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    I was wondering if anyone's knows what year Centurion made boats in Santa Barbara ca. I read he got his first order in 76? And moved in a shop in Merced ca in 79? I have a pickle fork with a plate saying Santa Barbara ca. Just trying to find out info. Also what year did they make pickles? Thanks in advance.

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    my pickle is a 1977

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    • What's your coast guard info say? Mine says centurion boats Santa Barbara ca.

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    no plate on mine just the hin #

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    We Recently did Jet work for the founder of Centurion on a Hondo resto , while at our shop he spent some time with us and checked out our Centurion tunnel project as well as imparting some history and stories, as you have likley discovered they now build Tournament ski boats Some info here for you ...
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    Thanks Tom. I seen this website. It pretty vague. It's good info just doesn't go into detail. Like when they started making pickles.
    Im just interested in the history of the company. Now that I own one Plus I'm trying to figure the year of my boat.

    Any info on the history would be great Tom. Thanks again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleek Freak View Post
    no plate on mine just the hin #
    Where is your hin located? I looked for mine can't find it

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    my hin # is on the right rear side just under the capped area or rub rail if your's has one. I found it under the paint when I was sanding the back. my brendella and centurion pickles are the same except the centurion is longer at 20' I don't know if centurion bought out some of brendella's molds or the company split or what but the two boats are the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleek Freak View Post
    my hin # is on the right rear side just under the capped area or rub rail if your's has one. I found it under the paint when I was sanding the back. my brendella and centurion pickles are the same except the centurion is longer at 20' I don't know if centurion bought out some of brendella's molds or the company split or what but the two boats are the same.
    I've heard that about brendella and centurion. I've read all the threads I could find on centurion with not to much clarity. It would be nice to get a real indepth history. Maybe have to contact them somehow.

    I look back there but have to sand a little deeper soon to really find out. Thanks

    Also I've mesured my boat from tip to tip it was 18-9. No pump on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by milpitasjet View Post
    Thanks Tom. I seen this website. It pretty vague. It's good info just doesn't go into detail. Like when they started making pickles.
    Im just interested in the history of the company. Now that I own one Plus I'm trying to figure the year of my boat.

    Any info on the history would be great Tom. Thanks again

    If you click the link and scroll down theres some info from Rick Lee (Centurion/Hondo/ Brendella) in the thread that may give some insight ....
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    Thanks tom.

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    i had a friend with an '80 centurian tunnel. it looked nothing like a brendella, like some other centurians. more like a cheyenne, but skinnier and a bit longer. with just a warmed over 454, it ran real well. got on top and just ran nice and smooth.

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    most centurion tunnels don't have the brendella wings on the rear, mine does. I second guessed my title thinking mine could be a brendella. thats why I searched for the hin#

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleek Freak View Post
    most centurion tunnels don't have the brendella wings on the rear, mine does. I second guessed my title thinking mine could be a brendella. thats why I searched for the hin#
    Correct, mine resembles a Cheyene like Bob said , and to some degree a Daytona Its good to hear re the operation I've been dancing around mine for a while somewhat hesitant to put alot of power in it Tom

    We did some work to this boat season before last and as I recall it was a Brendella

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