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    my buddy picked up a 19' centurion tunnel, how are they, it seems pretty narrow compared to my daytona, are these boats stable at speed, how do they like horse power, would like to know the pros and cons on this boat
    get blown or get blown away

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    friend of mine bought one new in 1980. still had it 12-13 years ago. only had a warmed over 468 in it, used as a skiboat/cruiser. would run 75-80. i rode in it several times. very nice comfortable cruiser, even in decent chop. and rode very smooth at speed. don't know what it would have been like with more power, but it should have just been better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bp298 View Post
    friend of mine bought one new in 1980. still had it 12-13 years ago. only had a warmed over 468 in it, used as a skiboat/cruiser. would run 75-80. i rode in it several times. very nice comfortable cruiser, even in decent chop. and rode very smooth at speed. don't know what it would have been like with more power, but it should have just been better.
    Raced one that I had Jeff Bennett do some bottom work on back in 1980 and 1981. Right at 100 mph with 750 hp. The following year we ran BFJ with it and got it to run 118 on about 1600 hp. Took the same engine the following year, put it in a Placecraft and ran 130 right out of the box. The boat always left real hard but we had problems on the big end when we ran with fuel. We were just starting out then and never really put current TFJ power to it but when I think back it probably would have made a pretty good 1000' machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnyLe View Post
    Raced one that I had Jeff Bennett do some bottom work on back in 1980 and 1981. Right at 100 mph with 750 hp. The following year we ran BFJ with it and got it to run 118 on about 1600 hp. Took the same engine the following year, put it in a Placecraft and ran 130 right out of the box. The boat always left real hard but we had problems on the big end when we ran with fuel. We were just starting out then and never really put current TFJ power to it but when I think back it probably would have made a pretty good 1000' machine.
    15-20 years ago at trinity, seemed like every evening there would be 5-8 boats out in the arm after the ranger went home for the night. we'd all line up and run a half more or more. the centurian seemed to always beat pretty much everybody. then we'd just turn around and do it again. nobody was real fast up there, but it was a lot of fun. it was a real nice lake boat for up there.

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