I would love to go to skaterfest but unfortunetly it is a little far for me. As for George Linder, it would be an honor to meet him and I feel that I have already learned somthing from some posts that George and TX2 have made that might have saved my life. When I first bought the cat, we had took it out for the first time and it wanted to dig from side to side at slower speeds. It felt so uncomfortable and quite frankly it scared the crap out of me! My friend told me to go faster and drive through it but I still did not feel safe knowing that if I drug a sponson that it could flip over. I thought to myself that somthing wasn't right and there was no way that Chris Craft would have made a boat that handled like this. So I happened to remember a thread where Tx2 and George Linder were talking about people that had their drives turning inboard to gain a little more top end speed but how unsafe it was.
So I went out to look at the boat to find that my drives were in fact turning inboard. We switched the drives to turn outboard and it was like a different boat. What a relief to know that I wouldn't have to sell it! I called the previous owner to tell him this because I bought the boat sight unseen and did not get to take it out before purchased and the owner never told me that it handled this way. In fact I think this is why he might have sold it.
He said that his mechanic told him that all cats handled this way and so he never knew any different. Thanks to this board for posting some informative info! The cat now handles great and i really like it.