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Old 05-06-2002, 12:15 AM
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I just purchase a 28 skater 2002 and they just started rigging it today. Can wait until it is done I and a 1993 30 cat with twin 1994 2.5 carb motors hope to see a big diffence. I just kept hearing great things about skaters. They are rigging it with new mercury 2.5 motors. hope to see speeds of around 110MPH. If anybody has any suggestion please feel free to let me know it would be greatly appeciated. I seen your skater and it look great. How does it handle th rough i heard they run better in the rough true.

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Old 05-06-2002, 08:53 AM
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good luck with new 2002 28' skater Eric and i ran his boat on sunday let me tell you. that boat handles some nice water.,but not every boat is rigged with a ballast tank and tabs and not talking about a tunnel tab. yesterday it was pretty windy out on the great south bay.We were running 100 to 105 in a good 2to3 foot chop. the boat is incredible.I thought my 28 had a great attitude.But getting back to your question it all depends on engine height,prop,wieght,fuel,and sea time. give me a call ill help you with any questions you have. I'm in bay shore good luck!
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cri331,

If there is anyone out there that knows how to rig and run a Skater, especially with outboards, it's Charlie! He his a set up machine and even better on the sticks. DEFINITELY pick his brain, albeit a tiny one , he will not steer you wrong. I would say he has the FASTEST 28 Skater in the country. Best of luck with your new ride and post some picks would ya?!

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Hey Charlie,

Do you guys think you may make the Washington Race? let me know and I'll come down and crew for you, and we can tear that little town up.

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whats up Eddie? I would like to run the boat in washington n.c. ihave to check out the schedule. If you have any info let me know.If we run that race I could use youre help let me know the dates.thanks
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Old 05-07-2002, 11:17 AM
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Care to share what your top speed was at Lake X??????????
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Old 05-07-2002, 03:21 PM
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good luck with new 2002 28' skater Eric and i ran his boat on sunday let me tell you. that boat handles some nice water.,but not every boat is rigged with a ballast tank and tabs and not talking about a tunnel tab. yesterday it was pretty windy out on the great south bay.We were running 100 to 105 in a good 2to3 foot chop. the boat is incredible.I thought my 28 had a great attitude.But getting back to your question it all depends on engine height,prop,wieght,fuel,and sea time. give me a call ill help you with any questions you have. I'm in bay shore good luck!
Charlie if you have any suggestion on heights on the motors and what props you would recommend I would appreciate it. You think I can get a 110 out of the boat with 2.5's. Any preferred steering setup, everything is brand new. The guys that are doing the rigging are pretty knowledgeable on this stuff the one guy race a 28 skater a few your back with outboards great running boat. Charlie do you have a red 28 i might have see you out on the great south bay? The tabs should help a ton in the rough.Who's tabs did you use? I ran a 30 Cobra cat for a couple of years without using the tabs ever that boat ran in the high 80's not bad in the rough also.

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cri331,

I think this is the boat you are referring too??? I forget the guys name, but he showed up at a run I put together last year. He seemed like a nice guy...

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Cri331 Charlie has his boat dialed in perfect he ran with stock 2.5's 120.7mph on gps I myself would recomend tabs on the boat
Keith Eckerit makes a great pair also the ballast does wonders Charlie and I ran 100-105 thru 2-3 Footers on sundayin my boat
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