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Old 12-31-2010, 09:25 PM
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here's a video we took right before dark when a neighbor showed up in a helicopter. would of been more fun if he could keep up!! mine doesn't lean much in the turns.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/httpww...=1452469752875
Thats one of the coolist videos I seen in a long time.
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I feel safer in a cat...
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Old 01-01-2011, 10:39 AM
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The cat will still be first to the bar

Nice new ride Kevin. Hope to see ya out in BI this summer.
Hhahahahaa, in a round about way, you answered my question perfectly! We will deff. see you in Block. 4195 just bought his Tiger, so hopfully some long weekends in BI this summer.
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Like the Formula don't know much about catsBut if you land on port or starboard hull does it recover or turn right or left?
Good cats generally just bounce back to being level
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Like the Formula don't know much about catsBut if you land on port or starboard hull does it recover or turn right or left?
Recovers. My Talon had a center pod which gave handling characteristics something between a cat and V. I drove a 28' Skater (true tunnel, no pod) and it handled great and would recover fine. You just don't want to do anything stupid with the steering wheel like over-correct, etc...

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I have owned ten cats over the years. I have blown engines, drives, transmission and even lost props. In every instance the boat simply slowed down. The worst was a blown number six at 150 mph, again slowed down. Made one heck of a noise and grinding. A skilled cat driver can run faster in rough water than a v hull. Many cats will lean into the turns slightly such as Skater and MTI.
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look I was just being honest. Not bragging.
I am not stupid by any stretch.
I made some mistakes and posted so maybe someone else wont do the same.
Also, take a look at a boat upside down in the water. The bow is sticking up and the stern, the back end, is under water. But hey you called me stupid.
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Brad, I just checked out your site. Looks great, but I am hard pressed to come up with the $2500 fee plus travel expenses to Lake Tahoe from Florida and back. Maybe by the time it warms up things will be different...

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No reason to go to florida they have classes out here
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I respectfully disagree

The operational skill to operate a cat in the rough is far greater
then a vee. Cats will actually fly across the waves. This is where there will be a narrower margin in operating it safely. A vee will plow through the rough at a lower speed lending itself to a bigger margin for safety.


Take two top throttle men put one in a 47 vee
the other in a 46 Cat and run them side by side the cat
will be faster.
i agree but i was talking about being safer not faster, and when i said rough i wasn't talking about 3 footers, we get big water out here,
and of course there is always the exception. we did a run up to santa barbara few years ago and it was rough enough that you couldn't see over the next wave if you got into the trough.
there was a cat that blew by us like we were standing still.
i don't know how big the cat was because we never made it the whole way and he did.
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look I was just being honest. Not bragging.
I am not stupid by any stretch.
I made some mistakes and posted so maybe someone else wont do the same.
Also, take a look at a boat upside down in the water. The bow is sticking up and the stern, the back end, is under water. But hey you called me stupid.
Hope you have a Happy New Year
I Flipped a 25sxt cat with 850hp at 120 mph!! Been there done that but I didn't almost kill my girl friend,I wasn't drinking and it wasn't at night!! I sat on the sponsons and the plugs were no were near the water line.
Someone drinking period in any boat is asking for trouble!
This thread was started about which hull was safer not what's the stupidest thing you've done while drunk at night. People die all the time because of other peoples mistakes or lack of knowledge!! You got lucky that no one was killed and you can make fun of all the all bottles you hade to pick up at the launch. That sound like bragging to me!
Don't know your age when this took place but if you were under 12 I guess I will take back my stupid comment!!
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