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Old 09-13-2005, 09:35 AM
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denial???? can't deny the beauty
I agree, but this ain't bad either.
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Old 09-13-2005, 09:55 AM
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still got it......I had 2 seats made when it ws being built. One with the bolsters for the rough, and being from Havasu with our .5 footers, I had a flat one made too.......for lounging around on

Stereo friggin cranks BTW.....thanks!!!
Glad to hear it. If you want to get rid of the bolster seat back let me know. NK
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Old 09-13-2005, 10:57 AM
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I have had a few calls and emails as well on this subject from this posting. Wow, did I open Pandora's box or what? Even managed to ruffle Nortech's feathers for being left out of the mix. My summary is the 40 Skater is the better rough water boat of the two. The 39 MTI will be faster in calmer waters. The 42 MTI might be a better comparsion to the 40 Skater. I personally love the lines of the MTI. The cockpit is great looking on the MTI. The Skater has more cockpit space. That alone is tough call as my current boat is a four bucket seat boat and that can be a real pain. See picture. Basically it is going to come down to the best deal. Since I am looking at 2-3 year old boats it can be decided by who is the most anxious to sell. I am not on fishing trip as the cash is ready to go. I am also looking at race boat conversions to pleasure.
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Old 09-13-2005, 11:02 AM
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I agree, but this ain't bad either.
looks better moving..... man that driver is good....
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Old 09-13-2005, 11:21 AM
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I have had a few calls and emails as well on this subject from this posting. Wow, did I open Pandora's box or what? Even managed to ruffle Nortech's feathers for being left out of the mix. My summary is the 40 Skater is the better rough water boat of the two. The 39 MTI will be faster in calmer waters. The 42 MTI might be a better comparsion to the 40 Skater. I personally love the lines of the MTI. The cockpit is great looking on the MTI. The Skater has more cockpit space. That alone is tough call as my current boat is a four bucket seat boat and that can be a real pain. See picture. Basically it is going to come down to the best deal. Since I am looking at 2-3 year old boats it can be decided by who is the most anxious to sell. I am not on fishing trip as the cash is ready to go. I am also looking at race boat conversions to pleasure.
your not going to go wrong with either boat.... 2-3 year old MTI's are gonna be harder to find simply because there is less of them around.... the cockpit on the MTI will be real similiar to your motion, maybe a tad more room by the looks of it, but real similiar... the canopy system on the MTI is far better than the quarters used on the skaters, you don't get that center blast that comes from down the middle.... you can talk at 100+ likes it no big deal in the front or back seat of the MTI... some old race MTI's out there to be had, those could make a cool conversion.. good luck on your search.
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Old 09-13-2005, 12:21 PM
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I have had a few calls and emails as well on this subject from this posting. Wow, did I open Pandora's box or what? Even managed to ruffle Nortech's feathers for being left out of the mix. My summary is the 40 Skater is the better rough water boat of the two. The 39 MTI will be faster in calmer waters. The 42 MTI might be a better comparsion to the 40 Skater. I personally love the lines of the MTI. The cockpit is great looking on the MTI. The Skater has more cockpit space. That alone is tough call as my current boat is a four bucket seat boat and that can be a real pain. See picture. Basically it is going to come down to the best deal. Since I am looking at 2-3 year old boats it can be decided by who is the most anxious to sell. I am not on fishing trip as the cash is ready to go. I am also looking at race boat conversions to pleasure.
Scott Conrad has a couple of 40 Skaters for sale one being the new one he had at the Los Angeles boat show with Merc 1075's. I know he is willing to deal on both boats. If you are interested I can post his #.
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Old 09-13-2005, 12:27 PM
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This is the new 40 he has...

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Very interesting post! I just wonder if Brad feels that his original question has been answered? How about a comment Brad - what do you think now?
KiloKat, good luck with your new boat! I'm sure it will be beautiful. (just wanted to see ya do it in a Skater)

Brad, good luck with your decision! Sorry if we got your thread a little sidetracked

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OY!

P.S....After a Skater... my second choice..... would be Doug Wright's new 38'.... That guy really has a hold of something right now..... and it's original.
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the canopy system on the MTI is far better than the quarters used on the skaters, you don't get that center blast that comes from down the middle.... you can talk at 100+ likes it no big deal in the front or back seat of the MTI...
...... they make the solid shield for the Skaters too............
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