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thisistank 04-26-2010 03:05 PM

Predator GETTIN' IT at DS2010!
 
On the way to the first card stop....

This video deserved its own thread.

And let me give the disclaimer:

No, it's not a race. Yes, there is calculated risk and danger with running these speeds in an open cockpit, no helmet, etc. etc. etc. blah, blah, blah...

Now, enjoy the video!!

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXa-Nub7qMc[/YOUTUBE]

offshoredrillin 04-26-2010 03:11 PM

sweet, cant wait to get on a run this year!

skater40 04-26-2010 03:27 PM

Tank-gteat video.That is how it looked at the first card stop.Chip Romers new 388 with Carson Brummit motors is fast.

thisistank 04-26-2010 03:30 PM


Originally Posted by skater40 (Post 3096224)
Tank-gteat video.That is how it looked at the first card stop.Chip Romers new 388 with Carson Brummit motors is fast.

Gary, boat looked and sounded great all weekend. Glad it went better for you this year.

I gotta give credit to PhattMatt over on Performance boats for the video (I believe it's his). He did a great job filming the start.

Looks like Chip was giving you a run for your money:drink:

Now, what was that speed you were running again?:grinser010::drink:

dicudmore 04-26-2010 03:45 PM


Originally Posted by skater40 (Post 3096224)
Tank-gteat video.That is how it looked at the first card stop.Chip Romers new 388 with Carson Brummit motors is fast.

Was great to see Predator back on top...whole first group was running strong :drink:

skater40 04-26-2010 03:49 PM

Speed?I dont remember.
Chip did give me a good run.I thought i was way out front till i looked back and saw the whites of his eyeballs and the smile on his face.

blume 04-26-2010 04:13 PM


Originally Posted by skater40 (Post 3096245)
Speed?I dont remember.
Chip did give me a good run.I thought i was way out front till i looked back and saw the whites of his eyeballs and the smile on his face.

all legal 30mph starts,

Predator 151mph
Pure Platinum 154mph
Chip 155mph............................that's how I saw it.

Gary was 1st back on the poker run.

Sydwayz 04-26-2010 04:51 PM

Bobbit's boat always looks awesome!

LV 04-26-2010 05:57 PM


Originally Posted by skater40 (Post 3096245)
Speed?I dont remember.
Chip did give me a good run.I thought i was way out front till i looked back and saw the whites of his eyeballs and the smile on his face.

Thats pretty damn funny, those skaters sound bad ass bro!

stainless 04-26-2010 06:34 PM

Great job guys!

GATORONE 04-26-2010 06:56 PM


Originally Posted by blume (Post 3096264)
all legal 30mph starts,

Predator 151mph
Pure Platinum 152mph
Chip 154mph............................that's how I saw it.

Gary was 1st back on the poker run.


!54 in poker run trim

downgoessunkin 04-26-2010 07:12 PM

where was gino and the mti's on the run

Detail Toyz 04-26-2010 07:17 PM


Originally Posted by skater40 (Post 3096224)
Tank-gteat video.That is how it looked at the first card stop.Chip Romers new 388 with Carson Brummit motors is fast.

I thought I heard it was sterlings in that boat the 388

Detail Toyz 04-26-2010 07:19 PM


Originally Posted by GATORONE (Post 3096388)
!54 in poker run trim

Whats up Bill it was great meetin you, and Jasons a top notch dude. Hope you have better luck in New Orleans, Last I saw you was saturday night, looked like you were still havin fun.

OL40SVX 04-26-2010 07:43 PM


Originally Posted by Detail Toyz (Post 3096409)
I thought I heard it was sterlings in that boat the 388

Was this the 388 that TNT had for sale?? It did have sterlings in it at one time didnt it?

blume 04-26-2010 07:46 PM


Originally Posted by fountain40icbm (Post 3096440)
Was this the 388 that TNT had for sale?? It did have sterlings in it at one time didnt it?

yes TNT sold the boat but took the motors out and put the customers motors in the boat.

Pro1 04-26-2010 07:50 PM

Skater.

stainless 04-26-2010 07:53 PM


Originally Posted by Pro1 (Post 3096455)
Skater.

+1!:ernaehrung004:

OL40SVX 04-26-2010 08:03 PM


Originally Posted by blume (Post 3096449)
yes TNT sold the boat but took the motors out and put the customers motors in the boat.

Ah ha. Thanks Blume! Looks like it was a Skater Nation all weekend long!:D

blingbling 04-26-2010 08:28 PM


Originally Posted by Detail Toyz (Post 3096409)
I thought I heard it was sterlings in that boat the 388

Brummetts

DrGaryDC 04-26-2010 08:41 PM

Any good pics of Predator 40SS, one of my favorites. Soon Soon, I will have a skater next to my Apache

c_deezy 04-27-2010 12:59 AM

Awesome video! If that doesn't send chills up the back of your neck I don't know what would! :D


...although the background music leaves a bit to be desired...

Mastercraft240 04-27-2010 06:43 AM


Originally Posted by JAMESP7453 (Post 3096643)
This is probably a better color.

Don't hijack the guys thread.......... like you do on EVERY SINGLE thread you post on!


And if you do, at least try to a SUPPORTING VENDOR:lolhit:...

Predators lookin' good, great video!

fountainfan42 04-27-2010 08:38 AM


Originally Posted by GATORONE (Post 3096388)
!54 in poker run trim

154 way to go Bill & Congratz Bro :drink:

thisistank 04-27-2010 08:48 AM

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Originally Posted by DrGaryDC (Post 3096508)
Any good pics of Predator 40SS, one of my favorites. Soon Soon, I will have a skater next to my Apache

From last year, but you get the point.

thisistank 04-27-2010 09:01 AM

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This year...


Pics curtousy of "Detailtoyz"...His website has many more pics from the weekend...Check em out.

www.xclusivetoyz.com

Detail Toyz 04-27-2010 10:33 AM


Originally Posted by thisistank (Post 3096805)
This year...

Hey those pics look familar. I know you took alot of pics as well Im sorry I never got to meet you down there, what boat were you with??

blume 04-27-2010 11:59 AM

Vern's
 
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Here's one at Vern's (West Coast Drives Service) on Saturday morning getting a last minute check over before the run.

DrGaryDC 04-27-2010 12:43 PM

Awesome pics, thank you

thisistank 04-27-2010 12:44 PM


Originally Posted by Detail Toyz (Post 3096878)
Hey those pics look familar. I know you took alot of pics as well Im sorry I never got to meet you down there, what boat were you with??

Hey bro, yea I "borrowed" those pics from ya:drink:

We ended up leaving the boat at home this trip. Rode on the big ol ocean going blue and white Donzi all weekend. Good times.

Sorry we missed you. However, I have enjoyed all those pics you took;)

ActiveFun 04-27-2010 03:22 PM

That is cool and everything and I wish I could own one, but I dont see the thrill of just just buying horsepower and running in flat water like that. For me, its much more thrilling to watch boats running in bigger water, not necessarily as fast where there is skill needed and not just $$$. Just my own opinion, not trying to start up ****.

thisistank 04-27-2010 03:36 PM


Originally Posted by ActiveFun (Post 3097057)
That is cool and everything and I wish I could own one, but I dont see the thrill of just just buying horsepower and running in flat water like that. For me, its much more thrilling to watch boats running in bigger water, not necessarily as fast where there is skill needed and not just $$$. Just my own opinion, not trying to start up ****.

Everything has its place. Since this thread is about Gary and the 40' Skater Predator, I can tell you I know he runs in the Pacific ocean (some of the nastiest water in the country) regularly.

If you don't think it takes skill to run over 150 mph on a tight course with spectators, other poker runners and other variables then I'm just afraid, you are mistaken.

Go out and sit on the poker run course sometime in Havasu and watch from about 100 yards off over 190 boats fly by you. It's impressive no matter what the water conditions.

Mastercraft240 04-27-2010 03:38 PM


Originally Posted by ActiveFun (Post 3097057)
That is cool and everything and I wish I could own one, but I dont see the thrill of just just buying horsepower and running in flat water like that. For me, its much more thrilling to watch boats running in bigger water, not necessarily as fast where there is skill needed and not just $$$. Just my own opinion, not trying to start up ****.

Dude.... running 150mph+ takes skill no matter what water your in.................:party-smiley-004:

ActiveFun 04-27-2010 03:41 PM

Sorry guys, I guess it came out wrong. I agree it takes skill to run that fast. It just looked so smooth, I guess those guys make it look easy. Thats not what I was getting at.

thisistank 04-27-2010 03:45 PM


Originally Posted by ActiveFun (Post 3097068)
Sorry guys, I guess it came out wrong. I agree it takes skill to run that fast. It just looked so smooth, I guess those guys make it look easy. Thats not what I was getting at.

I hear ya brother. And like I said, everything has it's place. I love watching boats run hard in the big stuff too! My point was, you need to see 190 boats running hard all together. It's a sight to behold and you'll forget the water condtions while your jaw is on the floor. :drink:

PhantomChaos 04-27-2010 04:12 PM


Originally Posted by thisistank (Post 3096209)
On the way to the first card stop....

This video deserved its own thread.

And let me give the disclaimer:

No, it's not a race. Yes, there is calculated risk and danger with running these speeds in an open cockpit, no helmet, etc. etc. etc. blah, blah, blah...

Now, enjoy the video!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXa-Nub7qMc

Who was just in front of Bobbit? He looked out of shape in comparision. Looks like they were about a mile behind the two leaders too!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

FREEDOM US1 04-27-2010 04:42 PM


Originally Posted by skater40 (Post 3096245)
Speed?I dont remember.
Chip did give me a good run.I thought i was way out front till i looked back and saw the whites of his eyeballs and the smile on his face.


Way to go guys!! Great to see those Skaters 1st and 2nd by a long ways!!! Sounded and looked GREAT!!!!:drink:

40FlatDeck 04-27-2010 05:51 PM


Originally Posted by JAMESP7453 (Post 3096641)
Wouldn't PREDATOR be awsome with some turbines like the ones in JBS. We do www.principlepropulsionsystems.com Jim Grasham 520-245-2849

Man oh man........Jim, I can appreciate what you do at your place, Knot Right's 46 is VERY impressive and it looks like you do top notch work,

BUT :party-smiley-004:


this thread is about Gary Smith's 40ss Skater, "Predator", with his piston powered Larry Peto motors. Can you root for the home team here Jim?

Anyway, I would like to see our last run in the Shootout. We had that big boy moving in such a short distance.:drink:
Skaters were in the house this year. No doubt, if Pure Platinum didn't have a few issues, Bill would also be in that vid. Also, great to see Chip's boat run so well! He is such a good guy, I was glad to see it.

skater40 04-27-2010 06:07 PM

Hey jim-we missed you.When are you and the crew coming to do a poker run in havasu?

downgoessunkin 04-27-2010 06:18 PM

I noticed that Predator has ext. boxes on it, does it help performance, handling or what. what is the speed difference in the 388,40 and 46 skater with same power


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