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Old     (naptownwake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-11-2010, 6:40 PM Reply   
How difficult is this? I've never done any work on my boat that involves altering the hull in any way, so I'm a bit nervous.

I'm told it's not that difficult, though.

Old     (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       02-11-2010, 6:46 PM Reply   
Overall its not that difficult but some of the steps are crucial to how its going to perform. Choosing the correct location for the paddle, if you're version is using a paddle, is important. Getting the linkage properly adjusted is key as well. Mounting the servo motor correctly is important as well. And of coarse drilling that big hole might be intimidating for you. (for the paddle)
Old     (t0nyv831)      Join Date: Jun 2008       02-11-2010, 7:01 PM Reply   
I'd say if you can install an automatic garage door opener, you can diy. Also, if you're going the GPS route, you won't need to drill any holes in the hull for the paddle.
Old     (ajholt7)      Join Date: Apr 2009       02-11-2010, 7:03 PM Reply   
Do your research on GPS vs. Paddle.
Old     (bakes5)      Join Date: Aug 2006       02-11-2010, 8:34 PM Reply   
Don't do the paddle wheel. Gps install was a piece of cake. Did it in about 1 hr floating out in the middle of the lake.
Old     (flyspec14)      Join Date: Apr 2005       02-12-2010, 6:51 AM Reply   
Unless you riding in moving waters I'd go the GPS route as well. I don't think the install is that intense.

Where is everyone finding the best prices for PP out there?
Old     (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       02-12-2010, 4:55 PM Reply   
DIY, I did my last boat. It was much easier than I thought it would be.
Old     (ktm525)      Join Date: Mar 2009       02-12-2010, 5:43 PM Reply   
I did the GPS version in a 2005 Sea Ray 220 select. It took about an hour and was easy. It works great!!
Old     (sbt3)      Join Date: Jun 2002       02-13-2010, 7:43 AM Reply   
+1 for the GPS did it last year on mine in about 1.5 hours start to finish on the boat lift. I think the longest part was running all the cables neatly.


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