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Old 01-23-2007, 11:49 AM
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Vees are better in rough fresh water

and Cats are better in rough salt water......

or is it the other way around?

I 'll have to check the latest boat company ads to be sure.

Now let me ask an even more generic, vague question. Which is "better"............ cold or hot?

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no no no - i think you meant cats float better in salt water:
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:54 AM
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Please....
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:56 AM
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I'll bite and risk getting flamed.... depends what ype of waters and speeds you want to run. I had 3 yrs in a 25 Daytona, 3 yrs in a 28 Pantera and now have a couple months in my 30' Daytona (Sorry T2 for leaning west)- so my perspective is with smaller perf boats

I boat inland lakes, but grand and Loto can get pretty snotty, also went to Destin last yr for a little fun in the Gulf (Pantera). The lake I live on is too mild to matter.

If the water is smooth enough to go 50+ I like the cats waay better. I'm sure some bigger/ deeper /better cats (Than my centerpod west coast stuff) have a higher threshold of how much slop it takes to slow you down. But if the slop is such that you're going to run 30-50, I'd much rather be in the Pantera as the cat is out of it's elements at that speed. The Pantera is a flat out blast in the slower slop
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:58 AM
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Vee. I saw no cats make the Chicago morning run. It was fierce.
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:28 PM
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When the Coast Guard comes out with catamaran-hulled Motor Lifeboat...
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:33 PM
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big heavy vee bottom is king in rough water
Just ask "Cat Killer"! LOL
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Bob Russell and Mike Fiore outran everyone (even supercats) in a rough water race a few years ago in Northern California with their 42 V
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Im a recreational boater and feel Cattitude hit it square.
If it gets that big Im staying at the bar.
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Bob Russell and Mike Fiore outran everyone (even supercats) in a rough water race a few years ago in Northern California with their 42 V
Was that a race...or a Poker Run?

Big Difference.

In Offshore racing that train left the station long ago......

Power for power the cats have won in rough or calm water...since the mid 80's.

Even the Miami- New York race was won by a cat.

The fact that a 42+ foot vee bottom with 2500+ hp can beat a 36 foot cat (stretched to 38) with 1100 hp means very little.

525 hp's versus 525 hp's


or

twin 1400's


in equal sized boats..... say 36 foot cat against 35 Vee

or 46 foot cat against 46 foot vee

Give me the cat...up to small craft warnings

After that

let's make it 30 foot cat against 30 foot vee

and I'll take the Shadow Cat.



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Old 01-23-2007, 04:07 PM
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Was that a race...or a Poker Run?

Big Difference.

In Offshore racing that train left the station long ago......

Power for power the cats have won in rough or calm water...since the mid 80's.

Even the Miami- New York race was won by a cat.

The fact that a 42+ foot vee bottom with 2500+ hp can beat a 36 foot cat (stretched to 38) with 1100 hp means very little.

525 hp's versus 525 hp's


or

twin 1400's


in equal sized boats..... say 36 foot cat against 35 Vee

or 46 foot cat against 46 foot vee

Give me the cat...up to small craft warnings

After that

let's make it 30 foot cat against 30 foot vee

and I'll take the Shadow Cat.



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I'd bet money you would win that race!
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