View Poll Results: Would you buy an "Old School Carbon" boat?
I would buy a carbon lightweight Old School boat
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61.54%
Nope..Glass and steps for me
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7.69%
Nope...Carbon and steps for me
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15.38%
Nope...Glass and Old School for me
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Old 07-06-2005, 08:13 AM
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I think WickedWon is one of the most awesome boats around, does Saber have a site? I googled it and got 24 foot eggbeater boats
that is all you need....
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Old 07-06-2005, 09:22 AM
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I think WickedWon is one of the most awesome boats around
I rode on WickedWon last year for Smoke on the Water. It is the baddest straight vee boat I've ridden. It's made from a blend of carbon, kevlar, and glass. Saber basically consists of two brothers that build the boats. I don't think they have a site.
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Old 07-06-2005, 09:51 AM
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where did wicked won go? i know they put it up for sale, who bought it?
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I spoke to Jim about a week ago he still has the boat said he had a few lookers but nobody is strokin any checks yet..

TS GUN you would look good sittin inthe middle with that brunette hottie of yours to the left.......and a blonde on the right wouldn't hurt either

remember the throttle works both ways in that boat reguardless of what Jim shows as an example....

You mean it can do speeds other than WFO? If that boat could run longer than 25 hours...........
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I think WickedWon is one of the most awesome boats around, does Saber have a site? I googled it and got 24 foot eggbeater boats

www.saberboats.com
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Old 01-09-2006, 01:36 AM
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hydro,
you really have no idea on this one. todays stepped boats are faster, turn better and go faster in rougher water that the boats did 5 years ago....let alone 10 or 15 years back! it's about the same logic when people think a v is faster in the rough than a cat.
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Old 01-09-2006, 01:56 AM
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another thing, the offshore industry uses very little of todays available hi-tech laminates, resins, and coring...even if they more than doubled it, it would do nothing to the cost....go buy a sheet of hi-tch core material, you'll be blown away at the cost and the waste involved.

and on an ending note....if it were that easy??? there would be more manufactures doing, now wouldn't there!....think how many boat manufactures there is and has been...yeah, and there is less than you can count on one hand in offshore that successfully does what your talking about. kinda strange that someone like skater still builds OTHER manufactures hi-tech layups after all these years.

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Really interesting thread! Keep posting!

Dock, about the 36 Outlaw? I have read that Baja uses a old 35 Cigarette Mistress mold? No doubt the 36 rides like a Cadillac.
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And Hydro, what happened to that Skater you had on order? A Skater seems pretty new school to me...
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Scott Smith, formerly of Cigarette and now Dragon Powerboats, told me a long time ago that he'd rather have a heavier, stronger hull under him that will behave itself in big water than a lightweight wafer-hull boat that is flying uncontrollably.

If you need to go faster, put in bigger power. Bigger power in the feather-light will make it more "flighty" and more dangerous.

Scott Smith is from Cleveland and Cleveland people don't lie.

Now, Craig Barrie on the other hand...
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