I was under the same misconception about small cats as you until T2x took me for a spin in his 28 Skater and I drove Shane's 24 Skater in some mixed water. Well, I gotta say that the 24 Skater passed several larger vees and we were comfortable (read: no pounding) as we flew across the waves. It was unreal. I completely changed my opinion of cats.Originally posted by JUST ONCE
what size does this go into effest at, I know smaller (like 21-24) cats can't handle rearly as rough water as a comperable vee. Also in big water isn't there a safety factor to be considered, A cat may handle the waves smoother than a vee but I'd rather get beat up than blow over. Please shed some light on this for me. Thanks,
Now, that is not to say that everyone should go out and trade-in their vees on cats. Anyone considering a cat needs to learn to drive and throttle all over again. It's a different world and I've only begun to understand (faintly I might add) what the differences are. Without taking the time to learn what to do and what NOT to do, getting into a 100mph+ cat from a vee of any speed will be unwise. But, with proper instruction on how to run a cat, it's a whole new world.
Vees and cats are like two different flavors of ice cream. Whichever one tastes best to you, is the one to go with. But, cats should not be avoided due to misperceptions because you'll miss out on some real fun.