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    Exclamation Skater 28 - Riding On Air

    'Big Wave' Dave making a pass on his 300XS OptiMax-powered 28 Skater at River Ranch IV - 2009.


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    Gotta love 28 Skaters ..... At least I do

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    Damn I miss that boat, someone's got a very nice 28 now.

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    What is the deal with that boat? I was looking at what I think is the same one last year for sale out in the Arizona area.. Was talking some numbers and next I knew it was sold and sounded like it was heading over seas somewhere..
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    That is one sweet ride!! Can't beat the handling and smoothness of larger skaters. Great shot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhi View Post
    That is one sweet ride!! Can't beat the handling and smoothness of larger skaters. Great shot
    28 Skaters are definitely nice boats and ride pretty well in the rough,...but they are the smallest Skater still in Skater's current line. Actually, the last 28 produced was in 2013 and only one made that year. Currently, the molds are in storage in a barn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidlake View Post
    28 Skaters are definitely nice boats and ride pretty well in the rough,...but they are the smallest Skater still in Skater's current line. Actually, the last 28 produced was in 2013 and only one made that year. Currently, the molds are in storage in a barn.
    I wish they weren't ~ $250 new - would be fun to order one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidlake View Post
    28 Skaters are definitely nice boats and ride pretty well in the rough,...but they are the smallest Skater still in Skater's current line. Actually, the last 28 produced was in 2013 and only one made that year. Currently, the molds are in storage in a barn.
    Not true! That is all i can say at this time..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Rigged View Post
    Not true! That is all i can say at this time..........
    DR, Sounds like you are in the "know" on a new one! Great to hear that that awesome boat is still alive and surviving. Keep us informed!

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    In that pic you can even see the bottom working. Very crisp image! Skaters may be the coolest boats ever.

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    I love where you can see the water being disturbed by the pressure just ahead of each sponson. Ive seen the same in some pics of mine. Gives you an idea of the lift going on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Demeanor View Post
    I love where you can see the water being disturbed by the pressure just ahead of each sponson. Ive seen the same in some pics of mine. Gives you an idea of the lift going on.
    Chris, it's interesting that you say that, because that's always the first place I look in these types of photos. I have some other photos that depict that high pressure area and the associated water disturbance really well. It's dynamics of how a tunnel hull works is really interesting, especially in photos, which capture details like what you described that most videos fail to capture effectively.

    Years ago I did a review on Jim Russell's book, The Secrets of Tunnel Boat Design, which I think is a must-read for any tunnel boat enthusiast. Even better is the software, which is just amazing and incredibly entertaining at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scream And Fly View Post
    Chris, it's interesting that you say that, because that's always the first place I look in these types of photos. I have some other photos that depict that high pressure area and the associated water disturbance really well. It's dynamics of how a tunnel hull works is really interesting, especially in photos, which capture details like what you described that most videos fail to capture effectively.

    Years ago I did a review on Jim Russell's book, The Secrets of Tunnel Boat Design, which I think is a must-read for any tunnel boat enthusiast. Even better is the software, which is just amazing and incredibly entertaining at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Demeanor View Post
    I love where you can see the water being disturbed by the pressure just ahead of each sponson. Ive seen the same in some pics of mine. Gives you an idea of the lift going on.
    That is such a great picture of Dave's Skater! You can see every detail. The water disturbance, ahead of the stagnation line, that you refer to Chris, is the "Whisker Spray"...this is most often difficult to see in a photo!
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