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Old 05-06-2008, 04:34 PM
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While I agree there is no inboard cat worth a damn under about 28-30 feet in rough water...the twin outboard 24 Skaters will hold there own against the 24' Pantera, Magnum, Superboat, P&G,...etc... hulls with inboard or outboard power, and the record book proves this with multiple championships going to the Skaters over many years. IMHO there is not another cat hull of that size that would dare to tackle the water that the little Skater can run in.....

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It's still a cat, so how do they keep from slapping the bridge? While it might hold it's own, how do you keep from getting pounded to death?

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It's still a cat, so how do they keep from slapping the bridge? While it might hold it's own, how do you keep from getting pounded to death?

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Forget it.......T2x is still living back in the 80's!!! If he could....he'd have a mullet!
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Forget it.......T2x is still living back in the 80's!!! If he could....he'd have a mullet!
Thats not fair Nort. Some of us never left the '80s and if we didn't learn there there would be no OSO
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I had a fuse blow at 110 when I first got the Skater, thus killing the power to that side. It just settled down and came off plane. Here's me and Bruce Bullock trying to figure out which fuse it was.
Jeez, Bruce looks like BSchoe.....a lot.
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It gets old hearing how great V's are in the rough and cats can not run. Watch an offshore race.
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I'd rather do that endo in a cat than a Vee..
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I'd rather do that endo in a cat than a Vee..
I'd rather not do it at all.
That cat upset very easy.
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Not disagreeing with you, if your speed reference is 80. They will gladly insure you for an 80 mph cat, and the cost would not be triple. In fact, it would be quite reasonable.
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Boy that's different than I was quoted. A 26 daytona with a 496ho is about an 80 MPH boat, and it was between 3 and 4K plus the tres course.

Never even came close to $1000 on my 28 pantera that ran close to that. 30 years of boating, never a claim, married with children, 760 credit scores, last speeding ticket was 15 years ago.

You must have a source other than Merkel.
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I'd rather not do it at all.
That cat upset very easy.

Absolutely. But when you're hanging it out on the edge, $hit happens.

I saw just as many(if not more) Vees as Cats wreck when I was racing. It's just not a great thing to do in ANY boat.
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Absolutely. But when you're hanging it out on the edge, $hit happens.

I saw just as many(if not more) Vees as Cats wreck when I was racing. It's just not a great thing to do in ANY boat.
Does just the prop spray from a boat in front of you cause a deep V to react that violently?

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