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DarksideR last won the day on August 14 2021

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About DarksideR

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    pronunciation: dark.side.er SHAKA!!
  • Birthday 08/20/1975

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    Maple Ridge, BC, CANADA
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    Centurion Enzo FS33

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  1. '09 Elite V C4: Best surf setup

    Yeah man. That shaper is WAY too aggressive! Closer to 45degree works much better. Glad to hear you’re having some luck with the wave
  2. Close but no cigar... You are correct, what your wife did, I've done dozens of times. There should be a failsafe when you power up the boat that closes the Ramfill gates... I know I have to hit "open" even though they say open already before I can close them in that scenario. I do use that gravity fill trick as well! No need for overfilling the rams to make sure the tanks are full! On to the current issue of the newly installed valves. H, I did try all of that and more and nothing worked. So I called Fineline to ask for assistance. The guy tells me that the valves must be wired backward from the factory. So he says, " just pull the wires out of the adaptor/plug and flip them "... So I ask, " they'll just push right back into the plug "? He says " yep "... well....... they didn't! So I try to take the plug apart to see if I can McGuyver it. No dice. Go to the auto parts store to get a new one. Plug, pins, and specialty crimping tool comes to well over $100... not doing that! LOL. Then it dons on me that I have 3 broken Valterra valves just sitting there with perfectly good plugs attached! A little snip, crimp, and heat gun later and I'm all good! LOL. All valves working properly now! No more shutting the boat off and running to the back and diving into the engine bay to close the drain valve! Burnt my arm 3 times over the last month! LOL. Worth it though!
  3. September 2018 Ride Pics

    Great pics Rhunt! Looks like a whole lot o' fun!!
  4. July pic video thread

    Thanks fellas! Looking forward to seeing what you got for us this winter Nick! I'll post some stuff throughout the winter as well, but it'll be alot of drysuits and boots riding... which is pretty sucky! LOL
  5. You’d have to be some kind of “touched” individual to go from a Centurion to a Mastercraft ... lol
  6. July pic video thread

    No August or September Pic and Video thread...? Shame on you guys! I just whipped together an edit from my ride last week and wanted to share it with y'all! I know I've been away from here for quite some time, but I still love the Crew! Hope everyone had a great summer!
  7. Ri237 vs Tige zx3

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh... are you being serious?? Two friends of mine each own those two boats... They surf together ALL the time. Over a two year span, the Ri237 had 400hours. The ZX3 had less than 100hours... think they both had similar waves? And they tried all kinds of added lead and displacement.
  8. My boat was constantly dumping water out of the bilge port when I was surfing. Ended up being the bow bag had a 3" long cut in it. It was obvious to me that it was caused by a razorblade... purhaps when cutting open the box it came in...? I notified my dealer, who "used to " take very good care of me. They told me Centurion doesn't cover damaged ballast bags. I'm 90% sure that was the dealer not wanting to deal with it. So I glued and ducktaped the crap out of it and slowed the leak. Maybe that was the same issue with this guys boat??? Sure we'll never know.
  9. Thanks infinity!! I used to religiously spray my old valves on my fx22 with a graphite spray. But I’ve never had any issues with my new boat until now. And as far as the drain gate goes, it’s now too late. Lol. I will try to find that wd40 you mentioned. Thank you very much. ‘I’ve been talking to Wizard Lake Marine about a new RI237 for a while and I mentioned my issue to them. They are trying to get my valves replaced ASAP, but even more incredible, they may loan me a used RI237 to be able to practice before worlds! Talk about a great dealer! Why can’t more dealers put their customers needs first?
  10. What Infinity said... Plus, I always just hit open and wait a second or two, then hit close. I am sure there is nothing wrong with your gates. That being said... I have an issue with my gates, so I'm going to hijack this thread! A few weeks ago, my fill gates both jammed up when I took in out of trailer mode. Both of the metal T handles snapped off. I took the valves out to check them out and see if I could maybe lubricate them. They were both in decent condition, but the rubber gaskets between the valve and the piping were worn/torn. So I assumed this was causing some binding. After reassembly, they worked okay, but not great. But then the next time out, they were incredibly hard to open again. Then to top it all off, just two days ago, the starboard drain valve failed on me in a different way. The handle and rod pulled right out of the valve assembly! So I was stuck with full ramfill tanks going back to the dock and onto my boat trailer! Super fun. If you want a laugh, go check out my instagram page @thatfnbastrd_steve to see me pumping the brakes on my truck and ejecting 5 gallons of water out the side vent holes at passing cars! Anyone else have this issue? Does anyone lubricate their vlaves? With what?
  11. You hit the nail on the head right there. It's from that gap. Just needs to be bent up a hair more. Also, a suckgate type device solves almost all issues with clean waves on either side! But it makes the wave wrap around behind you instead of going straight back.
  12. The only way this could be possible is if someone switched either the hoses, or the actual switches just to mess with you! The wires go directly from the switch to the pump on the older boats.
  13. Hey! Sorry for the late reply. Been busy with the board company and haven't had alot of time to check with the Crew. I had talked to Larry sometime in the middle of the summer about making me a new FAE. Then about a month later I sent him another email asking if it was being made and if I needed to ship the original back first... no response. Another two weeks later I emailed again... no response. So, I do not endorse his product and now I have to resort to having a machine shop hack it up to try to make it work myself. The mudflap thing I strapped to it does the trick, but looks god awful, so I'm trying to do away with that. On another note. The silent stinger does an ok job at reducing fumes and noise, but the way they have it allowing exhaust to exit the trailing edge of the plate kinda defeats the purpose. On really cold days we still get the "white cloud" coming at you on my buddies Ri and Fi's. cheers fellas!

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