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Old 03-14-2011, 08:35 AM
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what brand deck boat was that..wet ride for sure.. thanks Jeff
I think alot of cats might have been a wet in those conditions at some of those speeds. If ya notice the driver pulls back on the throttle on the rougher water. I'd assume based on my small bit of experience with similiar boats that he'd need to be doing 60+ to pack the air needed to smooth out that ride but on the other hand he could have been executing responsibile driving as in THOSE conditions it might not have been wise to go 60+ with 2 girls up in the bow seats
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:51 AM
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I would look at the Howard Deck boats for sale. They ride dry and well in the chop. Let me know if you have any questions. I have driven Carrerra, Howard, Magic, and Conquest deckboats. Good luck with your search.
how does the E-Ticket ride vs the ones mentioned above.. Thanks Jeff
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Remember Loto's Chop Can Be 5'-6' +
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E-Ticket is a much larger twin. As far as rough water goes it will outdo any of the aforementioned. I could not run in water as big as an E-Ticket. I have not driven an E-Ticket but I have been next to them.. there is one out at Havasu that runs in the high 120's or low 130's. I think it is powered by twin Ilmors. Why don't you just come on out and go for a ride on several of the different deck boats?
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:08 PM
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Here's a quick take (video) on the Advantage, Nordic and Howard that I mentioned....

http://www.powerboatmag.com/featured-video.html
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Here's a quick take (video) on the Advantage, Nordic and Howard that I mentioned....

http://www.powerboatmag.com/featured-video.html
That is a video from the Desert Storm poker run. I'm assuming that's not the video you were thinking about?

Good thread with some good info. Currently have a 21' wakeboard-style jet boat, looking to purchase a 27-29' powerboat. Wife doesn't like closed bow and we both have mixed feelings about the midcabin boats, so we've been looking at deck/cats lately. There just aren't very many in these parts...
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:26 PM
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Not sure about the bumpy water...

Does your wife like to get wet?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkEhD...452332364B3E95

This video looks late in the day so it isn't even very rough..
I always hated the tunnel sneeze on my eliminator if you can't run fast enough to keep it aired out it makes for a miserable ride, good reason to steer clear of cats with pods.
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