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Drive by wire


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I definitely like the boats with a throttle cable versus the drive by wire, but they have been getting better. Haven't done the shift by wire yet but heard it involves a bit of a learning curve.

Either way I would not consider it a major factor at all in a "newer" boat purchase.


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Test drove an '08 wakesetter with DBW and SBW. Just had to get used to it a bit. Shifting was very sensitive (especially into reverse).

My own '07 Sunscape is drive by wire and cable shift. Very, very smooth. My wife loves it.

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SBW is on all 08s except Response and LX and the Ride series. SBW isn't that sensitive but the new throttle has a shorter throw and that is were people have the learning curve. I agree I wouldn't make either a big buying factor unless you are a salt water boater.

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