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Old 08-31-2012, 10:04 AM
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I Did it to my Cat -

Cut off a single F16 Canopy and built a custom 4 person canopy with a removable hard top section.

It's taken a while as I'm only working on it a few hours each month..

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/f...-pleasure.html
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by sean stinson
It sounds like you may be eyeballing an Apache, correct????
It's a 34' Sutphen
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Mastercraft240
KN, you're a funny guy..... 40k budget and you want to redo an entire race boat? I officially vote you tire kicker of the year.
Mastercraft I don't understand you animosity towards me, I never stated I wanted to redo an entire boat for $40,000. I'm looking at everything that is out there for $40,000. You also quoted me on my other post, I've never looked at your boat or ever been in a 28' Skater you must have me confused with someone else. I don't want this thread to take a turn for the worst, I'm just trying to find out some info.

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Old 08-31-2012, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by f_inscreenname
It just kills me when people talk about making a pleasure boat out of a race boat. Why not just buy a pleasure boat to start with?
Some Race boats are built & balanced much better than a stock pleasure boat.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Mastercraft240
KN, you're a funny guy..... 40k budget and you want to redo an entire race boat? I officially vote you tire kicker of the year.
Id rather kick tires for a while than get stuck with a flat one later. Its also easier to ask questions now before you get the all original "I could of told you that" from every boat expert here later. Good luck with your search KN.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by ItsPeanut
Id rather kick tires for a while than get stuck with a flat one later. Its also easier to ask questions now before you get the all original "I could of told you that" from every boat expert here later. Good luck with your search KN.
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Originally Posted by ItsPeanut
Id rather kick tires for a while than get stuck with a flat one later. Its also easier to ask questions now before you get the all original "I could of told you that" from every boat expert here later. Good luck with your search KN
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SOME OF US LIKE PROJECTS.......
JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY DO YOU HAVE ANY PICS?
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:38 PM
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Jim Lee took the 46' Skater "Zero Defect/Big Thunder" from race boat to bad-ass Skater. He raced it then converted it. The guy loves the boat.
I say if you got the time & $$, go for it. Just remember what everyone else has said. It is cheaper to buy the keys to a finished project than to do it yourself.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:21 AM
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sorry for bringing back an old thread but does anyone have pics of the jim lee boat? i cant find anything on it?
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by 315duramax
sorry for bringing back an old thread but does anyone have pics of the jim lee boat? i cant find anything on it?
Freedom US1. Quite possibly the most photographed Skater ever.
https://www.google.com/search?q=free...w=1024&bih=672
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