Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
JohnB

Owners manual, 2001 Centurion Elite Bowrider

Recommended Posts

JohnB    0

I need an owners manual for my 2001 Elite Bowrider! Does any one know where/how to get one? The only link I found online wasn't valid and didn't see anything on the centurion or fineline to sites.

 

Also, the previous owner disconnected the factory ballast and it looks as if he may have a discarded the "empty" pump. I'm not sure of the lay-out of the plumbing/pumps with out the manual or schematics. Any help on this is appreciated. I'm wondering if, since I have the factory ballast out, should I upgrade it with after market ballast? We wakeboard and are going to learn to surf this summer. Suggestions on ballast set-ups are appreciated. Thanks, John

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
chenige    83

What happens when you use the ballast switch

 

Need to add lots of additional bags. Many ways to fill them.

Edited by chenige

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JohnB    0

The switch on the dash is labeled to both fill and empty the ballast (press up/down). I was hoping the one pump was reversible, but isn't. The previous owner stated that he disconnected the hoses and all I would need to do was reconnect them. Well, it appears he also removed the pump that empties the sack! There are wires, that have been cut, in the rear locker. When I connected them to the meter and activated the empty switch, I had a 12v reading. I'm not sure of the original design, so I'm flying blind and am looking for knowledge here. My assumption is, that with this age boat, there were two pumps?? I'm also deciding whether or not to upgrade the ballast, since I may need to get a new pump. I'd just pay the little additional to get a reversible and add sacks. We will use the boat for wake boarding and surfing. I'd love to know how others have set up ballast for optimal wake. Also, is anyone using a wedge and how is that along with what type of ballast set up? Thanks in advance for any knowledge shared!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
chenige    83

Read the link I left above. It tells you what most of us do.

 

Yes you need 2 pumps for the current system. Link below. You need to confirm what hoses you have. Just wire it in. The bag is not that that big but I usually fill it with my 4 other bags to surf. I keep this bag with 2 pumps and the original switch separate from all the other bags discussed in the above link. photo below is the pump that was bad in my boat and replaced with the attwood.

 

https://www.wakemakers.com/attwood-tsunami-ballast-pump-1200.html?gclid=CL-AiaX0xcsCFQsPaQodg34Oyg

post-5486-0-87451200-1458155667_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
chenige    83

This is my prototype surfgate. Worked great.

post-5486-0-77552800-1458155856_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
chenige    83

Depends on how much money you want to spend. I only use one reversible pump with a manifold to run 5 bags. I fill/empty one at a time. Others have 4 and more pumps. More is faster but more expensive.

 

I have 750's in each rear locker. A 400 under the port side seat. A 400 on top of the port side seat. And a horseshoe bag under the front seat. Fill all three rear bags and partial front (since boat is tilted only the port side of front bag gets water. I fill the under seat bags using one pump and a manifold. The on top of seat bag has a separate pump like the attwood above.

 

When we surf the other side I move the 400 bags to that side and use the attwood to fill.

 

 

post-5486-0-46719500-1458156018_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
stoked    1,042

The switch on the dash is labeled to both fill and empty the ballast (press up/down). I was hoping the one pump was reversible, but isn't. The previous owner stated that he disconnected the hoses and all I would need to do was reconnect them. Well, it appears he also removed the pump that empties the sack! There are wires, that have been cut, in the rear locker. When I connected them to the meter and activated the empty switch, I had a 12v reading. I'm not sure of the original design, so I'm flying blind and am looking for knowledge here. My assumption is, that with this age boat, there were two pumps?? I'm also deciding whether or not to upgrade the ballast, since I may need to get a new pump. I'd just pay the little additional to get a reversible and add sacks. We will use the boat for wake boarding and surfing. I'd love to know how others have set up ballast for optimal wake. Also, is anyone using a wedge and how is that along with what type of ballast set up? Thanks in advance for any knowledge shared!

It was a cartridge pump that connected directly to the drain in the bag. Look around, you'll probably see a hose laying around that connects to a thru hull. This was the drain. You can get the pumps fairly cheap on Amazon or wakemakers if you want to be stock

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recent Status Updates

    • volzalum

      Sad this forum is not as busy as it used to be since so many jumped to the Facebook groups .. the FB groups are not nearly as easy to search, and the threads do not get organized well ...
      · 2 replies
    • MajaKazazic

      Are you  engineering students and searching for homework help services?helpmeinhomework.com provide all types of engineering assignment homework help services.helpmeinhomework has a reputation of providing premium quality online engineering assignment help for over a decade. Students all over the world find our services effective and reliable.Our Engineering Topic computer science,help with electrical engineering ,mechanical engineering,civil engineering...etc

      · 0 replies
    • MatthewsDave

      Sometimes it is normal for students to have trouble completing their finance assignments on time, seeking help from the team of experts in finance assignments to complete the assigned work on time. With the effective guidance of finance homework, we also strive tirelessly to improve your grade.
      Expert teams are available at any time to assist you in all types of topics related to your finance assignment, allowing you to easily complete finance homework on time to get an A + grade. You can certainly gather a lot of important information under the guidance of our energetic Finance faculty.
       
       

      · 0 replies
    • harlobra

      Heading to Lake Ouachita Arkansas in the morning for a week of houseboating and surfing.
      · 0 replies
    • Nick213

      Ordered a  sewlong cover...... hope it's as good as everyone says since there almost double the cost of others.
      · 3 replies
    • luluzer

      Winterization tomorrow for this homie. Seemed like the season flew by - let's hope winter does the same. 
      · 0 replies
  • Topics

  • Popular Contributors

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.