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Old    Stuart Cocksedge (stuey1968)      Join Date: Dec 2008       12-03-2008, 5:31 PM Reply   
Hi Guys , I have a Searay 200 Sundeck and use it a lot for wakeboarding . I'm thinking of getting the 'Perfect Pass' system fitted - just want to see if anyone else has installed it and how effective it is at maintaining a steady boat speed . I was told to double check as a friend suggested it may not be as effective on an I/O drive as a pure inboard . We trim the engine up a bit aswell to get a better wake which also makes it a bit more tricky to keep the speed steady . Would a 4/5 blade prop make things much easier ?

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Old    Art (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       12-03-2008, 6:39 PM Reply   
The 4 or 5 blade prop helps because you have better control over prop slip so the speed will be more consistent whether you have PP or not. Going with a lower pitch also lets you control the slip and speed better. (And gets you out of the hole better).
Perfect Pass makes it easier to drive although an exceptional driver can do it better by feel and anticipation. I think most I/O owners with PP wouldn't give it up.
Old    Greg (silvermustang35)      Join Date: Jul 2008       12-03-2008, 8:10 PM Reply   
Agreed with Art...drop down the pitch of the prop if its a 21 to a 19 and you will get better control...Im currently running a 21 but am changing to a 19...If you could switch to a 4/5 blade prop go for it, but just remember your top end is affected. I have a 2008 Tahoe Q6 and its carbed and I just got perfect pass put on and it is night and day difference. I would never trade it for anything. A good driver will be able to get good control of the throttle but when we tested the drivers good timing to a gps handheld unit, it actually varied within 2 mph while the RPM didn't show different....We got perfect pass stargazer and it literally keeps it within +-.20 of a mile. I board at about 23.7 and it will stay between 23.5 and 23.9. In butter it will stay at 23.7 and its all GPS based. We trim to 1/2 up and it does great. Perfect pass mentioned integrating a trim function that adjusts that as well per rider.
Old    Ken Toby (towboat_222)      Join Date: Feb 2007       12-04-2008, 6:53 AM Reply   
High five prop from Mercruiser. Makes all the difference in the world. Perfect pass works great on a I/O
Old    Stuart Cocksedge (stuey1968)      Join Date: Dec 2008       12-04-2008, 6:37 PM Reply   
Thats great info , thanks very much , just what I hoped to hear . I would be interested to know if there is going to be a trim function added . Anyone know/heard anything about that .

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