Like Tree0Likes

Fastest Skater with equal power?

Reply
Old 10-20-2010, 04:58 PM
  #11
Registered
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 12
Default

From the Skater website, models with 850's:
32 140MPH+
36 120-125MPH+
368 140MPH+
40 135MPH
No numbers given on the 388
Tsunami LC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2010, 05:01 PM
  #12
Registered
 
Gladhe8er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Fairfield, CT
My Boats: 2005 Active Thunder 28
Posts: 3,693
Default

Interesting...that 36 is a slow poke
Gladhe8er is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2010, 07:56 PM
  #13
Registered
 
dkwestern's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Lake St. Clair
My Boats: 33' Powerplay triple 2.5's
Posts: 2,973
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tsunami LC View Post
From the Skater website, models with 850's:
32 140MPH+
36 120-125MPH+
368 140MPH+
40 135MPH
No numbers given on the 388
True. However Flight Clubs 36 hit 140 with 850's. Skaters #'s on the website seem to be off a bit.
dkwestern is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2010, 07:59 PM
  #14
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,067
Default

I'd say the 388 is the ticket!
stainless is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2010, 08:21 PM
  #15
Registered
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 12
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dkwestern View Post
True. However Flight Clubs 36 hit 140 with 850's. Skaters #'s on the website seem to be off a bit.
I agree, my 36 Flatdeck hit 142 when I was running light with 850's and around 137 when full fuel and passengers. However, with all things being equal I think the 388 will probably be the fastest followed by the 368.
Tsunami LC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2010, 08:50 PM
  #16
Charter Mod
Charter Member
 
BLee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: E Dock
My Boats: Cigarette - "90MPH" Edition
Posts: 6,551
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tsunami LC View Post
From the Skater website, models with 850's:
32 140MPH+
36 120-125MPH+
368 140MPH+
40 135MPH
No numbers given on the 388

The info on their website, is terrible at best. The insurance companies won't even use it for reference.

The 368 & 388 are "supposed" to be the fastest all around hulls, but since they are all 99% custom built, there could be an exception to the rule at every size, depending on the setup.
BLee is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2010, 08:53 PM
  #17
Registered
 
dkwestern's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Lake St. Clair
My Boats: 33' Powerplay triple 2.5's
Posts: 2,973
Default

What did the 32 with Merc 850's run from the Miami boat show in '04 or '05?? Yellow boat, tested in PRA mag I believe.

I also read on here (for ref) that a 368 with Merc 600's/#6 drives ran 127, out east.
dkwestern is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2010, 09:00 PM
  #18
Registered
 
dkwestern's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Lake St. Clair
My Boats: 33' Powerplay triple 2.5's
Posts: 2,973
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BLee View Post
The info on their website, is terrible at best. The insurance companies won't even use it for reference.

The 368 & 388 are "supposed" to be the fastest all around hulls, but since they are all 99% custom built, there could be an exception to the rule at every size, depending on the setup.
True, most have custom power, and even if two boats had 1200's from diff shops (Sterling, Teague, Brad Smith, Brummett) still not apples to apples in true HP.

There was a 388 1075 boat at LOTO, that Blume semed to know.
dkwestern is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2010, 10:43 PM
  #19
Registered
 
NASCAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Charlotte, NC
My Boats: 2017 Nor-Tech 340
Posts: 2,684
Default

I would think that the additional tunnel width & length of the 36 & 388 would make up for the weight disadvantage & then again layup comes into play. The results might also differ if you were comparing boats w/ 850's then compared the same 2 boats w/ 1000+ hp. There's obviously an minimum / optimum HP to weight ratio for each model & IMO once surpassed there maybe diminishing returns meaning the bigger HP will benefit the larger boats more than the smaller ones.
NASCAT is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2010, 08:03 AM
  #20
Registered
 
SS930's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: At the office.
My Boats: 1990 Donzi Sweet 16
Posts: 6,684
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NASCAT View Post
I would think that the additional tunnel width & length of the 36 & 388 would make up for the weight disadvantage & then again layup comes into play. The results might also differ if you were comparing boats w/ 850's then compared the same 2 boats w/ 1000+ hp. There's obviously an minimum / optimum HP to weight ratio for each model & IMO once surpassed there maybe diminishing returns meaning the bigger HP will benefit the larger boats more than the smaller ones.
Again, this is why I was saying the 32, with all things being equal. Comparing a custom light layup 368 or 388 to a 'production' 32 is not apples to apples IMO. Now if you're talking about a custom 368 vs a custom 328 with equal build/options/features, now I think we're talking apples to apples.

Like I said, I think all things being equal the 32 will be faster (in the proper conditions). With that said, obviously the bigger boats have a huge advantage once the conditions get rougher...
SS930 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:51 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.