Like Tree0Likes

Advice: Getting Another Tunnel/Cat

Reply
Old 07-13-2006, 03:55 PM
  #11
T2x
Allergic to Nonsense
Platinum Member
 
T2x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Granite Quarry, NC
My Boats: 1966 !8' Switzer Wing "Miss Diablo" 1968 Switzer Wing "Dust'n the Wind 2",, 1960 Powercat 15C , 1977 17' Molinari w/Evinrude CCC
Posts: 5,004
Default Re: Advice: Getting Another Tunnel/Cat

Buy a 28' Skater.........

I did.....

pound for pound champeen...hands down.

T2x
Attached Thumbnails
Advice: Getting Another Tunnel/Cat-my-pictures-023.jpg  
T2x is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2006, 05:29 PM
  #12
Registered
 
Havasu Cig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: San Diego
My Boats: 2004 28 Skater / 300x's
Posts: 963
Default Re: Advice: Getting Another Tunnel/Cat

Quote:
Originally Posted by cobra marty
Buy a used Skater 28' today and keep it up and in 1 or 5 years it will be worth the same as you paid for it. Free Boating!
Yep... That was my plan until I realized I did not have time to use the boat.
Havasu Cig is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2006, 05:29 PM
  #13
Registered
 
Havasu Cig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: San Diego
My Boats: 2004 28 Skater / 300x's
Posts: 963
Default Re: Advice: Getting Another Tunnel/Cat

Quote:
Originally Posted by T2x
Buy a 28' Skater.........

I did.....

pound for pound champeen...hands down.

T2x
Yep again. Best boat I have owned...
Havasu Cig is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2006, 05:43 PM
  #14
Registered
 
PWRCAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Lees summit
My Boats: 1998 eliminator Cat/05' 27 Daytona
Posts: 108
Default Re: Advice: Getting Another Tunnel/Cat

Buy my 27 daytona with a 525, add a whipple and go 100 with a nice boat. Eliminator unlike the others finishes the front area and makes it usefull instead of wasted. Ive had the 27 at the rough end of lake of the ozarks 3 or 4 times and it has no problems.
PWRCAT is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2006, 07:06 PM
  #15
Registered
 
rlj676's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Royal Oak, MI
My Boats: 28 Powerplay - HP500
Posts: 1,820
Default Re: Advice: Getting Another Tunnel/Cat

You haven't said if you are looking for new or used, or what your price range looks like. If you are looking used, you can't go wrong with Havasu Cig's Skater. I've seen pwrcat's daytona in person (in front of the car wash, I live in LS also pwrcat) and it is very clean. Also, there are some used DCB F26's for sale that have teague 800's or twin 300x's that will run over 100. As mentioned, be sure to have insurance checked out thorougly as it can get rediculous.
rlj676 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2006, 07:46 PM
  #16
Registered
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 34
Default Re: Advice: Getting Another Tunnel/Cat

I have a 27 cougar mtr, run it in lake wa alot, it is a very stable boat in chop, to get 100mph you need over 700hp. It is on the heavy side with center pod down 1" from sponsons. Center of gravity is foward, but it has alot of cockpit room. rides flat, exits and enters flat, will turn nice at high speed with inside lean. Mine is a 2002 that I had advertise for sale on oso awhile back. I have been helping a friend with a 26 daytona repower this year, same lenght , daytona is a little wider and shallower at transom. Daytona is alot lighter and the center pod is above the sponsons. under 700 hp gets over 100 mph in this daytona. It was a good direct comparison of boats. Daytona is 7-10 mph faster, has canopies and styling, Cougar will run circles around daytona in ruff h2o, More cockpit area, turns at speed. If you want a ride let me know, good luck, gg
gg10 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2006, 09:22 PM
  #17
Driver-441
Racer
 
TeamSaris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Lake George
My Boats: 32 Cobra Raceboat, 27 Avanti Raceboat 27 Kryptonite Raceboat
Posts: 11,351
Default Re: Advice: Getting Another Tunnel/Cat

Buy shanes 24 skater. She is very pretty and will run 100.
TeamSaris is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2006, 09:37 PM
  #18
Registered
 
Tantrum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: USR, NJ
My Boats: Stray Cat Statement Marine
Posts: 4,000
Default Re: Advice: Getting Another Tunnel/Cat

This one might be for sale if a certain someones quad rotor beats it.
Id go Skater for top end but this AMT eats up the rough stuff
Attached Thumbnails
Advice: Getting Another Tunnel/Cat-amt5.jpg  
Tantrum is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2006, 12:14 PM
  #19
Registered
 
PWRCAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Lees summit
My Boats: 1998 eliminator Cat/05' 27 Daytona
Posts: 108
Default Re: Advice: Getting Another Tunnel/Cat

Thaks for the words on my 27,(rlj676) it was killing me having it uncovered at the wash. Now back under full cover and clean. Headed for omaha to the missouri river poker run this weekend. MIght as well use it while i own it.
PWRCAT is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2006, 01:05 PM
  #20
Registered
 
rlj676's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Royal Oak, MI
My Boats: 28 Powerplay - HP500
Posts: 1,820
Default Re: Advice: Getting Another Tunnel/Cat

Quote:
Originally Posted by PWRCAT
Thaks for the words on my 27,(rlj676) it was killing me having it uncovered at the wash. Now back under full cover and clean. Headed for omaha to the missouri river poker run this weekend. MIght as well use it while i own it.
I assumed you had taken it back to the lake when it was gone to get some use as it was still listed on here. I was shocked when I drove past it on 50 and saw it sitting there, not a common sight here in MO. I have been looking at 26 daytonas for next spring so I went over and checked it out, very cool boat. Good luck on the sale.
rlj676 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Jammin'
Warlock
1
09-30-2008 08:26 AM
JRider
General Q & A
13
05-25-2008 01:26 PM
bonecrusher
General Boating Discussion
40
03-30-2006 12:14 PM
TopSpin80
General Boating Discussion
15
09-18-2003 08:37 AM
timucin
General Boating Discussion
3
04-07-2003 11:03 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 01:47 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.