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Old 11-09-2002, 08:01 AM
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The folks at Skater are very humbled and flattered they could introduce their new Quad Step Vee Bottom to the industry, only to see it being accepted so well.

All of us at Skater would like to say Thank You!

Version will include:
Race: Super V & Super V Lite

Race/Pleasure: Low Profile Sit Down w/ Quarter Canopies

Pleasure: Stand Up w/ Cabin

Power Opts: 2x500 to 2x1450
Est. Speeds: 100 to 160
Size: 39 length x 9 wide
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Old 11-09-2002, 08:16 AM
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I guess a mass production company will have to pay a little more money to the r and d department. It also seems it takes a cat builder to build a v bottom that can play. I wonder if he has a tv monitor in their breakrooms HHMMMMM. Looks great , Craig

ps. What is the official length?
 
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Skatergear,

What are the advantages of "quad steps"?

160mph??? Where do you think it will run out of bottom?
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Old 11-09-2002, 11:26 AM
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NICE! I like it!!



Buuuut DAMN!!....................... I'll miss seeing it's apparence in Key West.





Maybe some day.......... i'll get that ride and if im real lucky teach me to drive.......ooooh huuuummm


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Old 11-09-2002, 11:58 AM
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What happened to the collaboration between baja and douglas marine. Seems like baja could use some help on its hulls. If anybody knows the real skinny pass it on.
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Basic and common sence thinking was the idea behind the Skater 399 5 step system --- when the same bottom technology works so well on their cats, that are now running 190mph plus --- then the same principal will work just as well on a Vee Bottom.
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Old 11-09-2002, 01:16 PM
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To clear up and put an end to the Skater/Baja affiliation --- basicly it just went dead when Baja had a number of top level managment changes. As a result of those changes Baja had no further interest in pursuing the project with Skater and dropped out it, leaving Skater to continue the development of the 399.
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Old 11-11-2002, 02:27 PM
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Looks incredible i hope it performs like the cats.
 
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Great info, Awesome boat!!!
Thanks for the heads up skategear.

May I ask, if not too much trouble and you are able to divulge, what the respective responsibilities and contributions were of each organization while it was still a joint venture? What was the original premise in heading into this partnership?

Thanks in advance. This project had had a great many people very curious from the beginning...

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Baja,

According to Peter at Skater Fest this spring, Baja basically backed out at the beginning and he continued it as a pet project. So for all intents and purposes, it is all Skater.
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