Alabama native, Brad Bertrand made waves on social media among the Sea-Doo community by expertly retrofitting the model-exclusive Garmin ECHOMAP Plus – an item only found on the 2019 Fish Pro – to his brand-new Neon Yellow-and-Lava Gray 2019 RXT-X 300. Purchasing all of the parts unique to the Fish Pro, Bertrand smartly equipped his supercharged performer with the 62cv Fish Finder, the full-color 6-inch screen and the Fish Pro’s in-hull transducer, looking g as if BRP had offered the option itself.
Many clamored for details on how Bertrand did it; the answer was remarkably unremarkable. Order the parts, follow the service manual to replicate how BRP installed the system, and there you go. The ST3 platform is surprisingly modular, allowing for a bevy of upgrades (USB phone charger, BRP Premium Audio, etc.) with very little difficultly.
Since the installation, Bertrand has taken no time in racking up the hours on his newest machine, providing what he calls, “Sea-Doo Saturdays” – short video compilations of his rides as gathered by GoPro. Bertrand is definitely earning his “Sea-Doo Life” superfan status with his Garmin-upgraded RXT-X and look forward to more videos documenting his adventures.