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Old 05-05-2008, 01:59 PM
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I've had many v's and many cats the main difference is that a well set up cat floats over the waves while a v slams off them .... big difference... thats technology!
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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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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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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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And I wouldn't do too much bragging about rough-water duels with a Fountain.
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I'd love to see pictures of the race with 10 footers. I have never seen a race run in 10 foot seas, and didn't know one was ever run. Closest I've seen is maybe the apache challenge. sloppy but well under 10 feet.
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Old 05-05-2008, 04:02 PM
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Was that video the Chicago Poker Run last year? We were in water just like running 110 in a cat.
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Good luck in those big rollers doing 110!
By the way I think you did an outstanding job on your MTI.
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Old 05-05-2008, 04:05 PM
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Grand Haven Michigan in '85. Copeland had his Popeye's 50 aluminum Cougar and Gentry had his 48' wooden Cougar. Average speed was in the low 60's. The boats disappeared inside the swells.
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Old 05-05-2008, 04:31 PM
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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...
Theres no way you've been in "real" 4-6' seas with a 26 cat and tried to run. Maybe a little faster than idel and just keep the bow into it. As for the 32 Fountain, its a great lake or bay boat but not designed for that either.

In real 4-6' stuff you need at least a 38 TG or a 42 Fountain.

As for cats, I just don't like the ride. To me they feel "floaty", like they aren't stuck to the water. Been over 120 in a V and 156 in a cat. (yes t2, really over 120 in V w/ Mr. Fountain )
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Technology is progressing almost daily at places like this.

http://www.stevens.edu/press/media/0...vandenberg.mpg
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That video was the Chi town run! Just found the link. So you are saying that cats can not run fast like a big v in the rough. Seems like that big v was having a lot of problems in the rough. We were floating along for a nice ride with the front runners (cats). It gets old hearing how great V's are in the rough and cats can not run. Watch an offshore race.
No disrespect Brad but the Chicago run in 2006 had bigger seas and all Cats stayed in until afternoon run including you.
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