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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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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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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.:confused:
 

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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.:confused:
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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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 ....
http://www.performanceboats.com/jet-boats/64752-comp-jet-racers-guys-thinking-about.html
 

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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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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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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#
Mine dosnt have the wings. I just found my Hin. How many digits does your hin have? 11 or 12?
If its 12 I have a 81
 

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same here Tom, my centurion is a 20' long v drive and no center pod just a 4" deep tunnel everyone says it will be scary with power. my brendella tunnel jet has the center pod but is only 18' something long. both boats are the same width and have identical wings .
my hin# has 11 and starts CEE
 

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As I understand the connection with Centurion and Brendella and Hondo was Jamie (sp) Brendel work for or was partners with the guy that started centurion. Story goes on from there but that the connection. I doubt Irv had anything to do with Centurian. But if you are curious my uncle know the story.
 

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Sleek, ok that makes sense the hin# being 11 digits. I was looking up other hins and 12 digits is common practice. My Sanger has 12. But my centurion has 11, starts with Cee and ends in t78.
 

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As I understand the connection with Centurion and Brendella and Hondo was Jamie (sp) Brendel work for or was partners with the guy that started centurion. Story goes on from there but that the connection. I doubt Irv had anything to do with Centurian. But if you are curious my uncle know the story.
I'd love to hear the story
 
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