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Old 09-21-2020, 11:07 AM
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I don't understand why other companies don't offer more ballast like Centurion (at least as an option). It seems like such an easy option to add, and saves people the effort of moving lead around.

Canít beat MC when it comes to build quality. Wish they would get better on the tech and surf progression. Latest round of X series are admittedly a big step in the right direction.

For example, latest M series from Malibu offer similar ballast numbers to Centurion. Tige also comes close with 4,100 in the RZX 23.

Mastercraft has generally been much slower to innovative than other manufacturers in my experience. Feels like the leadership is a little old-school and doesnít understand the new technology as well.

Still no surf pipe option. Old-school rear-leaning towers. Clunky software. They need to get with it in those areas IMO. For those wanting the same level of quality the new 2021 G23 beats the x22 and x24 in almost every aspect. Except it also needs a lot of additional ballast ;-(


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Old 09-21-2020, 11:24 AM
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Canít beat MC when it comes to build quality. Wish they would get better on the tech and surf progression. Latest round of X series are admittedly a big step in the right direction.

For example, latest M series from Malibu offer similar ballast numbers to Centurion. Tige also comes close with 4,100 in the RZX 23.

Mastercraft has generally been much slower to innovative than other manufacturers in my experience. Feels like the leadership is a little old-school and doesnít understand the new technology as well.

Still no surf pipe option. Old-school rear-leaning towers. Clunky software. They need to get with it in those areas IMO. For those wanting the same level of quality the new 2021 G23 beats the x22 and x24 in almost every aspect. Except it also needs a lot of additional ballast ;-(


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I think MC still has one of the best looking towers out now with the ZFT4. Beats the spaghetti noodle towers on the Supre/Moomba and Nautiques
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Floating computer systems designed to come to the brink of intentionally sinking are probably going to have some issues.
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Old 09-21-2020, 11:33 AM
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I think MC still has one of the best looking towers out now with the ZFT4. Beats the spaghetti noodle towers on the Supre/Moomba and Nautiques
I like the ZFT4 and 7. Still not a fan of the ZFT2 though the newer version with the black bottom does look a little better. I think most brands have pretty solid looking towers at this point, and I personally like the billet, but I wonder if MC should offer painted towers for those who don't like billet.
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Old 09-21-2020, 11:33 AM
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I think MC still has one of the best looking towers out now with the ZFT4. Beats the spaghetti noodle towers on the Supre/Moomba and Nautiques

To each his own in terms of styling. My 2016 G23 tower did not wobble. My ZFT 4 does. Having personally owned both boats I probably have a more unbiased opinion than most internet experts ;-)
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Old 09-21-2020, 11:47 AM
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To each his own in terms of styling. My 2016 G23 tower did not wobble. My ZFT 4 does. Having personally owned both boats I probably have a more unbiased opinion than most internet experts ;-)
Wasn't a comment on the stability, more on the design. Looks like a squiggly line to me.

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Old 09-21-2020, 12:10 PM
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that tower looks very robust
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Old 09-21-2020, 12:24 PM
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^That’s one way to get extra ballast, mount up a freakin’ battleship anchor as a tower.
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Old 09-21-2020, 12:26 PM
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Wasn't a comment on the stability, more on the design. Looks like a squiggly line to me.

Ya I don't know about the stability but I have never liked the G towers or the Malibu towers.

My biggest complaint about the G tower is the bimini being so low in the front. Really don't understand that at all.
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Old 09-21-2020, 12:57 PM
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Im just surprised MC has not changed their tower after 8 years. If anything half you would probably buy a new MC just to have it.
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Old 09-21-2020, 01:25 PM
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All those squiggly lines make for a worse performing bimini as far as storage and opening/ closing. MC is so fast and easy.

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