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03-02-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,826
Posted By Markus

__present__PRESENT If you go back and read...

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If you go back and read the news from November - and I mean the kind of news that people whose homes don't have wheels read, not what some guy posted on Facebook - you will...
03-02-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,826
Posted By Markus

__PRESENT Well, if Trump had not...

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Well, if Trump had not mismanaged COVID and brought the US to a deep recession, oil prices would certainly have been higher since demand would have been a lot higher. The US economy...
03-02-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,826
Posted By Markus

__PRESENT Bush was a lovely guy. I don't...

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Bush was a lovely guy. I don't know of anyone who has met him who did not like the guy. His track record as president was decent, but he made a big mistake on Iraq.
03-02-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,826
Posted By Markus

__PRESENT Correct. (Well, 90 octane...

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Correct.

(Well, 90 octane gas, which is the lowest grade you can get here, was just above $7 per gallon last time I passed a gas station, and the top income tax came down last year...
03-02-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,826
Posted By Markus

__PRESENT Biden won the election by more...

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Biden won the election by more than 7 million votes. That is an undisputable fact.

He won by 74 Electoral College votes. That is also an indisputable fact.

When Trump won by 77...
02-28-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,826
Posted By Markus

Lots of misconceptions in this thread. Had...

Lots of misconceptions in this thread. Had expected folks who can afford to feed a couple of big blocks with fuel and spare parts to be better versed in economics. But I guess it talks to the...
Forum: Skater
02-13-2021, 03:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,206
Posted By Markus

Thanks, Joe! I at least paid for the gas cap...

Thanks, Joe!

I at least paid for the gas cap from Amazon. Have not checked if it actually arrived. Will take up your offer if it didn't.__PRESENT
Forum: Skater
01-27-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,206
Posted By Markus

What other propellers did you test before...

What other propellers did you test before settling for the 5-blades? How did 5-blades compare?

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Forum: Skater
01-25-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,206
Posted By Markus

Btw, I checked Eddie Marine and places like that...

Btw, I checked Eddie Marine and places like that - did not expect Skater to use something as pedestrian as Attwood...__PRESENT
Forum: Skater
01-25-2021, 01:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,206
Posted By Markus

__PRESENT Thanks - with the exception of all...

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Thanks - with the exception of all the "Does anyone know of a 28 for sale?" threads, I have read nearly every thread in the Skater forum about the 28. It does seem like propeller...
Forum: Skater
01-25-2021, 01:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,206
Posted By Markus

I didn't - the invoice from Douglas Marine from...

I didn't - the invoice from Douglas Marine from 2001 said 2", so I assumed it was 2". (Boat is away from home for winter storage)__PRESENT
Forum: Skater
01-24-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,206
Posted By Markus

Thanks! Does look like Attwood. I can have...

Thanks!

Does look like Attwood. I can have one shipped to my brother's house in California by tomorrow with Amazon Prime for $26.

That was easy.__PRESENT
Forum: Skater
01-24-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,206
Posted By Markus

Photos of the gas caps

They look like this. Apologies for the dust.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/28skaterfuelfillcap_6ae47b1504c6502ce2c2e231d6fdf355296b0712.jpg
28 Skater fuel...
Forum: Skater
01-24-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,206
Posted By Markus

Episode 7: Markus from Sweden

Now, while I had always wanted a 28 Skater, I had not planned to get one until I had built a proper boat house to keep it in.

Also, I had not planned to get one that was rigged with Evinrudes. But...
Forum: Skater
01-24-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,206
Posted By Markus

Episode 6: Henrik from Norway

For some reason, Glenn felt that he was better served by a BMW M4 than a 28 Skater. Consequently, this spring, he traded the Skater with a car dealer named Henrik.

Whether Henrik had planned to...
Forum: Skater
01-24-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,206
Posted By Markus

That's the one. There is another video of it at...

That's the one. There is another video of it at Dusky Boat Company.

But I am not allowed to post any links, just yet. :D__PRESENT
Forum: Skater
01-24-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,206
Posted By Markus

Episode 5: Glenn from Norway

The next owner was Glenn from Norway. Glenn was a glass railing merchant who happened to also have a business in St Cloud, Florida. Maybe he came across a Skater there, and realized that he needed...
Forum: Skater
01-24-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,206
Posted By Markus

Episode 4: Magnus from Norway

That Norwegian with an affinity for e-Tecs out to be a gentleman named Magnus.

After having had the boat rigged with E-Tecs with Bob's nosecones by Dusky Boat Company in Dania, Florida, he had the...
Forum: Skater
01-24-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,206
Posted By Markus

Episode 3: Markus goes to Fort Lauderdale

Back in May 2010, I was in Ft Lauderdale with my (then) wife and our baby son.

I tried to see the main sights in the area, so I went to Fastboats.com in Pompano Beach and compared the straight...
Forum: Skater
01-24-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,206
Posted By Markus

Episode 2: Marc from Miami Beach

Despite all that effort put into the build, Bill only owned the boat for a little more than 2 years.

In June, 2003 Marc from Miami Beach bought the boat.
Forum: Skater
01-24-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,206
Posted By Markus

Episode 1: Bill from Orlando

Back in 2000, Bill from Orlando realized that he needed a 28 Skater.

So, he faxed (20 years ago, people still used fax) Greg Gluck at American Offshore Marina in Dania, FL, and said that he was...
Forum: Skater
01-24-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,206
Posted By Markus

All right - here we go

It is a great boat indeed. I have wanted one since I barrel-rolled a smaller single-engine cat many years ago. But that is another story.

So, I'll tell the story over eight posts.
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Forum: Skater
01-24-2021, 04:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,206
Posted By Markus

Question Gas cap for 28 Skater

At some point in its life in the hands of a previous owner, my new-to-me 28 Skater from 2001 lost the cap for one of the fuel fills.

The original invoice from Douglas Marine specifies high...
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