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Old 09-13-2007, 09:10 AM
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How does this work? And what is the deal with Ocean Express cats? They look like they are really cool laid out boats. Havn't seen anything newer in advertisments, but the older ones are really cool looking. Anyone know anything about them?

http://www.xtremepowerboats.com/clas...age=out&id=126
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Ocean X's are pretty cool boats. wont be the fastest but are layed out for space and comfort. they are the only ones i have seen do a triple in a cat and require a center pod to accommodate the center drive. i have seen that boat a few times and shes a big'un use to run out in the sandusky area and was pretty nice when i saw it but that was several years ago. i seem to remember the owner saying it went somewhere in the buck twenties. They have been working on a new 49 that is VERY cool but it has been in the works for several years now. not sure what the status is in that one.
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You ever seen this one?

http://www.offshoreonlyclassifieds.c...o17532-en.html

What do you look for in these older boats for structure problems or issues. My old scarab hull faired very well over the years. I am wondering about these boats. Do they make a lot of these and people just don't sell them, or did they go out of business. Are they Like Sutphen, where they only make a few every year?
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They are made in Algonac Michigan and are still in bussiness. I know they are heavy wave crushers. That is all I can tell you about them sorry I can't help more.
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Those express cats are on the heavy side and have very large tunnels that require big hp to run. I would be all over that boat with a moisture meter if i was looking at buying it.
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Originally Posted by bill63 View Post
Those express cats are on the heavy side and have very large tunnels that require big hp to run. I would be all over that boat with a moisture meter if i was looking at buying it.
Not looking at buying that one, but another one that was stored in a covered dry lift.

With old hulls I am always worried about rot, cracks, deterioration, bad fuel tanks.
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insurance will be a problem
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Originally Posted by bill63 View Post
insurance will be a problem
OLD boat combined with CAT, creates problems to the Nth degree
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You would better off looking for an older Skater project boat. The difference in ride and speed will be day and night. Stay away from the triple I/O cats.
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Nothing wrong with an older Jag: I know. No worries about rot, since they're all composite and extremely strong...ask Doug with On Time (35' Jag). They're not the fastest, but they ride great .
I have mine insured thru Markel/Elton Porter Insurance in Houston.
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