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Rev S upgrades to ZO

RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,685 Mega Baller
edited April 2020 in Technique & Theory
I’ve upgraded a couple of boats now for customers. All have had us install the new GPS single puck as well. But someone asked me today if the Rev S update was useful without doing the single puck. Anybody have an answer ? @Jody_Seal
BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"


  • RAWSkiRAWSki Posts: 880 Mega Baller
    I don't think you can do one without the other.
  • aussiemcaussiemc Posts: 138 Baller
    @RAWSki is correct, Rev S only works with single puck.
  • jimskijimski Posts: 605 Crazy Baller
    How’s the upgrade with the 5.7
    I’m hearing the 5.7 isn’t responsive enough to make it work properly
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,685 Mega Baller
    We upgraded the 15 Centurion with the 6 liter and it made a nice improvement. Also did the Hilltop boat and not nearly as noticeable, but the improved puck solved the issues with satellite communication.
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • BlueSkiBlueSki Posts: 921 Mega Baller
    I put the single puck on my 5.7 200. Solved the satellite issue and runs well. I went out and ran 35 for the first time a couple of weeks after putting it on, so it must not completely suck. I also played with different settings and could feel the difference. The 5.7 in a 200 takes some heat, but I don’t run 39, so I don’t discern it as a problem. One of the top pros ran 41 behind my boat, so much like the single puck in a 5.7, the boat is probably fine and the least of my worries. Any of the suck is on me.

    Use Freddy Krueger’s videos on YouTube for a walk through of the installation. He did a great job.
  • marknmarkn Posts: 449 Crazy Baller
    Converted my 5.7 196 to single puck. Sure seems responsive enough to me. I also ski behind a new 2020 6.2 200 as well as a 2020 6.2 Ski Nautique. Have run 38 behind all three and all feel very comparable. (Do think the 6.2 Ski Nautique feels the most firm however). Rev S only works with single puck.
  • RAWSkiRAWSki Posts: 880 Mega Baller
    @RichardDoane that's good to hear we have a new single puck and an upgraded head unit waiting to go into our 6L CP very soon. Our primary Garmin puck had gone bad so it made sense to upgrade. Looking forward to it
  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 2,292
    edited April 2020
    Any comments on using the Plus on the S vs. the R...I really like the Plus on the S since it picks you up smoother off the ball than the old plus did, and especially if your a big guy, will help SHOOT you across. You can even hear the RPM in the boat pick up when you load it. If you haven't tried it you should. I suggest you start with A+ first, then move to B or C, because it is a significant increase.

    In Regular mode on my 200 6L, I always liked C2, but in Plus Mode B2+ does a better job of acceleration cross course....C3+ is a absolute rocket ride.

    Special Thanks to Performance Ski and Surf and the Denali Adam's !!!
  • BoozeBooze Posts: 456 Crazy Baller
    @markn - Would you say the upgrade was worth it on the 5.7 196?
  • marknmarkn Posts: 449 Crazy Baller
    @Booze No question the conversion to Rev S was worth it. The primary reason for the upgrade was my decision to resume doing tournaments after a 9 year hiatus. All the tourney boats had Rev S. To make my old 196 feel more like the new boats, made the conversion and very glad I did. My old boat has a new engine and tranny (400 hours now), so with the Rev S, feel this boat will last me a few more years. Although somewhat partial, think my 196 is the sweetest pull around.
  • StefanStefan Posts: 135 Baller
    I asked this question in a separate thread but got no response there;
    On our club boat in Sweden, a Response from 2009 with Indmar 5,7l 330hp, we have upgraded ZO to Rev S with single puck over the winter. Pull is very nice at 36 and 34Mph but at slower speeds it doesn't work at all. The slower the speed, the worse it works. It surges up and down with our light youth skiers that ski at slower speeds. At the moment we hand drive anything under 32mph due to this problem. Does anyone have a hint on what to do?
    ZO responded on mail that the RPM might be dropping out but it doesn't. Anyone else experienced this problem?
  • Mick04Mick04 Posts: 62 Baller
    Does it work in RPM mode for 32mph and slower?
  • GloersenGloersen Posts: 1,130 Mega Baller
    also check diagnostics screen.
    Double check software version; E1886030A or E1886033A?
  • StefanStefan Posts: 135 Baller
    @Mick04 didn't even know that RPM mode existed on ZO, will have to print the user manual. Still think there should be a solution so Slalom mode could be used, but RPM mode will surely be better than what we get now, thanks very much!
  • StefanStefan Posts: 135 Baller
    @Gloersen will do, thanks!
  • Mick04Mick04 Posts: 62 Baller
    If it works in RPM mode or not may help diagnose the RPM drop out theory.
  • Mick04Mick04 Posts: 62 Baller
    Sorry if I miss spoke. I meant RPM mode on the Malibu cruise, not ZO. That would give you an idea if you had a consistent RPM signal.
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