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Old 01-29-2007, 10:08 AM
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We'll see you tonight big daddy. What time you getting there?
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Old 01-29-2007, 12:52 PM
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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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Old 01-29-2007, 02:38 PM
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I don't understand T2x
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Old 01-29-2007, 04:53 PM
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We'll see you tonight big daddy. What time you getting there?
Cool, We will be there at 6:00PM!
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That video is almost a quarter-century old. Still gets tons of WOW comments every time it's posted on this site. What does that tell you?
it tells you 25 years ago Vs were king, now it's BIG CATS that are KING.
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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.
YOUR NOT TALKING ABOUT A 47 V either it was more like 110 and if skater built a one off 100 cat .I'D PUT MY MONEY ON IT oh I do realize this thread is over a year old but must of missed it the first time around
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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.


What is a Riband? Is that one of those metal drum bands?
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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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It was a POPRA race!!! (not a poker run)

And I have been to a few of the scope Poker runs in rough water and the V's always have outrun the cats by a huge margin in the rough water!!! The Dick Simon Marine Poker run from 2001 (appr timeframe) comes to mind!!! The water was BIG.......people were coming back with cuts and bruises and blood on the boats....not too mention broker boats!!! The first 4-5 boats were Cigarette's.

I think there are very few people (like John Tomlinson) that can run a cat with the expertise to be able to run the boat hard in rough water. The "average Joe" (including myself) probably doesn't have these skills.

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As an owner of a 35 foot vee, there is no question of the
superiority of cats.

In fact, when I encounter people whose goal is to go over
100mph I tell them to just get a cat, forget the vee.

So why am I in a vee?

There is one downside to cats: I would never, ever own
a cat without at least #6 drives. Bravos are a joke on cats.
For that and other reasons cats cost nearly double the
same size vee, but will go lots faster. I can't afford a cat.

In fact, as far as I'm concerned, my 35 foot 8500 pound vee with twin 575SCi's and XR drives is the limit for reliable Bravo usage. Any more power, size, weight, or if you have a cat, forget Bravos.

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