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Timr71

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    Centurion Falcon
  1. The three best places I've found for parts are: 1. Discount Inboard Marine: https://www.skidim.com/ 2. Great Lakes Skipper: https://www.greatlakesskipper.com/ 3. Ski Boat Parts Online: https://www.skiboatpartsonline.com/index.php The real trick to finding what you need is figuring out what will work on your boat off of other tournament ski boats of the era. That will include Mastercrafts, Natiques, Supras, Supremes, Ski Brendellas, American Skiers, and so forth. The drive trains and most of the underwater hardward were the same. I was recently talking to Ron at Ski Boat parts online and he said there was a lot of similarity among the boats built in Tennessee, but things got more difficult to match up when it came to the west coast boats, like your ski Centurion. Good luck and post questions here. We'll do what we can to help. Also some of the other brand boards, where there's lots of guys who've worked on older boats will be helpful too...if you ask nicely.
  2. Great looking boat...mine is essentially the same. I would say that idle RPM is 600 - 750 and it drops about 150 RPM when I drop it into drive and when I do it's buttery smooth. My does have a bit of a clunk when going into reverse, but it's not concerning...yet. Could be your damper plate or you may need a transmission rebuild.
  3. Color me jealous of your Carbon Pro ownership. Never had a chance to ski behind one, but hear it's the $hit! Pics please? BTW, nice post answer all of the questions with details.
  4. As long as it fits, I don't think there's a wrong one. If you don't like it, you can send it back and pick the other. Best of luck. Your boat is sharp. Mine is opposite colored.
  5. My cousin purchased the kit that we put on my 1993 Falcon when we were doing the restore a couple of years ago. I sent him a text to see if he could recall which one he purchased. He has not responded yet, but I think I've found the link to one that looks like what we put on my boat. You just need to make sure that the measurements match up. Here's the link: Rub Rail Kit
  6. Your wake should start to flatten out at any speed greater than 28 mph. What rope length are you using? You should be starting at 15 off...that's 60 feet. That should put you beyond the rooster tail. Are you running the stock prop? If yes, a new CNC nibral prop like the ACME 541 will reduce the rooster tail. Contact either ACME and/or Eric at OJ props for assistance with selecting the correct prop for your activity. Also, try to get the back of the boat out of the water...meaning, experiment with less gas in the tank and see what effect that reduction in weight might have. Consequently, you might try putting 80 - 100 pounds in the bow of your boat to see if that causes the nose to rotate down a bit and get the back of the boat to run a little lighter. Does your wake look like this:
  7. You should be seeing 44-4500 rpms. These boats have a 1:1 transmission and you should get approx. 1 mph per 100 rpm. Good luck.
  8. 1999 elite models?

    My cousin has a 1996 Falcon sport that he ordered direct from the factory. So basically, he explained to me the build process and from that I gleaned that many of these boats are more "custom" than standard. They're all hand built and therefore many of the parts like the back seat are not interchangeable. Also, dealers or the customer were able to make requests about how they wanted the boat configured so basically every option/feature was available even within the pre-configured build packages. Makes it difficult to determine any amount of uniformity amongst models and years. In theory you could've said, I'd like an Elite bowrider, but I like the shape of the Falcon wind shield so can I get the Falcon windshield instead of the rounded one? And they'd be like, Yep. And then you'd have a one off franken boat.
  9. That is a nice looking boat! Let me see if I can sorta answer some of your questions: 1. Best guess on factory top speed would be in the 43-44 mph range, maybe 45. With a different prop you could probably get near to 50 mph, but you'd be giving up low end pulling power that tournament ski boats are known for. 2. Two speedos goes back to it's tournament ski towing roots. The speedos are notorious for going out, getting something clogged in the pick ups. So, there's two so hopefully at least one will keep working. I have one not working in my boat now. For speed though, load a GPS app to your phone and use that to see how fast your boat is going actually. The speedos tend to not be calibrated correctly too. 3. Factory prop size, I believe was 12 x 12 3 blade. On a 1 inch diameter shaft. I just replaced my prop with an ACME 541. That's the preferred replacement for slalom skiing. Do some google searching on props. The best prop for you will depend on what you intend to primarily use the boat for. Good luck!
  10. I replaced the captains seat in my Falcon. Most ski boats don't have pedestal style seating. What you need to get your new seat into your boat is a seat slider that mounts to the current platform. Something like this: Great Lakes Skipper seat slider Post some pics. If your boat has the plastic base like mine, this is pretty east to do. I cleaned up my base and then spray painted it black to make it look new again. Underneath, I cut a piece of plywood as an insert to add rigidity. I painted the plywood piece with some house paint just to give it some water protection even though water should NOT be in the seat base. Then I mounted the slider to the base and then put the new seat on the slider.
  11. Hi Hud, Nice looking Falcon. Glad you got it running good again. As to your question the NADA boat guide says that a 1991 Falcon weighs 2500 lbs. Your single axle trailer doesn't weigh 1000 lbs for sure. Maybe 750ish. Keep in mind that your boat has about a 25 gallon gas tank and so that'll add another 175 lbs when it's full. I think you'll be fine, just don't overload the boat (or the vehicle) with other heavy stuff. Enjoy the boat, looks great! I see some classic wood skis in there. -Tim
  12. Also, join us in the Falcon and Tru-Trac thread if you have more questions or things to share with the "older" boat owners. Tru-Trac & Falcon Thread
  13. Wow! That's a great looking boat. I have a '93 Falcon open bow. I've only ever seen the V-Drive in the brochures. Which, I think I have by the way. Shoot me a PM with your email address and I'll send them to you. And yes, I can confirm that all Falcons from 1994 came equipped with a 25 gallon tank. (or so says the brochure.)
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