Blowing up a Merc # 6 Drive at 105 MPH in a Cat
After running DOI for a couple years now, I found that if you want good information on running a cat, talk to the actual people that own and run them... Knowledge at the end of the bar is not the best usually.
Check the rpm's it's the only way to tell something happens. Very uneventful.
Last edited by GLH; 12-30-2010 at 06:40 AM.
Last edited by GLH; 12-30-2010 at 06:33 AM.
Cat, Cat, Cat, once you go Cat, you will never go back, 32' Fountain to a 26' Redline Cat, been in same rough conditions with both, lot less of a back ache in my cat, have had same size V-bottoms turn around when we hit the lake...
I have lost the starboard motor twice at over 120 in a mis handling poorly balanced over powered 33 cat and the only thing that happened is we slowed down.
I have been in a 30 foot v with a trim pump issue and stock stering that would like to toss you right in the pond at 60 mph.............cats all the way
I have found through the years that insurance companys don't like cool stuff lol
I barrel rolled a warlock 25 cat at 80 mph. Did no damage at all to the boat. Had it flipped right side up and took her to the shop, got the motor running and back on the lake that day. Awesome boat. driver error.
I drive high performace cars - I owned a true super car - 11th C6 Z06 Corvette made in production and the 1st one in NV and added about 30 rwhp to its already great numbers. Drove it hard! Damn hard! Put 63,000 miles on it in two years... Not one ticket (Valentine one...) nor even coming close to an accident. I also ride 450 cc dirt bikes, and am thinking about a two stroke one because I want more HP! Just went ridiing before all of the snow here with my son who is a mad man on anything mechanical ( gets it from his father). The secret to my success, what I have told my sons and what you alluded to? YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHEN TO SHUT THE THROTTLE OFF!
[QUOTE=mikesufka;3285326]One quick little story which means nothing, but...
Was running flat out in my Spectre 30/Twin 300 Merc combo a few years ago. 97mph.
The right motor's driveshaft broke.
Nothing happened except the water pressure horn went off and the boat slowed down.
And I spent $$$$ getting it fixed.
I think "cats" are fantastic.
Mike, your response and the other responses I have read on this forum are getting better and better! I was getting worried....!
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