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Thread: Skater 18'...

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    Ed is offline
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    Question Skater 18'...

    Skater started in business building an 18' "full tunnel"...anyone have one?

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    speel chekk this fokker! Charter Member puder's Avatar
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    is it really ugly looking? If so there was one on i think

    sombody posted a link a while ago and there was debate over weatehr it was reallya skater or not. It was advertised as a skater 18' though. It was trashed and they wanted to much $$$$ for it.
    Pardon me, while I whip this out!

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    what year did skater started with 18'?
    does anybody have any pics?
    what a story from 18' to worlds most famous and fast cats...

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    They made them in the very early years.
    Not fast.

    If you are looking for a fast 18 foot tunnel, find an STV, Mirage, or Triad. Talons run good, but not as good as the earlier mentioned. Or go with an Allison and outrun or run with any of them.

    This conversation came up on the S&F message board a while back, there was some decent knowledge of the boat over there.

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    Theres one of those old skater 18's running around up by my cottage.Yes,its ugly.It looks like just about every other 18 foot outboard runnabout from the 70's/80's.

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    There is one for sale at Project Boats

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    Charter Member #655 Charter Member dyno's Avatar
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    the 18 was'nt a true cat it has a center pod and a very short deck or bow if you will....thats IMHO why its kind of ugly but they run pretty hard a friend has one with a 2.4 on it that runs 90+ very safe ans stable ride and great ski boat....
    If your boat has a sail do you ride a horse to the ramp?

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    SKATER....from humble beginnings!

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    Skater 18

    I have a '79 Skater 18. It needs some refurbishing but will still do 75mph with the '86 200 merc trimmed and jacked all the way up. At this point, the transom starts to flex causing the boat to porpoise. I believe the were first one was made in 1976. My 18 doesn't have a full tunnel. I'm trying to get a picture on this post but having a problem. I'll try again later. Bill
    Last edited by bskater18; 05-03-2008 at 11:31 PM.

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    There are a couple of them running around the Grand Haven/Holland area. There is a black one with gold trim I see on Lake Mac often. Seems to run real well. There is also a blue one with one of the old tall Merc's on it. Saw it for sale for $3500 at Coast Gaurd Festival this year. No idea who he is or where he is from.
    [b]M Go Blue.......Gator boots, gator luggage, gator purses... all at cut rate deals!!!!

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