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Old 03-01-2022, 06:16 AM
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I owned one of the 30 footer cats, but no windshield

I had no issues with mine, none

Sold it to a guy in LOTO

he ran it in the LOTO timed races, beat a 30 footer Skater

these 30 foot DougWright designed cats are fast!





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Originally Posted by Skater30 View Post
I know of a 2008 Skater 308/300XSs that is for sale (not yet advertised) that is priced well under $200k if you're interested.
Trying to get something with 400Rs and a windshield (vs. canopies) but it's worth a look. I believe the 308s even today are the narrower beam though, right? Do you have any pics?
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Originally Posted by noli View Post
I owned one of the 30 footer cats, but no windshield

I had no issues with mine, none

Sold it to a guy in LOTO

he ran it in the LOTO timed races, beat a 30 footer Skater

these 30 foot DougWright designed cats are fast!,
The 30' and 32' are a completely different boat though. My current problem is that I can't find any experiences that are more recent on the newer C311.
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Old 03-01-2022, 06:31 AM
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call Arnaldo

ask for an all-composite build

you'll own it for a lifetime

or order 10 and make money on each build --> Szolack Orders 12 Doug Wright Catamaran Hulls






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A couple of those YouTube videos are ours. I'm good friends with Sandy he has owned 2 Predators and multiple Doug Wrights. I enjoyed riding in both Predators. They are a lot of boat for the money. Definitely not the most enjoyable build process, and Definitely need some tweaking once you receive it, but honestly everything does. If you are saving 100s of thousands of dollars, and don't care about resale value, than it may be worth the gamble!
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Offshorexcursion's description above is the most accurate description of what you'll encounter with your build.

there is a big secondary market for Predators once you're ready to sell, me being one of them

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I would be interested if he is not.


Originally Posted by Skater30 View Post
I know of a 2008 Skater 308/300XSs that is for sale (not yet advertised) that is priced well under $200k if you're interested.
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Originally Posted by Skater30 View Post
I know of a 2008 Skater 308/300XSs that is for sale (not yet advertised) that is priced well under $200k if you're interested.
Possibly interested in selling our 2008 Skater 308 with 300XS. I asked our mechanic to give me hours off each. Port was a complete replacement 2.5 years ago. Both lowers are getting new seals right now. Mechanic has both motors removed, tested transom, & installing plates inside & outside to beef everything up. Its a 2008 so fuel tanks are all good. Runs like a champ & not really looking to sell it. Skater30 had exact same boat with 400s & couldn't hang with me from 20-90mph then he would roll past. Our boat is bone stock. Manning trailer. I can deliver it & prove how awesome it is anywhere in lower 48 states.
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Originally Posted by offshorexcursion View Post
A couple of those YouTube videos are ours. I'm good friends with Sandy he has owned 2 Predators and multiple Doug Wrights. I enjoyed riding in both Predators. They are a lot of boat for the money. Definitely not the most enjoyable build process, and Definitely need some tweaking once you receive it, but honestly everything does. If you are saving 100s of thousands of dollars, and don't care about resale value, than it may be worth the gamble!
Can you elaborate? What was the experience with the build process? redos, delays, constant check-ins? Sound like the build on my house....to make sure it was right and what I paid for I had to inspect at every stage of the build. What tweaking? This is the detail I need.
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