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Old 02-23-2012, 10:07 AM
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I don't know what to say about this thread my family has bass boats and offshore powerboats. I will call it a draw. each have their time and place.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:55 PM
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My dad has a buddy that is factory sponsored by BassCat. Awhile back, they gave him their latest boat with a special blueish gray Evinrude on it (I think it was 300hp). That boat would run 100+ gps with maybe 4 inches of hull in the water. Wicked fast but scared the sh*t out of me.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:38 PM
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BassCat's are some of the best if not the best bass boats out there.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:50 PM
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I always enjoyed this old video of a little 18 foot or so Ranger bass boat getting froggy in some decent waves. Some parts are a little slow that you can skip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqj7cpsSg28
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:35 PM
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lets see them run those speeds in 3 to 5 ft seas, thats why i wanted an offshore type boat, its not very smooth were i boat
lets see them do it in anything over 6" chop
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:33 AM
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Well, too each their own, all kinds of tourneys here on a regular basis. I think most of the tourneys limit to 150 hp so the speeds are a little more in check.

As said, what hurts is the Insurance gods of the world write policies all day long for $300ish/yr for a 20' waterski with an outboard clamped on. It really frustrates me to hear how "Risky" the cats and offshore boats are.
How is it that they are getting insurance for a 100 mph boat for $300 or even $400 a year? One of the first things the insurers ask is what the top speed is.

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