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    Centurion Avalanche
  1. My 2012 Avalanche had dead batteries when I came back to the lake after a week away. The batteries were original, manufactured in 2011. I got it started with a booster, but the check engine light was on, and it seemed to be running rough. The dealership suggested that was just due to low voltage. I replaced the batteries today and put it back on the water. It started fine, but the check engine light remains on. It would go off when i got up to higher speeds and RPMs, but as soon as I pulled back on the throttle, it came on again and remained on. It would go off again when I hit high speeds and RPMs. Any ideas why? or how to get rid of the problem?
  2. I have a 2012 Avalanche that I bought specifically because I can put together a great wave on both sides (I ride goofy and most of my family rides regular). You will need to increase the size of the ballasts at the budget you are looking for, and add a surf gate. Don't be too concerned about "managing" the boat. Your kids can deal with the surf gate when it is required to be changed, if at all. You put it on, set it and forget until someone surfs the other side. If you don't want this much "work" then you likely will need to get out your check book or go see your lender for a healthy boat loan. Most boats, that are fully automated, and worth surfing behind, will be closer to the 80K range and upwards. My buddies 2014 Wakesetter is shy on ballast weight. The wave is nothing compared to my boat. My other buddies 2004 Mastercraft has a short wave. Not all that great either. I'm told the X25 is the way to go if you are looking to go with Mastercraft. Either way, you will likely need to make adjustments to most boats that are built prior to 2015. Most Surf Tabs that were available prior to 2015 were not all that great. The newer ones have better technology. If you want to stick to your budget, consider the avalanche, and consider your willingness to "manage the boat". Boating in itself is work. There is always something that needs to be managed.

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