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(written from a Production point of view)

Mentioned in the final draft script of the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Similitude", an ocean skimmer was a type of skimmer used for traversing oceans. It had an engine and a suspensor coil.

As depicted in the "Similitude" script, an ocean skimmer had been owned by Charles Tucker II. The vehicle had stopped working properly and Tucker had been about to replace the craft's entire engine when his son, Trip, had determined the real problem with the vehicle; its suspensor coil was out of phase. In the script, this incident was remembered by Sim, in conversation with Captain Jonathan Archer, while flying a remote controlled model spaceship.