call it what you want. They perform well and its not a splash or copy of Skater.
DCB bulids a nice boat, I almost bought one & have several hrs in several different models. The fit & finish are impeccable but I don't think the 2 are comparable. In addition to the pod DCB's tend to be heavier when compared to a similar sized Skater especially w/ all the billet this & that.
I believe both boats have a place in the market but it's like comparing a BMW M6 to a Ferrari or Lambo. The DCB is the BMW, definitely a refined hi performance piece but caters to those who are after a more well rounded package w/ creature comforts. The Skater is the Ferrari / Lambo its an all business cockpit where bling, bling isn't welcome. When I think of a Skater I think of functional vs. fancy as opposed to all show no go or shall we say less go!!
In the end to each their own! If PB were to test a F-32 vs 32 Skater or M35 vs. 36 Skater w/ identical power my money says that the Skater might fall short to the DCB in Time to Plane but out perform the DCB in roll on acceleration, overall handling & top speed.
Just one mans $.02!!
I posted it so now you guys can tear it apart!
i prefer boats that are better in rougher water, true cats, and on a much smaller scale i have a lot of experience. with a dcb 22 or 21 i think it was a 22 with a 300 an eliminator 21 with a 260 and a 21 skater with a 280. the eliminator and dcb did not porpoise, i will give them that. but they were not as fast, and that porpoise issue with the skater was negated once it was at all choppy anyway. and then once it got choppy that is when i saw what a true cat can do, and in a 21 ft boat, the water doesnt have to be that big for it to be considered kind of rough. people are calling this big dcb a lake boat, where these smaller boats, i would call the dcb and eliminator more river boats if that makes sense
And guess what, its ok to have a preference. I think each boat has its own unique purpose. They each have their own characteristics. Why? because they are built different. So its kind of hard to compare them now isnt it? If that makes sense.
River boats huh? Now thats just plain ignorant. But its a free country, you go ahead and think what you want. I won't hold it against you.
Here's a question for you Skater, MTI, and Cig people.
Why do you get so defensive whenever someone posts up some pics of a new DCB?
I mean you guys have to start comparing everything. Performance, looks, price, etc.
I just don't get it. Why would someone with an East Coast, 12' wave smashing "true cat" that'll do 175MPH with twin 525's fully loaded with fuel and 8 passengers, be worried or jealous of a West Coast "lake" (or like the other guy said, "river") boat?
I mean clearly your East Coast "true cats" are far superior to the West Coast training wheel boats. So why all the puffy chests?
When I ride my Harley I waive to all bikers. And they all usually waive back. In my opinion we're on the same team. Rice rocket, or whatever. I'm glad to see them on the street. Just as I'm glad to see people buying boats, and builders building boats.
If you don't have anything good to say. STFU
Last edited by rvrrat; 06-29-2010 at 11:13 PM.
Alum Metal Fab
Custom Marine Sales
Dave's Custom Boats
Diamond Performance Parts
Double R Performance
Elton Porter Insurance
Fastboats Marine Group
GGB Exhaust Technologies
Grand Sports Center
Ilmor High Performance Marine
Lake Cumberland Marine
Lake Havasu Boat Show
Marine Technology Inc
McLeod Design Group
Performance Boat Center
Performance Marine Trading
Potter Performance Engines
Ron Sporl Performance
Speed and Custom Marine
Total Dollar Insurance
Teague Custom Marine
Wake Zone Marine Insurance
Young Performance Marine