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Old 05-05-2008, 09:41 PM
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Don't think many V's could hang with White Lightning in the Rough Stuff. Boat is Bad to the Bone. Try to tell 46 Skater owners they can't run in big water.
Ditto BIG Daddy ,does'nt seem to slow that FREEDOM US 1 down a bit
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:43 PM
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As I've said before the only reason that a 120 mph vee is safer than a 120 mph cat of equal length is because most "120 mph vees" ........do about 80.

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Old 05-05-2008, 10:10 PM
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Those are some badazzzzz pics. Reminds me of the Poker Run in Ft. Laud a few years ago when the great pic of the OSO glad is standing up going out Port Everglades. I was behind him and could see the floor under his feet We broke stuff that day.
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You broke stuff. By some miricle...By stuff survived without a scratch!
I have a tendency to push things to the limit, or so I've been told. .

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I spoke to an insurance person regarding Cat insurance, and he said it is about three times higher than a V of the same speed. He said claims were more expensive for the cats because the accidents were more severe with more property damage and injuries.

I think anyone driving a cat who is interested in safely operating it, should have a healthy dose of respect for it. Those making blanket statements about cats being safer than V's probably don't have that respect.

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I have lost an engine at least three times at 140+ (35 Motion) Lost a transmission at same speeds twice (MTI). Lost a prop at 110 (MTI). Each time it was completely uneventful. First noticed because we are slowing down. I think the type of cat hull makes the difference. I have also blown at least 8 outboard engines on smaller twin cats 25-30' (Warlock & Motion) again no big deal. Blown at least 6 lower units on o/b cats again nothing but slowing down. So can not prove it by me.
Here's the experience that I wanted to hear about, we're listing the Cig Top Gun and move into a 46 cig, cause the "cat at speed failure thing" pushed me away from cats. Plus, I like Cigs.
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Dude! Your amazing Nort... where do you come up with this stuff...
That's gotta be a Prouty Vid ..
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I spoke to an insurance person regarding Cat insurance, and he said it is about three times higher than a V of the same speed. He said claims were more expensive for the cats because the accidents were more severe with more property damage and injuries.

I think anyone driving a cat who is interested in safely operating it, should have a healthy dose of respect for it. Those making blanket statements about cats being safer than V's probably don't have that respect.

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I don't recall it being said not to respect the speeds a cat can run .. where's that coming from?

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You need to have alot respect for the water with a cat. I have seen people turn too sharp and hook them and throw everyone out of the boat.

And V's don't hook and throw everyone out of the boat if turned to sharply?
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