Like Tree0Likes

Cat vs. V

Reply
Old 08-13-2005, 10:08 PM
  #11
Gold Member
Gold Member
 
Hydrocruiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 5,759
Arrow Re: Cat vs. V

Quote:
Originally Posted by dreamer
its ok

since youve been behaving for a good year now ill let you off your phuctard probation

....Thanks Warden..

p.s...If I ever go to prison I want a female Jewish Parole officer...they never let you finish a sentence...

Last edited by Hydrocruiser; 08-13-2005 at 11:04 PM.
Hydrocruiser is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2005, 11:35 PM
  #12
Registered
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: abell md
My Boats: DCB f-29
Posts: 545
Default Re: Cat vs. V

I own a 26ft eliminator cat,i boat with alot of guys who have v bottoms in the same size range, I personally prefer a cat when speed is a issue in rough water
...just my 2 cents
chuckels is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2005, 12:18 AM
  #13
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Wichita, KS
My Boats: 1989 Chaparral Villain III
Posts: 476
Default Re: Cat vs. V

Quote:
Originally Posted by chuckels
I own a 26ft eliminator cat,i boat with alot of guys who have v bottoms in the same size range, I personally prefer a cat when speed is a issue in rough water
...just my 2 cents
rough water being what? 2'? 3'? 4'?...
ECeptor is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2005, 12:41 AM
  #14
Registered
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: abell md
My Boats: DCB f-29
Posts: 545
Default Re: Cat vs. V

3 footers mostly, some 4s, depending on which way your going,sideway rollers can get scary in a cat , i try to avoid them, a friend of mine hit a 3ft side roller in a 27ft velocity v bottom at 75mph,when the boat landed it hooked hard left and ejected him and his wife, they both were seriously injured
chuckels is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2005, 01:57 PM
  #15
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: st. louis,mo.
Posts: 1,647
Default Re: Cat vs. V

They all can be dangerous if not driven within limitation of boat. at lower speeds up to 70mph the v bottom typically will be better ride, and safer if you tuck drives andd use a little tab, when you start trying to run hard in a v bottom boat becomes very unstable. In big waves and mixed up wash a cat with good beam and at speed high enough to get air under it will go right over the waves . At 100 mph the cat is where I would rather be, more comfortable and safer.
Buddy OO is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2005, 02:24 PM
  #16
Registered
 
eMotiondriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Rosedale,MD
My Boats: Pontoon 2002 Crestliner
Posts: 891
Default Re: Cat vs. V

I prefer a cat in 3-4's in confused water over the V. Softer ride but you have to be running 50-60 mph or you'll be beat up. I went from 38 Scarab with 500's to 30 Motion with outboards. My wife could drive with no problem in the cat and has a bad back.

Last edited by eMotiondriver; 08-14-2005 at 02:26 PM.
eMotiondriver is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2005, 02:25 PM
  #17
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Michigan
My Boats: It's how well you go fast
Posts: 3,345
Default Re: Cat vs. V

the spectre w/300's will do great on st.clair! u will be very amazed how well it's going to preform in those conditions!
audacity is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2005, 03:54 PM
  #18
Registered
 
gsmith9898's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: tulsa, oklahoma
Posts: 1,870
Default Re: Cat vs. V

Quote:
Originally Posted by chuckels
I own a 26ft eliminator cat,i boat with alot of guys who have v bottoms in the same size range, I personally prefer a cat when speed is a issue in rough water
...just my 2 cents
I too own a 26 eliminator daytona and I was at lake of ozarks a couple of weekends ago in 4 foot chop and it beat us to death! The v bottoms were passing us by. I still will never own a v bottom again after having a cat.
gsmith9898 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2005, 05:51 PM
  #19
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Wichita, KS
My Boats: 1989 Chaparral Villain III
Posts: 476
Default Re: Cat vs. V

Quote:
Originally Posted by gsmith9898
I too own a 26 eliminator daytona and I was at lake of ozarks a couple of weekends ago in 4 foot chop and it beat us to death! The v bottoms were passing us by. I still will never own a v bottom again after having a cat.
Did it get smoother as you went faster or just get rediculous?
ECeptor is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2005, 09:38 AM
  #20
Registered
Platinum Member
 
crazyfast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Delray Beach, Fl.
Posts: 200
Default Re: Cat vs. V

Drag-N-Ass,What's up? I got a 03 28 Skater w/300X's, runs 115gps. 40 hrs,new warranty,I'll take that 358 in trade..what year is it? Haven't talked to you in a while, how's the wife? Doing the Cigarette/Fountain thing in Ohio....Call me, my guy already called and said (put it together) with you.That 28' Skater will eat up Lk. St. Clair, but you gotta drive it in bigger water.......call me.........I'll fill you in!!!!!!! Marc 269-208-5321 cell 866-412-2628 shop.
crazyfast is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Cash Bar
General Boating Discussion
29
02-03-2009 03:52 PM
Ratickle
General Boating Discussion
97
07-25-2008 03:40 AM
Tim G.
General Boating Discussion
2
12-15-2003 08:25 PM
1HYPER1
General Boating Discussion
1
03-19-2003 10:46 PM
cgarrett
General Boating Discussion
1
11-24-2002 03:35 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:12 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.