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Old 09-10-2020, 11:18 AM
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Hydrophase Ridesteady or Perfect Pass Stargazer

experience or recommendations on purchasing a new control system?
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Old 09-10-2020, 11:48 AM
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boat is a 98 Maristar 225?
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Old 09-10-2020, 12:22 PM
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Looks like a nice system, though I have never heard of it or seen it in a boat. I have used all of Perfect Pass's systems thru the years and think they are great. Until Zero Off came about, they were the best IMHO.
I think it is real interesting though, that all the way to the bottom of Hydrophase Ridesteady's vs Perfect Pass Stargazer comparison is this - Tournament-Skiing 3-event (Slalom, Jump, Trick) mode Ridesteady does not support 3-event tournament ski functions . As the SOLE purpose of buying a GPS speed control system is for this reason SKIING.
So that would be the reason for me to not buy it.
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Old 09-10-2020, 01:30 PM
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Yes - 98 MariStar. Winter project: Adding ballast, tower, wakeshaper, and c-control. Goal is for the kids to surf itů.
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Old 09-10-2020, 01:46 PM
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it's a great system, there's a guy at our club that has it and runs it on a 90's supra.

really, you only need the 3 event if you're properly into running the course and jumping imo
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Old 09-10-2020, 02:19 PM
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IMO I have stargazer and recommend and support PP as I have also been pleased and I mostly slalom. If I were in your shoes I would be tempted by hydrophase's product - but I would probably still go PP just because I know their customer support works so well.
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Old 09-10-2020, 02:30 PM
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As the SOLE purpose of buying a GPS speed control system is for this reason SKIING.
skiing is definitely not the sole purpose of speed control.
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Old 09-10-2020, 04:43 PM
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You are correct, but you forgot this part of my reply -So that would be the reason for ME to not buy it.
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Old 09-10-2020, 05:01 PM
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Never heard of Hydrophase Ridesteady. Used Perfect Pass Stargazer back before Zero Off days. As other have said, I would highly recommend Perfect Pass. Rock solid product and some of the best customer support I've ever experienced with any product.
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Old 09-10-2020, 05:02 PM
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I had a Hydrophase on my last boat and was very happy with it. Held speed very consistently and was easy to navigate the menu. I now have a boat with PP. I think the Hydrophase was more customizable and slightly easier to use. Can't speak to customer service, since I have never had an issue with either.
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