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Skater 368, from the beginning.

jnmn

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Steve, Wonderful to see the boat out on the water running like it should. Congrats!
 

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Such a beautiful boat. Any chance you want to roll to Mohave in two weeks? Got the FIL coming in town and heading up to the river. If all else fails, we can do Pleasant for a day.
 
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Such an amazing build!!! Not to pry or anything but was the lift on the trailer successful for his son? I thought that was a great part about this build too!
 

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Such an amazing build!!! Not to pry or anything but was the lift on the trailer successful for his son? I thought that was a great part about this build too!
Yes, the lift works. No, Brian won't do it. We did a dry run in my garage. Brian liked the harness, wore it no sweat. Once the winch lifted his feet off the ground, he lost his shit and refused.

We are boarding him with a carpeted "bridge" that I cut to fit around the windshield and the intake scoop. Works great. @rivrrts429 helped us board him. We essentially drag him on, like a sack of potatoes. :cool:

He loves the boat and he helps me prep the boat at the dock by turning things on and off when I ask him to. Mom gives up the front seat EVERY time. The back seat of the boat is VERY windy, the windshield creates a low pressure area. rivrrts429 experimented with seated height. The higher you sit, the less wind, to a point. The wind behind the windshield up front is zero.

As to rivrrats429 comment about snotty confused water, pointing this boat into that green slop and getting it packing air is not to be believed unless you've experienced it.
 

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Such an amazing build!!! Not to pry or anything but was the lift on the trailer successful for his son? I thought that was a great part about this build too!


Steve summed it up pretty well but he built a carpeted bridge of sorts to span the gap between the boat and the dock. Actually works extremely well as his son can help a bit. It really was fairly seamless.
 

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Steve's boat is fucking beautiful. I was lucky enough to see it fresh out of the wrapper. Now that the fuel system is done the right way there should be many happy miles ahead.

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