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Old 05-05-2008, 08:23 AM
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In the hands of a less experienced driver a cat can get really ugly even at slower speeds.

If you are talking 100+, you are hauling azz and it doesn't matter... you can screw up just as easy in either.

I prefer V hulls because I don't like the flat turning, and if you get caught in the really rough stuff the V always wins. Cats do run very smooth up until a certain point, then you are hosed.
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:37 AM
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and if you get caught in the really rough stuff the V always wins. Cats do run very smooth up until a certain point, then you are hosed.

You might want to check on that assertation with the super cat guys. They usually run very fast in some very rough water.
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PRCK!!!!!!!!!

You were goin to steer this year!! Back outside seat for you pal.

Hope your boat is back together. Wash down comin up in June!

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I'm surprised you didn't say "it's the head locker for you"

At the rate my parts NEVER seem to show up, I'll be lucky to have my cat running by August

ps, I could have my "steering hand" ready by early June
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:47 AM
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Told you over and over to get your parts from some place other than Walmart.
 
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Having an engine die is a guaranteed crash in a cat? That's scary. What happens, the front end dives underwater when power abruptly stops?
mmmmmm really BIG Daddy , Lost a few engines at 100 plus and no crashes yet (knock on wood )
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:13 AM
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In the hands of a less experienced driver a cat can get really ugly even at slower speeds.

If you are talking 100+, you are hauling azz and it doesn't matter... you can screw up just as easy in either.

I prefer V hulls because I don't like the flat turning, and if you get caught in the really rough stuff the V always wins. Cats do run very smooth up until a certain point, then you are hosed.
How bout .......NO!..... Have you been to an offshore race lately?
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Told you over and over to get your parts from some place other than Walmart.
Hey now, if I could have gone to WallyWorld for parts, they would have been here by now
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I always make it a point of telling V drivers new to poker runs to NEVER slow down quickly infront of a cat or they may have some new passengers they weren't counting on.
See, that's the kind of valuable information you can get from OSO. I never would have known that. But then again, I doubt I will ever find myself in front of a cat in a Poker Run...
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Having an engine die is a guaranteed crash in a cat? That's scary. What happens, the front end dives underwater when power abruptly stops?
Tank's video at Desert Storm contradicts this statement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLqhnaYzPXQ

Guy is running 170 and loses a motor with no drama.....
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In the hands of a less experienced driver a cat can get really ugly even at slower speeds.
Other posters have mentioned that cats take a long time to slow down. How else can cats get ugly (in a way that Vs don't)?
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