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Packrat last won the day on August 2 2013

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    Centurion Enzo SV230

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  1. Boat shipping/transporting

    I recently had a 2008 23ft Enzo shipped from Seattle to Las Vegas. The going rate is about $2 a mile. I got it for $1 a mile as the guy with his Ford diesel 350 had just dropped off a Fifth Wheel in Tacoma at an RV dealership and was returning home to Las Vegas. You might try hitting up RV dealers in Michigan to see if they might have a driver who is heading home westbound with empty load. I had a net protecting my bow but I got some rock chips on the rear side of my boat due to a gravel road repair and some stupid semi driver passed on the left of road construction. I did have a very heavy sewlong type cover and shrink wrapped it too. I also demanded the driver leave the tower up. You can put the tower down but you must be very careful it’s protected from rubbing on the upholstery or boat fiberglass. I found too many flakes on uship who didn’t have insurance. You might hit up other dealers in Michigan perhaps Malibu dealers to see if they have any independent drivers. Also make sure you have a spare tire to go with the boat. Good time to get a matching one anyway.
  2. Can anyone tell me if it's best to put check valves on both the fill and drain sides of factory ballast system on a 2008 SV230 Enzo? Been out of the game for a while. Mine has the factory sprinkler valves as well as an extra ballast puppy with green impeller.
  3. Also if you want to get every drop of water out of the sack just take a wet dry shop vac to the vent hole to get the sac's like raisins.
  4. Not sure if you have tried this but in Colorado you can get Ethanol Free Gas which does perform better as well as keeps your fuel lines clear. Just go to pure-gas.org to find where you can buy the gas and they do have 91 octane.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Are you towing boat with lead or heavy weight on the left side
  15. 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?

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