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XStar08
08-31-2012, 03:59 PM
Hi, that is my first thread, have been following that board for a while now and decided to start contributing as well.

Just bought a used XStar 2008. Pics will follow. Years ago I owned a 91 ProStar 190 which I completely restored and put new electrics in it.

Well, I would like to add Zero Off to my XStar. Does anyone know if that is a big story and whether it will be completely integrated in the system?

Thank's for your help, xstar08

Ole Miss Rebels
08-31-2012, 04:40 PM
i have an '08 xstar and of course it has the vdig display with the perfect pass integrated into the vdig. my perfect pass works really well. i had to call perfect pass and give them my boat year and model, engine and transmission, prop, amount of ballast and normal driving speed and they told me how to set the three adjustible parameters (can't remember the abreviations for them now. maybe cs, nn and ??). i would consider trying to adjust my perfect pass and get it dialed in before i would embark on zero off. good luck.

XStar08
08-31-2012, 04:52 PM
That of course is an option but however I would like to know IF and if yes HOW Zero Off could be retrofitted.

Regards, XStar08

Ole Miss Rebels
08-31-2012, 05:07 PM
i believe i remember several threads that were lengthly when zero off first came out. if i am not mistaken i believe there is a simple plug and play zero off but i don't believe it was able to be integrated into the vdig. hopefully i am mistaken and surely many on here can help you further. also, maybe you can email zero off and they can tell you. good luck.

XStar08
01-19-2013, 03:09 PM
Well, I'm still thinking about that...

This is a good source, unfortunately it seems not to be too easy to retrofit:

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/archive/index.php/t-27486.html

Will have to check out now what kind of controller I have aboard.

KahunaCraft
01-19-2013, 05:59 PM
I think there are four options : just listing them in case you haven't seen them...

1. Tinker with the configuration, suspect perfect pass folks or someone here might have the right or a better config.

2. Cheaper paddle wheel GPS replacement

http://nauticlaugic.com/

3. Perfect Pass Stargazer upgrade

4. Zero-Off

XStar08
01-20-2013, 04:17 AM
My PP is working ok, probably not anymore with more weight in the boat.

Options 2 and 3 are none for me. No. 3 would not work since they programmed the PP feature into medallion software box.

I would like to have a gps based speed and I think I will have to change also the controller box to be able to communicate with ZO. That should be possible since you could order your boat these days with the ZO option or without it...

XStar08
01-20-2013, 04:19 AM
My PP is working ok, probably not anymore with more weight in the boat.

Options 2 and 3 are none for me. No. 3 would not work since they programmed the PP feature into medallion software box.

I would like to have a gps based speed and I think I will have to change also the controller box to be able to communicate with ZO. That should be possible since you could order your boat these days with the ZO option or without it...

moleson10
01-20-2013, 02:49 PM
You may already know but at lower speeds (i.e. surfing) using RPM on PP works much better than speed. That combined with a hand held GPS works quite well.