Larry Guillen runs Cállate, his Skater 368, at the Monster Bash Poker Run in October. Photos courtesy/copyright Todd Taylor Images
Although he wasn’t able to enjoy the boat as much as he would have liked last summer, Southern California performance boater Larry Guillen has been spotted running around Arizona’s Lake Havasu lately in his 368 Skater Powerboats catamaran Cállate. He was even captured by SpeedBoat Magazine ace photographer Todd Taylor at the Monster Bash Poker Run in October.
Kidding aside, Guillen and Brad Stewart, the owner of E-Ticket Performance Boats who has handled the project from start to finish, have been testing a variety of setups in the 36-footer powered a pair of refreshed Sterling Performance engines.
Guillen said the boat, which he described as absolutely beautiful, is running great and is going to be at the Desert Storm Poker Run in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., at the end of April. He’ll have it on display at the Street Party and run it in the event’s Shootout.
“We’ve mainly been running the boat on 91 octane but we put some alcohol in it the week before Thanksgiving and it went pretty fast,” said Guillen, who added that he’s received tons of compliments on the boat and that most people think it’s a new Skater. “The boat is crazy—the speeds are pretty spectacular and it runs perfectly. What can I say? It’s a Skater.”
Guillen said he’ll be joining Stewart and Brian Macy from Horsepower Connection periodically over the next few months to do some more testing on the boat.
“We’ve been playing with props and spacers, and we’re planning to try some more props,” he said. “I think we have some good props, we just need to get the slip down some. We’re also going to change some things boost wise and change the pulleys around to see if we can’t get a little power.”
Editor’s note: Look for an update on Cállate as Guillen gets it ready for Desert Storm and other top-speed shootouts next year.
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