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Old 06-30-2004, 10:08 AM
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Question Skater 32 Outboard Vs. Inboard

Considering buying a Skater 32 inboard with Mercury 525's and speedmaster 6's. I have a 2002 Skater 32, with 300 X's. I put 115 hours a year on the boat.
I'm looking for reliability.
Increased rough water performance.
I trailer the boat often.

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The rebuild time of the 525's.
Are the speedmaster 6's worth the money?
Will fuel economy increase with the 525's?
Increased weight of inboards.
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Old 06-30-2004, 12:09 PM
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Is it a twin engine 32 OB or triple?
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Old 06-30-2004, 12:28 PM
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I have owned a 30 Motion with triple O/bs and now have a 35 Motion with twin I/O's with number sixes. The 525's will use a lot more gas. Horsepower takes a lot of gas to feed it. The number sixes are overkill with only 525's, but are bulletproof. The I/O will be better in the rough water. The O/B boats are more fun to drive. You shouild get more hours out the I/O between rebuild than the O/B's. The O/B's are a lot easier and cheaper to work on. The cool factor of the I/O is much higher at the docks. I like em both for what they are.
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Old 07-01-2004, 08:51 AM
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How much fuel do you burn with the I/O's?
Are they 525?
I burn 24 to 28 gallons an hour per motor with the 300 X's @ 92 to 94 MPH cruise.
When you say the O/B's are more fun....what do you mean? I was told I/O's would have huge torque and was looking foreword to some acceleration.
What is the top speed of your motion?
Are you running four or five blade props? What brand? What was the cost of the props?
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Old 07-01-2004, 11:22 AM
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I currently have the first 30' O/B Skater to come out of the mold on order I have been waiting 2 years for it at this point and have now been informed I wont see it till 2005 Im loosing my patience I want to go boating now Is your 32 a classic or the new style and would you consider selling it and for what Price? Mike 845-471-8685
 
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Old 07-01-2004, 05:33 PM
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I am also interested in the 30' and 32' Skater I/O. I have heard that there was a new 30' flat deck with I/O's either being built or already done. I have also heard the samething about a new flat deck 32'. Does anyone have any information and photos on either of these?

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Old 07-01-2004, 09:24 PM
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Im curious what speeds did you see in the 32

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I drove a friends 32 skater with 3x300s What a blast!! I would have one, but Steve and Kim Stepp are like family.
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Old 07-01-2004, 09:48 PM
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Hydro,

Have been looking for a late model 32 Classic with X's. Would like to talk with you about it. 586-201-6883. Bob
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Hurry up and have fun before you can't insure it anymore.
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