Have Joysticks Proven They're Here to Stay? - 02/04/2009
Formula 370 SS Bayliner
Formula 370 Super Sport Bayliner 340

With over 18 months on the water, joystick-controlled sterndrive boats are now a proven commodity. Initially, many of you sent emails expressing your concerns over adding yet another complicated system to the mix -- but now it seems that most cannot say enough good things about them. Throughout the year we have taken you behind every aspect of MerCruiser's Axius system to disprove the myth that the system is complicated.  Although our first experience was with Axius, we have also tested boats with a competing system. Bound by a builder-imposed gag order, we cannot tell you anything about the competing system, but we can tell you that our recommendation still strongly resides with Axius.

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