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About lovetosurf

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    Centurion Enzo FS33

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  1. FI 23 Surf settings

    Fantastic, great info, thanks for sharing!
  2. Purchasing an FI 23

    Fantastic looking wave! What surf settings (Speed, QS, Stinger, Cats) were you running?
  3. New FI23 or used RI237

    Joel, We went the same way. Here’s another option for your ballast bags: http://www.pop-products.com/our-products.html It’s the best price I’ve found for steel, only difference being that they’re 40lb bags vs 50lb bags and not as pretty as the wake ballast bags which doesn’t bother me since they’ll be out of site.
  4. New FI23 or used RI237

    That’s awesome, it’s crazy how different they perform closer to sea level. We surf between 4500ft - 6000ft out here but when we took the boat down to Lake Mead (around 1000ft) it felt like it was running a supercharger!
  5. New FI23 or used RI237

    Technically only .75 closer to the hull, I honestly haven’t measured the gap yet but it’s not close enough to worry about hull burn etc. It’s one of the first things I looked at on the Fi as we had a tough time with clearance on our FS33 when trying to run more aggressive props. Thankfully it’s not an issue on these new boats.
  6. New FI23 or used RI237

    Here’s a link to the prop if you want to give it a try (which I highly recommend if you’re at elevation). It’s the Acme 3145: https://www.wakemakers.com/acme-3145-propeller.html Again, only limiting factor with the 409 is the 1-1/8th shaft which just has fewer 16” props available compared to the 1-1/4 shafts, but the 16x13 is a champ!
  7. New FI23 or used RI237

    Nope, 16x13, that’s how we’re running them here in Utah, it’s a fantastic setup!
  8. New FI23 or used RI237

    Yup, no engine upgrade required. 16x13 is what we tested on the Fi23 out here in Utah, ran beautifully, surfed at barely 3200rpm on the 409! Only limiting factor on the 409 is the 1 1/8 shaft, when you step up to the 450 or H6 I believe it’s a 1 1/4 shaft which has a couple more prop options in 16” diameter like the 16x15 which was perfect on the H6 237 we tested.
  9. FS vs SV

    FS33 and 44 definitely do not have the same cabin space, the 44 is noticeably longer inside. The FS33 is still a great all round boat, storage space, freeboard, ride, wave etc... you can’t go wrong, especially if you can find a 16’ with the upgraded motors.
  10. CATS on the Fi23?

    Congrats & welcome! Coming from a 2015 FS33 I was all about CATS because of the dramatic effect it had on that boat. Things have changed with the new hulls, they are very well balanced and after demoing 2 Fi23’s and an ‘18 237, we confidentaly ordered ours without CATS. You've probably seen Boardco’s video on the Fi23’s crossover appeal: I got to demo that same boat about 30 minutes after they shot the video and was blown away with how clean the wakes and waves were without CATS. My opinion is that the new hulls just don’t need it anymore unless you’d really like that extra level of fine tuning. JMTC.
  11. New boat was delivered a week ago and we’re itching to go play. We live/boat local Utah lakes and typically visit Mead in late May, Powell in August and Mead again late October. Hoping someone can point us towards warmish water in April? I’m guessing AZ somewhere, any suggestions? We have tried Mead in early April but it was still way too cold. Thanks
  12. Fantastic, another great video, Cheers @BoardCo
  13. 👍🏽 Nice video comparison @Boardco, not suprising as the 2018 Ri’s and Fi’s we demoed were belarley pushing 3000rpm while surfing. Awesome Hull, awesome boats!
  14. Has anyone put some hours on the new black Gator step yet? Need some feed back on how hard it is to keep clean. Trying to decided between the Black/silver and Gray/Black Gator on a gray/White fi23, love the look of the black/silver GatorStep in the fi21 promo video just wonder if it’s much harder to keep looking good?

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