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Malibu copy?


JBOB

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Does anyone know if another boat manufacturer used the same hull mold as the early Skiers? There is another boat on my lake that is a twin to my '88 Skier but I swear it had different decals on it at one time that weren't Malibu, I have never been able to get close to it or talk to the owner to see what it is. No biggie just wondered if anyone knew-thanks.

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Yes.... but I can't think of its name. I saw one when I was looking for a boat and it was identical just a different name!! I will hopefully edit this post with its name!!

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87 Eliminator Skier

Magnum skier

They both look similar, but that Eliminator looks almost exactly the same...

The Eliminator is close,but I couldn't swear by it. I was almost certain it was an American Skier but any pictures I've seen of those don't match-I guess the best thing is to chase down the owner and ask them to find out! It has been a year for alot of new/old boats on the lake which I enjoy. It has always been predominately MC and SN due to the proximity of dealers,witha few Bu's here and there some older Centurions etc.. This year we have 4 or 5 Bu's that showed up,a Marlin skier that looks brand new,a restored Centurion,and a Centurion Falcon.Sorry to go off topic a little but I always enjoy seeing the older boats show up when everyone on the lake has an X-something or an Air Nautique-nice to be different.

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Was is a Marlin or Magnum skier? I've seen a couple of them before and they look like the early Skier's

My friend had a Marlin Skier (late 80's) and we used to tease him because we have NEVER seen another one. It did look just like a Malibu Skier, but IMO most ski boats of that era looked alike (aside from Nautique).

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Didn't Bob Alkema (you guys remember him?) get his start glassing boats by buying some molds from another boat company?

Don't know who he bought them from.

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The early Ski Brendellas looked like a Malibu. Seems like Bob Alkema and Mike Brendel worked together in their early days.

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