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Jimrowe0    3

I’ve been looking hard at two 2007 Centurion boats, a Typhoon and Enzo 240.   Me and my wife both wakeboard but have gotten into surfing a lot more.  We have two young kids but expect they will probably wakeboard and surf at some point.    I know people say the Enzo will surf better on regular side, but what about for wakeboarding?  

Both boats are in very good shape.  The Enzo has the switchblade and sideswipe exhaust.  The prices for both are within 2 thousand of each other.

Any comments or feedback would be great.   I’m coming from 01 Mastercraft Xstar.

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DrNate    426

I know that the Enzo wake is a little picky for wakeboarding but the Surf wave is so good that it would be a no brainer for me

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Jimrowe0    3

Thanks Nate, thats partly what I was worried about.   We don't wakeboard as much anymore, getting to old for the falls. As long as it throws a good wakeboard wake, doesn't have to be pro level since we aren't at that level.  

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Jake707    170

Arent the Typhoons 23+' Avy's? Everyone raves over the Avy wave so wouldn't that be ideal?

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dreikorncr    7

Where are you located? Just curious as I've seen some 07 enzos and typhoons for sale in the area and am curious if you're nearby.

Both boats have great capabilities to be awesome surf boats. Size wise they are extremely comparable and the waves are solid. I think what it comes down to is certain other factors like sideswipe, tower, condition of interior, etc. We looked at an '07 240 and I was impressed with the boat as a whole and would have gone with that over a Typhoon being that we came from an Avalanche and wanted to mix it up a bit. Give some more details on the boats! Hours, pictures, interior shape and everyone can give you some more detailed remarks. 

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Jimrowe0    3

We are in Raleigh.  Our current boat, older Xstar, is at Lake Gaston actually where you are.

The Enzo is also on Gaston has about 300 hrs, interior condition looked really good, it has switchblade and sideswipe.  Has the nicer tower (black) but no board racks.  Stereo components aren’t great is really the only downside.  

The Typhoon is in Charlotte about 300 hours as well.   The interior looked to be in really good condition as well.   Has the aluminum tower not the black one.   Has board swivel racks.   Stereo components are better.  

Thanks 

Jimmy  

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dreikorncr    7

I know exactly which boats you are referring to. Thats the same Enzo we went and looked at. Did you check it out in person? Just curious. It does have the Evolution tower which is a bonus and the bigger 6.2L engine. You can always add racks too easily. 

The Typhoon does have the older Skylon tower, but it is still nice and if you add 1100lbs v-drive sacs it will throw a great wave. I don't think you can go wrong with either boat, it just comes down to what you're looking for in an upgrade. Both with surf significantly better than the older X-star hull.

Let me know if you ever want to link up at LKG as well and surf! I'll be down there this weekend if you want to get behind our SV233. 

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Jimrowe0    3

I was going to look at Enzo this weekend, so no.  I’m going PM you my phone number, would love to hear your thoughts if you saw one or both of them.   

We should be up this weekend, so I would love to find time to surf behind yours.

 

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h20king    794

After owning a boat with a switch blade and having spent plenty of time behind my friends avy with sideswipe  I would go with the typhoon based on those two factors alone. The switchblade is a pain. Its heavy and you have to put it on and then take it off once at the boat ramp because you can not trailer with it plus the fact it's always in the water creating drag  and decreasing gph .And  as for sideswipe there is no real good fix for the noise. 

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Jimrowe0    3

Thanks h20, I am starting to lean towards the typhoon for both of those reasons.   

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Shaka    146

Does the Typhoon have the walkthrough? If so I wouldn't.

My friend with the SV240 trailers with the Switchblade. You can insert silencers in the pipes to lessen the noise of the Sideswipe. Works great.

The Skylon towers crack and break. Unless you know a good welder who can re-enforce it it will continue to do so. The tower on the Enzo is much better.

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Jimrowe0    3

The typhoon is a c4, but I really like the Enzo better.   I am considering buying the Enzo and removing the switchblade and selling it, then upgrading the ballast and adding a Lenco trim tab instead.   Also adding silencer in the sideswipe if the noise bothers my wife and kids, it won't bother me as I have driven tons of side piped vettes, cammed cars, etc.   

Would there be any interest here for a switchblade set up?  Is adding the lenco trim easy, it doesn't look overly complicated outside of the holes needing to be filled in where the switchblade was?   

Can anyone comment on folding down the evolution tower, is it relatively easy?  Folds backward or forward?   As I have covered storage set-up for next year that I will have to drop the tower some to get in.  

 

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Shaka    146

Don't add a Lenco tab. Get an . Asymmetrical wakeplate fabricated. It will help your goofy side. Use a Lenco actuator. If you want a surf system I can help with that.

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Jimrowe0    3
1 hour ago, Shaka said:

Don't add a Lenco tab. Get an . Asymmetrical wakeplate fabricated. It will help your goofy side. Use a Lenco actuator. If you want a surf system I can help with that.

Thanks for the reply, how much is the asymmetrical plate?  Can I just remove the switchblade and sell it?  

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Shaka    146

It cost me about $120 to have a plate made. There are instructions on this site. 

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Creekrat82    3

@Shaka I’d be interested in seeing some details of a surf system that you have. I have a few ideas in relation to the tab designs that may be able to increase the size of the wave. Shoot me a pm if you’d like to discuss it any. 

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