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Hein last won the day on October 4 2018

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About Hein

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  • Birthday 02/01/1960

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    wakesurfing, kitesurfing, skiing, biking, swimming, product development, CAD/CNC, Sprinter (and other) van conversions.

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    Centurion Enzo SV230

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  1. Below is a photo of the rear and under seat bags. Same on the other side. They are custom. I can dig up a dimensional drawing if you like. The notch in the bottom is so the bag can go over a cover I made for the sideswipe tubes and valves. Bow bag is Sumo 500lbs V-shape but we probably fill it to about 400 before it starts lifting the seat cushions. Crew of usually 3 sits on surf side. We have a 200lbs bag we put on the seat if light on crew. All the best, Hein
  2. We run all bags full and a suck wedge on the opposite side just ahead of the sideswipe port. no lead. Low and level with rub rail at rear corners are just above the water. Bow bag helps keep the boat more level front to back which seems more efficient through the water. Less rpm needed.
  3. Thanks for the tips, Infinity. I double bag with paper towels but then have trouble grabbing the filter to spin it off. It get's quite slippery inside the bags and I always manage to spill a little oil. Emptying the vacuum tank into the milk jugs is nice. For the transmission, I have a case of RP Max ATF which is compatible with Dexron III so will use that. Also ordered a check valves for the 1" fill line running to the bow bag. Searched for an hour trying to find some that are more affordable than the ones ballast bag folks sell. Whale makes some that appear good but decided on these instead: https://www.ebay.com/itm/TRUDESIGN-One-Way-Hose-Connector-Non-return-Valve-1-25mm/142477839142 Will report how they look and work when I receive them. (guess I got the last ones from that seller) All the best, Hein
  4. We never had any problems draining with the stock setup in our '08 Enzo. We have since upgraded to bags and do see a trickle out of the surf side vents. We just check and top off as needed between sessions. We also have a bow bag on a separate pump which has started draining back through the fill pump. I need to check the impeller and probably add a check valve after the pump. The bag is quite a bit higher than the pump while surfing which places more back pressure on the pump. All the best, Hein
  5. Happy New Year! To get ready for a fun 2019, I changed the oil in the boat. I use a vacuum pump and reservoir to suck the oil out. Then empty the reservoir into milk jugs. Happy to have the remote filter. I put a plastic bag over the filter and then remove it. Even then, it's tough not to get some spillage in the bilge. 409 to clean that up. Oil used is Royal Purple full synthetic 10W-40. Plan on changing the oil in the transmission (not v-drive gear box) this year. Anyone have an fluid recommendation? All the best, Hein Put up some more board racks while the oil was being sucked out. Can't have too many boards!
  6. I have and 08 SV230 and interested in adding some OEMish surf tabs. Could do some CAD work and have them water jetted.
  7. Thanks for your reply, Infinity. Appreciate your words of caution. There are a lot of foils around here with the windsports and SUP foiling. A number of pro level guys like our friend in the video. We have an LP carbon foil and Slingshot hoverglide foil but just haven't had the gumption to give it a go. I suffered a shoulder injury right after I bought the LP (not related) so figured I better wait until I got stronger before paying my dues on a foil. We picked up the hoverglide with a shorter mast to learn on. We also ride kites so learning behind the boat has added benefit going forward. After seeing this guy we are all totally committed to foiling next season. We might get out a few more times but days are getting shorter/cooler so will dedicate T.O.W. to wakesurfing. All the best, Hein
  8. There are two relays under the dash that control the pumps and valves. There are some diodes attached to the terminals. I'd start looking there. If there are shorts or stuck pumps then that could create a temporary voltage drop that could effect the gauges.
  9. We had a foil rider join us during our last sessions. He was towed in by the PWC and then rode our wave.
  10. We had a ballast drain pump fail so needed to empty our tank with our backup pump connected to the vent lines. That took some fiddling at the dock. As we drained the tank the boat came up in the water and the cowl bumped the bottom of the dock wrapper. It broke the cowl which is weak enough to not cause any damage to the boat. So I ordered and new 3D printed cowl which arrived in a few days. Back on the water within the week!
  11. Believe your boat has 4 tanks, two fill pumps, four drain pumps and 4 sprinkler valves at the back to control which tank is being filled. My guess is that you might have bad sprinkler valves or a pump that is stuck. Can you hear them run? We have an 08 Enzo and replaced the tanks with 4 bags and removed the sprinkler valves. (ended up reusing one so I could share on fill pump for both under seat bags). You may want to consider replacing the hard tanks with enzo bags and eliminating the sprinkler valves. You can use the existing fill pumps to both fill and drain. -Although we retained the drain pumps for our system. We used the existing wiring and switches. You are welcome to come look at our boat and perhaps some of the wiring is the same. We are in Hood River, OR and own a van up-fit supplies company. My contact info is at DIYvan.com Here's a thread our our boat projects: http://www.centurioncrew.com/index.php?/forums/topic/11066-2008-enzo-sv230-projects/ All the best, Hein
  12. My cowl just covers the sideswipe port. You could definitely also put a silencer (I like the ggb inserts) inside the hose.
  13. Put the covers back on and wrapped/glued the cut off end of a wetsuit sleeve over the top of the guide for further protection and to keep the covers from sliding down. 3M 90 adhesive: Previously added these collars (photo below) so the tubes won't jamb against the welded on bumps. That keeps the tubes from bobbing up. We will make more of these and will list on our ebay store. It's just a snug fitting ring CNC'd out of plastic. All done. Thanks for following along. We do stock the Minicell foam if you can't find it locally. I have some extra ABS pipe so willing to make some of these tube covers for those who would rather buy than DIY. All the best, Hein DIYvan.com 54l 49O 5O98
  14. Got a little off kilter when loading the boat on the trailer and snapped one of the guide pole tubes inside the covers. I had previously recovered them with better cushion material so no damage to the boat but had to make a new guide tube. I purchased some new 2" ID ABS pipe and proceeded to cover it with 3/8" thick 2lb. density mini-cell closed cell foam which we also use under plywood floor in vans. Great material for this purpose as well. Photo below is of the old broken tube and some of the materials for making new one. Sprayed ABS tube and mini-cell with 3M 90 contact cement and then wrapped it. The bevel cut edge will let me overlap the end later. more spray glue for the overlap. overlap. Below. Carefully trim excess. Will sand smooth later. making some foam end caps. 2 layers for good protection and this also seals the ends so the tubes will trap air and bob up when the trailer goes into the water. This is important. 2nd layer of foam foam cover trued and cleaned up with some 80 grit: Top end wrapped with some heavy tape for added protection. When things go wrong this is what the hull hits so extra protection here is vital. Ready to go out to the barn, put the cover sleeves back on and install the new guide tube over the steel tubes.
  15. August fun. Alex (soon to be my son-in-law) scoring a 360 on the smokey Columbia. Notice how he doesn't "claim it". Chill dude, Alex.

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