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ReSession

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About ReSession

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    Boot Juicer
  • Birthday 11/16/1977

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    ddcgreg
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    https://www.facebook.com/NewEnglandWakesurfAssociation

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    Burlington, Vermont

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    Centurion Enzo 233

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  1. Stabil in fuel?

    Dang, sorry about that - maybe I need to pay my dues? It's 4'9" and I'm in Burlington, VT - 05408 is the zip I'd ship from!
  2. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Selling this ShredStixx Hazen Pro model with custom carbon fiber rails and stringer - thruster fin setup. Originally purchase for $1200, still in near new condition. Price does not include shipping.

    $400.00

  3. Inland Surfer KF Skimboard

    THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    I’m selling this barely used KF Pro Skim - I just never ride skim and this board is in excellent condition, no nicks or nose/edge shots. Price does not include shipping (you will need to)

    $300.00

  4. Interesting - I used to have a Samson one mounted from my Illusion tower on my on my V226 but this tower is even further back so I didn't think there were any options for tower-mounted mirrors on the Aegis. I'd definitely be interested in checking it out! I've had this boat for 4 years and never needed a mirror (Vermont authorities could care less if there's anyone else in the boat with you while surfing...or let alone having hull numbers or current registration! ) but now that I'm opening a wakesurf school this summer, I purchased a BBTalkin' 2-way waterproof communication system that work great for coaching (we used them at the Hi5 Wakesurf Campl in Costa Rica I went to last week!) since there will be times where I'm both the driver and instructor and a mirror is going to be key for this application. I sit on the bolster as well and don't like the idea of anything right off the top of the windshield so I'm open to suggestions!
  5. Reviving this thread as I'm in the market for a new mirror (I have the Aegis tower) and looking at the new Roswell mirror mount combo...curious if anyone has purchased one and your thoughts? https://www.roswellmarine.com/product/mirror-mount-combo/
  6. Hull Blisters on fs33

    You can talk to LOTS of people about gel coat blistering and you'll get just about as many reasons as to why it happened...If you talk to a fiberglass guy about it, they'll tell you that it's a manufacturing defect. I've heard them claim this happens during the process of clearing their gel coat spray lines (flush with water, followed by high-pressure air) and that if any water remains in the lines, there's going to be gel coat issues. But when it only happens to the sections that come in contact with your boat, that theory seems to fly out the window! In my opinion, there has to be an issue with the gel coat manufacturing when this happens. WHY ON EARTH WOULD A BOAT BLISTER IN WATER WHEN IT IS MEANT/BUILT TO BE IN WATER??!! Personally, I think the whole water PH theory is goofy, because that would mean you'd hear about everyone's boats developing blisters on your same lake no matter the manufacturer. Every dealer would be recommending you bottom-paint your boat if the water was crap, right? Does Mineral Lake have more than your average amount of minerals in it? You're already hearing from other Centurion owners that moor their boats without touching it and no blisters...why is that? You can literally have two of the exact same boats moored on the SAME lake, and one will have no issues and the other will develop gel coat blisters (if there's an issue with the gel coat spray process). See if you can find any other Centurion owners on your lake experiencing the same thing to help build your case. Your boat is covered by a 5 year hull warranty, contact your dealer and work with Centurion to rectify the situation Also, once you get the gel coat blisters fixed, make sure to replace those carpeted lift bunks with rubber ones to avoid dealing with this in the future! I had read about guys having blisters under their carpeted bunks in the past so I made sure when searching for lifts, I went with Sunstream that used rubber bunks.
  7. Guys, Thanks for your responses - definitely cannot wait to get this school going (especially since it's a balmy 1º outside as I type this, overlooking a half-frozen bay!). It will be interesting to see what type of action we'll get, but I'm betting we'll attract enough attention to stay busy a few days out of the week? I want to get some brochures to put in the local hotels "What to do when you're here" section, along with tap into some local business partnerships (there's a big paddleboard retailer that comes to mind). I've been checking out various surf school sites, using http://boardersmag.com/articles/top-wakesurf-school-in-the-usa as a guide. Then I started to find some closer schools like http://www.adkwaterski.com (2.5 hours south on Lake George), http://www.lakelifelessons.com (3 hours southeast on Lake Winnipesaukee) and said "OK, if they can run a surf school in this same climate but still far enough away that I won't have to compete with them, I'm making this happen!" >>> as far as the garage height goes, sounds like my best bet is changing from 2 smaller bays to one larger bay (9' is going to be my max height, otherwise it will begin to interfere with the ceiling height on the second floor, compacting it to 7', OR flattening my roof pitch in a very snowy area which isn't going to happen!). @Cdifranco - you got it my man!
  8. Right on, that’s an easy solution going with one 18’ wide door vs two 8’ wide doors. I failed to mention that I’ll only be parking it in the garage for the winter, but I don’t want to find out it’s not wide enough when I have the option to choose now.
  9. Hey guys, I've been away for awhile (herniated a disc in my lower back in the spring which put me down all summer) but was able to get out surfing a half-dozen times in September! In any case, I've been working on putting together a new wakesurf school in Vermont for the 2018 season since it's my passion and love to teach others and turn them on to the sport! I started Wakesurf Vermont LLC, secured an insurance policy through SportsInsurance.com (including waiver), been working on building out my site and social media presence (feel free to check out www.wakesurfvt.com, still in-the-works) , and about halfway through getting my captain's license through Mariners Learning System online module. Legally, this will allow me to take up to 6 paying passengers on my personal boat. I also completed the USA Waterski Level 1 Instructor certification, Red Cross CPR certification and passed TSA's background check. With all of that going on, I also have building and septic permit applications submitted to build a 2-car oversized garage (24' wide x 36' long by 25' high). My plan is to market the "Wakesurf Vermont" experience and draw tourists and guests to my lake house location to offer them wakesurf lessons, weekly lodging (including optional dock space if they have pleasure boat), lake tours (for those windier days), boat/gear consultation and other local entertainment options. I'll be advertising through Air BnB plus Facebook and Instagram. I've opted for two 9'x9' doors, which is about as high as I can go without affecting the roof pitch - you can check out a pic of the plans @ https://wakesurfvt.com/air-bnb/. My question for those that park their boats in a garage, am I going to have any issues with getting my boat in through this door (other than having to put down the tower, which I'm guessing I'll need to do)? I have the Aegis tower on my 2014 SV233, but not sure how tall it is up? One other question...If I upgrade to an FI23 or Ri237, will these door dimensions still work? Looking for any feedback you may have in regards to my master plan, too! There's plenty of tourists in Vermont and nowhere in the state (or within 2+ hours) can you find someone willing to take you out on the lake and teach you how to wakesurf, so I figure for around $125/hour, I'll be happy to be that guy
  10. Guys, I have a buddy looking to pick up a 2017 Ri237 and wanted to get the crew's opinion...my head is stuck thinking that this is a bigger boat than his current one, yet going to get a boat considerably bigger/heavier with the same size engine that's in my 233. I understand that the transmission was geared differently, but can any 237 owners out there comment on the plus/negatives to going with the Gen 5 (versus a bigger engine)? My guess is there's got to be a loss of top speed...thought I read around 32-34 mph? One thing I read/heard was that the 237's don't travel in a straight line if you let go of the steering wheel (whereas I can literally take my hands off the wheel with a surfer behind me and never have to touch it). Is this true? Also, what's up with the prop change? Were there issues with the 2017's? Last question is...did you guys have any warranty issues with your 237's that you needed to have fixed? This dealer is several states away (closest is in NH, but he's looking in Georgia). I just want to help him get the right boat when spending this type of dough!
  11. Guys, I have a buddy looking to pick up a 2017 Ri237 and wanted to get the crew's opinion...my head is stuck thinking that this is a bigger boat than his current one, yet going to get a boat considerably bigger/heavier with the same size engine that's in my 233. I understand that the transmission was geared differently, but can any 237 owners out there comment on the plus/negatives to going with the Gen 5 (versus a bigger engine)? My guess is there's got to be a loss of top speed...thought I read around 32-34 mph? Also, what's up with the prop change? Were there issues with the 2017's? Last question is...did you guys have any warranty issues with your 237's that you needed to have fixed? This dealer is several states away (closest is in NH, but he's looking in Georgia). I just want to help him get the right boat when spending this type of dough!
  12. After having some boat lift challenges in the lower water depths, my dealer arranged for me to take my boat to get it weighed at the local concrete factory to determine if we have a lift warranty issue (which it appears we do!) - my Sunstream lift is rated at 8000 lbs at 4' lift and 7000 lbs at 5' max lift level, I even upgraded to the bigger model for when I upgrade my 2014 SV233. Centurion's site states 4600 lbs dry weight...today I weighed the trailer separate, trailer + tow rig, and then weighed everything together! With my SV233 fully gassed up and all my gear plus a few boards, it tipped the scales at 5680 lbs. The trailer adds another 1300 lbs, total tow weight = 6920 lbs I'm curious to see how Sunstream will respond?
  13. No good deed goes unpunished

    Toss it in rice or take it to Staples and have them dry it out for you...it'll come back to life!
  14. Malibu sinks at launch in high winds

    Having riders upfront was a mistake since these Malibus already ride super low. Wind can whip up in an instant and change the game real quick! Staying under power and heading into the waves, throttling up to keep your nose up is the best move here. When you turn under power, you expose your gunwales to the waves...especially in the trough. There was no need to be pulling power turns...that likely dipped the nose under a roller and it was all over. No thought to have life jackets on...seems like inexperience was the biggest factor here! I have the coast guard's number programmed in my phone...if I'm in a major issue, I'm calling them first! Weather tip >>> weather.com has an awesome future forecast map to show you approaching storms up to six hours out. I always use this to see when/where they're hitting.
  15. Fi rumors

    Ok, I'll share some info from my dealer re: cost since I'm likely upgrading '...the new Fi, well equipped with all ballast options, racks, Bimini, quick surf, metal flake gel upgrades, Etc will retail in the upper 90's. If you do the downfire system that will push it over 100k...' Said it surfs better than the FS, burns less gas and comes standard with the 6.0 409hp too
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