Like Tree0Likes

Are cats really that dangerous?

Reply
Old 05-04-2008, 09:46 PM
  #21
Registered
 
Brad Zastrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: McHenry, Illinois
Posts: 2,244
Default

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.
Brad Zastrow is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 10:03 PM
  #22
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ontario,Canada
My Boats: 95 Top Gun
Posts: 705
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brad Zastrow View Post
Blown at least 6 lower units on o/b cats again nothing but slowing down. So can not prove it by me.
I have never been on a fast Cat yet but wonder how fast you slow down . I know when I cut the power on my V hull the boat slows very quickly . Whats it like at 100 plus ? In case of an emergency .

Paul
1bagger is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 10:06 PM
  #23
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Denham Springs La.
My Boats: 2008 26' Revolution Performance Marine
Posts: 606
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1bagger View Post
I have never been on a fast Cat yet but wonder how fast you slow down . I know when I cut the power on my V hull the boat slows very quickly . Whats it like at 100 plus ? In case of an emergency .

Paul
UHHHHHHHHHH You just need to pull back a bit quicker!!!
26 REDLINE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 10:10 PM
  #24
Registered
Platinum Member
 
Comanche3Six's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 9,273
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 26 REDLINE View Post
I have owned many boats...I must say that I will never own another deep V...there rough beat you to death, a cat will glide right over the chop, and yes I too feel much safer in a cat doing 120mph than in a deep V doing 80. :
I would love to see you doing 120 safely in water like this. Because I know Jerry can do 80 safely in it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6CcRZ37vNs
Comanche3Six is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 10:15 PM
  #25
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: TEXAS
My Boats: 32 SPECTRE
Posts: 319
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brad Zastrow View Post
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.
EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!! AGREED
chad1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 10:21 PM
  #26
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Denham Springs La.
My Boats: 2008 26' Revolution Performance Marine
Posts: 606
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Comanche3Six View Post
I would love to see you doing 120 safely in water like this. Because I know Jerry can do 80 safely in it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6CcRZ37vNs
I had a 32' Fountain...don't go offshore much, but when I did in 4 to 6' seas...it beat the **** out of everyone, slow or fast and didn't help much of the rigging out. Still I usually run rivers, the only chop I have are the boats that I overtake...
26 REDLINE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 10:23 PM
  #27
cloke
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brad Zastrow View Post
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.
That wasnt my experience. One of the times that a drive broke we were part way through a soft turn and it was eventful. My driver was concerned about overcompensating with a correction so let it drift.
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 10:25 PM
  #28
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,067
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Comanche3Six View Post
I would love to see you doing 120 safely in water like this. Because I know Jerry can do 80 safely in it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6CcRZ37vNs

Take a look at the Ft. Lauderdale Race Pics!
stainless is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 10:28 PM
  #29
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
fountain4play's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Omaha - LOTO
My Boats: Nor-Tech 3600 SuperCat "Suppression"
Posts: 1,386
Default

I've only had mine for a year but did have one of the kill switches get inadvertently hit by a passenger and shutdown one motor while running at around 100 or so.

I didn't feel much of anything except for the boat starting to slow down and checking the gauges to see what happend...

For some reason each engine has it's own kill switch so you have to tie them together to shut both off at the same time.

That will be rectified once we get finished with the painting and put the motors back in..
fountain4play is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 10:49 PM
  #30
cloke
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

All three incidents happened with a 37 Talon. Nothing disastrous but it did wander. Nortech has never had anything break.
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Top Banana
Banana Boat
6
01-08-2006 09:10 AM
SLINGSHOT
General Boating Discussion
50
12-04-2003 04:16 PM
BODYSHOT1
Velocity
2
08-21-2002 05:32 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:26 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.