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Old 09-29-2004, 10:12 AM
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I did get ahold of Eliminator and they claimed they did not start to make a twin step until 1999

This "branch" of Eliminator was called "Eliminator East" and was using the same molds to produce boats out of Shawno, WI in the early ninties. I don't have a clear story on what happened but the guy started his own boat line called Obsession from 1993 to 1995.
Seems he took an Eliminator mold and copied it with a twin step or added a step to their mold, (I have no idea and Eliminator didn't share the full story with me.)
His steps are about 12"-18" apart whereas Eliminator has the steps much closer together (again this is what Eliminator told me yesterday I have no personal experiance here.)

I just wonder if in 1995-1996 when Obsession stoped making boats if it was due to Eliminator repo'ing their molds???
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Old 09-29-2004, 02:35 PM
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i had a so called east cost 27 eliminator daytona cat 1990 model year with twin supercharged engines on bravos with boxes and imco shorties it was light and very fast. but it delaminated twice and sank. it was not a very well built boat but light was fast seeya
 
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Old 09-29-2004, 03:20 PM
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I got this from Hot Boat:

"Obsession was a company from back east somewhere. They were bought out by Warlock in the mid ninties. So carter reed was manufacturing them. At that time I think he was in business with canyon boats. Then they went out of business again and the molds dissapeared. I know where the 33' cat mold from obsession is. Their cats were not the most attractive on the market but I think they were ahead of their time with the cat and the designs. Nice boat, if it was actually laid up by obsession and not Carter then it was a strong, thick, heavy ass boat. The quality was there if it was actually laid up by Obsession. Good luck and I hope this helps."

I'm looking at a 1995 that is the heavier Obsession lay up. We drive it Saturday.........
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Old 09-29-2004, 03:46 PM
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There used to be a Marine Trade Show in Chicogo in the 90's and I saw the boats.The gellcoat was great on these boats,best I had seen.I wanted to be a dealer for them but couldn't sell a customer a boat that you had to pull the engine to change spark plugs (the cat).
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Old 09-29-2004, 04:02 PM
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I wanted to be a dealer for them but couldn't sell a customer a boat that you had to pull the engine to change spark plugs (the cat).
Must have been a twin cause there's plenty of room around this party cat!
Gel work is nice, but now very dated...... Pink and Teal
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