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thesasquatch posted a topic in Centurion Boats General DiscussionI wanted to get some opinions and possibly experience of others concerning my past year with an Ri257 (purchased June 2017 new from dealer). In general, I've really liked the layout and design of the boat. It wasn't hard to see, after only a short time, that the fit & finish wasn't quite up there with a couple other 'top brands'. However, in general, like the look, layout, driveability, wave, and other obvious traits of the Ri257. That said, this has been my experience. I'll just list the issues I've had here and keep it short and not offer my opinion at this point. It would really be great to hear what others on here would think and do at this point and what your experiences have been with YOUR Ri 237/257.. - Stereo - System not properly designed to handle the speaker output (too many speakers / ohm load issues). System would cut out until dealer paid for stereo shop to redesign amp connections - Pully wheel failure on serpentine belt-- belt came off while on the water. (Eventually heard it was a "common issue with pully bearings"). - Wouldn't start intermittently-- this eventually caused us to be stranded on the lake a far distance from marina. After months of troubleshooting (and me as the trial & error), found that main umbilical not crimped properly causing "arc'ing" and inability to start engine. [This one caused nearly an entire summer with low-confidence to go on the water and $ spent for nothing] - Sensor beeping constantly for (5+) boating sessions; dealer unable to figure it out-- even after replacing the sensor itself... -- Turned out to be exhaust temperature sensor alerting us for a reason! Exhaust manifold missing bolts from the factory. One year later, exhaust manifold came apart enough to burn through the manifold gasket and shutting the engine down (stranded on the lake again). And...The Last / Current Situation (August 2018)... - After spending another couple grand on AirBnB, fuel, food, and time off of work, after a few hours on the lake after repairing exhaust manifold gasket, started smelling strong fuel smell which only got stronger until it was obvious the entire bilge was filled with fuel. Long story short, fuel tank brackets had NO bolts in them from the factory(?) so the fuel tank (all 92 gallons of weight) slid back-- eventually making contact with the top of the drive shaft which drilled a hole through the tank = fuel pouring into the bottom of the boat. We made it back to the dock with the boat sputtering (most likely due to loss of fuel line pressure). We didn't realize how lucky we were. I'm sure the chances would be slim, but we were traveling on a bomb for 20 minutes or more to get to the dock. These have been the main issues (of course, coupled with several quality issues such as screws sticking-out, wires not properly tucked and in their proper channels along the trim, etc. The question I'm asking is, does anyone have an opinion on whether this would taint or skew your opinion and confidence in another Centurion boat? Has anyone else had these quality issues or is this just a "Friday Afternoon Build"? (I'll leave the result of my situation with the dealer out of this discussion for now in order to create an open response from others. Although, I will say that I feel I have been extremely patient, kind, and understanding throughout the entire adventure -- which I'm not sure I should have?) Thanks in advance for any (respectful / pragmatic) responses..
Making it known that we are here and taking the time to introduce ourselves. Lake Holiday Marina has carried both brands for just over a calendar year with several boats from both brands on the water being enjoyed by local and OOS customers and several boats/models from both Centurion and Supreme in-stock. We are a Full Service Marina and the largest supplier of Shore-station Lifts and Waterfront Equip. in Chicago-land and North-Central IL. Our primary Water-sports Contact is Shaun Fredrickson. Shaun graduated from Wyotech's Core and Advanced Marine Technology Programs with Honors, a 4.0GPA and additionally nominated and accepted into the National Technical Honors Society. During and after this time he was employed full time at Atlantic Marine in Port Orange, FL as an Apprentice Technician while receiving Certifications for Yamaha, Mercury, Tahatsu and AMTech Certs for both Carb. and EFI Personal Watercraft Largest Malibu/Axis Dealer in Chicagoland as the Secondary Inboard Tech Mastercraft Dealer as Lead Tech/Service Management Indmar/Ilmor Engines Certs New Yacht Rigging for Cruiser/Prestige Yachts Dealer Current; Towboat Sales, ProShop Management, Avid Wakesurfer and Wakeboarder LHM -Operations Manager email@example.com 320 Holiday Dr. Somonauk, IL 60552 815.498.2947 www.lakeholidaymarina.com
Houston Centurion posted a topic in News From Centurion Boats and Dealers!Effective 8/1/2014 All new Centurion and Supreme boats purchased at Tracker Boating Center in Houston, New Braunfels, Austin and Midland Texas now come with THREE YEARS scheduled maintenance and a $500 Bass Pro Shops gift card to purchase gear for your boat! Worry/Hassle free boating........ For more details call David in Houston @ 281-209-0900
lightning510 posted a topic in Centurion Boat Maintenance, Performance, TroubleshootingHello Crew! New to the forum and first time centurion boat owner. Trying to find out what suppose to be done on the 100hr service. I went to a couple of local shop for a quote on a 100 hr service and all was different with different prices. Starting to think i should just do the service myself and save some $$$. I have a 05 lightning with a 5.7liter mercruiser engine. I called to order my parts and the parts person ask me a couple question i could not answer. He asked if my engine takes the bigger or smaller oil filter and fuel filter water sep. How would I know which filters it takes? which type of v drive fluid does it take for walter v drive? Also when replacing the impeller which one do I do? The impeller kit or impeller? There is a big difference in price, from $30 to $130. So far this is what i think needs to be done for the service. Oil & filter change, v drive fluid change, fuel filter water sep, impeller, spark plug and cap. I'm I missing something? Anybody knowS of a great parts department to order parts from? Thanks Crew.