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Boat Research: Bu 247


jkw24

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I just sold my boat so I am now starting to look for a new ride. The boat will be used for surfing, tubing the kids ( 6 years old and 2 years old) and just handing out swimming. My search is mainly focused on Bu 247 and an Enzo 230/240 (which I know a lot about since the boat I just sold was a Centurion Avy). My search will generally be on boats in the 2008-2010 year range, my main question is what type of year over year changes should I be aware of (hull, engine, tower, digital dash, power wedge, vinyl upgrade, snap out carpet, cooler, etc). What type of maintenance issues/concerns should I keep an eye out for? Is the new tower vs the old tower a huge difference? At the end of the day, I guess the question is what is the major upgrade say between a 2008 and 2010 besides the obvious tower and digital dash.

Thanks for any input.

Jeff

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I'm sure others will chime in, but check out the resources/diy section at the top of the page. It has all the specs for each year and contains downloads to the original sales and engine manuals for most years.

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I just sold my boat so I am now starting to look for a new ride. The boat will be used for surfing, tubing the kids ( 6 years old and 2 years old) and just handing out swimming. My search is mainly focused on Bu 247 and an Enzo 230/240 (which I know a lot about since the boat I just sold was a Centurion Avy). My search will generally be on boats in the 2008-2010 year range, my main question is what type of year over year changes should I be aware of (hull, engine, tower, digital dash, power wedge, vinyl upgrade, snap out carpet, cooler, etc). What type of maintenance issues/concerns should I keep an eye out for? Is the new tower vs the old tower a huge difference? At the end of the day, I guess the question is what is the major upgrade say between a 2008 and 2010 besides the obvious tower and digital dash.

Thanks for any input.

Jeff

Not much change from 08'-10', tower and engine options mostly. Big changes in 11'-12' with digital dash and new hull.

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I would definitely be looking for a boat the latest "G3" tower. (the tower with the chrome bar in the forward position). Lot of rattle complaints with the 2 older designs.

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I just sold my boat so I am now starting to look for a new ride. The boat will be used for surfing, tubing the kids ( 6 years old and 2 years old) and just handing out swimming. My search is mainly focused on Bu 247 and an Enzo 230/240 (which I know a lot about since the boat I just sold was a Centurion Avy). My search will generally be on boats in the 2008-2010 year range, my main question is what type of year over year changes should I be aware of (hull, engine, tower, digital dash, power wedge, vinyl upgrade, snap out carpet, cooler, etc). What type of maintenance issues/concerns should I keep an eye out for? Is the new tower vs the old tower a huge difference? At the end of the day, I guess the question is what is the major upgrade say between a 2008 and 2010 besides the obvious tower and digital dash.

Thanks for any input.

Jeff

Not much other than that. But I just sent you a pm on my 2007 we have decided to sell. 247 will have incredible surfing potential like the enzo, but without the vibration and slow performance. :lol:

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Not much other than that. But I just sent you a pm on my 2007 we have decided to sell. 247 will have incredible surfing potential like the enzo, but without the vibration and slow performance. :lol:

Or the crazy loud exhaust, or wood in the seats, or the spider cracking issues, etc etc.

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Or the crazy loud exhaust, or wood in the seats, or the spider cracking issues, etc etc.

...or flames on the side, or the washed out wakeboard wave, or barge-like low speed handling....kidding OP. But would like to see you in a bu, haha. :biggrin:

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Not much change from 08'-10', tower and engine options mostly. Big changes in 11'-12' with digital dash and new hull.

I would definitely be looking for a boat the latest "G3" tower. (the tower with the chrome bar in the forward position). Lot of rattle complaints with the 2 older designs.

Thanks for the info.

Anybody have any video/pics of Bu 23 surf wake?

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