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Old 01-12-2011, 02:32 AM
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Hey guys,,, I know their are alot of you out there that can answer this for me.... I was wondering what the main difference bwtn a Skater 368 and 388 model is? from the naked eye or on the trailer the boats appear identical to me. however when i read up on them.... they talk about a 2ft farring on a 388..... However in some cases i see the same boated advertised as a 368 and 388.... It almost depends on whos selling the boat.... Is their actually a difference between a 368/388 Model??? anyone know the real deal here?? Ive also noticed the back of hulls can have different setups too... if anyone knows why that is?
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Two different boats , a 36 with the tunnel widened 8", and a 38 with a wide tunnel . I'm sure there's more , but that's the basic idea.
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Any extention off the transom is not included in the overall length.
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I've never really looked into it, but I always thought the difference was the 388 had a bussle, hence the extra 2'.
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The 388 is two and a half foot longer than the 368, the 388 sponson is one and a half inch wider, the 388 has a little deeper tunnel at the bow and the 388 is two and a half inches wider than the 368....... All the information doesn't include the bussel/transom extension... I have both ready to start rigging/paint and can be ready for early summer.

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I've never really looked into it, but I always thought the difference was the 388 had a bussle, hence the extra 2'.
The bussle is not included in the length of either boat.
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The 388 is two and a half foot longer than the 368, the 388 sponson is one and a half wider, the 388 has a little deeper tunnel at the bow and the 388 is two and a half inches wider than the 368. I have both ready to start rigging/paint and will be ready for early summer.
Bingo. The depth of the tunnel on the bow usually depends on how much they cut down too. Mine is cut down more-so than some others I've seen, which was requested during the design phase.

Purely for fyi: The option on the rear isn't a "bussle", as it doesn't act as a cowling. It's a "tunnel extention", & part of the tunnel/hull itself. It's designed to pack the air further down the tunnel, as well as make the boat perform even better in rough conditions.
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The 388 is two and a half foot longer than the 368, the 388 sponson is one and a half wider, the 388 has a little deeper tunnel at the bow and the 388 is two and a half inches wider than the 368. I have both ready to start rigging/paint and will be ready for early summer.
Good info, thanks Blume! Great, now I "need" a 388 too...
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Scot, you already got a 30ft Sutphen w/ outboards to ride on.........save your money
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Scot, you already got a 30ft Sutphen w/ outboards to ride on.........save your money
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Bingo. The depth of the tunnel on the bow usually depends on how much they cut down too. Mine is cut down more-so than some others I've seen, which was requested during the design phase.

Purely for fyi: The option on the rear isn't a "bussle", as it doesn't act as a cowling. It's a "tunnel extention", & part of the tunnel/hull itself. It's designed to pack the air further down the tunnel, as well as make the boat perform even better in rough conditions.
I agree with you on the tunnel extention part, however I was referring to the piece that comes off the deck to make the transom a little sexier and more aerodynamic looking. That's what I was referring to as the bussle
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