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Old 08-15-2022, 09:05 AM
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Old 08-15-2022, 10:05 AM
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Steve's knowledge was incredible, so was his talent to engineer.
We designed and built the first boat, a 36 one-off cat (pictured above) that was referred to as an ultra-light (I wanna say it was around 1200 pounds ready-to-rig), about 1/3rd the weight of an equivalent sized Skater. First time wet, it had engines problems and ended up running a Merc and a Mariner.
It won Key West on its maiden voyage.
The boat with outboards ran like a raped-ape and could keep up with heavier Skaters with I/O power in rough water.
See video.
Watch the boat accelerate. Then watch the other boat in bigger seas.

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Steve 1 was brilliant.
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Steve was a genius. We rigged the 35 cheetah and yes it was about 1200 lbs max ready for rigging. With twin E F I s it was incredible. We rigged it with triples and it ran o so fast but unsteerable. Took the sheik for a ride and saw 118 on the airspeed indicator. An old Bill Gzell trick.

Take notice in the photo. The New Jersey registration number was still on.

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