News Archives

News Archives
January 15, 2017

2015 - 2016 Yamaha 240 or 242 with CONEXT
Jet Boat Pilot introduces a custom built "PerfectPass Dash Pod" for Star Gazer Gauges on select Yamaha 2015 - 2016 models with "CONEXT" Gauge system. For details, contact Jet Boat Pilot at (850)-867-1410 or www.jetboatpilot.com

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Yamaha Jet Boat Perfectpass Cruise Control

Yamaha Jet Boat Perfectpass Cruise Control

December 12, 2016

New Version 9 Software for Star Gazer Three Event 
Expected to be released in late January 2017, the newest version of software for Slalom Course Skiers has a number of significant enhancements:

  1. Engagement is improved in short set ups (or with inexperienced overly aggressive drivers) by using a new calculation based on RPM, GPS Speed and Rate of Acceleration.  This enables the system to more quickly zero in on the correct position for the Servo Motor.
  2. The Calibration for RPM Baselines can now be performed “automatically” in open water in AUTO CAL MODE. Simply throttle up and system will engage and will set the baseline for 36 mph.  It will then drop the set speed to 34 and repeat, etc.  All baselines can be set in this mode in under 2 minutes.
  3. Disengagement in the end turns for slower speed skiers has also been improved to make driving easier.
  4. The user interface has been tweaked and is more intuitive and user friendly.
November 1, 2016
PerfectPass announces that effective January 1, 2017 it will no longer support Master Module hardware for “paddle wheel” based WakeboardPro speed control systems manufactured from 2000-2008. Customers requiring a new Display or Master Module will be able to easily upgrade their existing “paddle wheel” system to our GPS Star Gazer.

Virtually all production since 2008 has been “GPS Based” which is a superior product in terms of control, accuracy and reliability. Customers requiring support should be assured that most PerfectPass Systems sold in the past 17 years are upgradeable and they will not have to replace the entire speed control based on this production change.

April 14, 2016
Do you own a 2006-2008 Centurion Sanger or Calabria? Did you know you can upgrade to GPS Star Gazer Wake Edition S for just $549 + shipping? GPS Star Gazer excels at Surf and Wake speeds and is far superior to your boats paddle wheel. 10 minute plug & play install.
February 18, 2016
Get your boat ready now for summer water sports action. Add a Star Gazer GPS Speed Control or upgrade your older PerfectPass. Available now for most Yamaha Jet Boats, Stern Drives and Ski/Wake Boats.
October 6, 2015
The External Display Gauge on adjustable mounting post has all the same features and functionality as our "In Dash" models, but are designed for dashes where the traditional speedometer cannot be replaced.
External Display Gauge
September 17, 2015

Fall is a great time to upgrade your old PerfectPass to GPS Star Gazer. If you already have a Multiline Display Gauge then the upgrade kit is "Plug & Play". Priced under $600!

February 4, 2015

Still running your older PerfectPass with paddle wheel ? Get ready for spring and upgrade to GPS Star Gazer Wake Edition now! Just $549 for most existing systems.

July 15, 2014

Boating Magazine Online features the new Cobalt R7 Water Sports Series Boat which is available with a factory installed PerfectPass Star Gazer.

June 24, 2014

New GPS Slalom Mode for Wake Edition
Star Gazer Wake Edition now features a new GPS Slalom Mode that is perfect for course skiing. Designed for skiers who still enjoy running buoys but do not require the exacting tolerances of the Star Gazer Three Event. Accurate, simple to use, no calibrating and features No Magnet Timing.

June 11, 2014

Garmin GPS Receivers
Garmin GPS Receivers are now in stock at PerfectPass to fit all brands of speed control systems. $269.

April 17, 2014

New Software Version 8.005
Clarification is needed on this new version of software now being produced by PerfectPass for Star Gazer. The updates affect only Wake Edition customers. For Slalom skiers with the 3 Event version and Z Box v8.004 there are no changes from last year.

March 18, 2014

A new Regal Sport Boat in your future?
Regal Dash
Most models with Mercruiser and Volvo engines are perfect for a Star Gazer Wake Edition. Make your new or existing Regal a true water sports machine with PerfectPass.

March 6, 2014 This Weeks Most FAQ:

Will PerfectPass work on my older carbureted engine? “YES”

Will PerfectPass work on my new 2014 Inboard/outboard with Mercruiser engine? “YES”

Can I install a PerfectPass on a Yamaha Jet Boat? “YES”

Can I Upgrade my existing PerfectPass to Star Gazer myself or do I need a dealer? “Most individuals can do it themselves in 10-15 minutes”

February 5, 2014 PerfectPass Star Gazer Wake Edition can be easily installed on virtually all 2014 Mercruiser ECT Stern Drive Engines (4.3 L to 8.2L) that are non DTS. Make your new or existing Stern Drive a true Wake Boat! Talk to your dealer or contact PerfectPass for details.
December 12, 2013 Happy Holiday's to all of our valued customers. We very much appreciate your business and support this past year and look forward to serving you in 2014.
June 14, 2013 New 2014 Chaparral Xtreme Sport Boats available with optional Star Gazer Wake Edition. PerfectPass is easily installed on the more affordable “Non DTS”, non “EVC” Engines.
June 12, 2013 PerfectPass referred to as a “Game Changer” in the 35th Anniversary Edition of Water Ski Magazine. (June edition, Page 51)
May 22, 2013 The Cobalt 26SD WSS is featured in the current issue of Boating Magazine on Page 46. Most Cobalt Water Sports Boats including the 26SD are available with optional PerfectPass GPS Star Gazer. Star Gazer can also be installed aftermarket on most model Cobalt’s.
May 22, 2013 Boating Magazines current issue features speed control systems on Page 41. PerfectPass is the only speed control available for ski & wakeboard boats manufactured prior to 2008 and is also available for most stern drive boats built from 1995 – 2013.
April 25, 2013

Pylon Rope Kit for Tracking Cameras $35


Video cameras mounted to pylons are becoming extremely popular. Brands such as Wake Eye, Ski-Doc, Trakker & E-Z-Cam are very effective; however the big problem for slalom skiers comes when shortening or changing the line length which can be cumbersome.
The PerfectPass Pylon Rope Kit with “Carabiner” has been used by slalom skiers for years to make shortening the rope quick & easy. This same ease has now been discovered for skiers using Pylon Mounted Tracking Cameras.

The Details:

PerfectPass supplies a .5 meter long rope which attaches to the Pylon. The other end has a high quality Carabiner for secure & easy rope connection.
Your ski rope must be shortened by .5 meter. (In many cases you can simply remove the .5 meter 43 off section)
Alternatively, PerfectPass has ski ropes available with this .5 meter section removed. Cost is $35.

Mar 20, 2013 Star Gazer kit now available for late model Mercruiser 8.2L non DTS Engines.
Feb 5, 2013 Looking for a new stern drive runabout with a Wakeboard Package including PerfectPass GPS Cruise Control? Check with a dealer representing any of the following fine brands….. Crownline, Cobalt, Chaparral and Bryant Boats.
Sept 30, 2012 WaterSki Magazine Fall issue (Page 70) features an article on PerfectPass.
Sept 7, 2012 Boating World Magazine September issue (Page 48) features an article on “Transforming your Bowrider” into a Wakeboard Boat. PerfectPass Star Gazer is a recommended product.
July, 17th 2012 No Magnets Required - Existing Star Gazer Three Event customers can upgrade their older Star Gazer GPS system (2008-2011) with the new software featuring “No Mag Timing”. The Smart Timer and Course Magnets are no longer required. Cost is $150 + s/h.

Customers with older DigitalPro Systems can upgrade to the Star Gazer Three Event System which includes No Mag Timing. From $499.

March, 23rd 2012 PerfectPass introduces two more Precision Star models. Customers now have the choice of a "Yellow" or "Gray" faced unit to match existing gauges or to add some diversity to their dash pod. For more information on the Precision Star GPS Speedometers, click here
Jan, 25th 2012 PerfectPass releases new Version 8 software with ZO software simulation. The Upgrade to your Star Gazer Three Event System starts at $439. Click here for details.
Jan, 19th 2012 PerfectPass releases the next generation Precision Star GPS aftermarket Speedometer. The new 5 Hz model is faster, smoother and features a trip odometer. Click here for details.
Nov, 28th 2011 Correct Craft Fan Club installs and tests Star Gazer Upgrade and Precision Star GPS Speedometer. Click here to watch the video.
Oct. 11th 2011 PerfectPass completes testing of its ZO simulation software at Shortline Lakes in California. Feedback was unanimously positive from a variety of skiers on all boats tested (2008 MasterCraft, 2002 American Skier and a 2001 Ski Nautique). According to those involved in the evaluation, the enhanced PerfectPass software produced an entrance gate pull and in course feel that duplicated the ZO system. In addition to the ZO feel, the enhanced software produced even tighter time tolerances pass after pass.

PerfectPass plans to produce a small quantity of the Z Box Simulator Kits which will be available late this year. Pricing is yet to be set but is expected to be less than $500 and will be “plug & play” with any Star Gazer System.

For an independent view of the testing log on to: Balls of Spray

Aug. 8th 2011 Trailer Boats.com installs and tests the Star Gazer on a Yamaha Jet Boat – “Overall we were very impressed with the System” Trailer Boats.com August 2011. Read the entire article at:

Trailer Boats

July. 28 2011 PerfectPass ZO Update – Significant progress has been made over the last sixty days on the software / hardware Upgrade for Star Gazer designed to emulate the pull characteristics of the ZO System in Slalom Mode. At this point we believe production in very limited numbers will commence in October, after final testing & evaluation in California tentatively scheduled for early September. No pricing has been set, but it is expected to be priced under $500. A further update will be released in September.