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Old 11-12-2005, 07:32 AM
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I've read that the Chris(AO) was designed for outboards and the Shadow(Awesome powerboats) was designed for inboards. T2x would know about that.
Actually cat, it was just the opposite.
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Old 11-12-2005, 11:15 AM
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Actually cat, it was just the opposite.
Shane, wasn't the Shadow designed for either a.) SMALL BLOCKS or b.) OUTBOARDS? I think the Chris Craft and the Conquest were designed for BIG BLOCKS.

I believe very first time a Shadow was run, T2x and George hit 81mph powered by small block Mercs. In fact, I believe that was when the open class record was 68mph. If memory serves, T2x was driving and George was crawling all over the boat looking at how the water came off of the hull...simulataneously scaring the crap out of T2x who kept thinking George was going to fall off the boat!

But, the experts here can fill in the blanks.
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Old 11-12-2005, 08:24 PM
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I have a 85 Chris Cat very heavy for a cat had it for the last 5 years at Lake of the Ozarks. If it holds up here it is tuff lots of people know the back of my boat I live here come by and go for a ride. Never driven one with outboards four sounds like a lot of gas and oil but fun to drive. Several of them around the country one in good shape is not real hard to find just takes a while older boat so the transom could be bad have it looked over first.
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Old 11-12-2005, 08:54 PM
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Come on, you have to show me the beast!
What motors are you running?

4 outboards (fuel & oil)
I have a trucking company, so gas is no problem.

I have drag raced these 2.5s behind a STV & it would turn 10,000+ (then broke the crank in half) Broke a few blades.
But man, she would pull from start to end.

I would love to run a ChrisCat Shadow cat with 3 300 promax.
Has anybody tried 300 on these boat?

Need a 30ft cat with outboards (maybe inboards?)
Keep me in mind if you see one.
My only gold is to run 100+ & seat five people?

So far, I think I will buy the 30ft Chriscat with 4 motors.
(must make a great smoke show)
Thanks
I have a 93 vette, want to drag race it.
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Old 11-12-2005, 10:24 PM
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The problem
I live up north & the boats up north
Lakes are starting to freeze, and cant try the boat until next march-april!

Buy it now or wait????????????
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Old 11-12-2005, 10:31 PM
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There was one at the shoot out last year didn't run as far as i know I know of three other Chris cats down here. 454s I built around 575 hp no pictures in this computer and it is dark out I have some picts in my sons computer. Boat is on the lift now but it is dark there was a four eng cat down here a few years back don't have a clue where it went.
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Old 11-12-2005, 10:33 PM
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And the Chris will seat six 100 shoud be no problem with four 2.5s
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Old 11-12-2005, 10:39 PM
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no problem to get 100mph.... i have an AO with some blown 502's... seats six.. full cabin... porto-potti head... even ac... runs about 115mph... check the classifieds
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Old 11-12-2005, 10:45 PM
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The Chris Cats were great boats but heavy as has been said. I have heard 8500-9000lbs. which is certainly good for rough water. American Offshore builds them out to 7000-7200lbs. and that's with a full cabin.

I've read that the Chris(AO) was designed for outboards and the Shadow(Awesome powerboats) was designed for inboards. T2x would know about that.
The Awesome 31' Thundercat is neither a true Chris or Shadow. Specifically, the Awesome hull is not pulled from an original mold. This being confirmed by TX2 himself. Local rumor has ole Jimbo using a local Chris Cat for a "sample". You fill in the blanks. As for the weight of a 31 Awesome, you will just have to wait. Factory spec showed 6100. I will be running over the scales in the near future.

To the best of my knowledge, only Chev. BB were installed in the 31 Awesome's.

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Old 11-12-2005, 10:58 PM
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Cant be much room under the deck ?

How good is a moisture meter when buying an older boat?
They seem great until they sit with water in the bottom for a few years
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