the avalanches throw monster wakes stock i love them
^^ sounds like you've rode one!! i've heard some mixed reviews, sounds like you definantly need to compensate for prop rotation on this boat more than normal with extra ballast?? I fear getting a boat that is washy at 85 feet, not that I ride that far back... but some people i ride with do!!
I have an Avy with storm 3. Have blade but only run half the time with it. Blade shapes and can make the wake verticle, without blade the wake still has very good pop, not mellow like different boats I ride
You can add an auto trim tab off CentCrew fairly cheap and easy (if no blade it'll be adjustible but still pointless for boarding). Does nothing really for wakeboarding, cleans up spray surfing. Avy has a great stock ballast wake, wide, but is very tempermental to weight placement (blade helps or moving people does too). Some Avys, usually a C4 non-walkthrough would wash the wake on one side. You would need to add more ballast or another battery, or about 100lbs of lead under the passenger seat to correct. Note this and make this change if you notice it on the test drive. My walkthrough has never had this problem as no seats there it's lighter already on that side.
75' back clean, stock ballast, just before the wash the slowest I can go is about 22.7mph. Speed up if you are going out farther and if we throw a 750lb sac on the floor in the middle it gets fun. Farthest we rode back is 80' at upper 24s clean.
Walkthrough saves the interior wear. I'm a surfer so don't like sacs not under the seats if riding goofy. If a big crew I have a cooler with a stock looking cushion on it for psudo wraparound seating. The other boat owners like my walkthrough, I'm ho hum about it. The boat will have most likely a 350 mag merc in it and might need a new prop for extra ballast or elevation. Whatever options it's missing, Centurion already ran the wires back to the engine which is nice to tap into (PP, Shower, Heater, Trimtab). Snap out carpet is awesome.
So is the wake tempermental to the point where you have to be moving stuff around constantly and it changes every time someone takes a set...? or is it more.. move stuff around and get it dialed... then your good (of course someone moving over a little bit here and there is no biggy). I know I have seen on some nautiques where you cut out and the boat leans a little bit, washes out the wake and you make your cut at the wake and it still washy by the time you get to the wake
I am a little indifferent to the transom walk through... I know I LOVE the platform thing supra does when you flip up the cushion and there is just a platform to step onto.
I have an 05 C4, overall pretty happy with it. You will need an extra 150 lbs or so under observer seat to clean wake ( if all else is equal). As said above, 22.7 is the magic number for a clean wake at 75'. You will not get a clean wake slower than that with any rope lenght/weight combinations. Sucks for beginners, non issue if you ride 23+. IMO, the walk through is fugly/useless. Wish you were in Cali, I would get you out for a set.
Wake is touchy but you can get it dialed in with tips mentioned, but some times it is a hassle to get everyone seated just right and stay there For speed it really depends on how much weight you have and there is only a magic speed for that particular magic weight. More weight means you got to faster to clean it up. No weight you can get a clean wake at 19MPH. With 2000+ got to moving around 24+ to clean it up.
Surf is good on starboard and great on port.
I wish I had walkthough to stern. I have owned 2 cents and have no regrets.
I miss the ride and the wake from my 2 Cyclones and a 2 Avys.
The wakes are right in between the old 210 and Xstar 1.0 (205v/X1) It's soupy poppy and crisp. Due to their deep V hulls they tend to be a bit sensitive to weight placement.....You just have to pay attention and mind where people sit. Like others have said if you ride with a smaller crew you will want more weight on port side to balance the boat. The Avy was by far my favorite wake of all time out of all the boats I have owned including my current. WE just lost our dealership network here so I had to jump ship otherwise I would still own one for sure. Great wakes
As far as the walk thru, some people love them some people hate them. Most who love the walk thru are beginner to intermediate riders that ride stock or just a bit over stock weight. Guys dropping extra sacs as well as big surfers will want the non walk thru to hide ballast. On a side note before you think you will be dropping 4 k in that boat in ballast take pull stock with 350-450 in the nose at 23mph. IT will surprise you. The any stock with that extra weight in the nose not far off from my XStar 1.0 with 2500lbs in it. ITs meaty