MerCruiser: First to Market with Sterndrive Joysticks - 02/13/2008

The #1 fear of boaters is not sinking offshore or drowning, it is docking the boat in front of ones friends and making a hash of it. BoatTEST Bookstore's docking guide books out sell all other titles 4:1. Two years ago Volvo-Penta first solved the problem for owners of diesel-powered express cruisers with its IPS, and now MerCrusier has become the first to do it in production of gas-powered sterndrives with a system called Axius. Capt. Rob Smith interviews MerCruiser President Kevin Grodzki about the new fly-by-wire technology…

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A revolutionary docking break-through
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The joystick comes to sterndrives
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Joysticks
will change boating
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Control software can be
upgraded
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Fly-by-wire
has back-up system



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