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River Rat
06-04-2007, 04:27 PM
Now that the boys are riding in competitions I feel the need to get some kind of cruise control. Is this a do it your self kinda job or something worth paying for? How much should a shop job like this cost?

Dang I left out Skills in the first option

06-04-2007, 04:29 PM
Call Perfect Pass they are a great help.

06-04-2007, 08:25 PM
Do you mind putting a hole in the bottom of your boat? If not, you can probably handle it. I would first ask some of the guys on here with the 205DD what the hardest parts are of the install. If that doesn't bother you, then go for it!

Brazos Bum
06-04-2007, 08:37 PM
I put PP in a '97 205 direct drive over the winter. It's an easy job if you're the least bit mechanically inclined. You will not believe that you ever lived without it once you get it in.

06-04-2007, 08:48 PM
I agree. My ride always suffered DEARLY when the wife drove, once she got to the speed I wanted she would let go of the throttle and talk to all her friends on the boat.... it would go as slow as 15 MPH and as high as 25MPH it was HORRIBLE.... PP saved my marriage!!!!

06-04-2007, 08:54 PM
Until I bought my '05 in Feb., I had planned to install the PP myself in my '88. Reading about it on here, I felt comfortable doing it.

And as so many others here have said, it is a marriage saver! My wife is getting good at driving now.

06-05-2007, 03:22 PM
It is an easy install for someone with basic mechanical ability. I've done it twice now. Will probably take you a total of about 3 hours. the first time Well worth the $$ for the PP it is the single best upgrade for any boat IMHO.

06-05-2007, 04:20 PM
Just get the paddlewheel in the right place the first time.