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Old 03-09-2002, 05:10 PM
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Question ever heard of a 18' Skater?

Answered an ad in the paper today, guy says it's a 18 Skater. I asked him if it is a Skater by Douglass Marine but he didn't know. He says it has a 220 Yamaha hanging on it and goes like hell. He sounds like an older gent and may not know what he has. Could this be a real Skater? Your comments would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 03-09-2002, 05:20 PM
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I think ocean express makes one
 
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There was on on E-Bay a few weeks ago-stripped. The consensus here then was that it is a real Skater-the boat looked like it would haul ass with a 225 on it.
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Old 03-09-2002, 06:01 PM
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GREAT running little boat, and YES Skater did make an 18' years ago...but, let's just say their design department has come A LONG way since the 18!
 
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Thanks guys. This board is great. Pop up a question, take the dogs for a walk, log back in and voila., the answer awaits. I'll go look at it in the morning, maybe I can get a deal on this thing. Thanks again.
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Old 03-09-2002, 06:29 PM
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Skater DID make an 18 many years ago. At the time they were state of the art. By some peoples standards, the 18 is still a great boat. I have seen several of them running around West Michigan (Skater's are built here). They run flat and fast. Had a black one with gold stripes BLAST past me on Lake Macatawa two summers ago. I was doing about 60 and it went by me like I was sitting still!!!!!
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Old 03-09-2002, 06:53 PM
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They are good boats when they are powered with motors of their time. don't put 260+hp on it and try to stretch it out or you will get wet a least.They have a terminal velocity,and when you get there it will lift.You will need a flight suit if you try to break 100,maybe sooner.That is why Pete quit making them when he did.
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I believe Pete's son actually laid up one a few years ago. He used to work with me at JCI. But I haven't seen him in a while, so he is probably gone now. Wonder what ever happened to that boat?
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