How I rigged A Jet Ski For Fishing

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How I rigged A Jet Ski For Fishing

Post  JetSkiBrian on Fri Jul 17 2009, 00:25

I often get questions about how I did it or how much it cost, so I thought I would do a post on the subject. My brother recently purchased a used 2001 Yamaha SUV 1200 just like mine, I rigged it up for him and took some pictures of the procces as well. Here is an aproximate breakdown of the cost and some before and after shots.

Used 2001 Yamaha SUV
with 85 hrs. $5000

Chartplotter/ sounder $500

VHF/ Antenna $180

Optima Gel Battery $150

Custom Pipe Fabrication
Rod Holders/ Cooler $850

Marine Grade Hardware,
Wire conectors $200


Subtotal $6880

6 hours Brother Labor Priceless

2 days of driving around
picking up and delivering Priceless

Misc. Safety Equipment,
Flares, Mirror, Compass,
Spot GPS Tracker, Dye
Pack, Whistle, Air Horn,
Life Vest, Personal Strobe,
Anchor, Rope and Chain $500


Total $7380


Before any Modifications.



Transducer in Aftmost portion of inner hull.



Optima Battery secured in wing compartment.



GPS/Sounder Mounted on Forward Crossbar.



VHF on Forward Crossbar.



Rigged and powered up in my garage.



Thirty miles offshore of Hatteras.




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Re: How I rigged A Jet Ski For Fishing

Post  Jetskifishing on Fri Jul 17 2009, 04:12

Hi Brian, very helpful, I will move to another section.

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