Skater Visits and Tests at Mercury Racing, Fond...

This past week Skater Powerboats took one of their latest creations for testing and review by the experts at Mercury Racing. As unlikely as it may seem, for the first time in his 42 years of building performance boats, Peter Hledin went on this particular trip and actually visited Mercury Racing in Wisconsin. Mike Griffith and Peter Hledin...

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A Sequel That Equals The Original, UPDATE!!

Within the confines of Douglas Marine in Saugatuck, Michigan, there exists an office where a boat building legend draws up the creations thought of on a large drafting table. Then, once that legend decides the design has reached the potential required to bear his reputation of performance and handling, he finally releases that creation to be built. Peter and...

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Silver Bullet: Skater 3312 Aces its Shakedown...

By Paul "Ratickle" Rose and Jason Johnson of Speed on the Water In folklore, a bullet made of silver is the only way to stop a werewolf and various other creatures of evil. The Lone Ranger also used silver bullets to uphold justice and remind himself that life, just like silver, is precious and not to be wasted or...

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West Michigan Offshore's Early June Fun-Run 2017

Every winter there is a dilemma for West Michigan performance boaters. How soon can everyone count on getting boats in the water? How soon can they be tested to make sure they are ready to do a run? Followed by, how soon can those boats actually do an organized run followed by some fun conversations at a get together? Some years it still seems there is snow on the ground late in May. Some...

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WMO's Muskegon Powerboat Weekend; History,...

West Michigan Offshore's only 2018 Poker Run certainly had its challenges, all weather related. Mother Nature decided to not be very motherly for some reason this June 16th. Thunderstorms started rolling through fairly early in the morning on Saturday, postponing many of the boats arriving by water and delaying the launch of many others. But, that was not the only thing happening over the...

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Signs of Summer End, West Michigan Offshore's...

It seems as if the summer boating season had just begun, but West Michigan Offshore's final run of the year just took place this previous Saturday. Hard to believe the first signal of the end of the boating year has already taken place. Start of the run in the Grand Haven channel. Special escort by the County's fire patrol boat. They must have known...

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The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence”. Vince Lombardi Boyne Thunder 2014 When Skater Powerboats started the build of the 46’ Race/Pleasure “GOTCHA NOW” back in 2013 they knew they had an owner who was always in search of perfection. He wouldn’t even consider ever letting the boat be used in salt...

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Skater's All New 478 Raised Deck Vee, Part 3 -...

They say that good things come to those who wait, and it seems to be that great Skaters are also included as part of that saying. Today, the Skater 478 Vee made its inaugural voyage shake-down cruise and the initial test results were certainly very positive. We are under sworn secrecy to the performance numbers, but it was just an initial shakedown...

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2018 West Michigan Offshore Muskegon Poker Run

West Michigan Offshore's Muskegon Powerboat Weekend will be chatted about and reviewed here. Both leading up to it, and the aftermath. Enjoy !! Well less then 2 weeks for wmo season opener. Who’s in? We did a shakedown run in the resin bucket yesterday. In less then ideal conditions. Can’t wait to see everyone. Been a loonnnggg offseason. Todd

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2018 FPC Ft Myers Poker Run

some photos from ft myers

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Pix from 2018

Well my first Official pic of 2018, wish i had more but mother Nature wasn't being nice today. However lots of events for the new year, and will be doing a new format where i only use One thread for the whole year as I am trying to cutdown workload. Happy New Year.

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