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Old 01-04-2003, 06:32 PM
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Old 01-04-2003, 08:59 PM
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I have the purrrfect cat for you....

30' Aerotek with large cabin with queen sized bed and porta potty, high sides, plenty of room, large padded sundeck, thumping stereo, lots of storage and it's in your price range! It runs mid 80's with 3 Johnson 300 outboards and mid 70's with 2. Available with power for $49,500 or without for $39,500.

See our ad in the classified section under MISC CATS for more details and pictures.

Additional note: Has a built in windscreen and could be available with 2 Mercury 300's....
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Old 01-05-2003, 05:55 AM
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sleeps 3-4 adults up front
LIOPA, do you have pics of the front and also a picture of the tunnel taken from the back

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CAT GIRL, can you post those pics also? And 80's with Qty. 3 300hp motors, shouldnt it be more or am i going crazy?

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Old 01-05-2003, 11:22 AM
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Here's more pictures...
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Old 01-05-2003, 11:23 AM
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Old 01-05-2003, 11:24 AM
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and more...
About the speeds...It was built as a party boat with a cabin, stereo, carpet, full interior, etc. not as a go fast boat. Although 80 isn't slow, especially thru big water with a boat load of people, gas, food, drinks, etc.
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Old 01-05-2003, 11:32 AM
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28 ft. Magic Cat.

Reasonably priced, good speed for the horsepower that you want, completely custom - get it any way you want.
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Old 01-05-2003, 12:05 PM
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Mark in So. MD,

I'll try to snap off those shots. You wanted to see the front cabin enclosure or the front bottom area?

lotoparty -

I understand the $$$ but it's an new '03 package. Wish I could help ya out.
You can propbably find an '01 with hrs. on it for 55-60K. Look in Boat Trader.
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Liopa, the tunnel from the rear, the front cabin area and the helm/dash layout. Thanks.
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Old 01-06-2003, 12:44 PM
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Lotoparty Ė A couple of thoughts in no special order.

If 70 mph is enough for you, you might not need a cat. Your going to pay through the nose for insurance because the insurance companies know cats go fast. Actually, if your budget is at all constrained, you better check out the insurance first Ė itís going to make you gasp!

Itís going to be really difficult for you to get objective opinions about cats from cat owners. Once someone spends that kind of money on a toy, they are going to come up with every reason they can find to justify their decision. As far as the magazines, you really need to read between the lines. They have to sell advertising to survive and they are smart enough not to bite the hands that feed them!

During my period of research, the major factor was which hull didnít porpoise in the mid-range speeds. Typically, if they did, what I heard was Ė no problem, you just throttle through it. Well thatís nice if you have the throttle and donít mind the maintenance that comes from running your engine at high rpms all the time. What you will find however is that you spend 98% of your time in the mid-range speeds.

As far as my personal experience, I have had a 26í Daytona by Eliminator for the past 13 months (my only cat experience). I have zero time in any other cats. What I can tell you as fact about my cat is:
* In the 130 hours I have ran it and all the different conditions I have subjected it too, it has never porpoised!
* It takes very little driver skill to keep it stable regardless of how rough the conditions on the lake gets.
* Experienced boaters that have ridden with me have expressed (unsolicited) that it is a very smooth ride.
* After I learned how to properly trim the boat - the times I have launched it into the air, it has flown and landed very safe.
* The canopies are REALLY worth having! (sorry, guess thatís an opinion).
 
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