The Centurion Ri series boats are considered to be the best surf boats in the world and we’re going to talk about how they perform, what they do, and what you can expect when you get behind one.
Today, we are going to focus on the Ri245. This model is the middle of the Ri series– there’s a smaller version (Ri230) and a larger version (Ri265). One thing that is important to note when we’re talking about the Ri series boats from Centurion, is that they all have very similar surf waves. The only difference between each of these models is that the Ri265 surf wave is just a couple of feet longer than the Ri245, and the Ri230 surf wave is just a couple of feet shorter than the Ri245. The size, the mass, the displacement, and the push that these waves provide are all going to be virtually identical. The reason for this [...]
Probably the most over-hyped, marketed and discussed item on a wakesurf boat is the Surf System. “My surf system is better than yours” seems to be a topic that is screamed from every proverbial roof in the wake boat industry and there is A LOT of bad information out there about these devices that allow you to move water from side to side to create a surf wave.
The plates/tabs/gates that sit at the back end of a boat are great for creating delayed convergence, but there is a lot more that goes into creating a surf wave than just the device that diverts water flow at the back of a boat. The biggest factors that are involved in what really makes a “Surf System”, are as follows:
-The plates/gates/tabs that direct water flow at the back of the boat -The hull design, or better put, running surface of the boat -The ballast [...]
Comments Off on Introducing Concierge Sales and Live Video Walkthroughs
Here at BoardCo we are rolling out new programs to help make things more convenient and allow you to check out any of the new or used boats we have in stock without the need to leave your house.
Want to climb through a boat we have in stock without coming down to our dealership? We now give you that flexibility and convenience with our new Concierge Sales program. If you live in the Wasatch front area of Utah we now are able to bring any new or used boat to your home or office so you can look through it with or without the guidance of a salesperson. To set an appointment for us to bring a boat to your door just give us a call or send us a text message at 801-491-3710 and we will happily bring a boat to you.
LIVE VIDEO WALKTHROUGHS
We are now offering live video walkthroughs and [...]
Comments Off on Ballast Placement for Wakesurfing – How Centurion Does it Different
The topic of how much ballast a boat has is a very common one, and for a good reason since there is no replacement for displacement when it comes to wakesurfing. Less common, however, is a discussion about where that ballast is located and how that impacts the surf wave a boat will put out and the way it will drive. So let’s take a minute and unpack this and talk about ballast placement.
Many people assume that the way a particular boat manufacturer places ballast in a boat is what is optimal for creating a surf wave on that particular boat, however, if you do some digging you will quickly find that this isn’t necessarily the case. Many users are adding ballast to the bow or rear of boats to increase their performance and improve the surf wave. Adding this weight to increase the size of the wave is one thing, but many users [...]
Let’s talk about wakesurf waves and answer the question “What is the best wakesurf wave in the world?”
If you take a look at the websites and marketing materials from all of the various surf boat manufacturers, you may notice that all of them say in one way, shape, or form that their boats produce the “best wakesurf wave in the world.” Really? Obviously that’s not true… or is it?
What makes a wakesurf wave “best?” Does best mean biggest? Does it mean longest? Is “best” an ideal shape? Most importantly, is “best” the same for everyone, or is your best wave different than my best wave?
If you spend much time wakesurfing with multiple people and riding on different boards, you will quickly discover that the ideal or “best” surf wave for one person is not necessarily the ideal wave for another. A 300-pound guy and a 90-pound girl are not going to have the [...]
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We get lots of questions involving engine hours, especially on used or demo boats. Often times we see people looking for boats that are 10 years old with less than 200 engine hours. While that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it can often lead to people overpaying (sometimes drastically) to get a boat that won’t perform any better or last longer than a boat with higher engine hours.
There’s a widespread misconception regarding engine hours on used boats. The most common question we get regarding used boats is something along these lines: “How many hours are too many hours on a boat?” or “How long will a boat engine last? 900 hours?”
We often get used boats in on trade that have close to 1,000 hours on the engine. People tend to think 1,000 hours is too many, but what is too many? Let’s make a comparison with the automotive industry. We have [...]
Comments Off on HOW TO Set up a Wakesurf Wave on Your Centurion Boat
We put together a series of videos on how to best optimize the surf wave on your Centurion boat. The videos are broken down into Wakesurfing 101, 201 and 301. Here are some details on each video:
Setting Up Your Wakesurf Wave 101 – This video is for when you are first getting started and goes through the basics of how to create a great surf wave that anyone will be able to jump on and enjoy.
Setting Up Your Wakesurf Wave 201 – Once you have the basics down this video will help you take it to the next level. In the 201 video we show you how you can use all of the features on your Centurion boat to customize the surf wave based on the rider size, rider skill level, board they are riding on and more. If you are ready to take your wave from great to amazing this video [...]
Is there really such thing as a boat that can wakeboard, surf, AND ski? Many people are skeptical that one boat can simply do it all. If you look at the boats designed for skiing, they have a drastically different running surface than the boats designed for wakesurfing.
How can you make a boat that’s fun to ski behind and surf behind? There are two ways that boat manufacturers are making boats that can both ski and surf well.
Put a surf system and ballast on a boat with a flat hull
Put a surf system, ballast and XL trim plate on a boat with a [...]