Perfect Pass

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by jmlloyd526, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. jmlloyd526

    jmlloyd526 New Member

    89
    May 24, 2009
    Arlington, Texas
    195 Sport
    5.0 TKS w/ Alpha One
    Has anyone installed Perfect Pass to their sport boat? The web site says that it will work with stern drive boats and I need something to help the wife maintain speed. It's expensive, but cheaper than a divorce.
    JL
     
  2. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
    I have not used Perfect Pass on a Sea Ray but a friend has it on his Nautique. We ski every Saturday morning and it works great. You just program your weight and desired speed and save it. Then all you ever need to do is turn on Perfect Pass, select your profile and jam on the throttle. Perfect pass maintains the speed perfectly. Its awesome.
     
  3. cleanairguy1969

    cleanairguy1969 New Member

    20
    Nov 9, 2008
    Allatoona Lake, GA
    200 Select 2007
    Nissan Armada 2008
    5.0 MPI w/Alpha Drive
    I installed it myself this year on my 200 Select. It works great.
     
  4. earthmover17

    earthmover17 New Member

    706
    Jan 3, 2008
    land o lakes florida
    560 sedan bridge
    cat 3196
    I've had it in my ski boats (Nautiques) for years. It makes driving for a skier very easy. Install it on your boat and teach her how to drive straight and you will be all set.
    Problem is when you don't make the pass you will have to blame something other than the boat driver.
    Also the older Perfect pass was designed to adjust speed via magnets in the ski course although it will stay pretty close without them.
    The new design works off GPS and I hear it's the bomb.

    Jack
     
  5. hblock72

    hblock72 Member

    232
    May 11, 2009
    Salisbury, NC (High Rock Lake)
    2007 185 sport w/wakeboard package
    4.3 TKS
    One of my planned winter projects is to install perfect pass on my 2007 185 sport. Been thinking about it for a while and now that they've come out with the stargazer version that uses GPS to control speed you don't have to drill a big hole in you bottom for the older style paddle wheel speedometer. It's pricey, but it's dang near impossible for me to hold wakeboard speed when you're right at the verge of being on/off plane.
     
  6. jdm4

    jdm4 New Member

    24
    Aug 2, 2008
    Plano, Tx
    200 Select 2006
    5.0L w/Bravo III
    I have Perfect Pass on my 200 Select and really do like it. I've tried pulling someone without it, and it's no contest as to which way is the best if your going to maintain constant speed in the turns.
     
  7. Gogstad

    Gogstad Member

    67
    Aug 27, 2007
    Severn River, MD
    2007 205 Sport
    Monster MT2
    220 Mercruiser
    4.3L MPI
    Alpha Drive
    Towed by 1997 F-250 HD
    5.8L V8
    For those with stargazer edition....any issues with satellite syncing? I have heard it can sometimes not update position frequently enough leading to issues?? Curious as I am also looking at a possible install on this...
     
  8. Overextended

    Overextended Member

    307
    Feb 13, 2007
    chesapeake
    36
    cummins
    I installed it on my 185 Sport - the StarGazer edition. It is awesome - even for someone who can drive the boat it is great. Only a speed needs to be entered for the newer StarGazer edition. I am an authorized dealer for PerfectPass also. Install is very easy and straightforward.
     
  9. cleanairguy1969

    cleanairguy1969 New Member

    20
    Nov 9, 2008
    Allatoona Lake, GA
    200 Select 2007
    Nissan Armada 2008
    5.0 MPI w/Alpha Drive
    I installed StarGazer Wake Edition. I have had no problems with satellite reception at all. I put the antenna on the dash. It is nice to have gps speed readings too. I have Smart Craft Gauges and had to buy an adapter because when I removed the Speedometer the harness was not long enough to reach my trim gauge
     

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