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Old 01-23-2007, 05:33 PM
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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


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Equal comparisons.

Lets say...

Ocean rollers four to sixes.
46 foot Vee compared to 46 foot cat.

Do you feel the cat would perform better in these given
examples?
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Old 01-23-2007, 05:40 PM
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big heavy vee bottom is king in rough water

Please explain why?
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JT in the cat and he'd be way ahead!
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Equal comparisons.

Lets say...

Ocean rollers four to sixes.
46 foot Vee compared to 46 foot cat.

Do you feel the cat would perform better in these given
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All day long. As stated ealier, this has been proven time and time again on the race course.
The cat has at worst a 60" wide stance for stablity (width of the tunnel) verses a V which is on a pendulum. Also when a cat goes airborn it is being partially supported by air so when it re-enters the H2o. it is going to be a much softer landing.
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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
So you like the vee better for the rough?
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I'm looking to move everything to California, sales southern and production Northern. Currently have all my Washington State real estate on the market, the second they sell and close escrow. I'm 99.9% certain this will be mine:

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I'll be honest...I've never been in big water in a modern 36+ Cat...heck I've never been in a cat other than a 25 Eliminator...so I can't answer this questions or really get much involved in this thread.

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I'm looking to move everything to California, sales southern and production Northern. Currently have all my Washington State real estate on the market, the second they sell and close escrow. I'm 99.9% certain this will be mine:

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Guess your going for the vee in the rough?
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I'd go with V bottom if Cat lands wrong they hook like blowing a drive Also OL Fountain Cigerette Apache are cheaper to insure than most Cats so I whould say they are safer also!
 
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have been in both v's and cat's in lake Michigan, Ocean and LOTO, in big waves over 4' the big V is a much better ride and alot more predictable.
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