I see tons of information on the current Big 3 Slalom rigs as should be.
I even love all the Big 3 boats and like the way they all look.
If I could afford a new boat every year I would not have an issue with purchasing any of the current Big 3.
I have no issues with any of the Big 3 and did not start this post to down any of the Big 3 or compare against the Carbon Pro.
I wanted to start this post for those of us that still have Centurion CP's and see what CP owners have to say about their boats.
My take on the Centurion CP:
I have a 2014 Centurion CP that I purchased in 2016.
It was used in Southern Regional's as one of the tow boats.
I love my CP.
I 65 years old and at this time 2 to 3 years from retirement.
Unless I win the lottery (my early retirement plan) or something goes terribly wrong with my CP, this will most likely be the last ski boat I will own.
I think the CP is one of the best thought out and quality Slalom boats there is.
I have been all thru my CP including taking some of the floors out (I get bored in the winter) just to see quality of construction. In my opinion the CP is a well-made Slalom boat.
Oil changes, impeller changes and fuel filter changes are easy on the PCM 5.7 Excalibur engine.
The Transmission fluid filter change was a challenge, due to having to remove rubber exhaust manifold hose from engine to shift over to get to the transmission filter location for removal and install of filter.
It has a brass (not plastic) drain plug and I do not have to raise the engine cover to remove or install the drain plug.
Just untwist a cover and remove or install.
The Slalom wake is great for my very arthritic ankle even at 22 off.
I love the ballast system for leveling the boat.
Simple Zero off system (no Massive $3000 computer screen).
Simple key start ignition.
Boat tracks well (in my opinion) once you learn not to over steer it.
Bimini top is very easy for one person to put on and take off and give maximum sun protection.
Great gas mileage.
Great drive on trailer with spare tire and very easy to drive boat on trailer.
Size and weight of boat and trailer make it easy to tow and fits in a normal size garage.
My main ski partner who is now 75, in fantastic shape, one time National 32 mph record holder (not for sure which division) and currently spending 12 weeks in Colorado snow skiing (some guys have it made) has this to say about the CP.
He calls it a "Gentlemans" ski boat.
Small slalom wakes, boat is not too big or two small, Bimini is large and gives lots of protection from the sun and tracks well.
Great for us old guys.
My only con with the CP is the ski plate form seems a bit small. I am used to it now but almost fell of the platform a couple of times when I first got the boat.