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WindBraker 01-14-2013 06:34 PM

197 ?
Hey guys. I'm about to pull the trigger on a 5 year old ps197. This will be my first ski boat. The boat is in excellent condition...very clean. One thing it does not have is 0 off or perfect pass. Do you think this will be a big deal? I haven't skied since I was a teen (now in my 30's) but plan on skiing my brains out once I get the boat.
Also, any words of wisdom, or thoughts on the 197 will be appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your input.

AussieMC 01-14-2013 06:37 PM

If it's 5 years old, 2007? you wont be able to fit Zero Off, but you can put in PP stargazer. The pull will be a lot more consistent and you will enjoy your skiing more, + it makes it easier for the driver. 2008 was the first year of Zero Off, but it is not necessary unless you are going to tournament ski.

mikeg205 01-14-2013 06:48 PM

If you have some extra cash just have it installed after the fact. I don't have it wish I did - a friend doesn't have wish he did. It also depends on your level of skiing... just getting back in...unless your slowing the boat down on the wake cross - get it next season ;) IMHO...

Sodar 01-14-2013 06:49 PM

Not a deal breaker and an easy add on down the road. The boat should have MasterCraft Cruise, as I believe it was standard in '07. Either way, use it for a while and see if you need/want to get Perfect Pass.

02ProstarSammyD 01-14-2013 06:54 PM

Stargazer is great! Its alil $$$ but well worth it however I can't compare to the stock cruise as I've never used it

03 35th Anniversary 01-14-2013 06:55 PM

I have have 3 Event Prefect Pass and all it does is piss me off!!!

TayMC197 01-14-2013 08:51 PM

You piss me off 03!!

03 35th Anniversary 01-14-2013 09:09 PM

:purplaugh :purplaugh :purplaugh :purplaugh

02ProstarSammyD 01-15-2013 09:19 AM


I have have 3 Event Prefect Pass and all it does is piss me off!!!

Tricky1 01-15-2013 09:35 AM

If you are a serious tournament skier, go with a boat that has Zero Off. The slalom pull is a lot different than Perfect Pass StarGazer, for slalom. Zero Off is GPS based, and PP StarGazer is RPM based. I had the Perfect Pass in my 2002 197 TT, but have the Zero Off in my 2010 197 TT boat. For tricks either one is fine, although Zero Off gives a better pull and can provide a more custom pull due to the letters (A, B, C) and numbers (1, 2, 3) option. Those same letter/numbers combination are also available for slalom and jump. Perfect Pass does not offer those customized settings. A1 is the softest pull, and C3 would be the strongest pull. If you are not really a serious tournament skier, then the Perfect Pass StarGazer is a great speed control. The Zero Off pull for slalom and jump, is a lot different than PP StarGazer.

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