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Old 10-11-2002, 10:50 AM
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I took my first ride in a cat late yesterday afternoon. Man what a rush!!
The boat is a 2000 Douglas Skater that used to belong to team Yahoo.
It is powered with twin Merc 500HP EFIs running through Mercury racing #6 drives.
We ran from Hyannis to Oak Bluffs (Marthas Vineyard) in 3 to 4ft seas at over 90mph the whole way.
The boat has the most solid feel at that speed! When we would catch air the boat would just fly level feeling like you were on a cushion of air.
Upon our return "flight" as we entered Hyannis outer harbor we excellerated up to 105mph, WOW!!!
We turned around and headed back out onto Nantucket sound at which time I had the oppertunity to try my hand at the wheel, driving at over 95mph, had to be the most exciting boat ride that I have ever had.
I can't wait to go out for another ride like that!
The only thing is, my 28ft, 75mph Scarab is going to feel Slow!!
I gues I'll need to add a little more HP!!
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I'm hoping one day myself to enjoy something like that!!

Of course it will spoil me !!!

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IThe only thing is, my 28ft, 75mph Scarab is going to feel Slow!!
I gues I'll need to add a little more HP!!
You need to add a tunnel.
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Maybeee...... a good winter project
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Old 10-11-2002, 11:48 AM
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Tom, who bought the Skater? I heard that Curtis got an outboard in trade for the Skater, what a difference.

The Yahoo 36' is a cool boat, the 6's slow the top speed but will keep the boat together in the rough stuff. I remember Yahoo's first 36 with Bravos, it was the fastest out there but the Bravos wouldn't stay together in the rough and bigger seas.

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Curtis had that boat running very close to the Bravos in the flat. Look at Ft Meyers in 2001, the bravos couldn't pull away from him at the start and he stayed with them the entire race. In the rough there is no, NONE, Bravo boat of any kind that will stay with a 36 Skater running #6s.
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Mr. Velocity,

You certainly are correct.

See Daytona 2001.
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TulsaLarry,

The boat was bought by John Trotto from Cape Cod.
He traded a 30' motion cat with twin Merc outboards.
I met John thru work. His shop does all of the body work for our dealership, as well as my own vehicles.
The boat is awsome and John does an excellent job throttling it.
When I drove the boat last night, it had been the first time that I had driven a boat without having the throttle in my hand, what a feeling at 90+ mph in 3 to 4ft water. It was a blast!!
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mr_velocity,

According to Mr. Hledin, the #6 boat is faster than the ones with bravos.
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Mr. Velocity,

You certainly are correct.

See Daytona 2001.
Who could forget Daytona '01, that race was not a matter of keeping the boats together, it was more of trying to keep the racer's bodies together. If I remember right Advil and alcohol were needed in large doses after the race.
 
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