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Old 10-02-2016, 15:21   #1
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Installation Labor Cost

Looking to install some new B&G stuff and want to have a certified installer do the work. All of the components are B&G:
Zeus2 7 at the helm in a Navpod 4406
4G radar on backstay
GPS antenna
AIS transceiver
Wifi module
Splitter for AIS to VHF antenna
Rudder sensor
Maretron cabling
Installation blueprints
Short test sail

I know it depends on the boat and configuration but in this case there is nothing new going into the mast or forward of the nav station. No woodworking needs to be done. What should I expect for labor charges? Twenty hours worth?
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Old 12-02-2016, 08:58   #2
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$90-$120 per hour depending on where you live. No way to estimate labor without looking at the job.


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Hard to give more than a good faith estimate on a job like this.... Wire runs have a habit of taking longer than expected



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The installer looked at the boat a few years ago before I bought it and gave the broker a $15,000 estimate for replacing everything. The bill for the items I listed would be $11K, of which $4000 is labor. The $11K quote does not include new depth, autopilot, VHF, speed, and wind sensors/gauges or a nav display. The vendor did not make another trip to the boat for the new estimate. I am just trying to determine if this labor charge is in line with what other people have seen. I have worked in the computer and electronics field for decades but I am concerned with doing a self installation if B&G ignores any issues that might pop up. I don't mind paying for someones experience and expertise, i just get a bad feeling when I am being charged more than MSRP for the components. makes me wonder what else is inflated.
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Re: Installation Labor Cost

Why ask us? Why not simply get a quote from the pro who will actually do the job?
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Why ask us? Why not simply get a quote from the pro who will actually do the job?
If you read my post above you will see that I already did that.
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From a 3-year old inspection?
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Re: Installation Labor Cost

I had a little less work done last year in VA.
Garmin 1040x at the helm in a Navpod
4G radar on backstay
EM-Tek AIS transceiver (the transceiver had an external antenna but the internal one works fine)
NMEA 2000 cabling

I had already installed the AIS transceiver and splitter, so these just had to be hooked up. About 4.5 days of work. We were able to use the old Navpod at the helm which had housed a Navnet, and we moved the B&G autopilot instruments from the Navpod to the steering pedestal. The 4G radar platform on the backstay was too small for the new and larger radar and had to be re-done. Made of starboard. You are probably looking at 40 hours of labor in all, so multiply that by the rate for a good estimate.
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I had a little less work done last year in VA.
Garmin 1040x at the helm in a Navpod
4G radar on backstay
EM-Tek AIS transceiver (the transceiver had an external antenna but the internal one works fine)
NMEA 2000 cabling

I had already installed the AIS transceiver and splitter, so these just had to be hooked up. About 4.5 days of work. We were able to use the old Navpod at the helm which had housed a Navnet, and we moved the B&G autopilot instruments from the Navpod to the steering pedestal. The 4G radar platform on the backstay was too small for the new and larger radar and had to be re-done. Made of starboard. You are probably looking at 40 hours of labor in all, so multiply that by the rate for a good estimate.
That is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!!!!!!!
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Looking to install some new B&G stuff and want to have a certified installer do the work. All of the components are B&G:
Zeus2 7 at the helm in a Navpod 4406
4G radar on backstay
GPS antenna
AIS transceiver
Wifi module
Splitter for AIS to VHF antenna
Rudder sensor
Maretron cabling
Installation blueprints
Short test sail

I know it depends on the boat and configuration but in this case there is nothing new going into the mast or forward of the nav station. No woodworking needs to be done. What should I expect for labor charges? Twenty hours worth?
I believe the Zeus2 has a an internal GPS antenna that works very well....at least, mine does, under a big bimini and a bigger boom. So, you might be able to save a few bucks by eliminating that GPS antenna.
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I believe the Zeus2 has a an internal GPS antenna that works very well....at least, mine does, under a big bimini and a bigger boom. So, you might be able to save a few bucks by eliminating that GPS antenna.
I need to verify but I think the AIS module needs it.
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