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dezul 02-24-2013 6:59 PM

Weighting on a Centurion Lightning
 
I am looking for some weighting recommendations for my Cent Lightning. Currently I have a 750lb bags in each locker. I also have a 400lb, 600lb, and a 350lb back that I have to fill and a center 250lb center ballast. I plan to add an 1100 lb ballast bag to the front. I need help getting the cleanest wake. Any suggestions? The wake is peaky if anybody is wondering. My next boat will be an Axis. I love the wake with the wedge. Maybe in a year or two I can get a better wakeboard boat, I need suggestions for this one now.

masonwakerider 02-25-2013 12:23 PM

what year is it, we had a 2001 elite v, same hull as some of the lightnings, 750's in the back and around 750 in the bow seemed to work for us at around 25mph and 75'. Its a peaky wave for sure, trim tab, or less weight in the back helps mellow it out. 1500 on the surf side and 300 in the nose make a NICE surf wave on the regular side.

dezul 02-25-2013 6:19 PM

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Originally Posted by masonwakerider (Post 1808583)
what year is it, we had a 2001 elite v, same hull as some of the lightnings, 750's in the back and around 750 in the bow seemed to work for us at around 25mph and 75'. Its a peaky wave for sure, trim tab, or less weight in the back helps mellow it out. 1500 on the surf side and 300 in the nose make a NICE surf wave on the regular side.

Thanks for the post. I was thinking about weighting the heck out of the bow (1100lbs) and filling the rear up halfway and seeing how it runs. The wake plate definitely helps when I have goofy riders. The boat is very weight sensitive. I think my next boat will be an Axis. I have had about that much weight on the surf side. It does look nice. I am switching props to a lower pitch this year so it should help all around. My prop last year was a 13x17.5. I am switching to a 13x15 this year. I need more get up and go and less top speed.

PS. No way am I riding at 25mph for wakeboarding. The wake cleans up at nicely at 22. I ride at 23.5 @ 70' max for now (still new). I can tell the wake shortens at 23 and a lot easier to get over at my speed.

rvawake 02-25-2013 10:23 PM

If you are filling the 750's in the back you'll need at least 1100 pounds in the front and a good driver. We have an 03 lightning and it needs all the bow weight it can get. If your drive ratio is 1:1 it seems the Acme 911 is the prop to have. Having a powered trim tab is also a huge plus if yours isn't already


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