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Old 06-03-2002, 12:36 AM
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Phillip?Shane I think I remember you two are the resident skater dudes. If I'm right on either count I splashed my 32 this weekend and I am seeking a couple of answers, being a novice cat pilot and all. This sure as hell ain't no v! Nauti Kitty
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Old 06-03-2002, 08:01 AM
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Old 06-03-2002, 10:09 AM
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Nautti Kitty,
Tell us more, are the motors out of break in? what do you feel? With 5 or 6" set backs the boat should be reacting well to trim. What rpm have you seen? I would think you are running 32" Lab cleavers, 14 1/2" or 15"? I find the 32' Skater runs well with either, but I like the acceleration of the 14 1/2" props better, and why waste HP spinning the 15", spin the pitch, not the Dia. If you like you can call me cell# 973.214.9686. Post the speeds and rpm, I am sure everyone would like to know.
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Old 07-02-2002, 12:42 AM
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Thanks for ringing back guys. I have spent the last three weeks testing this damn boat every good day there was. jeez Okay here goes. I'm up to 34 hours. Cautious beginning, never owning a cat and all, but i've got the groove now. I'm gettin 6000 -6100 r's max on the perfect day. I have tried 14.5 x 32 and 15 x 30's. on 6" setbacks 1.5 " high. 90 is tops with the 15's and 93 is tops with the 14.5's Mercury is redoing my 14.5's next week per jt at tnt to get the last 600-700 r's and gain speed too. Don't understand how but he says it will happen and he knows. I've run the props in and out and spinning in is way better. Bad around the dock, but the boat porpoised badly at all speeds when I turned them out. However I really only picked up 2 mph. Turning in is the only way to go on my boat. Strangely weight dosen't really make any difference, 1 or 2 mph dry versus full? How do outboards shift? Mine suck and I feel like they should be better. Any input from anyone is appreciated. Nauti Kitty
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Parn, saw your boat sitting in the water at the Warf Saturday. NICE!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-02-2002, 01:15 AM
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Thanks dude. How's the boat running? I tore all over this weekend and never saw ya. Probably see ya thursday . NK
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Nauti, this weekend I ran our 14.5x32 3 blade lab cleavers, spinning out. at 6,300 4 people,(2 males, 2 females) 1/2 tanks, 98 or 99 on Gafrig/Liv. gps, (2 males, 1/2 tanks, 6,500 102). I just got done breaking in a new powerhead. Last fall 1/4 tanks, cool air, (2 males, 104 or 105 GPS) From what you say I think the motors are too low, and would be the reason you find spinning "in" a little better. Start raising the motors. turn the props out I would send the props to Dennis Cavanaugh at Fon du Lac, and tell him you need all the RPM he can give you. I know TNT has the prop issue covered. I am sure JT. knows what he wants done to the props. This boat is very trim receptive. You have to fly the boat to get the last MPH out. Stick with the 14.5" 3 blade lab Mercury props. the 15" don't run as well. I have also ran 28" and 30" the 32" take a little longer to get there, but they are a little faster. How much water PSI are you getting? at wot you should see 13 lbs. any higher and you are too low with the engine height. according to your numbers, your slip is 17% very high for a Skater . this should be around 8 or 10% tops. once again, motors too low. Call me if you like cell# 973.214.9686. You are not going to get 600, or 700 rpm out of working the 32" props, the lopeing at all speeds once again sounds like the engines are too low. TNT is one of the best. I am sure you will be very happy with the boat.
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Nauti, hey Dude I see you there. Call me tomorrow morning around 11:00 am NJ time. I will try to answer some of your questions.
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Nauti,

If I can be of any help call me at 518-373-2633. Philip has hit every nail on the head and he is a set up feen! I would simply re-iterate everything he has said thus far but call me if you think i can help. Best of luck.

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[Hi Parnel My boat is running the same way 93 tops. The props are turning in and it is hard trim above 3 on blue water trim indc and still have water pressure. I'm running 15x30's and the only time the boat porpoised was at 72 MPH when it gets on the air pack. I have Lathem controls and the starboard shifter is very hard to move. The motors shift fine its the controls that seem to stick on my boat. But yes, shifting my boat sucks. Do you have water temp gauges? If yes do they reg above 100 degrees? When you are testing what is the water condition. I'm running in 2 to 3 foot chop with 4 foot rollers. It has been very hard to fly the boat with the rollers. Also it has been 90 degrees and up this would make me lose 10 MPH on my old 300 pro max.
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