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Has anyone experienced "aging" effects on Perfect Pass mechanical components in an older boat ?

swbcaswbca Posts: 127 Baller
edited January 24 in Boat Talk
I am going to upgrade Perfect Pass and add Star Gazer in a 2004 ProStar-TT that is "new" to me. I can use the current Servo and mechanical linkages and save about $400. We have all experienced the effects of aging on steering or throttle linkages. Do PP mechanicals get old, sticky, sloppy (or other problems) with 16 years of use ?

I know the current PP mechanical parts work, but I only used the boat 1 day before putting it in winter storage. I don't know if they work well.
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  • braindamagebraindamage Posts: 201 Baller
    I had an issue with my ‘00 sunsetter lxi PP. I upgraded to stargazer and zbox and kept the existing servo and linkage. It worked like a dream!
    swbca
  • ClydesdaleClydesdale Posts: 171 Baller
    I upgraded my 2005 6 or 7 years ago without changing the servo or linkages. We use PP close to every day during the summer and still going strong. Having said that might be wise insurance to spend the $400 and keep the parts in a box until the day you need it. Cause you know when it fails the lake will be glass and you’ll have at least 4 skiers waiting to go!
    braindamage
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 3,170 Mega Baller
    edited December 2020
    Keep the mechanical aspects of the system clean and lubricated it will continue to provide good performance.
    Things that degrade in the system are servo cable knobs, wiring connectors and now GPS receivers as they are in the open sunlight.
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


    swbca
  • BCMBCM Posts: 267 Baller
    My parents have a 04 MC with all original PP components, still works great.

    I am not sure on the age of my PP components, when I bought the boat it had been filled with water (left in the rain without a waterproof cover), I had to replace steering cable and many other pieces that had been submerged (they left the plug in, in the rain). PP components work great.
    swbca
  • DWDW Posts: 2,297 Mega Baller
    As noted mechanical underhood bits have good longetivity, the screens on the dual line displays can be finicky and fade over time.
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