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    Centurion Ri257

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  1. Fi23 - Bent my prop

    I have the 2829 prop on my 257. 16x15 with .075 cup, I also run 1000 lead. It generally does okay. Have thought about getting the 16x13 prop , but havent.
  2. FI25 finally on the water

    What was your speed? Looks great!!(also the wave!)
  3. Table for RI257

    I didnt get a table with mine..
  4. Fi 23 vs xt22

    I dont know about the fi personally, but on my ri 257 with 1000 lead, I have not hydrolocked ever. My swim platform is 6 inches underwater. I generally dump ramfill before we take a swim break or tie up, and leave pnp full. One time, we floated for an hour with 4 of us on the back of the boat fully ballasted(I forgot to empty ramfill), no probs. I also have a buddy with a fi23 he put a lot of lead in the transom, and his swim platform was prolly 12in under water(he said). It did hydrolock. He pulled the plugs cranked it over to pump out the water, then put the plugs back in and it started. He then went on to finish the day, no probs. Doing what the dealer says is no probs. It takes 60 sec or so to empty ramfill. That is our 'rule'
  5. Ri Series recommendations

    I have a '17 257 and highly recommend it. If you go that route, get all the ballast options, including the front sack and rear transom. I have also put 1000 lead in under the rear seats. We typically have a small crew, 2-4. The wave is massive. See short vid. Me surfing, wife and daughter in the boat. With lead. When the transoms bag is full, I dont think you can fit boards back there, never tried tho. I know you can fit them in if the rear transom bag is empty. I dont use CATS much, but would prolly always order with it.
  6. Wonder if I need to lube my ramfill gates on my 17 257..(??)thinking prolly do..
  7. As in "touched in the head"?
  8. Winterizing RI boats

    Yep they are iridium. Also pcm has an impeller for 60, and Kelly, I think, has one for 35. Will prolly go with kelly.
  9. Winterizing RI boats

    Thanks for the replies. Found the sparkplugs on Amazon for $6 ea. Do you use the PCM branded plugs, or the automotive 41-114 plugs. On pcm website they are about 15/ea. Thanks
  10. Winterizing RI boats

    Yeah I will start buying the stuff I need. Do you all get your filters, plugs, etc from your dealer? or online somewhere. Thanks for all your help.
  11. Winterizing RI boats

    I dont know where the 2nd plug is. A while back, I looked in all the access hatches and couldn't find it. I guess I will crawl under the trailer and find it that way. Thanks! Also I will run a fake lake and fog the engine. Do you guys do that? I dont do that on cars tho.
  12. I know you dont want a 2500 diesel, but they can tow anything and I get 17+ commuting thru hills and have clocked 22 going to the lake, it was flatter. All hand calcd. I have a 200hp time which I always run, even when towing the 257. I have a13Ram, my wide has a 18 Dmax and her normal driving says 19.5 to 20. We have 800m trip on a month and will take her truck and I will hand calc the mpg....well my 2c.
  13. Winterizing RI boats

    Thanks guys I downloaded the pcm manual, it looks like what you said @wheels. I will also change the spark plugs and oil and impeller and whatever else they reccomend in the manual. I think the divider between the transom and engine compartment can be removed to better gain access (??). Also do we have to do anything to the bags and hard tanks? My dealer also dumps some antifreeze in the hull since there is always some water in there. Sounds like a good idea. I will keep the battery tender plugged in. Any other thoughts?
  14. I am thinking about winterizing my '17 257 myself this year. Has anybody done this yet themselves? I have my shop built so I can work on it at home as opposed to trying to do it at the lake with limited tools/time. I am going to check a service manual and talk to my dealer also. Besides saving some coin, I will save hauling it 200 miles ea way, and having to make a hard call on when my season is over. Thanks!
  15. I am thinking about winterizing my '17 257 myself this year. Has anybody done this yet themselves? I have my shop built so I can work on it at home as opposed to trying to do it at the lake with limited tools/time. I am going to check a service manual and talk to my dealer also. Besides saving some coin, I will save hauling it 200 miles ea way, and having to make a hard call on when my season is over. Thanks!
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