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Old 02-16-2011, 03:17 PM
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here is one with a pod
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:21 PM
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here is one with a pod
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:23 PM
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here is one with a pod
What in the world is that ???... Looks like a spaceship ??

Is that a boat??... not exactly the pod pics we were hoping for....

Anyone got an Elim or DCB pic plz... LOL
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What in the world is that ???... Looks like a spaceship ??

Is that a boat??... not exactly the pod pics we were hoping for....

Anyone got an Elim or DCB pic plz... LOL
Why don't you stop making all these threads and just make one that you can "TTT" all day. Name it " B0aT P1cs plzplzplz". It'd save all of us the job of sorting through your bs. This is the problem with my generation, and even more so, yours. You're straight up LAZY. You can use the search button, but you choose not to. You'd rather everyone else bring the information and pictures to you. All you have to do is click on the DCB owners section and click on any topic to get a picture of the bottom. Same with Eliminator.... actually surprised you didn't ask peter any of these questions. I still don't believe you spoke to peter for hours. Maybe you can ask "FISHINROD"? He's a member on here. You answered his questions on cats vs v-hulls didnt you? Oh wait, FISHINROD has the same IP as you. What's that about? Multiple Personality Disorder? That'd make a lot of sense.
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Why don't you stop making all these threads and just make one that you can "TTT" all day. Name it " B0aT P1cs plzplzplz". It'd save all of us the job of sorting through your bs. This is the problem with my generation, and even more so, yours. You're straight up LAZY. You can use the search button, but you choose not to. You'd rather everyone else bring the information and pictures to you. All you have to do is click on the DCB owners section and click on any topic to get a picture of the bottom. Same with Eliminator.... actually surprised you didn't ask peter any of these questions. I still don't believe you spoke to peter for hours. Maybe you can ask "FISHINROD"? He's a member on here. You answered his questions on cats vs v-hulls didnt you? Oh wait, FISHINROD has the same IP as you. What's that about? Multiple Personality Disorder? That'd make a lot of sense.


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Old 02-16-2011, 05:08 PM
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u did it now !!!!! just wait till he crawls back in his High chair after a diaper change & a fresh Juice Box
Thats hilarious
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:17 PM
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Center pod cats were created after PowerCat Boats added a third "hull" to their line back in about 1960 to allow for a single engine in the center rather than duals. This has always been the reason why center pod cats exist....to allow for single engine propulsion. The pod will "protect" a center engine. The drawback is less airflow in the tunnel and therefore less lift which translates into lower speed at a specific wgt/hp. A center engine will also "trip" a cat when re-entering after being airborne at a high attack angle. The pod will also cause a bit of this alone, but without the severity. Since most West Coast cats are derivatives of each other, what you have is basic copying going on . So if one west coast cat has a pod...most of the rest do as well.

Bottom line, the pod cats have never been as competitive as non pod designs. This has often been disguised by putting huge HP in them to make up for the speed disadvantage and thereby proving the adage "if you put enough hp on a barge it will go fast".

One other thing is that the pod boats do not lope (porpoise) as much as the true cats because they do not have as much air beneath them to have a true transition from hydrodynamic lift to aerodynamic lift. They are more like a vee bottom with pontoons in that regard.

Conclusion:.....Buy a Skater

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Old 02-16-2011, 05:18 PM
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did'nt Peter explain all that to you at your Lunch meeting???
mmmmmm SKATER = NO POD & winning races
Come on Bill.. It wasnt Peter , it was Ronald McDonald ..
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DCB with Pod...



Skater with no Pod...

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Come on Bill.. It wasnt Peter , it was Ronald McDonald ..
how silly of me
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