Joystick installtion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sundancer280, Sep 25, 2022.

  1. Sundancer280

    Sundancer280 New Member

    Sep 7, 2021
    2005 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer Twin 4.7 Mercury Engines
    4.7 Mercury Twin Engines
    I’m not really sure how it works, but my question is: would it be possible to install joystick on a 2005 sundancer 280?
  2. Espos4

    Espos4 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2017
    Long Island NY
    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS
    Anything is possible, but I would imagine your looking at tens of thousands of $$$

    Do you have digital throttle and shift (DTS) and a bow thruster?

    I think that would be the minimum equipment needed to even consider a joy stick.
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  3. Three Seasons

    Three Seasons Long time member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 10, 2009
    380 Sundancer 2006
    Twin 8.1 V-Drives
    I think the factory option was $12,000 if it’s possible to add would make it $36,000++. It would be cheaper to hire a captain :)
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  4. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    I think I would only consider this if you were doing a complete re-power and installing two new engines. I am not even sure if you could add one that the system was not designed and programmed for. These systems are quite integrated and require additional electronics to pull it off. I think it would quickly outpace the value of your current boat.

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