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Packrat last won the day on August 2 2013

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    Centurion Enzo SV230

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  • Kzal

  1. I need to find a Toyota Sequoia to pull my 2008 SV230. Wife says Vehicle Brand/Model non negotiable. That being said, there are a lot of 2RWD Sequoia's out there at a good price. I wondering though if I instantly would regret not getting the 4WD or AWD model. Although we don't hit the mountains in the winter, we travel between Nevada and Washington. Looking for a used one around 2008-2014. Thanks for any advice.
  2. Perhaps the ballast puppy has a bad impeller. Maybe you should try to put a green one in and see if that makes a difference. The impellers do go bad. Also if you have a cordless shop vac you might put it up to the hole where the water would discharge once it is full.
  3. She has arrived :)

    At least this is a start. http://greatlakesskipper.com/ski-centurion-27-1-4-x-14-1-4-inch-polished-stainless-steel-marine-boat-switchblade
  4. Boat insurance suggestions

    Be sure to read all the exclusions and fine print on any policy. Find out if your insurance covers any substitute driver and/or only you and your significant other. I contacted one insurance company that said I had to fax a copy of a driver's license and social security card of a friend before I let them drive my boat while I skiied.
  5. On my 2008 SV230 with Black Scorpion motor it was this http://www.centurioncrew.com/index.php/topic/5382-2-beeps/?hl=%2Bbeep+%2Bbeep The Centurion Dealer in Wenatchee Washington had two of them in stock back when I needed one. Water Pressure Sensor. I bought the factory Mercruiser one as I didn't want to take any chances. I can't vouch for the aftermarket one. The sensor was bad nothing wrong with the engine. I guess it can get clogged.
  6. Sideswipe exhaust question

    Additionally as far as parts go the factory Centurion Centek muffler was needed along with the hoses that go to the top of the motor and attach to the top side of the muffler and the elbow hoses that attach to the bottom end of the muffler and then route into the bell housing that leads out to the flappers. This along with a multitude of very large hose clamps. It was Lowes or Home Depot that had the caps to cap off the sideswipe holes but again I went the fiberglassing route. The boat I miss the most was my SV230 with both switchblade and bennett tab. I really wish I still had that boat. I see now that they even have a fresh air exhaust for boats with switchblades.
  7. Sideswipe exhaust question

    Ok it took me a while but I found the post on my install. This install actually was more work than the switchblade/bennet tab install I had done. http://www.centurioncrew.com/index.php/topic/3188-fresh-air-exhaust-install/?hl=%2Bfresh+%2Bair+%2Bexhaust
  8. Sideswipe exhaust question

    Sorry didn't see this thread. Emptied my in box. It is not an easy task but can be done. You will need to buy the muffler from Centurion as well as the hoses clamps and bell housing/flappers. You then have to get the specs to cut the holes in the exact spot in back of the boat from Centurion. The guy at the dealer I had do the work said the hole was hard to cut very thick. Cost of parts was about $900-$1000. I had the install done by a dealer of high performance boats in Bellevue Wa who is now out of business. It is hard to take the old sideswipe holes out. I bought gel color from Fineline and had them fiberglassed but I wanted them perfect. Consider leaving them in and getting the plugs I spoke of in my write up. You will not be able to put home made parts on you need to buy the factory ones. It did work perfectly. If you would like you can PM me. What you probably could do is call Shell at fineline and just have her duplicate my order for you. This is assuming you have the Black Scorpion 330hp motor. Mine was a 2008 SV240. http://www.centurioncrew.com/index.php/topic/6794-sideswipe-removal/ It appears the post regarding my install is older than the posts listed. You might ask the Admin to locate it for you. Probably was in 2009 or so.
  9. For this exact reason I always carried 2 telescoping boat hook poles. Several times I had to use them to push off from shore when the wind blew me into the rocks. Cheap insurance in my opinion. I also used them to push off other boats that were drifting into me. Atwood and west marine make them about 30 bucks.
  10. Are you towing boat with lead or heavy weight on the left side
  11. Stress cracks?

    I suspect no pics because no work. I am hoping for your sake it gets done soon but in all reality I suspect it won't be ready till Sept. Do you really want to rush something as important as a gel coat?
  12. Stress cracks?

    I think you still need to remember that you are getting out of warranty repairs that the factory is not in any way obligated to do. You really should have done the paperwork to transfer the hull warranty to you at time of sale and you would have had a stronger position in requesting repairs. The repairs you are getting now are probably getting worked in between new boat construction/delivery. Likely you will need to write off this boating season and look forward to next year. Hopefully you will get a great looking boat to use for years to come. At this point in my opinion you have zero legal position so I would recommend you try honey instead of vinegar. Might try to mend some fences too. I would highly recommend you drive down there and see for yourself what's up.
  13. Board upgrade : Surf vs skim

    Sold the board.
  14. Board upgrade : Surf vs skim

    Not sure if you are interested but I am selling my Flyboy on Craigslist just listed it last night. I am in Seattle if you have any friends that want to check it out. http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/spo/3897541639.html
  15. What kind of riding are you doing with it? What are you pulling from the top of the tower?
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