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    Centurion Enzo 244

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  1. Sewlong custom travel cover is what you are looking for. Excellent quality work. Sewlong.com
  2. Welcome back Steedracer1! Glad to have you back in the centurion family. Unfortunately with the Fb group this place has kind of become a bit of a ghost town compared to the good old days. I used to spend way too many hours in this forum. Great group over on the FB group though. I still check in here pretty often to see what is happening though. Anyhow....welcome back.
  3. 06 AVY Upgrades

    Way to get after it! The Avy is a great boat! Did you run your vent/overflow lines to the opposite side so they don't siphon out when you are leaning over for surfing? Can both of the new pumps fill either rear sac? So if you are only filling one side both pumps can fill that side?
  4. FWIW I run 550# of weight bags in my SV244. But I am a big guy and want/need a big surf wave. So I try to maximize the boats potential. I leave the weight in place for short trips to the lake but pull it out and put it in the truck bed for longer road trips.
  5. The sideswipe is a deal breaker for me. WAY too loud! And the pipes run right through the side locker taking up valuable ballast space. If you want to do the mod and convert to FAE then it would not matter. Its only money. LOL Good luck!
  6. That FS44 was a pretty decent price for the options and hours...... but that black top rail would be a no go for me. Way too hot to step on or rest your forearm on. But it sold anyway. All of those ZS look great. Troy will be a better source for info on those. Best of luck in your search. Keep looking til you find what you want.....its out there.
  7. Troy great first hand info on the ZS! Sounds like a great boat! You mentioned the CATS for cleaning up the goofy wave on the 244. It is a game changer combined with the asymmetrical trim tab. Without those the goofy wave would be terrible. With it the wave is really good. Not quite as good as the port side....but still very good.
  8. Exhaust tube? Like sideswipe exhaust? Do you have sideswipe? If so....I am sorry.....sideswipe is too loud and robs you of valuable ballast space. You will have to measure and custom design your sac.
  9. This is the dimensions of my Avy sac for the port side for my 03 Avy. Main 22H X 24W X 52L Arm 10H X 24W X 62L You will want to place your fill, empty, vent holes according to your pump set up. Main… LXWXH = 27456 = 118.857 gallons = 992.46 pounds Arm.. LXWXH = 14880 = 64.416 gallons = 537.87 pounds Total cubic inches = 42336 = 183.272 gallons = 1530 pounds *Water 8.35 pounds per gallon
  10. Both would be great boats. I have a 15 Sv244 so I can give you info about this boat. I have never been on the Supreme ZS232 so I can't tell you anything about that one. The 244 has a HUGE seating area in the main part of the boat. It is bigger than any other 24 foot boat because in this model the windshield has been pushed forward to make more cockpit seating room. However the bow will be smaller than a normal 24 foot boat. If you have more full sized bodies you will like this configuration. If you have more kid sized bodies they seem to really like the bow area and it is definitely smaller than standard on the SV244. Does this 244 have CATS? If so, this is a big deal compared to other boats in this age range! The CATS system makes the wave super easy to tune on both sides. What about Ramfill? Super fast to fill! Does it have the plug and play sacs as well? You will need them. Does it have a Quicksurf (flappers on the back)? They started putting them on this boat in 2015 but only some of them got it. Basically this system did not work well on this boat hull. It is pretty much worthless. I assume the Supreme has some sort of surf system being that new. It will do the same thing as CATS as far as being able to customize the wave on both sides and makes it easy to change sides easier. You have already considered a lot of important things. Budget, age, hours on motor, condition, warrantee, etc. Best thing to do now is look them both over really good. You will see what I mean about the size difference. Then go test drive them both. It should become much more clear what direction you are leaning after that.
  11. A little bit of list or quite a lot to the Stbd side when you engage the throttle? What about while on plane? Can you confirm that your ballast tanks are empty on that side? No idea what your hard tank ballasts hold as far as weight. Most of the hard tanks are about 240 to 250 lbs. In order to get a good surf wave you are going to want about 1000 lbs in the surf side rear locker and about 350 to 500 lbs under the side seat on surf side. This will list the boat to the surf side and create a great wave. You want the surf side rub rail touching or almost touching the water at rest. If you want bigger wave put a couple hundred lbs of lead weight in the rear of the surf side locker. You will have to pay attention to waves and rollers on that side as they will roll over that corner into the boat. If you want to weight the boat evenly you will need to use some sort of shaper on the side of the boat or flappers on the rear of the boat. Many use them successfully. I could always get a bigger cleaner more powerful wave on my Avy leaning it and this way uses less gas. You probably have a right hand rotation prop which will naturally give you a better wave on the Stbd side. The port side will be a little harder to clean up but can be done. Adding an adjustable asymmetrical (A plate) trim plate on the rear will help significantly cleaning up the port side wave. You can confirm if yours is a right hand rotation by looking at the prop. It will either have a LH or RH stamped on it as well as the prop number and diameter and pitch. If you can get 1500# of weight on the surf side and none on the non surf side your eyes will pop out at how good the wave will be. The Avy throws an incredible wave. Oh.. and no bow ballast while surfing. The Avy doesn't need it unless you just can't get up to surf speed without it. GPS speed 10.7 to 11.0 is the sweet spot. Good luck.
  12. Usually a continuous beep is an overheat alarm low water flow or some other critical error. What was the engine temp when it happened? Did it go into limp mode? It would not beep from just being overloaded. It would have to be an overheat issue or low water flow. Critical issues.
  13. 2005 Elite V C4 Air Warrior

    Sewlong custom covers in Salt Lake City can build you over the tower bimini. They are the best in the business and the company that many of the Centurion dealers use for their bimini's. Troy has given you good advice on the under the seat fat sac. I suggest ditching the shaper and lean that beast to the rub rail. @duramat can give you some more set up advice. He has his Elite V dialed in really good for surfing.
  14. We are going to need a lot more info. What is your current ballast set up? Are you leaning it or using a shaper? How many people in the boat? How small/large is the person surfing? How skilled are they? What kind and size of board are you trying to use? Just for starters. Your boat will throw a nice surf wave if set up correctly. But it requires quite a bit of weight. It works best to lean that boat over so that the surf side rub rail is touching the water. Larger more buoyant boards are easier to catch and ride a small wave than smaller boards. Also the size and weight of the surfer makes a different. Heavier riders need bigger waves and bigger boards to ride rope-less.
  15. Auto Drain Function

    It is to prevent hydrolock of your engine. The cooling of your engine sucks water up into it from the exhaust. Then you start it and bad things happen. If you are going to be sitting very long empty your ballast first.
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