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Old 08-06-2008, 04:00 PM
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New here. I have a deep v lavey craft love the boat , But I have this cazy inch to get a 25' or 26' daytona. I love the way they look. Is it worth getting a cat. Or stay with the deep V. Thanks
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For 0-100 speed it's hard to beat a cat. I like bolsters and the ride of a vee. Cabin goes to vee. I love my Scarab but a friend had a 10 year old Skater 26" with 300's. It was a blast but in rough water mine would eat him up. Answer is make enough money to have one of each.
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Skater never made a 26. Maybe a 24? If your going to get a cat get a real tunnel, not an eliminater.
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If your boating on a lake, get a eliminator. Out in the ocean get a skater. Best cat for the money on the lake is eliminator, best cat in the rough is skater.
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check with insurance BEFORE you do anything- since you never had a cat before, you may not be able to get insurance. IF you can, it will be very expensive.
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Skater never made a 26. Maybe a 24? If your going to get a cat get a real tunnel, not an eliminater.
How about 28, I'm pretty sure it wasn't a 24. Top end was around 115.
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If your boating on a lake, get a eliminator. Out in the ocean get a skater. Best cat for the money on the lake is eliminator, best cat in the rough is skater.
Horse feathers.......

I don't care what "lake" you are referring to...a Skater is a better all around boat...rough water and calm...than anything Eliminator ever dreamed of.

It's a California thing

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Horse feathers.......

I don't care what "lake" you are referring to...a Skater is a better all around boat...rough water and calm...than anything Eliminator ever dreamed of.

It's a California thing

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Key word was MONEY. If your boating on a normal lake than you will love the ride of a eliminator, If you go to the ocean than you better step up in money and size and get a skater.
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Horse feathers.......

I don't care what "lake" you are referring to...a Skater is a better all around boat...rough water and calm...than anything Eliminator ever dreamed of.

It's a California thing

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Unless you don't want wackers in a sub 30 boat, need the "cabin" space, aren't racing anyone in the rough, and have a limited budget. West Coast cats can definitely fit the bill as the better all around "family" boat.

If you're looking for best performance in any water, than Skater it is.

But, as Semper Fi said, you better check around on insurance as it can be shocking.

(I've been quoted $2900 a year for a 26 Daytona with a HO, and 6 month layup!!!!)
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Unless you don't want wackers in a sub 30 boat, need the "cabin" space, aren't racing anyone in the rough, and have a limited budget. West Coast cats can definitely fit the bill as the better all around "family" boat.

If you're looking for best performance in any water, than Skater it is.

But, as Semper Fi said, you better check around on insurance as it can be shocking.

(I've been quoted $2900 a year for a 26 Daytona with a HO, and 6 month layup!!!!)
I was quoted $7000 for a Mares cat or OE vs $700 for the BT.
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