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    Lehi, Utah

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    Centurion Enzo 244

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  1. Lots of options out there. I spent most the summer boat shopping to upgrade from my 03 Avy to something bigger and newer. I had a really good idea what I wanted and waited until I found the right boat at the right deal. Figure out what you want and then go find it. Best of luck!
  2. I wonder if Dustycoyote found himself a surfboat? His last post was end of August. Maybe he went with another brand other than Centurion and hasn't been back......
  3. How is your regular wave? The regular side will always be better on LH rotation props. My 03 Avy had an amazing regular wave and a really good goofy wave. I have not seen even a very good regular side wave on the Typhoons with the stepped hull in the rear. Let alone an even decent goofy wave. Unfortunately I think you are pissing in the wind with that hull. Sell her and get something different.
  4. Glad it is not the stepped hull. You would never be pleased with the wave with that. I don't have the PN for the fuel pump. I sold that boat...and all the extra parts and documentation this summer. It has a high pressure and a low pressure fuel pump. One is also called the boost pump but I can't remember which. They are different and can not be interchanged and you need both to run properly or at all. Mine went out after about 14 years. Don't let the tank run dry ever. Bad for several reasons.... LOL I had PP Stargazer GPS so I never worried about my crappy paddlewheel. I would think that your speedo and PP would work off the same paddlewheel. Good luck!
  5. Sounds like a fun project! Take lots of pics. Does your Typhoon have the stepped hull in the rear corners or does the hull line go all the way to the rear? 1. Try Great Lakes Skipper. They carry a lot of parts for older Centurions. 2. I always carried an extra prop and prop change kit. Also an extra fuel pump (the one that is easily replaced. One of them is under the motor and not easy to get to), extra ballast impellers, and an extra fuel water separator. 3. I had the 1:1 on my Avy so I am no help on props for yours. 4. The speedo is probably a paddlewheel type. They are known to wear out and not be very accurate. They spin at a high speed while towing on the freeway and the bearings get hot. They are expensive to replace. If you have perfect pass you have what you need unless you just want both...they replace the paddlewheel assembly. 5. Most put their dual batteries in the observer compartment...not the rear lockers. Hope that helps.
  6. Some of the older Typhoons had the stepped hull in the back. If it has that....RUN. It will not make a good wave. You will also need much more that factory ballast in it to surf. It will require some customization to do it right. Does it have the walk-thru transom or wrap seating? What motor?
  7. Are you thinking about Perfect Pass Stargazer? For sure go with the Stargazer edition for the GPS speed. Your Faria multi gauge is going to go out any day now. Most have not lasted as long as yours has. Going GPS makes it super accurate and makes you not have to rely on your paddle wheel and gauges that are known problem children in these older models. The install is pretty easy. It did it for my 03 Avy. Several hours of work. The support staff at PP was awesome. Do it. PP is a game changer and a marriage saver!
  8. The Loud BEEP of death

    Now that sucks! Or blows! All my fluid levels are fine and no oil in the bilge.
  9. The Loud BEEP of death

    According to my mechanic we could hook it up to a computer but he claims it would not show anything once I have turned the key off. If we ran a computer check while it was beeping it would show something.
  10. I was on a week long boating trip last week. Part way through the week we were cruising along and got a loud and constant BEEP and the engine went into guarding mode and would not go above idle speed. At idle speed there was no BEEP. If I tried to accelerate the beep came back and engine would hesitate and go back to idle. I shut the boat off and restarted it without issue and it then functioned normal for about 1 more minute and then repeated the loud and constant BEEP and back into guardian mode. I let it sit for about 5 minutes while I checked fluid levels, checked to make sure nothing was blocking the water intake, checked the trans cooler (I think that is what it is called) for any debris,and checked battery voltage. Everything was normal. All gauges normal. Normal Temp and oil pressure. I started it up again and it ran normal for the next 2 days. Then it happened one more time exactly like before. I shut it off and restarted and it worked fine for the next 2 days. Sometime intermittent problems are the hardest to diagnose. Any suggestions where to start? It is a 2003 Avalanche with the Mercruiser 350 MPI tow sports motor. Thanks!
  11. Buying first surf/board boat

    Guy doesn't really know what he has. "switchblade exhaust system". That is a new one. Switchblade = cool but check the ram arms. I think they are getting hard to find. Sideswipe = deal breaker And everything Troy said....he nailed it.
  12. Stabil in fuel?

    The grade of fuel that you buy does not make any difference to how fast it breaks down and goes bad if it has ethanol in it. This is one of the big myths about fuel. Most research shows you are just throwing away money if you are putting higher grade fuel in your car or boat above what the engine specifications call for.
  13. Hurricane vs Avalanche vs Elite

    The Avy is going to give you the most room. Be careful on the Typhoon. It is one foot bigger than the Avy....but the early 2000 models had the dreaded hull cut outs in the rear that are bad for the surf wave. I know I am outnumbered here...but I really liked the walk-thru on my 2003 Avy. I could still get a great surf wave on that side with the right sac configuration. And it was really convenient to fish out of that side. LOL Was that my out loud voice? Am I even allowed to say that four letter "F" word on this site. Admin please don't ban me! LMAO!
  14. Fishing on my boat? No problem! I even have a fishfinder mount hidden for when I really want to get serious. I have some old army canvas that I cut out to lay on the seats and floor and back engine compartments. Trying to figure out how to mount a bow mount electric trolling motor that is completely removable. But my boat is an 03 so she is not new. But I do take really good care of her. In all seriousness you can't really do much to hurt these boats by fishing in them. Be a little careful and clean up stuff and you are good to go. There is not much in there that a pressure washer would not clean right up. Now If i had a much newer surf boat I would probably not do this.
  15. 06 Avalanche C4 storm

    Have the motor, transmission, and V-drive checked out by a merc mechanic and engine compression tested. Spider cracking around tower and stress points is fairly normal in that age boat. Plan in your budget to upgrade to perfect pass (marriage saver) and full ballast system upgrade. The Avy is a great boat that throws a great surf wave with correct ballast system. Take her for a test drive and make sure she checks out well and is water worthy.
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