John175® Offline
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Registered: 10/21/05
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Loc: Realville
I have one 12' on my boat which replace two 8' Talons.

I did the install myself. I have a CMC jackplate and rented an engine hoist to put the sandwich mounts on.

If you have a jackplate you can mount the bracket to the sideplate it's simple.
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#12237237 - 05/08/17 10:12 PM Re: I think i have decided----Talons [Re: TBS]
Bobby Milam Offline
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3594
Loc: Arlington
I just added a 12 footer to my boat. I absolutely love it and wouldn't be without it. I would like to add a second but my boat just won't hold another unless I get rid of atleast one battery or move two up front. Simple installation. I had no jack plate so I had to use the sandwich plate. The longest part of the installation was standing around scratching my head trying to determine the proper angle set up for my transom.

If you are going to do it, go 12'. I wouldn't be able to use it near as much if it was a 10'.


Edited by Bobby Milam (05/08/17 10:14 PM)

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#12237516 - 05/09/17 08:31 AM Re: I think i have decided----Talons [Re: TBS]
LakeForkBoatAccessories Offline
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Registered: 05/15/16
Posts: 261
A simple install, depending on which brackets you need. I also added a on/off switch for when not in use. If you need anything give us a call
Lake Fork Boat Accessories 205-441-5399
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#12237819 - 05/09/17 11:14 AM Re: I think i have decided----Talons [Re: TBS]
Bobby Milam Offline
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3594
Loc: Arlington
I need to add an on/off power switch or battery disconnect. I great going down the road and the button getting hit on the remote

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#12238591 - 05/09/17 07:49 PM Re: I think i have decided----Talons [Re: TBS]
LakeForkBoatAccessories Offline
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Registered: 05/15/16
Posts: 261
The Perko works great for an on/off switch.
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#12242803 - 05/12/17 10:53 AM Re: I think i have decided----Talons [Re: TBS]
popcork Offline
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Registered: 10/19/08
Posts: 397
Loc: Bremond, TX
I recently bought two used 8 foot talons. I should have done this long ago. I did the install myself by putting my engine on a hoist and loosening one side and then taking the other side off and putting the sandwich bracket on. Then I did the same with the other side. I had a friend with me and we were done with the whole install in about an hour.

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