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Old 03-12-2023, 11:14 AM
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Just settled in in SW Florida. Down here the rage is flats boats for shallow water fishing. Stumbled across a neglected 18 Skater that may work as a very fast flats skiff. But wondering if anybody knows the weight and how much water they draw. Probly gonna underpower it with a 90-125 motor. Too old to be going 80 in a small outboard cat anyway.
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Old 03-14-2023, 06:22 PM
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I had a friend w/one and have seen a few.

From what I remember, they are heavy and like/need power.

You will get way more help on that at screamandfly.com.

An outboard based, go fast site.



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Just settled in in SW Florida. Down here the rage is flats boats for shallow water fishing. Stumbled across a neglected 18 Skater that may work as a very fast flats skiff. But wondering if anybody knows the weight and how much water they draw. Probly gonna underpower it with a 90-125 motor. Too old to be going 80 in a small outboard cat anyway.
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Old 03-14-2023, 08:49 PM
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pic below is from S&F "Project 18 Skater"....



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A few pics of one seen for sale I saved. Says SC, but thought boat was advertised in LOTO area maybe.







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Old 03-16-2024, 11:10 AM
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the one i was considering got bought out from under me. settled for an 18 allison bass boat i am now cutting the driver's station out of. but i think i would like to find an 18 skater or other similar small high-perf cat to convert. thanks.
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