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blutooth
06-06-2011, 11:35 AM
With this cold spring it has been really hard to get the boat in the water and get some wakeboarding sets in, but we are finally on the water. Anyone else out there?

The biggest edition to the boat this year is Hydrophase Ridesteady speed control. I have been looking for an alternative to the Perfect Pass $1200 system for a while and finally there is some competition on the market.

The boat is nothing special as a 1996 Tige, but it is one ofthe first V-drive boats ever made. Plus it has some real american muscle in it with the 454.

I am working on the install right now and should have it in for riding next week. The part that scares me the most is drilling a 2" hole in the bottom of the boat for the paddlewheel :eek:.

Anyone else looking to add speed control to their older model inboard or stern drive let me know and I will give some more information.

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh161/teamkesslers/Matt/boat2.jpg

Eagle River Mike
06-06-2011, 12:31 PM
There is plenty of advice on sites such as themalibucrew.com

Those guys live and die by their ski boats and swear by speed controls. I have a 2001 Response LX and I really feel I don't need a speed control and we foot, slalom, wake board and trick. Everyone that has one says there the greatest thing since sliced bread. In my case, I guess I can't miss what I don't have.

matman
06-08-2011, 07:25 PM
don't drill a hole in your hull- mount the wheel at the transom exterior so its only a half inch below the boat hull -good luck

light200
06-09-2011, 12:20 AM
Go with a GPS based model and skip the drilling altogether. Plus they are more accurate. Speed control on a wakeboard/wakesurf boat is the best thing ever....a constant speed for those riders is very important. It takes a bunch of stress off the driver so all they have to do is steer instead of baby the throttle.

All the major inboard mfg have forums with really knowledgeable guys...try tigeowners.com....its excellent.