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Old     (bsebllhglyknit)      Join Date: Jul 2007       06-30-2009, 7:07 AM Reply   
I posted a few weeks ago about our cracked centurion Enzo tower. Well sitting here 3 weeks later and still haven't heard a response from metcraft, The local dealership just confirmed that they filed bankruptcy. We are told centurion is going to try and get our situation resolved. Hopefully all who have metcraft towers don't have issues cause getting a tower might be hard
Old     (h2oproaccessories)      Join Date: Sep 2007       06-30-2009, 10:42 AM Reply   
what's metcraft's website?
Old     (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       06-30-2009, 10:44 AM Reply   
Sorry, never had any luck with Metcraft towers. So no loss.
Old     (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       06-30-2009, 11:42 AM Reply   
If the tower came with your boat, shouldn't Centurion be responsible for taking care of the problem?
Old     (bsebllhglyknit)      Join Date: Jul 2007       06-30-2009, 11:55 AM Reply   
Yes everything goes through them but because they do not make there own towers the warranty claim goes through metcraft. Centurion didn't have any towers otherwise I would of had one by now. They have to go through metcraft to get a tower.
Old     (bsebllhglyknit)      Join Date: Jul 2007       06-30-2009, 11:58 AM Reply   
The communication between Shell at centurion and our dealer and myself have been great. We have been updated every few days on the situation.
Old     (rodltg2)      Join Date: Oct 2005       06-30-2009, 11:59 AM Reply   
here you go...
Old     (pierce_bronkite)      Join Date: Jul 2003       06-30-2009, 12:19 PM Reply   
Wow. Metcraft has supplied a lot of towers to boats, Tige, Malibu (Illusion) and Centurion.
Old     (tj_in_kc)      Join Date: Jan 2008       06-30-2009, 12:21 PM Reply   
Rod....curious all those towers are located in Merced, CA............
Old     (yubasanger)      Join Date: Jul 2007       06-30-2009, 5:00 PM Reply   
Not curious, the central valley is home to MB, Sanger, Calabria, Wakecraft, Malibu and finally Centurion. So it only makes since that many of the suppliers would be in the Merced, Atwater and Modesto area.
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-30-2009, 5:14 PM Reply   
No wonder the new Malibu doesn't have the Illusion on it anymore.
Old     (travisz)      Join Date: Jun 2008       06-30-2009, 5:15 PM Reply   
As of july 1 metcraft is shutting there doors!
Old     (tanner)      Join Date: Oct 2005       07-01-2009, 8:14 AM Reply   
Why don't you call Metcraft directly. I've had no problems getting ahold of Metcraft or even Bob himself! Although they're website has been down for a month or so.... so who knows.

(Message edited by Tanner on July 01, 2009)
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       07-01-2009, 8:38 AM Reply   
Why not take picture's of your cracked tower.THEN take it to a welding shop and get it fixed and continue to use your boat and wait for all the drama
to play out. Don't waste your summer waiting for the dealer or metcraft to work things out. Go out and enjoy your boat
Old     (roverjohn)      Join Date: Dec 2007       07-01-2009, 8:53 AM Reply   
+1^^ If you want it done right do it yourself. If you can R&R the tower yourself you're probably looking at a less than $100 weld repair. If Metcraft's doors are really closed you are wasting your time chasing smoke when you could be riding behind a repaired tower.
Old     (h2oproaccessories)      Join Date: Sep 2007       07-01-2009, 8:58 AM Reply   
I'm pretty sure the towers are cast aluminum right? I haven't ever welded cast aluminum, but have welded cast iron. When you weld it, it doesn't hold that well. Might be different for aluminum though.
Old     (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-01-2009, 9:39 AM Reply   
Just because they filed bankruptcy doesn't mean they are out of business. Has anyone confirmed what form of bankruptcy they filed?
Old     (h2oproaccessories)      Join Date: Sep 2007       07-01-2009, 11:28 AM Reply   
yeah... it could be chapter 11.... reorganization.
Old     (xsmini)      Join Date: Dec 2005       07-01-2009, 2:53 PM Reply   
XTP just purchased Metcraft
Old     (stewart)      Join Date: Feb 2006       07-01-2009, 3:16 PM Reply   
Who's XTP?
Old     (mobv)      Join Date: Jun 2002       07-01-2009, 3:36 PM Reply   
XTP is Extreme Tower Products from Maryville, TN. Owners of Monster Brand aftermarket, and manufactures of many OEM towers. Mastercraft, Supra, Moomba, Malibu east coast. Also service Sea Ray, Four Winns, Bryant, and other I/O OEMs.
Old     (volzalum)      Join Date: May 2009       07-01-2009, 3:58 PM Reply   
XTP does some Centurions too. My Enzo has an XTP tower.
Old     (bsebllhglyknit)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-01-2009, 4:40 PM Reply   
It was welded two weeks ago. I'm not letting it ruin my season. We have been riding every week. But just because I can ride now doesn't make the entire issue resolved.
Old     (the_duke)      Join Date: Nov 2006       07-03-2009, 5:35 PM Reply   
Even if Metcraft files bankruptcy itís still Centurions responsible to replace the tower. And if Metcraft is truly closing their doors and not building towers any longer, Centurions only option is to replace your tower with whatever new version they are using and then deal with Metcraft for their reimbursement.

Shell is awesome and Iím sure if it were up to her, she would arrange to have your tower swapped out for the new one ASAP. Then again, it is Centurionís owner ďRick LeeĒ who has the final say on how his company takes care of his customers.

Good luck,
Old     (bsebllhglyknit)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-03-2009, 11:12 PM Reply   
Thanks Tim. We love centurion, I mean its our third centurion and our second enzo. We have had issue in the past and Centurion has always taken care of everything. IMO its a top quality boat, fit and finish and wake.

This has been the first time that we have had to wait and see if this is going to be taken care of.


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