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Old 02-10-2011, 11:45 PM
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I currently have a 24 outlaw and have become bored with it. I want to upgrade to something faster. at least 90+ mph. between 28 to 32 feet. single or twin eng. I am trying to keep the cost under $45,000.00. Looking around i have found some nice cats or what i think is nice... can anyone give me any idea on what to look for in a cat or what brands to look at or stay away from?? all imput welcomed!!!!
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I currently have a 24 outlaw and have become bored with it. I want to upgrade to something faster. at least 90+ mph. between 28 to 32 feet. single or twin eng. I am trying to keep the cost under $45,000.00. Looking around i have found some nice cats or what i think is nice... can anyone give me any idea on what to look for in a cat or what brands to look at or stay away from?? all imput welcomed!!!!
28 Skater!!! Saw a older one with 300X for sale recently,I believe he was asking 49k. The only problem with Cats is Insurance!!! 3-4times more than V's.
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28 Skater!!! Saw a older one with 300X for sale recently,I believe he was asking 49k. The only problem with Cats is Insurance!!! 3-4times more than V's.
At first with the insurance but once you gain experience they go down drastically.
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How would you prove to an insurance company you have or gained experience without a certificate of some sort?
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The reason I ask is because I too have thought about getting into a cat
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offshoresteve I am looking more for I/O engines. Anything you could recomend in the v hull?? i originally wanted more seating as well but it seems if i want seating i have to sacrifice speed. i looked at some v hulls with twins and it seems most of them only reach max speeds of around 80 or so that will be in my price range. (no older than 2000). another reason i am looking more into the cats.
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28 Skater!!! Saw a older one with 300X for sale recently,I believe he was asking 49k. The only problem with Cats is Insurance!!! 3-4times more than V's.
This isn't always true. I got quoted for cat insurance and it was less than a third more.
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offshoresteve I am looking more for I/O engines. Anything you could recomend in the v hull?? i originally wanted more seating as well but it seems if i want seating i have to sacrifice speed. i looked at some v hulls with twins and it seems most of them only reach max speeds of around 80 or so that will be in my price range. (no older than 2000). another reason i am looking more into the cats.
I have a friend with a 31 American Offshore,he is selling les engs. and drives,should be able to put it together with power to push it to 90 +for under 45k.It has a cabin and plenty of room for passengers.PM me if your interested.As far as V' s go I would go with a Fountain!!
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For some reson they charge more for Skaters......I guess because of their Speed!!! I got a good rate because I have 24 yrs experience in Performance boats with 8yrs in Cats and I am a Liscensed Captain
Could be true but Stacey from Wakezone said thats all a myth. She explained, at least to me, its based off year, value, and speed.......period. You never know.
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I currently have a 24 outlaw and have become bored with it. I want to upgrade to something faster. at least 90+ mph. between 28 to 32 feet. single or twin eng. I am trying to keep the cost under $45,000.00. Looking around i have found some nice cats or what i think is nice... can anyone give me any idea on what to look for in a cat or what brands to look at or stay away from?? all imput welcomed!!!!
Call this guy and see what you can work out with him. You're only $10,000 apart;

http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifi...o37711-en.html

The AO3100 has high freeboard which will give you a sense of comfort and security. It was designed and built to race offshore so the acceleration and handling are very good. With 630hp each it should run 105+.
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