The Boat Handling Break-Through of the Decade for Stern Drives - 08/06/2008
Revolution- Axius Joystick to Sterndrive Kevin and Joystick
A revolutionary docking break-through. The joystick comes to stern drives. Joysticks will change boating.

The #1 fear of boaters is not sinking offshore or drowning, it is docking the boat in front of one's friends and making a hash of it.  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 gas-powered stern drives with a system called Axius. Capt. Rob Smith interviews MerCruiser President Kevin Grodzki about the fly-by-wire technology.

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