Like Tree1Likes

Catamaran's with/without Center-Pods.....

Reply
Old 02-16-2011, 02:20 PM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SoCal
My Boats: Eliminator
Posts: 2,228
Question Catamaran's with/without Center-Pods.....

Whats the purpose of a Center Pod on a Catamaran's bottom?
It sounds like some OSO members aren't big fans of the Pods, and others love them.. and I was curious as to why they are on the cat's bottom.....

I've noticed Eliminator/DCB use the pods,,, and Skater,MTI ,Spectre, NorTech, etc... do not have them....Just wondering why the Pods are there??
ANYONE KNOW..???....

Any information would help,, and PICS are always nice too..!!

Thanku OSO members....!!!!!

Last edited by PokerRun388; 02-16-2011 at 02:33 PM.
PokerRun388 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 02:31 PM
  #2
Registered
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: St. Cloud, MN
My Boats: Skater 28 w/ twin 300X's
Posts: 280
Default

The majority of the "true cats" (aka - without pods) will "hop" between 50 and 80 MPH. The cats WITH pods do not "hop" at any speed.

However, the true cats are much better in rough water, or so they tell me.

I own a Spectre 30 with twin 300XS outboards and mine will "hop" between 55 and 75 MPH if I don't use the tunnel tab or if it's calm out. No big deal, just accelerate thru it or slow down. Runs awesome in rougher water.

I'm sure others will add more.

Mike
mikesufka is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 02:35 PM
  #3
Registered
 
SS930's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: At the office.
My Boats: 1990 Donzi Sweet 16
Posts: 6,684
Default

That pretty much sums it up.

PR, empress us and use the search function next time.

Last edited by SS930; 02-16-2011 at 02:38 PM. Reason: Spelling, again!
SS930 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 02:36 PM
  #4
Registered
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: LI, New York
Posts: 1,491
Default

Use the search button. CMON ALREADY.
Mastercraft240 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 02:45 PM
  #5
Registered
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Columbia S.C.
My Boats: 89 Talon
Posts: 1,352
Default

I have a 25 Talon with a center pod. I boat on a 50,000 acre lake that can get rough at times. My boat will handle up to 3 footers if I can get on top of them. A 21 Skater with no center pod can hang with me in the same water. I know that my cat with my driving ability is limited.
The plus' of a center pod cat is it will turn on a dime at speed "IF" you know what your doing as far as the attitude of the boat and it will hop a little if I'm loaded with fuel (80 gallons or more) on flat water. The cat likes a little chop to free up the hull. Hope this answers your questions. Bob
bulletbob is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 02:48 PM
  #6
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Locust Valley, New York
Posts: 60
Default

Anyone have bottom pics of a Cat with a center pod?

Im intersted in this as well, and a pic to do a comparison between the two may help to answer numerous question for our inquiring minds
Offshore Dreamer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 02:53 PM
  #7
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SoCal
My Boats: Eliminator
Posts: 2,228
Smile

Thanks Bob and Mike... That cleared it up for me.. both great points!! Sounds like a Center Pod isnt so bad if it keeps the boat from "hopping" at lower speeds,, but sounds like most arent fans of the pods....

why are "true cats" better in rougher water??? does the pod limit something there..???

I know I know,, i should probably just click "search", but its OSO talk....
PokerRun388 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 02:57 PM
  #8
Registered
 
SS930's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: At the office.
My Boats: 1990 Donzi Sweet 16
Posts: 6,684
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PokerRun388 View Post
why are "true cats" better in rougher water??? does the pod limit something there..???

I know I know,, i should probably just click "search", but its OSO talk....
Or even try using your brain a little, you might even answer your own question.
SS930 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 03:01 PM
  #9
Registered
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Columbia S.C.
My Boats: 89 Talon
Posts: 1,352
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Offshore Dreamer View Post
Anyone have bottom pics of a Cat with a center pod?

Im intersted in this as well, and a pic to do a comparison between the two may help to answer numerous question for our inquiring minds
Offshore go to the classifieds and look at the Talon, Eliminator and DCB to name a few. View the picks and take a look.
bulletbob is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 03:04 PM
  #10
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Frankfort,ill
My Boats: 40 SKATER
Posts: 12,863
Default

did'nt Peter explain all that to you at your Lunch meeting???
mmmmmm SKATER = NO POD & winning races
RunninHotRacing163.1 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 05:09 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.