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Old 09-29-2009, 05:01 PM
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I have owned a few v's... 22 scarab, 33 fountain, 28 Pantera race boat. None of them even compare to the 28 Skater in rough water. The Skater is a smoother more consistant ride through the rough. I have raced so many V's with "Big power " and beat them badly!! The only problem is now, not many will run with me They see me coming and turn the other way or come off plane.
I bought my Skater with 2.5's stock went 110. Modified by Diamond Marine to 122. Now I have the new 300xs and run 110, but burn 30gals per hr cruising @90mph.
In my opinion the only boat better than a 28 is a Larger Skater
lets be realistic here, a 28 skater could never out run a 30' vee in big water unless your REALLY good on the sticks and running against average joe in his vee bottom.

vee's are alot more forgiving than a 28'. and honestly the longer the better for O/B cats. a 30 motion or spectre will out run a 28 unless its flat. the 28's are a handful in snotty water. they are however a blast for flat water agianst almost anything else.

the 28 is a serious boat and runs fast but there is little run for error compared to a vee. just keep in mind that if you miss judge a wave or something along those lines the consequences are probably going to alot worst in a 28 than a 30 vee.
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lets be realistic here, a 28 skater could never out run a 30' vee in big water unless your REALLY good on the sticks and running against average joe in his vee bottom.

vee's are alot more forgiving than a 28'. and honestly the longer the better for O/B cats. a 30 motion or spectre will out run a 28 unless its flat. the 28's are a handful in snotty water. they are however a blast for flat water agianst almost anything else.

the 28 is a serious boat and runs fast but there is little run for error compared to a vee. just keep in mind that if you miss judge a wave or something along those lines the consequences are probably going to alot worst in a 28 than a 30 vee.
More times than not, the water I boat on is not rough. What I consider rough is large boat wakes, 2-3' chop, and a mix of both. Any boat under 30' is not going to be fun in 4'+, unless your in the mood for it. I know how to handle a V, just like to know any special techniques with a cat.
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:36 PM
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Kendle, have JC turn the boost up to 1000 hp, and put a #6 on the Y2K...............100 PLUS !!!!!
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Kendall, tuck it in and be quick on the sticks and you will LOVE the 28. 3-4s and below and there a blast when set up right.
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lets be realistic here, a 28 skater could never out run a 30' vee in big water unless your REALLY good on the sticks and running against average joe in his vee bottom.

vee's are alot more forgiving than a 28'. and honestly the longer the better for O/B cats. a 30 motion or spectre will out run a 28 unless its flat. the 28's are a handful in snotty water. they are however a blast for flat water agianst almost anything else.

the 28 is a serious boat and runs fast but there is little run for error compared to a vee. just keep in mind that if you miss judge a wave or something along those lines the consequences are probably going to alot worst in a 28 than a 30 vee.
SKaterDave I was not talking about 30' boats I was talking about a 37 and 42 outerlimits and numerous 35 & 38 fountains I have handed their ass to them.Not in smooth,calm water but in rough snotty water. The 37 had 900`s and the 42 had 1200`s. I had 340hp diamond marine 2.5`s I would out accelerate the **** out of them.I AM NOT SAYING THIS WOULD HAPPEN EVERY TIME WITH ANY DRIVER, BUT I HAVE DONE IT SEVERAL TIMES !!
I have Never been beat by a motion or a spectre.Maybe it is part to MY DRIVING SKILLS
Going 100+ in a V or a cat there is little room for error! A 28 is Not a beginner boat ! I had 15 yrs experience before I bought mine and have been running it for 6 yrs now. Set up and experience is Key to running one of these boats all out.I am sure you know this since you have owned a Skater or two.
SO WHEN YOU SAY A 28 COULD NEVER OUTRUN A 30 V IN THE ROUGH .....YOU ARE WRONG!!
I am sure you will dissagree with post but it is true in my case NEVER SAY NEVER MY FRIEND!

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My 32 Activator will murder a 28 skater in a 2 foot chop or better
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My 32 Activator will murder a 28 skater in a 2 foot chop or better
Well ya..with the 1800000 HP motor you have in it
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Well ya..with the 1800000 HP motor you have in it
Its only 930HP now
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Well ya..with the 1800000 HP motor you have in it
Plus your long and thin......so I've heard
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SKaterDave I was not talking about 30' boats I was talking about a 37 and 42 outerlimits and numerous 35 & 38 fountains I have handed their ass to them.Not in smooth,calm water but in rough snotty water. The 37 had 900`s and the 42 had 1200`s. I had 340hp diamond marine 2.5`s I would out accelerate the **** out of them.I AM NOT SAYING THIS WOULD HAPPEN EVERY TIME WITH ANY DRIVER, BUT I HAVE DONE IT SEVERAL TIMES !!
I have Never been beat by a motion or a spectre.Maybe it is part to MY DRIVING SKILLS
Going 100+ in a V or a cat there is little room for error! A 28 is Not a beginner boat ! I had 15 yrs experience before I bought mine and have been running it for 6 yrs now. Set up and experience is Key to running one of these boats all out.I am sure you know this since you have owned a Skater or two.
SO WHEN YOU SAY A 28 COULD NEVER OUTRUN A 30 V IN THE ROUGH .....YOU ARE WRONG!!
I am sure you will dissagree with post but it is true in my case NEVER SAY NEVER MY FRIEND!

are you for real??? maybe we need to understand your version of rough is.
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