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Old 01-24-2007, 09:35 PM
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Also witnessed Yahoo put a whooping on the entire Super Cat fleet with an older boat in Daytona , until Curtis hurt his back and had to come off plane. As you can probally tell I admire my friend CM!
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Daytona 2001 . So rough we barely got through the inlet. It was super rough that weekend. Boats would disappear behind the waves.
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This was Daytona that weekend. This is an F2 Boat that Curtis lapped in a 36 Skater w/ same hp 500's.
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Me too.........

Who's Parnell?

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By the early 90's, as several people already said, the 40 Skaters were pounding the 47 Apache's ( Best rough water v ever) in big water and everyone quit racing them because they couldn't keep up. Size for size the "good" cats will be faster if JT is driving. IMHO a 47 Apache/Saber will be more comfortable and a little safer if you don't have to go wide open because as someone said you don't need to be on top going wide open to go somewhere in the v like a cat. No middle speed for a cat in rough water and the faster you are going the more chance to make a mistake. This summer the new 47 Saber will have plenty of time to square off with Ruthless and we can see how they fair on a rough day in Lake Michigan. Comom summer. NK
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What are you saying that Parn has run in the ruff stuff before??? lol.
My neck is still sore from the last rough water day I had in my Skater. That was August. NK
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By the early 90's, as several people already said, the 40 Skaters were pounding the 47 Apache's ( Best rough water v ever) in big water and everyone quit racing them because they couldn't keep up. Size for size the "good" cats will be faster if JT is driving. IMHO a 47 Apache/Saber will be more comfortable and a little safer if you don't have to go wide open because as someone said you don't need to be on top going wide open to go somewhere in the v like a cat. No middle speed for a cat in rough water and the faster you are going the more chance to make a mistake. This summer the new 47 Saber will have plenty of time to square off with Ruthless and we can see how they fair on a rough day in Lake Michigan. Comom summer. NK
Great Post!

This is the first thing I noticed in hitting the 8-10 foot
ocean swells.
65 we were getting pounded so bad that I could
barely hit the trim buttons on the dash.
85- 90 she was starting to pack The ride smoothed out.
I then noticed one of the engines was bouncing
on the limiter only to find out I smoked a tranny.

Wheres JT when ya need him.
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IME (In my experience), running in "true" 8-10's, everyone's getting pounded (one way or the other), unless you're running parallel in the troughs ---- regardless of which boat!

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They had to seperate the cats and vees for a reason
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I have the "Cats Conquer offshore DVD" where is the vee bottom one?
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Branson tried the cat in his trans-Atlantic try and it broke apart. Built the big V and made it- won the blue Riband.
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