While a lot of news has been generated about all of the New 388 Skater Pure Platinum Skaters that are being built now at The Skater factory in Douglas Michigan truth be told that there is just as much excitement around the Chief Performance facility in South Florida and the predecessor boat to the new ones. You know the World Record holding Platinum Skater that Bill Pyburn stunned the industry with its performance. Well Tommy the owner of Chief Performance was one of the key people behind that performance as he built numerous bigger and badder supercharged engines for it. But if the truth be told Tommy is the Turbo King to the East Coast of the country and his goal was always to show just how remarkable this boat would perform with his own Chief Performance Turbo power. So recently we visited Tommy and the Chief Performance Gang to see how the progress is finishing up and getting the final details dialed in for new owner David Southern who took Tommy’s advice and gave free reign to the Chief Performance crew to build him some brand new power and its super close to being done.
Chief Performance founder Tommy Hofstetter has some new 1350/1550 Turbo Engines that have been dialed in with the Chief Performance Propriety Engine Management System. Fact of the matter is the jury is out because many say this new combination just may very well take the previous Pure Platinum to a whole new level of performance and reliability its never even seen before.
For this build Chief spares no expense and starts with the very best of every component such as Dart Steel Billet Main capped Big M Block with very intricate machining and special adaptations by Chief for these state of the art engine that will go from 1350 to 1550 with a simple plug and play electronic control module change.
The Chief Performance Engine Management System has long been one of the key factors that has kept Chief performance at the head of the game. These systems off the most intricate tuning options of virtually anything on the market and superior to OEM systems. Consumer creature comforts brings these features of the complete engine management system to life through a with a high function color LCD dash display for monitoring of every vital function of the engine and its performance. The key to reliability is having a system like this that provides automatic safeguards to the engines warning the operator at any time of concern for example a plugged sea strainer is starving the engine of water this system warns the operator of a low water pressure situation through highly visible alarm features.