Skyhook disabled by Sea Ray?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Nick70, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. Nick70

    Nick70 Member

    Apr 20, 2016
    New England
    2009 Sea Ray Sundancer 330/350
    Twin 496's
    BRAVO III Sea core
    Garmin radar/gps
    8.1L's w/Bravo III Sea Core
    was just speaking with the salesman where I am in the process of getting a 09 330 DA, with Axius/Skyhook. He informed me that Sea Ray has disabled the Skyhook system due to liability concerns. I'm thinking it's dummy's assuming it's the same as anchoring, and going in the water while the drives are busy keeping the boat in place.
    You can't legislate Darwinism.
    Anyone else aware of this? I was really looking forward to using this feature while waiting for gas, locks, docking etc..
  2. KnotEasy

    KnotEasy Member

    May 14, 2013
    Whitehall, Mi.
    205 Sport
    5.0L MPI
  3. JimT

    JimT Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
    Skyhook works on my boat though I rarely use it. The loud beep and constant clunking of the trannys is distracting.
  4. stephenm27

    stephenm27 Member

    Nov 3, 2009
    Milton, GA
    2009 310 Sundancer
    350 MAG Mercs/B3 x 2 (Axius Premier)
    I have a 2009 310 with skyhook. When I bought the boat from the original owner, the skyhook functionality was not operable, though the hardware was present. It took some research and perseverance but as of October, it’s now activated.

    In short, you will need to have the audible warning added ($75 beeper + $25 harness) and a dealer to request the personality file for the CCMs from Mercruiser. The dealer will then update the CCMs via the VesselView USB port as well as perform compass/heading sensor calibration. At that point, Skyhook is now functional.

    Unless something has changed in the last 60 or so days, your dealer is misinformed on this issue...I had to tell mine what needed to done and actively help guide them through the process as they had little experience with axius and skyhook.

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