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Old 09-30-2009, 12:01 AM
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How is it getting insurance these days? What is the cost compared to a 30ft Superboat?
They are super cool boats. I have thought about buying one on several occasions and found the insurance very reasonable because of the OB's. Although I had 20+ years without an incident and prrior cat ownership experience.

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Old 09-30-2009, 10:29 AM
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Come on down to South W. Fl this winter and we will go for a Ride Make sure your life Ins policy is up to date though
I maybe a little crazy, I love running in rough water and practicing Autorotations in Helicopters
Im curious, running in 3-4's or just rough water do you ever break anything on the boat or motors? Gearcases, propshaft, or throw blades off the prop? Seems like it would be quite a bite of stress and strain on equipment.

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Old 09-30-2009, 11:50 AM
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Im curious, running in 3-4's or just rough water do you ever break anything on the boat or motors? Gearcases, propshaft, or throw blades off the prop? Seems like it would be quite a bite of stress and strain on equipment.
In six years one gear case 3.0 liter No 2.5 cases.Wore out a set of 2.5`s (250hrs). I have my motors strapped down, seems to help in the rough.No problems with the hull, Peter builds them tough! The most punishment is taken in my neck and back, thats what the chiropracter is for. The best ride in the boat is 1'-2', However you can run Fast in larger water if you have the skill.The biggest problem is the Wind Not the Waves.
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:51 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.
So, just to be clear, a 28 Skater can run better than this in the rough?

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Old 09-30-2009, 01:17 PM
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So, just to be clear, a 28 Skater can run better than this in the rough?

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I dont know that Pantera is doing a hell of a job, I think the 28 would Skater would be right there though.
I had a 28 Pantera 6pack with a 572 700hp troy dennis motor.Great boat!! Pull up the Video of "Secret Agent" a 28 skater

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehklD...layer_embedded

I think they are simply 2 different animals but the Pantera with a single engine and a big motor will run very well. Better than many might expect, I know alot of people cant believe how mine runs.


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Old 09-30-2009, 01:19 PM
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Steve,

Well since you have had both I believe you.
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Well since you have had both I believe you.
I just cant see a 28-30' cat running like that in spaced out water. But I could be wrong. Cats run like a sum***** in the close together chop but I have never seen one run like that in the bigger stuff. Yes bigger cats but not 28 footers.
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Great videos!!! That kind of water I maybe see twice a season and would only go out in it for a short thrill, or come into it in certain sections of the Hudson River.

This is the type of wind chop that is no problem for my Y2K. Any bigger and it becomes more demanding. This again is more extreme to what I normally boat in.


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