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Minnow Bucket

I was wondering if anyone knows of a good place for boat fix up. I just bought a brand new fish locator (nothing to fancy- Lowerance X97) and would rather pay to have it put in rather than do myself. Went to my local marina and they wanted $180.00. No fxxxxx way. Any suggestions?

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18 inch Crappie

$180 They must be crazy... It takes maybe less then 1 hour.I all ways install my own with good luck. The booklet gives you a pattern to drill, just use a little level, and silcon the screw holes good. Make sure what you are drilling into is safe, some people use a board and mount that first and then mount the transducer to that. Use wire ties to hide the wires up and use a fuse where ever you get power from.
Otherwise Fish electronics in Fridley does mount them.

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Mr. Pike1

I would recommend Fish electronics. You drop your boat off and pick it up same day. I believe it is 65.00 per hour vs the 90.00 at a dealer. They just did mine and did great job.

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WALLEYENUTZ

I would do it yourself. It's not that hard, just take your time. I would do it for a hundred. smile.gif

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jknoll

I would recommend Hannay's Marine in NE Minneapolis. A truly classic marine dealer. I just had them put an X87 on my boat for a fair price.

www.hannaysmarine.com

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Baudette66

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mnrstrider

Seriously return the locator, and spend the money you planned on for the install, and buy a even better unit, (not that the x97, sucks by ANY means) and install it yourself. Seriously it takes like 10 minutes, and I've put 4 units on myself, never had a problem, with anything, it's really easy, if my schedule wasn't as crazy as it was I'd even donate you 10 minutes of my time, but really this is a easy job, run a powerwire to a 12 volt sorce, run the ground wire, and punch a couple holes for the transducer, and hide the transducer wire as much as you'd like back to the unit, wham you're done. Oh I suppose you don't need to return the unit, just save yourself some time and money, and "just do it" Good Luck!

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