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PatL
03-11-2011, 07:07 AM
I got my Perfect Pass system in the mail yesterday. Installing the Simple Cruise system on my 2005 Outback with the 310 Assault Carb Engine. I was surprised at how simple the install appears to be. Will see how it works out in reality...:p Also I thought I would mention that it appears to be same cost or slightly cheaper? to buy this system and then later upgrade to Stargazer. Basically it's plug and play to swap out the controller board and then add the multi-line display and GPS puck. I plan to take some pics of the install in case it's helpful to others thinking of installing a perfect pass system on a mechanically controlled engine.

PatL
03-12-2011, 09:33 AM
I have attached a couple pics of the major components for the Perfect Pass Simple Cruise installation kit. They are arranged from left to right generally in order of installation. Almost all of this is plug and play which surprised me. The only somewhat difficult part is going to be attaching the servo motor to the throttle linkage. Even so it looks fairly straightforward. One thing I would add is that is does not appear that very much of this kit or the additional components to go to Stargazer is specific to a Moomba. One exception might be the attachment to the linkage.

From left to right the components are: Servo Motor which controls throttle linkage, servo motor wiring harness which attaches to master module tucked under driver's side dash, rpm wiring harness which goes from master module to tach, power harness which goes from master module to power source (I plan to run mine off the back of the speedo), and the 2 inch dash control switch.

The first 2 items on the left remain if going to the Stargazer upgrade so it literally is plug and play for the upgrade. I will document the installation process so it's available to anyone who is looking to upgrade a late Model Moomba to include Perfect Pass Simple Cruise. I will likely go the rest of the way to Stargazer in the coming months as well.

mmandley
03-13-2011, 12:18 PM
Pretty cool Pat keep it up man. I do hope to upgrade someday to this type of system LOL. Prolly This time next year

PatL
03-13-2011, 10:30 PM
I knocked out the install today with very few issues. I will get some pics of the throttle linkage hookup and location of master module in the next couple of days. Found it difficult to snap pics, drink beer, and complete install at the same time (need to work on that...). I'm with Ed that Stargazer is definitely the way to go for anyone wakeboarding or wakesurfing (capability for speed based control vs. RPM based control). I know this basic install will not meet those requirements. However it's a short road to Stargazer from here...I do not consider myself very mechancially inclined but this was pretty easy. It's gettn to mid 60s in Maryland so will probably splash the boat for shakedown run next weekend.

NCSUmoomba
03-14-2011, 12:01 AM
One issue I had when I installed my Perfect Pass was with the servo motor cable to the throttle linkage. My PP was acting weird and not responding correctly. It turns out that the cable was geting caught under the edge of the fiberglass spark arrestor cover piece (I have the Assault 320 TBI) and was hanging up. A quick hit with a jig saw, adn I haven't had a problem since.

PatL
03-14-2011, 08:37 AM
Brian that's good info on the engine shroud I appreciate it...And mmandley I'd take your list of stereo mods over my wimpy perfect pass install any day. I will probably hit you guys up for some advice this year on upgrading my sound system. I'd really like to get full use of my db651s and some Ipod connectivity.

Matt Glenn
03-14-2011, 07:20 PM
If you don't mind Patl how much did the whole thing cost you and did you get it from PP direct?

PatL
03-14-2011, 08:37 PM
Matt I don't mind $675 it's right on the website.

PatL
03-14-2011, 08:47 PM
Okay I've attached some pics of the servo motor install and the guage install. Put some more details with each pic over on the album. Hope this is helpful for anyone thinking about a servo motor install on a late model Moomba...really was not that tough to do. Took me about an hour total including beer consumption etc.

PatL
09-29-2011, 02:24 PM
Just wanted to pass along I made the jump to Star Gazer a couple weeks back. Really simple to install once you have the servo motor already on the boat. No comparison between that capability and the simple cruise I put on in the spring. Haven't tried the wakeboard mode yet but the smart timing in the slalom course is spot on with single magnet on each end of the slalom course.

ChrisK
10-04-2011, 04:04 PM
PatL, did the price end up being the same as what it would have been if you bought Stargazer in the first place? Congrats on the install, that increases the value of your boat a heck of a lot in my eyes.

PatL
10-05-2011, 03:56 PM
Yeah it ended up costing almost exactly the same to buy basic cruise, stargazer upgrade, and multiline display as it would have cost to buy Stargazer in total at the beginning of the year. It worked out great for me because I was able to evaluate my needs over the summer without shelling out extra cash to get to the upgrade.

Its supposed to warm up here to the mid 70s this weekend so hoping to try out the wakeboard mode for the first time. Slalom modes are awesome especially when coupled with the magnetic timing sensor in the slalom course.