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Old 10-04-2005, 03:08 PM
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Well.......some of the glue might have been a little tacky I suppose......
to say the least....


i couldn't care less if somebody wants to load up there 5/6 person cat with 8 people sitting on each others lap (and that doesn't mean you have a seat just because you are sitting down) and go flip their boat.... i still don't buy that an 10' wide offshore cat with a 2' tunnel at the transom and 3 foot tunnel at the bow, at 45 MPH, could roll with a 3' wake hitting it .... turning or not.... i have seen too many offshore races where they do that very thing at over 100 4 times a lap...(with the same hull)... i do believe that the people who didn't have a seat could be thrown out at that speed, but that doesn't explain all 8 going in and the boat ending upside down...

my point is there is always a reason something happens, i don't think we have heard the reason yet with this story...
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Sean,
don't be a rippled membrane


(sorry, I couldn't resist )

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don't be a rippled membrane
if i was, i might tip over a 36 skater... gotta watch out for those ripples....
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Does a 36' Skater have steps?
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Does a 36' Skater have steps?
oh god here we go...........
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Ha! See? With the help of Sean H, Stephen Hawking and T2X, we have all discovered the secret of the universe. (Except we still don't know the story behind the Cig...)
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Does a 36' Skater have steps?
Yeah, steps down to the cooler where Leland kept all his beer!

Oh, and the ones so he can see over the steering wheel. I think that's called a stepstool, though.
 
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if i was, i might tip over a 36 skater... gotta watch out for those ripples....
Being on a 36 skater, I can see how one could flip over at 45 mph. I think all the variables have to come together though. If they were at speed it probably would have just glided over the waves.

Usually too much negative trim, then dip a sponson which get's it up on it's side, then the hook and roll.

I didn't feel comfortable turning at 45 mph in choppy NYC harbor water in the boat I was in.
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i still don't buy that an 10' wide offshore cat with a 2' tunnel at the transom and 3 foot tunnel at the bow, at 45 MPH, could roll with a 3' wake hitting it .... turning or not.... i have seen too many offshore races where they do that very thing at over 100 4 times a lap...(with the same hull)...
Come on physics man. You have ridden in cats and know it is alot easier to turn in 3 foot seas when you are on top of the waves at speed (ie 65+ mph) than when you are crashing through them at 45.

Also wakeboard boats are the worst about pulling in front of you and not looking. I have them do that all the time. This just sounds like one of those things that happen in boats.
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Come on physics man. You have ridden in cats and know it is alot easier to turn in 3 foot seas when you are on top of the waves at speed (ie 65+ mph) than when you are crashing through them at 45.

Also wakeboard boats are the worst about pulling in front of you and not looking. I have them do that all the time. This just sounds like one of those things that happen in boats.
still doesn't add up..... but i am sure our cat insurance will...

i noticed he did pull his ad for sale though...
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