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09-28-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,749
Posted By Skater30

Converted 388 Supercat headed to California

I've had quite a few questions come my way after guys are seeing Freedom and Relentless listed in the classifieds section, so this post will explain what's going on. When I first bought Freedom, it...
09-01-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By Skater30

Contact Chris Mills at Boat Customs, I know he...

Contact Chris Mills at Boat Customs, I know he made his own shells.
08-31-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,059
Posted By Skater30

The collaboration between Doug and PBC is that he...

The collaboration between Doug and PBC is that he builds the boats and sends them over bare for PBC to finish - trailer/paint/interior/rigging/engines, etc. The end result is a Wright Performance 360...
08-04-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,113
Posted By Skater30

Thanks again everyone for all of the prayers,...

Thanks again everyone for all of the prayers, condolences, well wishes and words of support. It means a lot to me, and I'm certain it will be comforting to Nancy's family/loved ones who may read this...
08-02-2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,113
Posted By Skater30

Thanks for all of the prayers and support from...

Thanks for all of the prayers and support from everyone, it is much appreciated. San Joaquin County Sheriffs Water Patrol Division located and recovered Nancy's body yesterday, just before nightfall....
07-17-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,508
Posted By Skater30

For those of you questioning setup, the boat came...

For those of you questioning setup, the boat came with 1" drive spacers (centerline of propshafts 3.25" above the bottom) and the props spinning in. I changed the setup to Skater's preferred setup of...
07-01-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,544
Posted By Skater30

I had my 30 ceramic coated after the last paint...

I had my 30 ceramic coated after the last paint job and probably wont do my 36 or 46. The problem I see with it is that if you do get a scuff and have to buff/polish a minor flaw, you have to...
05-13-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 46,852
Posted By Skater30

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-...

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This pic is framed and hanging above the toilet in the office restroom at...
05-11-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,444
Posted By Skater30

A lot of good posts, and I just want to point out...

A lot of good posts, and I just want to point out that the only way to even be halfway safe in any open cockpit boat running 100++ is with a REAL lifeline that will float you face up and a helmet...
05-11-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,444
Posted By Skater30

My passenger (Rik) and I were wearing Mustang...

My passenger (Rik) and I were wearing Mustang Survival auto-inflate life jackets when we put my 30 over back in '06 and they worked perfectly. Rik said it saved his life for sure, as he was swimming...
04-29-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 46,852
Posted By Skater30

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-...

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I took this picture back on 4/12/2005, before Ruthless left...
04-29-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By Skater30

A RedBull boat would be so SICK! Can't imagine it...

A RedBull boat would be so SICK! Can't imagine it actually happening, but it would be so cool if it did.
04-19-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,131
Posted By Skater30

It's a beautiful, timeless rig - it's worth...

It's a beautiful, timeless rig - it's worth putting money into imo! :cheer: I think you'd be going in the right direction with a pair of NA 600s in your Cigarette, I loved the NA 588s in my original...
04-18-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,084
Posted By Skater30

Sorry then if I misinterpreted his post, I...

Sorry then if I misinterpreted his post, I thought he was referencing size, not manufacturers. I assumed he was talking about the "big boys" being the big boats, not the leading manufacturers. As for...
03-30-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By Skater30

That's great to see them expanding the legendary...

That's great to see them expanding the legendary "Big Thunder Marine" that Bob Morgan (RIP) started 3 decades ago.
03-30-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 39,163
Posted By Skater30

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03-24-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By Skater30

That's one of the best looking 28s ever imo! I...

That's one of the best looking 28s ever imo! I saw it in the paint booth when I was back there two weeks ago, but it was covered in plastic still, so I couldn't see just how nice it was. Tom's got to...
03-23-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,593
Posted By Skater30

I was having computer issues at startup with my...

I was having computer issues at startup with my 400Rs for the first season I ran it. I was told by one of my Merc Tech friends to replace the power and ground cables to the motor with larger, 1/0 AWG...
03-23-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,593
Posted By Skater30

The problems are not due to any dealer...

The problems are not due to any dealer maintenance performed, so there's no reason to disclose my sources. I'm not posting on here to hurt anyone, rather the opposite. I think guys should know the...
03-21-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,593
Posted By Skater30

I'm guessing you're one of the lucky ones Greg....

I'm guessing you're one of the lucky ones Greg. Several 450R propshafts were lost at the MTI Run you just went on, as you know. I lost a shaft on my 400Rs at 40 hours, then put 1-piece shafts in both...
03-21-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,593
Posted By Skater30

No 450 owners will speak up on this site for fear...

No 450 owners will speak up on this site for fear of Mercury not covering their warranties. Since I don't own any Mercury product under warranty, I can tell you what I'm hearing from multiple sources...
02-25-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,227
Posted By Skater30

That wasn't the boat's fault, no outboard cat...

That wasn't the boat's fault, no outboard cat would run through that water at the speeds he ran through the outlet. Hell, I wouldn't head out the outlet that day in my 46 at the speed he was...
Forum: Skater
02-23-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,630
Posted By Skater30

Skater no longer builds the 32B, even if somebody...

Skater no longer builds the 32B, even if somebody wanted one. The mold was "retired" and put out back at least 3-4 years ago. And for those wondering about production numbers, I'm certain they've...
02-23-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 157,344
Posted By Skater30

I am also confused as to what that DW390 is. I...

I am also confused as to what that DW390 is. I can't keep up with all the new branding of the boats nowadays. Some include the fiberglass that runs past the transom, some don't. Some manufacturers...
02-22-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,269
Posted By Skater30

DW is building a 38' version of that hull for the...

DW is building a 38' version of that hull for the 450R class. Don't expect to see a Skater in the class, as there are no hulls ordered to be built for it right now that I'm aware of. My guess is that...
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