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Old 12-28-2008, 08:43 PM
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I've been procrastinating for some time now, but wanted to touch on this.

In the December 08 Powerboat a Skater 388 was tested. Now I've always considered Skater as a simple no frills speed demon. Period. However I was quite surprised to see this boat, with 1200 horse mills only topped out at 154. I realize 154 is impressive but is it? For a 38 foot Skater with 1200s, no cabin, and as the artice states, "The 388 Skater didn't have much for stowage options in its cockpit".

Take a 36 Nor-Tech. A boat set-up as much for pleasure and comfort as for speed. Cabin, bed, toilet, stowage. And runs 160 with 1150s.

Don't mean to start a world of $hit here, but doesn't 154mph leave a little to be desired with 1200s? In a new 38' Skater?
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I've been procrastinating for some time now, but wanted to touch on this.

In the December 08 Powerboat a Skater 388 was tested. Now I've always considered Skater as a simple no frills speed demon. Period. However I was quite surprised to see this boat, with 1200 horse mills only topped out at 154. I realize 154 is impressive but is it? For a 38 foot Skater with 1200s, no cabin, and as the artice states, "The 388 Skater didn't have much for stowage options in its cockpit".

Take a 36 Nor-Tech. A boat set-up as much for pleasure and comfort as for speed. Cabin, bed, toilet, stowage. And runs 160 with 1150s.

Don't mean to start a world of $hit here, but doesn't 154mph leave a little to be desired with 1200s? In a new 38' Skater?
When they test these boats they are not "Long Propped" meaning they are propped for all around performance.They want the boat to accelerate and run a decent top end.When they tested "Bad" 40 Skater it went 157 on the limiters but we had it to 165 with big wheels on it.
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I know of a 388 that runs 131 on 525's.....about 560 h.p.
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I've been procrastinating for some time now, but wanted to touch on this.

In the December 08 Powerboat a Skater 388 was tested. Now I've always considered Skater as a simple no frills speed demon. Period. However I was quite surprised to see this boat, with 1200 horse mills only topped out at 154. I realize 154 is impressive but is it? For a 38 foot Skater with 1200s, no cabin, and as the artice states, "The 388 Skater didn't have much for stowage options in its cockpit".

Take a 36 Nor-Tech. A boat set-up as much for pleasure and comfort as for speed. Cabin, bed, toilet, stowage. And runs 160 with 1150s.

Don't mean to start a world of $hit here, but doesn't 154mph leave a little to be desired with 1200s? In a new 38' Skater?


It's a boat test. My 388 ran 174.8 on the limiters with JT and I running it. Nor-tech with the same power runs about 160
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1200s maybe not!!!
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my boat had 1200's and it ran
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...Please Enlighten Me...
That might prove to be to big a task....
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"Take a 36 Nor-Tech. A boat set-up as much for pleasure and comfort as for speed. Cabin, bed, toilet, stowage. And runs 160 with 1150s"


I don't believe this to be a correct statement either.....the 36' NorTech is slower than this.....with 1150's

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It's a boat test. My 388 ran 174.8 on the limiters with JT and I running it. Nor-tech with the same power runs about 160
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