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Old    DC (ldc)      Join Date: Jan 2006       01-24-2006, 9:20 PM Reply   
Well went to the boat show this weekend, was set on a yamaha ar230ho but ended up with a 2006 Centurion Avalanche fully loaded with an Evolution tower. I sign the paperwork this saturday, anything i should look for before taking delivery?


Colorado Boaters check out:
Old    Kevin R Baugh (krbaugh)      Join Date: Mar 2002       01-24-2006, 10:15 PM Reply   
FANTASTIC you will love the boat!

So lets see some pictures!
Old    Tate Viehmann (redv215)      Join Date: Mar 2005       01-24-2006, 11:21 PM Reply   
Good for you. Glad you decided NOT to go with the Yamaha. Let's see those pics!
Old    Flight007 (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       01-24-2006, 11:48 PM Reply   
I really like the Avalanche, great boat congrats
Old    derek boyer (toyotafreak)      Join Date: Sep 2003       01-25-2006, 2:25 AM Reply   
You're gonna feel like a king at the helm!
Old    Jon (2high4u)      Join Date: May 2004       01-25-2006, 3:12 AM Reply   
Nice one!! centurion have really stepped it up again for 06'

Lets see some pics!!

Old    Lance (uga33)      Join Date: Jul 2003       01-25-2006, 7:12 AM Reply   
Awesome, let see some pics.
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       01-25-2006, 9:31 AM Reply   
Congrats, details details, options, specs, what did options you get? It's darn cold here so we live vicariously by others boating experiences until spring comes.

I had a really good first year with my Centurion, welcome to the family!
Old    Jon (jon4pres)      Join Date: May 2004       01-25-2006, 10:12 AM Reply   
That is cool. I would like to see some pictures.

What changes has centurion made this year?
The still dont have a new website up.
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       01-25-2006, 4:12 PM Reply   
They've added the switch blade as an option, they've modified the engine compartment venting, meeting Merc requirements for a two year warranty and they've added a port side storage pocket in the walkthrough.

Looks like some minor shake up in the line up with Air Warrior badging vs. Storm Series badging but I donít understand the difference.

Any other changes?
Old     (ef3529)      Join Date: Nov 2003       01-25-2006, 5:27 PM Reply   
The Air warrior comes with the 315 MPI and you can only get it in the one gel coat scheme. They are trying to offer the same boats in the storm series for less money. There is about a $2500-$3000 difference in the boats. The storm series comes standard with the 330 MPI, stainless rubrail, bolster seat and storm graphics and gel coat. That is the short of it.
Old    DC (ldc)      Join Date: Jan 2006       01-25-2006, 6:08 PM Reply   
Well the only pics i have are on my cell phone, i didnt take the real camera with me the day of the boat show. But we sign the paperwork this saturday so i will take some pics then.

But for now my options installed on the boat:

330hp Motor, Bimini Top, Docking lights, Booster Seat, Bow Cover, Cockpit Cover, Custom Boat Cover, Dual Rear Ballast, Evolution Tower, Tower Speakers, Board Racks, Tower Lights, Gelcoat Graphics, Bling Bling Package, Stainless Daytona Windshield, Retractable Ski Tow Bar, Headlights, Bennett Trim Tab, PerfectPass, Depth/Temp Gauge, Heater, Teak Rhino covered Platform, Sideswipe Exhaust System, 4 tower lights, and another $2k in a custom stereo setup, dual battery with switch. It is black with victory graphics and black on the reverse.

Dang cant wait till saturday!

Very very similar to:

New Boat
Old    Stephen Higgins (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       01-25-2006, 6:16 PM Reply   
I really like the new Centurions and I like the new tower design.
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       01-25-2006, 8:55 PM Reply   
I agree with Stephen. That is the first time I saw the 2006...very clean looking.
Old    Lance (uga33)      Join Date: Jul 2003       01-26-2006, 6:36 AM Reply   
Centurion has really changed over the years. They are looking flashier and flashier every year. I just hate it because the prices will keep going up.
Old    Buzz (buzz_grande)      Join Date: Mar 2004       01-26-2006, 11:38 AM Reply   
Congrats. Glad to see you bought a real wakeboard boat instead of a fat jet ki!
Old    Cliff Griffin (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       01-26-2006, 4:49 PM Reply   
Love the look of the tower!
Old    DC (ldc)      Join Date: Jan 2006       02-01-2006, 7:39 PM Reply   
Finally got some pics of her.


Old    Eric (mjfan23)      Join Date: Nov 2003       02-01-2006, 7:50 PM Reply   
Old    mendo247            02-01-2006, 7:57 PM Reply   
very nice! i love the new towers...
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       02-01-2006, 8:48 PM Reply   
So, how long before you get her wet? I bought my boat last winter - spring took forever to arrive.
Old    Kevin R Baugh (krbaugh)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-01-2006, 9:01 PM Reply   
Hmmm this is changed?

Old    Aaron Ware (99_slaunch)      Join Date: Oct 2005       02-01-2006, 9:08 PM Reply   
Sweet boat. I like the tower and side swipe exhaust. Hope you enjoy you're new toy!!
Old    DC (ldc)      Join Date: Jan 2006       02-02-2006, 8:05 AM Reply   
We actually got to take it out for a demo ride yesterday, we were freezing but damn it was worth it. Water temps were only 40degrees, needless to say i didnt get in the water. But the cruising was awesome. The sideswipe is kinda loud but i love the deep throaty sound, at cruising it was somewhat loud but nothing some tunes cant "tune" out.

That was my first time on a vdrive towboat, didnt know they were so much more fun to drive compared to a I/O. 6 more weeks till spring argh.......

Old    NAW (ripr)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-02-2006, 8:34 AM Reply   
That doesn't look the hydrofoil I've seen on Centurions....more like the wakeplate on serious steroids!

Know anything about that krbaugh?
Old    Kevin R Baugh (krbaugh)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-02-2006, 8:49 AM Reply   
My frieds at Centurion tell me it has not changed that it is an optical illusion....he is telling me I am going blind

(Message edited by krbaugh on February 02, 2006)
Old    Lance (uga33)      Join Date: Jul 2003       02-02-2006, 11:24 AM Reply   
If you look close you can see that what you are seeing is the asphalt between the plate(boat) and trailer.

DC, have you folded that tower down yet? Is it a 1 man operation? Will it fit in a std garage door height?
Old    DC (ldc)      Join Date: Jan 2006       02-02-2006, 12:38 PM Reply   
No i have not tried folding it down, but i was told it folds in two pieces, the thicker part back half is hinged and folds towards the back end of the boat and the front half sits on the the windshield. So nothing ends up higher than the windshield so it will fit in a 7' tall garage door.

A few more pics:

Old     (ef3529)      Join Date: Nov 2003       02-02-2006, 4:13 PM Reply   
I love the new tower. The only thing about that tower is you are limited on speakers. Other than the factory speakers the Titan speakers fit that tower. The boat looks awesome. My Boardstock should be here in a month or so.
Old    Bruce Banner (breadbutta)      Join Date: Dec 2003       02-03-2006, 3:10 PM Reply   
Sweet pull!
Will that tower fit my boat? It's a 2000 Elite-V:

(Message edited by breadbutta on February 03, 2006)
Old    Lance (uga33)      Join Date: Jul 2003       02-03-2006, 3:52 PM Reply   
ef3529 have you folded that tower down or seen it folded down? I'm wondering if it folds below the windshield.
Old     (ef3529)      Join Date: Nov 2003       02-03-2006, 9:16 PM Reply   
The new tribal tower folds down below the windshield. The Evolution(above)folds down at the level of the windshield or just above it. I love both towers but I ordered the Tribal because I did not want to be limited on tower speakers. Lance, are you going to an Avalanche this year?

(Message edited by ef3529 on February 03, 2006)
Old    Lance (uga33)      Join Date: Jul 2003       02-04-2006, 5:03 PM Reply   
I don't want to speak before I have the money in my hand, but I meet a guy about my 02 today and he loved it so I'm bout 95% sure that mine has sold so I'm hoping and praying that it goes through. Man I'm so excited about ordering the new Avalanche. I'm really afraid of the new Evolution tower fitting in my boathouse. My Hurricane tower folds just above the windsheild and it fits, but still I would hate to order mine and it not fit. Still not sure how the front tubes fold down it looks to me like they just lay over the windsheild or either wrap around it.

DC could you help a brotha out and take a pic of your tower folded down and take a measurement of the highest point from the ground while it is down?

While we are discussig a new one. Yall tell me what you think of my color scheme. I love black but my 02 is black so I think it is time for some red. I'm thinking a full red belly and gunnels, the deck will be white. Then going with Black V graphics with a silver metal flake seperating the red and black. Then maybe doing a black stripe along the chine. My other problem is I can't decide if I want the black on the boat to be metal flake black. Ya know something a little different. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.
Old    Kevin R Baugh (krbaugh)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-04-2006, 5:30 PM Reply   

Kinda like this?
If you want to play with the colors
You can still get to the Color selector I wrote for the 05 centurion web site

Old     (ef3529)      Join Date: Nov 2003       02-04-2006, 6:59 PM Reply   
Lance, I am almost positive the new Evolution folds down lower than your tower. I know that there is a delay in getting the tower on the East coast. The west coast is using them up. It may delay the order so keep that in mind when you order.
Old    DC (ldc)      Join Date: Jan 2006       02-04-2006, 7:20 PM Reply   
Lance, i picked up my boat today and to my surprise the tower does not fold down as far as i was told it would. ARGH... but anyways its about 7'8" to the highest point of the tower in the folded position. So it WILL NOT fit under a 7' tall garage door but should fit under a 8' door. I managed to get under a 7' door but i had to pull 4 bolts to make it lay lower.

Old    Lance (uga33)      Join Date: Jul 2003       02-04-2006, 7:57 PM Reply   
That looks good. Wonder how it would look in black metal flake. Do you think it is to much red? I think a black stripe along the chine would help break it up a little.

ef3529, thanks for the news on the delay. I will check with my dealer on that. Definetly don't want it to be too long we should be on the water in about 5 to 6 weeks.

DC, thanks for the help. My boathouse doors are 8' tall. Did you actually measure the 7'8"? Does the top of tower lay inside the cockpit or lay on top of the back deck?
Old    Kevin R Baugh (krbaugh)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-04-2006, 10:09 PM Reply   
To much Red? IS that possible?? Of course it shoule be black metal flake they will mike a small amount of red flake in with the black it will look VERY coool
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       02-05-2006, 7:21 AM Reply   
No, more red is always better. A victory stripe with black metal would sharp!

To Red
Also Red
Old    DC (ldc)      Join Date: Jan 2006       02-05-2006, 7:25 AM Reply   
Lance, i did measure it but it could be off a bit due to the curves but i am sure it is under 8'. The rear thicker part of the tower will rest on the top of the back seat. The front thinner part of the tower drops down and rests on the windshield. I will have it out next weekend, so i will snap some pics for you if its not too late.

Old    Lance (uga33)      Join Date: Jul 2003       02-05-2006, 4:47 PM Reply   
DC, that would be awesome. I appreciate you sharing your thread as well.

Yeah, I'm definetly leaning towards the black metal flake. I have even though about going with a red deck as well. I never thought picking out my next boat color would be so difficult.

Good looking Hurricane Edward.
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       02-05-2006, 4:52 PM Reply   
Well, actually Lightning, but same boat as a Hurricane. I think they had to change the name because there is a boat manufactrure with that name.
Old    Lance (uga33)      Join Date: Jul 2003       02-05-2006, 5:47 PM Reply   
My bad. You are correct. Mine 02 is a Hurricane and I'm used to calling it that.
Old    Lance (uga33)      Join Date: Jul 2003       02-06-2006, 2:24 PM Reply   
Kevin can you show that same color scheme with the deck red. How was you able to make the bottom of the boat red on that color selector?
Old    Kevin R Baugh (krbaugh)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-06-2006, 3:17 PM Reply   
"How was you able to make the bottom of the boat red on that color selector?"

I could tell you but then I would have to kill you

Centurion did not want that capability on the internet. They won't build everything you can dream up plus they usually want to charge you for it.

Like this

Old    Lance (uga33)      Join Date: Jul 2003       02-06-2006, 5:42 PM Reply   
Oh yeah, What do you think? This is color scheme I'm leaning towards, but the only thing is I'm afraid that the silver flake will stand out to much on the red. Give me your opinions.
Old    JAKE MUTTON (stj)      Join Date: Dec 2005       02-21-2006, 7:00 PM Reply   
are you getting tower speaker for that new tower???


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