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    by Published on 09-18-2014 10:22 AM

    For over 35 years Skater Powerboats has been building Catamarans and Peter Hledin has been the industry leader setting the pace by continually bringing innovation and advanced designs to the market. All SKATERS are unique in ways far beyond paint, graphics, and interiors. SKATER give the owners the ability to influence deck design, interior design, hull side contours, and of the famous individualized SKATER bustle's.

    Peter is quick to
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    by Published on 09-14-2014 06:39 PM
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    BBLADES Professional Propellers wants to help you squeeze in as much boating as you can during these last days of summer, so during the month of September they are offering free ground shipping on any prop repairs or lab finishing. You just have to make sure they receive your props by September 30th to take advantage of this great deal.

    From minor dings and dents that can lead to future failures to
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    by Published on 09-12-2014 12:36 PM
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    For over twenty years a great boating event has been held at Lake Cumberland that has been one of the very best and most fun events in the country.



    The event has also suffered two terrible tragedies in the last seven years. In order to present a safer, more relaxed event plan, the organizers changed up the start and had random open card stops. This new plan has many favorable aspects to it as well as some draw
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    by Published on 09-12-2014 11:11 AM
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    Performance Boat Center at Lake of the Ozarks is holding a Mike Fiore Tribute Fun on Saturday, September 27th.



    This event is open to everyone and Performance Boat Center will be serving up Food and Drinks after the run. PBC is a full service marina and show room along with the Redhead Yacht Club providing marina docks, fuel, and a host of other services.

    Performance Boat Center Owner Brett Manire told
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    by Published on 09-12-2014 08:50 AM

    The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is really a combination of a variety of different boating events and parties all wrapped up into a two week long celebration of powerboating. With the support of some great boating friends, Powerboat Nation was able to tag along on the CIGARETTE Fun Run, Poker Run, Street Party, SuperCatFest and the Shootout.

    Along the way we ran into many of our PowerBoatNation friends and supporters.
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    by Published on 09-12-2014 08:02 AM
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    Finding the best prop for your boat can be a challenge. One that performs best during all kinds of load conditions, sea conditions and does it all to the very best efficiency can be difficult. I recently had my labbed props reworked by BBlades and the results were impressive.

    "Lab Finishing” for stainless steel wheels can improve the specific performance characteristics of standard propellers, and BBLADES has decade’s worth of prop geometry formulas to get your props just right for
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    by Published on 09-08-2014 03:01 PM
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    On Sunday September 7 about 300 people gathered at a beautiful setting in Bristol, Rhode Island to remember Mike and celebrate who he was and what he meant to all of us.

    Mike was without question an innovator who saw things coming way before anyone else. Strongly emotional about his passion to build the very best boats in the world.

    Many of his close friends and fiercely loyal owners shared their stories about Mike that revealed how much he meant so much to so many and
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    by Published on 09-03-2014 05:42 PM
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    One of the things we have been working on behind the scenes is the new details and development coming from SKATER POWERBOATS. Some great news that we at PowerBoatNation have been holding back was recently debuted to the public at the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout.

    A cool new feature on Dave Valentines brand new F-22 Raptor themed, 426 SKATER is the integrated flush gauges. This idea has been a project in the brain trust of the new owner and SKATER Powerboats
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    by Published on 09-02-2014 05:19 AM
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    Carey helping me out at the Miami Boat Show

    Carey Downs and Jeremie Floyd were killed in a boating accident last Friday Night. Carey was the always happy and so very well liked charismatic personality at Pier 57 in Counce, Tennessee. Jeremie was the husband of Marsha Floyd, who is always regarded as the back bone and foundation of the original Pier 57 owned by David Woods.

    The details of this tragedy are not
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    by Published on 09-01-2014 06:00 AM



    The Emerald Coast Poker Run was again a great time. Our boating friends came in from all over to enjoy Boat Week. PowerBoatNation was on hand to have fun and bring back as much as we could to give all of you who couldn't make the run a little slice of the excitement. The Florida Powerboat Club again played a significant role in making this event so good for everyone.

    The event raised at least $150,000.00 for the Emerald
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