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Old 10-06-2005, 06:53 PM
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Default V-Hull vs. Cat Hull

This is going to seem like a total newbie question but, well, I'm a newbie...

What is the practical difference between a V and Cat hull of the same length? Handling? Stability? Plane out at different speeds? Cruise at different speeds? Fuel efficiency? One can handle bigger waves? One handles chop better? HP requirements?

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Good Lord here we go again.
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Good Lord here we go again.
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EXACTLY!!

once you go cat.....you never go back!!
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EXACTLY!!

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Hey OU that WAS my line. But you can use it becasue it is TRUE!
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LOL, smartasses...

I'm not looking to start a pissing contest by the 2 factions... just some generalizations that both would agree on...
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Cats are generaly faster and turn much tighter and handle much better then stepped v-hulls.
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Cats are generaly faster and turn much tighter and handle much better then stepped v-hulls.
What about in rougher water? Do a cat and V hull handle it the same?
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What about in rougher water? Do a cat and V hull handle it the same?
Deep V for the rough stuff
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Deep V for the rough stuff
The bottom line here ...
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deep v for a nice sized cabin for the ladies. hard to beat deep v in big water
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