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Want to Upgrade to the Single Puck on ZO, What do I need?

skinutskinut Posts: 420 Solid Baller
I have a 2012 200 and I want to upgrade to a single puck. I've check the ZO website but it's not clear what I need to order. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I need? I do have the Ecom cable.


  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,907 Mega Baller
    edited April 2019

    An then someone with a Ecom cable that can install the update software.
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.

  • skinutskinut Posts: 420 Solid Baller
    Thanks Jody. Wow, $450 for a puck seems steep, especially considering a replacement puck is $250.
  • jimskijimski Posts: 502 Crazy Baller
    Try paying that in Canadian coin 😂
  • ski6jonesski6jones Posts: 1,063 Mega Baller
    You'll also need to purchase the software update, $50.
    Carl Addington, Lakes of Katy, Texas
  • jimskijimski Posts: 502 Crazy Baller
    Any one update the 5.7 yet how's it work
  • jetpilotg4jetpilotg4 Posts: 322 Solid Baller
    @Jody_Seal Is the software serial number specific? Asking for a friend
  • oldmanskieroldmanskier Posts: 149 Baller
    We are considering doing a single puck conversion on our 2012 Mastercraft.
    We were considering getting a complete new Zero system due to ours has 1620 hours and is starting to do weird things not all the time but occasionally. Surging, not giving times, ETC.
    Tried remapping but issues still occur from time to time.
    Not for sure what kind of questions to ask Zero Off for getting a New Complete single puck system for our 2012 Mastercraft 5.7 ilmor engine club boat.
    Can anyone tell me what all information I need to give Zero Off for getting a new system?
  • RogerRoger Posts: 1,581 Mega Baller
    @jimski - I can tell you it works fine on a 5.7 in a 200. @scoke has done this conversion and skis it all the time (and I drive it all the time).
    Roger B. Clark - Okeeheelee skier. Senior driver, Senior Judge
  • RAWSkiRAWSki Posts: 691 Crazy Baller
    @oldmanskier why not start with the single puck+version upgrade for $500 and see if that works properly before thrashing the entire system?
  • skierjpskierjp Posts: 807 Crazy Baller
    @oldmanskier you may have a bad antenna. Your boat has 2 but the system only runs on 1 so you probably have 2 bad antennas.
  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 2,181
    @oldmanskier..... Run the Diagnostics page on your screen. It will tell you immediately what is currently wrong, and also a history of problems. If you don't know how, it is easy, and instructions are on the Zero Off Web-Site.

    Special Thanks to Performance Ski and Surf and the Denali Adam's !!!
  • oldmanskieroldmanskier Posts: 149 Baller
    Talked to Skip the other day and he explained how the two puck system works. We are going to give switching the pucks a try as he suggested. If that does not work Skip gave me some other options. Thanks to Skip and all who offered advise.
    Tom Smothers aka oldmanskier.
  • WoodySkierWoodySkier Posts: 116 Baller
    What is the main differences that would make this upgrade worthwhile?
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,975 Infinite Pandas
    edited June 2019
    OK, I got the adapter cable (but not the programming cable) and the single puck. Hooked it all up to my 11 MC. No GPS. I'm on rev R but I haven't done the rev S programming. I guess I must do the rev S to get the single puck to work.

    My Garmin 18x LVC, 5m replacement puck (not from ZO) didn't work. I'm down to one puck. I hope I get the rev S stuff before the last puck fails.

    Note the original puck has failed by giving widely variable inaccurate speeds. Doesn't throw error messages. The ride is unskiable on that puck. It's OK on just the one good one but it might feel different than before (it could be my imagination).

    Definitely doing the upgrade just to get back to the way it was.

  • GloersenGloersen Posts: 998 Mega Baller
    @eleeski - the ECI puck does require its own new software upload (as you note) even with Rev R.
    fyi - the .mot file received will require the ECOM cable, the EControls software installation app, and the passkey encrypting to your specific head unit S/N. Prior upgrades with Diacom only permitted uploading encrypted .emot files.
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,975 Infinite Pandas
    @Gloersen Do I need WiFi at the boat when I'm programming or can I pre load my laptop at home? My lake is pretty remote with sketchy internet from the phone and my trailer situation does not encourage moving the boat.

    Also, I'm planning to upgrade two boats (the ZO American Skier as well). Does this create problems?

  • ski6jonesski6jones Posts: 1,063 Mega Baller
    Internet not required to reflash software to head unit.
    Carl Addington, Lakes of Katy, Texas
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