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Old 07-11-2003, 11:58 AM
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This might be the wrong methodology for choosing a boat but I tend to look at what boats the racers are running when considering a boat. I figure they have put the research into it and if a boat hull is good enough for the pounding they put a boat through it is good enough for me!

As far as cats vs v-hulls, it is just a matter of personal preference. Do you like to be able to stand up while you drive? If you do V-hull is the only way to go as far as I know.
 
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Old 07-11-2003, 12:04 PM
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Geeez cat,do you read before you post? I never said one handled better than the other. I said the daytona handles great.As for the talon being the best 25 foot cat ever designed,ever driven one? I have,compared them head to head and bought the daytona. Prettier,better ride and faster with identical power.(79.8 vs. 82.1) back to back test 5 minutes apart,similar fuel and passenger load. Both hp500efi powered. I haven't driven an AO 26 so I can't make that comparison.
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HTMs are stand up cats right? So are the big boys, if you desire, Nor Tech and MTI.
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Personally I wouldn't want a 29 ft V-Hull with twins. Extra engine = more weight - more fuel and usually less speed. I'd go for a composite 28 - 29 ft stepped single engine V-Hull. If you are thinking about the extra engine for dependability to get home - buy a SeaTow membership for $ 119.00. BH
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Old 07-11-2003, 12:23 PM
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Pretty reasonably priced and their 23 would be a very fast boat with bravo type power. I hope to get one maybe next season. No cabin space though.
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Old 07-11-2003, 12:28 PM
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HTMs are stand up cats right? So are the big boys, if you desire, Nor Tech and MTI.
I could be wrong but I don't think the smaller, less than 30' cats, are stand up.
 
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Older 25' Obsession Vortex hulls were equipt with drop out seats. Heavy hull is great on rough water but it takes a lot of power to get good "cat like" speeds compared to some of the newer models out there.
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I could be wrong but I don't think the smaller, less than 30' cats, are stand up.
I know the AO isn't. Had a ride in one, and it was sit-down only.
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I could be wrong but I don't think the smaller, less than 30' cats, are stand up.
The Sr-24s are standup.
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Just go buy a 28 Sunsation and bolt on a blower if you want speed.
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