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Old 04-30-2021, 05:02 PM
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Gen 1 to Go Surf Assist

My 2011 X25 came with Gen 1, I would like to upgrade (at some point) to GSA. My plan is to use the BIG screen and:

• Mount the new actuators a few inches lower than the current one and have the gel fixed from the current ones
• Wire the new actuators into the same wiring as the existing ones
• Remove the Gen 1 tabs and Mount the GSA tabs (fill holes as needed)

Will this work? Anyone installed and used the system this way? I really wish they had a longer throw actuator so I could use the current upper mounts. I realize I will not have the same adjustability as the GSA controller but this will let me use the rider set up function and save a lot of money. It shows on their site I can get this set up for 2800.00.

Thoughts????? This is probably a next winter project.
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Old 04-30-2021, 06:21 PM
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Thatís how Ryan with GSA installed my kit, exactly. I had him leave the old brackets in so we didnít have to do any more gel work though.
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Old 04-30-2021, 06:24 PM
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You just controlled them from the existing switches?

This would be great so they would show up on the BIG.
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You just controlled them from the existing switches?

This would be great so they would show up on the BIG.
Yep. Percent deployed even worked.
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Did the holes from the Gen 1 line up with the GSA for the tabs, or did new holes need to be drilled?
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Did the holes from the Gen 1 line up with the GSA for the tabs, or did new holes need to be drilled?
They are wider, so new ones had to be drilled.
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Old 05-02-2021, 04:53 PM
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OK, but we you able to use the existing or did they need filled and new ones drilled in a different location, I realize extra ones needed drilled on the ends, just concerned about using up what is there.

This seems like an easy install.
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Old 05-12-2021, 04:35 PM
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Ill second that it can be run via the BIG screen and existing controls, although my percentage seems to max out at 90 even when they are fully deployed. I am replacing one actuator right now as it failed last year.
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Old 05-14-2021, 03:51 PM
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WHOA... you guys are blowing my mind here - I, too, have a 2011 x25. Fat sacs in both rear lockers, long one in the coffin... I've been considering this exact mod but can't afford to just gamble if it didn't work out.

My wave on regular is okay, short - but big with push. Gen1 impact is almost negligible. Goofy side is weak until we suction a wedge on the boat - then its fine. Regular side gets better the more people we have in the boat and with weight forward - but that is not too often, mostly just me and two others.

Do either Aric or drballenbc have photos of how this worked out on their boats, especially the wave? I'm very curious to learn if this is a 'game changer' for those who had Gen1.

Hey drballen, I'm in the Okanagan!!! Very appreciative of any reviews you can share.
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Old 05-16-2021, 08:28 PM
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Hey Ryan (at GSA)!

We need a bolt on replacement for Gen 1 with a longer stroke actuator to work from the current mounts! I will be happy to install a prototype!
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