Like Tree0Likes

CAT vs V HULL Danger Rating?

Reply
Old 01-09-2011, 07:16 PM
  #101
Registered
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: LI, New York
Posts: 1,491
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TahoeRick View Post
Excuse me, but a $4000 safety course? $2500 for the course and then add in travel from Florida to Nevada - and back, and lodging! I expected to have to pay for boat insurance, and more than any other boat I have owned. I just want to get an accredited boat course that is within reason. I do not plan of paying for someones Maui vacation to give me a 4- 8 hr boat course.

Rick
Rick where are you getting this $4000 ?????? It's $2500 plus airfare/lodging-- and its no vacation. When brad came down he was driving a ford echo and staying in a very reasonable/cheap hotel room. Depending on how many people are in the class, you can be paying less than $150 his travel. 4-8 hours???? Dude, 8 hours is the first day ALONE. Thats just classes by the way. Another hour or so traveling to your boat and doing pre-checks on your boat to make sure your equipments ready. Sounds like your going about this all wrong. You cant trust the guys pre-sets, his driving skills and yours are completly different. Also, no accredited boating course is going to help better your driving skills. Jesus, even the Coast Guard hired the boat school to teach them!!!
Mastercraft240 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2011, 03:11 PM
  #102
BRAD SCHOENWALD
Platinum Member
 
bcschoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: FLORIDA
My Boats: T/S TG
Posts: 910
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mastercraft240 View Post
Rick where are you getting this $4000 ?????? It's $2500 plus airfare/lodging-- and its no vacation. When brad came down he was driving a ford echo and staying in a very reasonable/cheap hotel room. Depending on how many people are in the class, you can be paying less than $150 his travel. 4-8 hours???? Dude, 8 hours is the first day ALONE. Thats just classes by the way. Another hour or so traveling to your boat and doing pre-checks on your boat to make sure your equipments ready. Sounds like your going about this all wrong. You cant trust the guys pre-sets, his driving skills and yours are completly different. Also, no accredited boating course is going to help better your driving skills. Jesus, even the Coast Guard hired the boat school to teach them!!!
Jason,

You just spoiled my Rep. Fly Private, Exotic Rentals, and High End Hotels with your BLACK CARD!
BTW donít forget to call me when you hit MiaLuaderdale This weekend we may be testing some fast cats. You get a ride if your here.

Reality is both Tres and I are very conscious of the additional costs and travel very economically. Even with the governmentís money we keep it cheap.

In addition to the Coast Guard Training we are now doing work with the Navy Special Warfare Groups.

Tuition is based upon value and when measured is incredibly inexpensive as the experience lasts a life time and the product has repeatability based upon how often and dedicated you are at applying the skills learned.
Unlike a traditional product or service where the customer would repeat patronage for a good product, our measurement of success is the customer/student meets the minimum demonstrated performance and never returns, they take the service provided and use it for the rest of their life. Therefore the value of the boat school is incredible good and the cost based upon use is very low.

This is measureable not a opinion.
bcschoe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2011, 05:08 PM
  #103
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
LAriverratt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Springfield, Louisiana
My Boats: 32 Sunsation SSR, 308 skater,( #1-28 skater sold), 24' Xpress
Posts: 3,414
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TahoeRick View Post
Excuse me, but a $4000 safety course? $2500 for the course and then add in travel from Florida to Nevada - and back, and lodging! I expected to have to pay for boat insurance, and more than any other boat I have owned. I just want to get an accredited boat course that is within reason. I do not plan of paying for someones Maui vacation to give me a 4- 8 hr boat course.

Rick


I took the course for the slower v's...I weighed it out too...trust me it's worth it!!!! If or when I move on to cats I will call them again... Like I said , hands down best money I ever spent on safety!!!!! they are one on one with you in YOUR boat. they can help you with bad driving skills you may not even know you have. try and get a few other guys in your area together and it'll be a little less expensive. Just my .02 here.

Craig
LAriverratt is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2011, 06:10 PM
  #104
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 35
Default

Hey Rick,
I frequent both Tahoe and Folsom all summer long as well as some other friends with performance boats.
Let me know when your going out and I'll try to plan a few of us to get wet with ya.
Ryan
(916) 698-0571
BEAR is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2011, 10:23 PM
  #105
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sunny California!!
My Boats: Chris Craft 312 Stinger
Posts: 316
Default

Hey...

You guys have some bad-a** boats for sure!

If you do go out to Folsom, Discovery Park, or Discovery Bay, I'd hop in on that too...

Somehow let all of us know who are local to this area and we will show up.

It would be nice to blow out the egg-beater boats at Folsom anyway! LOL!
Haley'sComet is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2011, 11:41 PM
  #106
Registered
 
X-Rated30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Monroe, LA
My Boats: 1997/2010 Spectre Catamaran w/ twin 250XS Sports
Posts: 3,882
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Haley'sComet View Post
It would be nice to blow out the egg-beater boats at Folsom anyway! LOL!
Hey now...
X-Rated30 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2011, 10:05 AM
  #107
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sunny California!!
My Boats: Chris Craft 312 Stinger
Posts: 316
Default

Ummm...

I meant the little egg-beater boats!

LOL!
Haley'sComet is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2011, 10:06 AM
  #108
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sunny California!!
My Boats: Chris Craft 312 Stinger
Posts: 316
Oh...

And the tower boat dudes too....
Haley'sComet is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2011, 07:25 AM
  #109
GLH
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
GLH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Burlington, VT
My Boats: Azimut
Posts: 15,267
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BLee View Post
?....As far as turning: My cat will lean inward a little when you're turning as well....
Same here it will lean in if you go fast enough.... Above 45-50...

Here is how it looks in mine. At about the 4 minute mark running 85-90 mph.



[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buVvxpjq2Pg[/YOUTUBE]
GLH is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 05:07 PM
  #110
Registered
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Riverside, CA.
My Boats: Presently-2001 Hawaiian 24 Euro 454 MAG, Past Toys- 1996 21' Baja Hammer, 1986 20' Sleekcraft Tunnel, 1989 Bayliner 16' Capri, 1992 SKi Centurian Pickel Fork, 1969 16' Magnum Missle Tunnel Hull
Posts: 13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShadBurke View Post
I believe there was an incident several years back when a HTM demo went wrong causing something similar to what has been described to you. Very rare I believe.
I think they were testing a new 30' Cat twin screw without interior at Lake Castake CA.
I did not find the answer but Drivers found one Motor & drive 15 feet from the boat and the Hull had a hole in the side. It was guessed at the time they were doing 80 mph when it happened. 4 of the 5 aboard Died.
M~R
Monkeyron is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply



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 02:22 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.