G:Originally posted by GLH
No cats for me thank you, sorta like motorcycling. Call me a whimp if you want.
Try to get your mind around this one..........
Your boat is what....38' or so......? Okay, whatever.
Any Skater of 36 feet or above is safer than your boat.....at the same speed....(Last year that was about 72 mph I think)
However, your boat can't go as fast as the speeds in the accidents you point to so eagerly( all of which occured north of 120 and in one case near 200)........... nor does it have the potential to enter turns, approach waves, or be over trimmed at those speeds........ so you have no apples-apples comparison data.
You can make a case that there are a lot of yahoos in top end cats who may not have the skillset required to own/drive them..... and I would concur....but I have also seen people in vees without a clue how to handle them as well.
I must also make one exception to all of the above......
The boat that flipped in LOTO last year does not count as it was not a real cat.....it was built in California.