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Old 09-20-2007, 04:22 PM
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I am planning to move up to a larger boat torn between 36ft cat looking at a spectre or possible 38 ft v .I do most of my boating @loto or rivers one time a year Lake Mich.I am worried about the cat in big water Any Suggestions?Money is part of the object because of the short season like to stay under175k Speed 85 plus i have a 30v that run low 80s now
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I am planning to move up to a larger boat torn between 36ft cat looking at a spectre or possible 38 ft v .I do most of my boating @loto or rivers one time a year Lake Mich.I am worried about the cat in big water Any Suggestions?Money is part of the object because of the short season like to stay under175k Speed 85 plus i have a 30v that run low 80s now
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Insurance is a major issue with the cats. I had to jump threw hoops with Markel to get covered and its NOT cheap. Although its worth it IMO.
 
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Old 09-20-2007, 04:53 PM
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Insurance is a major issue with the cats. I had to jump threw hoops with Markel to get covered and its NOT cheap. Although its worth it IMO.
Ditto. I am going through the same thing, have looked at a few cats (for boating at LOTO) and it is a significant jump in insurance costs. Not rediculous, but a there is some sticker shock. I know you said you wanted over 85, and this is a shameless plug, but I have a 38' for sale at LOTO, handles the rough stuff there just fine but tops at 81 right now. Link below if interested...

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Old 09-20-2007, 05:09 PM
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Old 09-20-2007, 05:27 PM
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I agree! If it has moderate power (496 ho or 525 merc) it wont cost that much, but everything is relative in this game.

If it has a couple of blower motors. Bend over.
 
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Why Ride ?
I know power for speed is great 2x 500h=100mph in cat
takes 2x800 for v
do they get do I say boring after a while
will they take lake mich worried about the freeboard
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do they get do I say boring after a while
Its not like you do backflips in a V and you can't in a Cat...You drive it, you turn, you go fast, and its fun. How could one be more boring than the other?
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1st cat yes.
Can not afford a skater what about spectre 36/
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The insurance on my 06 Eliminator is very resonable (a third of what was mentioned)- due to the 496 HO's for power. But thats the kicker - my boat w/ that power will do over 100mph , And you can get a 5year extended warrenty, these are the reasons i bought this boat;
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I too would like a big powerful cat going 130+ but the cost to operate and own was prohibitable.
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