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  1. Anyone tried a hydrofoil on wakesurf board or wakeboard? Anyone built their own?
  2. Anyone tried a hydrofoil on wakesurf board or wakeboard? Anyone built their own?
  3. Late to the party here but has anyone tried the underwater lights in murky water? The river I live on is not very clear. Also, has anyone added LED's that make it comfortable to sit and eat out on the water? I installed the blue LEDs for the courtesy lights but both the original and blue are harsh when you are just sitting around late at night. Looking for an install of all indirect lighting that gives enough light to see what you are doing but not have any LED's able to be seen directly. I have blue strip lights to surround the cupholder/speaker area in my 2008 enzo but I don't think that will be enough. Thinking about strip lights underneath the seat cushions and individual cupholder rings/LEDs in the bottom.
  4. 2007 CENTURION ENZO SV216

    I bought a 2008 Enzo SV230 a few years ago and absolutely love it. It has an enzo sac on the port side and puts out a really great wave in only 10' of water. I looked for about a year before landing on Centurion and the Enzo series but have had had 0 problems with the boat. My only issue is the people that live on the river complaining about the wave that hits their seawalls. I highly recommend this boat as one of the best bang for your buck boats out there. Also, keep in mind that boats are not like cars in that a 10 year old boat is risky. Most owners baby them and you can tell a lot about the quality of the boat from the hours and condition of the interior.
  5. I have a 2008 Enzo SV230 with the skylon double up tower. Boat came with the Sony head unit with built in amp powering the in boat speakers and a remote mounted on the driver console. My first issue, whenever I hit a wave or small bounce (I am not slamming into wakes), everything turns off and comes back on. I am assuming loose connection somewhere but has anyone had this issue and solved it? #2 Just got a great deal on Roswell Vamp Pro Spin speakers and a Rockford Fosgate 5 Channel M600 Amp. Speakers have LED lights in them. My first thought was to install them to the sub channel but I have been thinking that might become very annoying. My second thought was to add a switch somewhere so I could choose always on or powered by sub. I will also be installing a secondary battery with Perko switch. I have been reading as much as I can on this set up but am a little confused on a few points. I would like to have volume control over in-boat and tower separately. I am on a very tight budget but I also don't want to waste money by buying cheap quality and having to replace in the next year or two. I got the 5 channel amp so that I could add a sub next year and hope to continue adding to the boat each year. Can anyone walk me through (treat me like an infant on this one) how to set this up? If there is a thread that already covers this, direction to that thread would work as well. Thank you in advance for all your help.
  6. Audio help for someone brand new

    Wylie. Thanks. That makes sense. I've read a lot of your posts recently and you have a ton of info on this site!
  7. Audio help for someone brand new

    Wylie. So should I completely disregard the built in amp in the head unit that is currently powering the in boat speakers? I was hoping that I could keep using that for now.
  8. Anyone have suggestions for wakesurf boards? I cannot find any good reviews (done by someone not trying to sell the board) and testing is extremely tough where I am. Looking for a board that fits in the hybrid category I think so we can carve, spin, air, etc. I have a couple other boards that are decent for the beginner group but all are pretty old. Are the $1000 boards worth it? I usually like to research the heck out of something before I purchase but I can't find many great places that have these reviews. I like being able to ride without having to pump the thing just to keep it going (fast board) and my water depth is 9-12 feet so the wave can wash out sometimes. Enzo sv230 with enzo sac, extra sac on seat, and people in the boat to get the rub rail in the water. Basically looking for what all of you love to ride and what to stay away from. Also, side note, anyone have a lead on the enzo surf vents that are not $400?
  9. Has anyone experimented with the drain plug lights? I really don't want to put holes in my boat if I don't have to so this seems like a good idea if it works. http://boatpluglight.com/products/brass-triple-head-2700-lumens
  10. What underwater lights did you go with? Do you have any pictures of them at night?
  11. I have a 2008 enzo sv230. Previous owner did the set up so I can't fully answer but I have ballast puppies that run in both directions. My set up is jabso ballast puppies mounted under the rear seats have their own dedicated switches that go forward and backward. The stock sprinkler system is not used. The switches that powered the stock sprinklers now power pumps that sit on the enzo sacs to speed up the empty process (only one direction). My plan this year is to have a manual switch for the starboard jabso to run to either the starboard or the port ballast since I use only the port ballast 90% of the time. It takes about 10 minutes to fill up which is fine since we use it to organize everyone, teach new guys the basics, or just listen to music (only downside is that everyone thinks we are broken down when they see the rear cover up for so long). Emptying is a little faster but I usually just idle until the water stops coming out of the side of the boat. Side note: With the flexible fins on the ballast puppies, they can get stuck if not used for a while (won't switch between forward and backward) if your wire gauge is too small as it won't carry enough current to "kick" them over. They key is to switch the pump to the opposite direction after you finish filling or emptying. I.E. After you finish filling tanks, switch it to reverse for just a second so the fins are oriented correctly when you are ready to empty and visa versa when you finish emptying. Before I learned this, I had to take these pumps apart while on the water to manually switch the fin direction and the screws holding the housing on are VERY easy to lose. Let me know if you want any more info as I am finally getting the boat out of storage this weekend (hopefully).
  12. Which Wakesurf Board?

    So my local shop has a phase 5 Oogle for $400. Anyone riding this board? The guy selling it rides it pretty regularly and loves it and he is about the same size as I am.
  13. Which Wakesurf Board?

    Thanks everyone for the great input. I am 6'4" and about 210. Had a problem in the past with smaller boards and sinking the board on a hard push. Definitely not a super advanced rider so this input is great. Is the flyboy going to hold me back from being able to do anything? I will probably fall into the trap of just getting a new board every year (never the indian's fault...always the arrow right?) but I have come across the big boy many times and it always seems like taller people seem to like it. Just for kicks, I think I will start down the custom road and see what those options are as well. Will pull the trigger in the next few days and let you all know how it goes.
  14. I need help from anyone that has tried this or has any ideas. I have a 2008 Centurion Enzo. I actually haven't even put it in the water yet but I had to put the tower down to get it in my garage. I will have to do this every time I put the boat away to fit in my lift. It seems as if I have to unscrew completely four knobs to allow the tower to fold. I know from experience that this is an accident waiting to happen and one of those knobs is going to be dropped and sink to the bottom of the river. Has anyone done any modifications for a quick release set up? I doubt it is possible since the holes are threaded and I don't want anything rattling while moving but I figured this would be the best place to ask. I will post pictures as soon as the boat is on the water and cleaned up. Thanks,
  15. Everyone, Will post pics this weekend. I live on a river that fluctuates between 10-15 feet where we surf. We can tell a huge difference when we hit a shallower spot. Right now, our standard setup is a 2008 Enzo with 3-4 people in the back of the boat with an enzo sac filled. I've tried adding bags on the seats but hate having ballast showing. I've read a lot about assymetrical plates but don't want to do anything that will affect the boat at all speeds as we like to wakeboard and slalom behind the boat as well. Starboard side still has stock, hard tank. Any advice for getting the wave better. It's certainly better than our 1997 MC with fat sacs but there are way too many great pictures and videos here of long waves with tons of push to not be jealous. Second question: what upgrades do you suggest: it has a tower (no speakers which I am OK with) and standard stereo system, PP, ballast puppy pump sac and extra small pumps to increase speed of emptying the ballast. The ballast takes about 10-15 minutes to fill completely. Fuel gauge is not working and the floor above the tank is screwed in (I can't believe they didn't use bolts!!!) so that is my next project to fix. I don't like the tower, takes at least 2 people and blocks the side of the boat for getting on and off at the lift. Lot's of info here but I am sure everyone can agree that as soon as you buy a boat, you want to make it absolutely perfect! Thanks in advance!
  16. shallow water surf set up

    I surf regular, port side.
  17. shallow water surf set up

    Thank you. I have not been able to figure this out. I do have the double up with bimini. Does the Evo fold flat?
  18. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I am looking to pick up a 2003-2008 boat for under 30k. Looking at all the major brands but keep coming back to Centurion. I am finding it extremely difficult to put together all the information for the models and what they are designed for (T5, Hurricane, Avalanche, Enzo, storm package, length, etc). My ideal boat has normal wear and tear, low hours on the engine, and solid reviews from current and past owners. I will be using this for 75% surfing, 15% cruising, and 10% boarding and skating. I was lucky enough to have an '06 Air Nautique new so I am familiar with what a high quality boat should look and sound like. I realize this is a broad topic (1/3 wanted ad, 1/3 history, and 1/3 recommendations) but I don't have any way to test these boats out where I live in northern Indiana. Thank you in advance for any suggestions or information, Paul
  19. Thank you to everyone that posted here. I looked at every brand and every year from 2000 to current and kept coming back to Centurion Avy C4 or the enzo. Finally decided to go with the Enzo. I will say that if anyone else is reading this in the same position I was in, everybody has something to knock about every brand. I have not found a single thread though that Centurion owners or people that had ridden behind Centurions were complaining about the wake of a Centurion Avalanche or Enzo. I am going to look through the threads now to see what type of lift and aftermarket goodies everyone is recommending. Thanks again and I will post pictures as soon as I officially have the boat.
  20. Kevin, Thank you for the info. That is exactly what I was looking for. Bigcatpt, Flyfish, thank you as well for your input. Does anyone know about the storm packages? Do they add any value to the boat or are they just speakers and lights? Thanks,

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