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LucasC

Stern Turn/ Easy Drive

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Ifinallygota21v

Is your boat pink?  If so, can you post pics?  We are thinking about ordering a pink one 

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Chappy

That looks awesome! Can you pm me with more details. Would love this for my 24 MXZ which is a also a pig at slow speeds in tight marinas.

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asnowman

@LucasC can you post pics of how you mounted the controls? I used that feature on a 2020, and with it on the throttle, it was so easy to use. Thinking about it for our 25 lsv.

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Slurpee

Very timely @LucasC

I was looking at this thruster over the weekend.  And like @asnowman mentioned.  I would like to see how you mounted your controls.  It looks like you're reaching over the wheel with your left hand to the joystick so you can work it and the throttle simultaneously. 

Which joystick did you install?  Do you have pictures of it before it's mounted up?  I kind of want to see what it looks like laying on the table with the wires and bulkhead exposed.

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carguy79ta

About how much does it cost?

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easydrivebrian

Thanks for making this bad a** video for us, and extra thanks for posting! 

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Pnwrider

For those of you jonesing for a reply from @LucasC I snagged these pics from another thread where he posted about it. 

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RyanB

I think that is a great idea.  Would love one for my LSV. 

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smuurph84

anyone know how much the factory malibu stern turn option costs?  it has the control mounted on the throttle correct? 

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LucasC

msrp from malibu is 10k . but they make you also have a bigger alternator option which I think is another $600 . and there controller is on the throttle.  They dont use the diverter cowls but use an extension that sets it of the transom . I have bolted it flush on the transom . I have also added a third battery not that it was needed . I Have been using it daily for the past 3 weeks with no issues. I found they guys at Yacht Thruster extremely helpful and great to work with.

They have installation and pictures on there website if anyone is interested . 

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Slurpee

For folks wondering about the remote.  

It's outside diameter is 1.45"  (without bezel) and 2 1/4" (with bezel).

The depth behind the bulkhead is pretty shallow.  1/8".  So I'm assuming a small hole is cut out for the electronic cable to pass through and perhaps a retention nut.

 

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ScottyT23

So freaking cool and great video. I am so tempted to drop some coin on one. @LucasC how much did it cost and how long did install take?

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LucasC

Install is basic . Plug &Play .  The only thing that can make it difficult is how good or bad is yourt access to your transom . as for price you can call them as they had an offer on them .

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jcon44

This would be a cool option but it looks like its somewhere around $4k for the kit which seems high. Maybe like GSA someone will come out with a cheaper option in the next few years. A wireless remote would be nice as well, to hold in your left hand while you throttle with your right....

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asnowman

I have been informed the kit is soon to be available with a throttle mounted control, just like in the 2020 factory installed units.  

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timmypop
On 9/6/2019 at 7:38 AM, asnowman said:

I have been informed the kit is soon to be available with a throttle mounted control, just like in the 2020 factory installed units.  

I have been informed of the same info. Comes down to cost. Do you want to do it yourself and save a few bucks or have Malibu do it. 

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asnowman
2 hours ago, timmypop said:

I have been informed of the same info. Comes down to cost. Do you want to do it yourself and save a few bucks or have Malibu do it. 

My understanding is Malibu will not be offering it as a retrofit, which is my need.  I am looking at it as a retrofit to my 2019.  But it always comes down to time available and cost. 

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easydrivebrian
15 hours ago, asnowman said:

My understanding is Malibu will not be offering it as a retrofit, which is my need.  I am looking at it as a retrofit to my 2019.  But it always comes down to time available and cost. 

 

That is correct, Malibu will NOT do it direct as an option for aftermarket. (ONLY on 2020 options) We at Easy Drive will only supply aftermarket needs for boats already owned, your 2019 included of course.

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