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payne04
06-17-2013, 12:17 PM
Have the cruze would like to upgrade..all we do is wakeboard and surf

russlars
06-17-2013, 01:30 PM
Here is exactly what you need and a great place to purchase from as well: http://skiertoskier.com/contents/en-us/p7.html
You will love it and you can install it yourself without too much difficulty as well.

mgs96ps
06-17-2013, 01:34 PM
Are you updating to whole system?

payne04
06-17-2013, 01:34 PM
Is that the upgrade... I talked to perfect pass they said all I need was module and gauge... Really not sure this is all pretty new to me..

russlars
06-17-2013, 01:37 PM
Is that the upgrade... I talked to perfect pass they said all I need was module and gauge... Really not sure this is all pretty new to me..
Sorry. I may have misunderstood. I thought you needed the whole system. I would call skier to skier (contact info on the website) and tell them what you already have and they will hook you up with what you need.

mgs96ps
06-17-2013, 01:39 PM
There are really 3 components. Gauge, servo motor with mecanical linkage and the computer. How much are you updating?

payne04
06-17-2013, 02:04 PM
I have the cruze now it just does rpm... I have the servo... Updating whatever I have to digital...it sucks trying to hold speed with the weight I am running and the cruze don't cut it

CC2MC
06-17-2013, 02:14 PM
I have the cruze now it just does rpm... I have the servo... Updating whatever I have to digital...it sucks trying to hold speed with the weight I am running and the cruze don't cut it

I just upgraded a friend of mine's SN from the PP digital pro, (one line gauge) to the Stargazer and it really was as simple as replacing the gauge with a multiline and switching out the module. You also had to run a short wire for the puck antenna for the GPS, but it was really easy. I had the whole thing done in less than 30 mins. The guys at Perfect Pass are great and are very willing to help you with any questions you might have as well.

Which version do you have currently?

payne04
06-17-2013, 02:20 PM
I just have the perfect pass cruze... The ppl I got the boat from skied full time and that's it and we wakeboard and surf full time...

JMLVMI
06-17-2013, 02:27 PM
Digital control was introduced around 2007 when marine engines went to Drive-by-Wire. No matter what PP system you have with your boat, the servo motor/throttle linkage will be part of the system.

payne04
06-17-2013, 02:30 PM
Yes they said I would need module and gauge... I was hoping to catch someone had one laying around when they upgraded to something eles

CC2MC
06-17-2013, 02:37 PM
I just have the perfect pass cruze... The ppl I got the boat from skied full time and that's it and we wakeboard and surf full time...

Ok, I missed that on the first post. I just read that as you had cruise control on your boat. The GPS version is so much better than my Digtal Pro ng but I can live with what I have for now, at least until I get another boat. I don't plan on going without cruise though. Having it is so much better, not only for the rider but the driver as well.

My buddy still has his digital one line gauge and module that he would probably sell, but it says Nautique on the face and the beeper to set the control does not work, but you can replace that for about $12-15, according to him. He just wanted the Stargazer but the old one still works fine though. PM me if you are interested in it and I will see what he could depart with it for. He would possibly be interested in separating the module from the gauge too if that is an option for you. The only trouble there is the single line gauges are a little harder to come by.

payne04
06-17-2013, 02:39 PM
That's the main reason for the wife..she has a hard enough time keeping the nose out from under water... Haha

CC2MC
06-17-2013, 05:24 PM
Man, having a wife that will/can drive the boat. That must be nice. Mine get's too white knuckled at the sight of another boat, despite the fact that I tell her it is like driving a car. Just stay to the right (most of the time).

JMLVMI
06-17-2013, 05:27 PM
Man, having a wife that will/can drive the boat. That must be nice. Mine get's too white knuckled at the sight of another boat, despite the fact that I tell her it is like driving a car. Just stay to the right (most of the time).

I have to break mine of this fear. My FIL and brother can drive me, but everyone else in my life is boat illiterate! Another reason to get Perfect Pass. "Just hit the throttle and steer straight" :D

CC2MC
06-17-2013, 07:12 PM
Well, I have PP and I thought it would make things easier and it does, as long as there are no boats around. My dad usually drives my boat and he is a good driver although he is not as comfortable with my DD boat as he is used to his pontoon and being able to maneuver, especially in reverse. But that is just parking which I can handle so I am okay with that. My next door neighbor is usually looking for someone to pull him slaloming and he has a SN so that works fine with me. I wish I could just have an autopiolot feature when there is no traffic around. The tech is out there I know bc it has been used for tractors plowing fields using GPS coordinates. Just wear a "kill switch" attached to the rope handle and have it automatically report back to a certain point for pickup. May do better in a private lake though.

payne04
06-17-2013, 09:29 PM
It took alot of practice and hot laps around the lake but she is coming around... Lol ... Know if we could get her to stop bringing water over the nose when she turns around to pick rider up we will be set but I gusse that's what we get for putting 2700 pounds in the boat lol