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Old 01-04-2010, 10:21 PM
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COME ON JIM, MINE WENT 154 IN ONE MILE AT THE SHOOTOUT ON SMALL WATER. LOL
That's Great Ron!! I saw your run that day!! Beautiful Skater!! You know I love the 46/50 Skaters . But for those asking the 388s seems to be the hot set up for top speed in descent water if thats what a guys wants. I've had my 46 up to 150 but usally run around between 105 and 130. Reasonably safe pokerrun boat to haul AZZ in. I'll stick with the big ride!! It's been a lot of fun!
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:05 PM
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154 is a great speed for a 46, but what about the 388 going 171mph on pump gas 1250's, really impressive
Its all good!! Power to weight ratio. It takes a lot of work to dial your boat in for the shoot out and Bill has been on top of the game in getting the top end speed out of his 388! He's put a lot of time, effort, R and D, Boats , motors. props, drives, and money to get there . Other people are doing the same thing as well. It doesn't happen over night on your first try. But that seems to be part of the fun in this crazy sport. Good luck if you join the sickness!!
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:32 AM
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I don't think there is a such thing as a slow Skater.
No, I know of one........baawaaaaaa
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:09 PM
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No, I know of one........baawaaaaaa
let me guess.. 46 diesel
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:16 PM
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154 is a great speed for a 46, but what about the 388 going 171mph on pump gas 1250's, really impressive

Lets not forget about Tom Byrds 46 the old Goddess.
190mph on number 6 drives deserves some credit.
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:23 PM
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That's Great Ron!! I saw your run that day!! Beautiful Skater!! You know I love the 46/50 Skaters . But for those asking the 388s seems to be the hot set up for top speed in descent water if thats what a guys wants. I've had my 46 up to 150 but usally run around between 105 and 130. Reasonably safe pokerrun boat to haul AZZ in. I'll stick with the big ride!! It's been a lot of fun!
I agree on the 388 Skater Bro!

Peter told me the bottom on the 46 has been the same from past to
present. Many others have tried to change it. How do you say it?
"if it is not broke dont fix it"
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:13 PM
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Lets not forget about Tom Byrds 46 the old Goddess.
190mph on number 6 drives deserves some credit.
Is he still running the boat? Haven't heard about that one for awhile.
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:05 AM
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Is he still running the boat? Haven't heard about that one for awhile.
Dont really know. Hes like one of those one hit wonders from
the eighties.

It would be cool to see him resurface and break the deuce.
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