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30 ft. Cat in rough water?

Old 12-07-2005, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by berns29scarab
steve the boat has to run better than that. i have a 98 30 spectre with 2003 300x's, spinning 15x32 3 blades only to 64-6500 rpms and my best was 106. full of fuel and people it'll run 99-101 everyday. peak power for the x's is 6800 rpms and my motors are deep. x is 1 9/16's which is very conservative. i've thought about a v as well because i do miss spending alot of time in the ocean but would have to be a helluva deal to convert me. if i were going to a v would have to be 32ft min and run 85 plus and even then i'd have to think long and hard. nothing like running my boat in 2-3's at 90 and not feeling a thing.
Bernie, i know its got a lot more in it. being a vee guy and switching to a cat is VERY new to me. i havent come close to ringing it out yet and i wont until im in it by myself. guess ive cautious in my old age....
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Old 12-07-2005, 09:46 PM
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I've been out in rough water. I think most people don't really know what an 8 footer really is. Rough water open boat, Yea I been there. It's rough and Not Fun.
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Old 12-07-2005, 09:47 PM
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Ive run my 30AMT in some pretty good snot and have been very impressed. If you havent gotten comfortable with the Cat yet...(it does take some time and your smart for not pushing it)....wait. Once you get comfortable you wont ever want a V again.A 30ft outboard cat IMO is the best bang for the buck out there. It is also a blast to drive. We did 9 runs this summer and every one was better than the last as far as the FUN FACTOR went.
I will be at LOTO next year for the E-Dock smack down.....looking forward to the sloppy water I keep hearing about.
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Old 12-07-2005, 10:43 PM
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I've got a 2000 30' Spectre with the lite/race layup and a pair of 300's I'm kind of kicking around selling.

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Old 12-07-2005, 11:38 PM
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[QUOTE=FunHome]There has only been one time at LOTO that I was glad I wasn't in a cat, and that was on Saturday after the Shootout!! That was CRAZY WATER!!!! QUOTE]

That was fun water in my cat.
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