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gwozhog 01-19-2014 09:44 PM

Perfect pass install
So I have loaded my sportstar with 1700 pounds of fat sacs and I now need perfect pass to control the speed. My boat has the 5.7 350 indmar with fuel injection. I found this listing on ebay and was wandering what else will i need to buy to make this setup work.

CC2MC 01-19-2014 09:52 PM

You will need a gauge and paddle wheel at least. I installed it on my Maristar, but I already had the paddle wheel, which made the install much easier. The version you selected is the same version that I have. If you do not want to go with a paddle wheel, then you can just install the GPS version, which eliminates the need for the paddle wheel and uses a receiver puck, placed on the dash. Just make sure you don't get the DBW version bc it will not work with your boat. Talk to Perfect Pass if you have any questions as they are very knowledgeable and helpful. The install went much smoother that I thought it would. I have also upgraded my neighbors to the Stargazer version, which was even easier.

gwozhog 01-19-2014 10:55 PM

Can a gps unit be installed with that PP system on the ebay link i listed. Is it compatible.

jackpita 01-20-2014 07:24 AM

I would call PP direct. I bought my original, and then when available, upgraded to Stargazer direct from the company. All questions answered with first phone calls. Great company.

carlsonwa 01-20-2014 08:31 AM

I would recommend the Perfect Pass Stargazer with GPS. Check out They had the best pricing available on new units when I installed mine in my sportstar 2 years ago.

CC2MC 01-20-2014 10:55 AM


Originally Posted by gwozhog (Post 1007249)
Can a gps unit be installed with that PP system on the ebay link i listed. Is it compatible.

Some of it, yes, but they would have to send you a new computer to upgrade to the GPS version. Whichever version you get, just make sure you get the multiline gauge. As long as you have the multiline gauge, then all you need for the GPS upgrade is the new computer and the puck antenna. You will still need the controller motor that goes on the engine as well as the cables that hook it up. At that point, you may as well just buy it from PP. Like I said before, PP will guide you through everything you need. Just be aware that they will not warranty anything not bought through them or an authorized distributor. They will probably highly discourage you from buying from ebay, but that is up to you. I don't think it would stop me.

Try looking on There are sometimes used units out there that will do the trick for you for fairly reasonable.

waterlogged882 01-20-2014 03:10 PM


SkiDog 01-20-2014 03:57 PM


Originally Posted by Cloaked (Post 1007364)

They have the best prices anywhere that I have seen.

GPS is the way to go.

I got mine last year for $1,247 shipped. PP people are OK to work with. Mine had a low audible to confirm the settings, I sent it back, they replaced it no charge, and no return shipping hassles.

I'd pass on the make-shift conversion or add-ons.


And you're STILL griping about it! :D:D:D

sallen 01-20-2014 04:53 PM

+1 for skier to skier

gwozhog 01-20-2014 09:12 PM

I found a very cheap way to upgrade the paddle wheel to gps speed control. There is a device called the NL4-PP which eliminates the paddle wheel. It hooks up to the same connection for the paddle wheel on the perfect pass module. It sells for only 200 bucks. That will save me the headache of having to pay someone to drill a hole in the bottom of my boat. Winning! The only function i will lose will be the water temp but i could care less about that. So I will be able to piece together a complete PP gps system now for under 600 bucks plus what ever i can find for a display gauge. From reviews i read on malibu forums it works as good or better than the paddle wheel.

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