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Old 05-09-2004, 10:23 AM
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Default 32 Skater vs. 35 Motion

I have a buddy of mine interested in attaining comparitive information on the 32 skater (old style) vs. 35 motion). The 36 skater is out of his price range so I won't bother comparing them for him.

Has anyone had both boats or ridden in both.

Setup will most likely be 800 HP blower motors on 4's, 5's or 6's.

Comparative interests lie in speed, handling, rough water capability, efficiency, resale value and up front cost.


I haven't been in a 35 motion yet so I can't judge.

Any help would be great,

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As far as resale goes Skater is to the Cats what Cigarette is to the Vees. I have not been in a Motion at speed so I can't help there.
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Thank you for the reply. I knew the Skater would be better on resale. If the motion was a better boat in the rough the resale wouldn't be as important.

I just haven't yet had the opportunity to run one and don't know what they are like.

I am sure there are a few fellow OSO'ers who have run or raced them and will be able to help.

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Iíve been in both and for a pleasure boat the Motion is the way to go. Just my.02.
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Resale will be much higher with the Skater 32.

I drove a 35 Motion w/1000's at 125mph with throttle @3/4 (may do a little over 130) and it handled great so I bought a 30 with O/B's.

I've watched this boat run with a 32 Skater w/900's and they ran very even, till the rough stuff. The Motion seemed to handle a little better and starting pulling away.

Both of these boats ran together in 2000 in Baltimore in P1 class, the 35 Motion finished 2nd and the Skater 3rd.(Both open cockpit 1/4 canopy's) The 32 How Sweet it is full race Skater, won.

I know Motion shut down production some time back. Does anyone know if they started up agian, or sold the company?
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Thanx guys,

Great info. I always wonder how much of it is setup and team ability and how much is the boat. Does 3 feet make a huge difference?

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Great info. I always wonder how much of it is setup and team ability and how much is the boat. Does 3 feet make a huge difference?



It all makes a big difference. 3ft makes a boat able to span the waves better. Plus the Motion has a wider tunnel and beam 8'6" vs 9"1".
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eMotiondriver,

Great point, I wasn't aware of the beam difference. 7" in the tunnel will make a difference.

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In F-3 a 35 motion and new 32 skater raced each other a bunch of times. I think the motion won every time, but our 36 skater beat them both easy.

Till our lovely bravos blew up. Fun racing.

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Curtis,

Gota love those bravos

You mentioned it was a new 32 Skater, the new deep tunnel (32 B). If so, that's substantial, I know the new 32 skater is a more efficient and better rough water boat than the old one.

If so, the 35 Motion might be a better choice. The laminate schedule on the Skater is lighter and stronger than the Motion. I have heard the motions have shown some delam in harsh conditions. Has anyone run into this?

The 36 skater is an obvious choice, it's just a tad expensive.

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