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Old 11-19-2003, 02:59 PM
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?Why is Bacardi silver sitting on a Budweiser trailer? in post 51
Anheuser Busch isn't Affiliated with Bacardi.
Bacardi is owned by Anheiser-Busch.
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Old 11-19-2003, 03:04 PM
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Just once,

Bacardi is affiliated with AB. The picture was taken at TNT shortly after the 36' Skater was repainted with Bacardi colors for the Bacardi sponsorship. Previously, is was sponsored by Budweiser. Hence the white trailer with Budweiser stickers.
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hmmm. no ****! I'm embarrassed to say as much as I drink, I never knew Bacardi was an AB product. Thanks for enlightening me
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T2x, Countess Canteloupe is actually Lady Arran. She loved that boat so much, that when she burned it she invited her closest friends. No ****!
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T2x, Countess Canteloupe is actually Lady Arran. She loved that boat so much, that when she burned it she invited her closest friends. No ****!

Which is why I want a Viking funeral........... my closest friends will come. I can see it now....... the boat and my body burning on the horizon....while two old Rottweilers look on....... and as they turn to leave...one raises his leg and pees on a Shadow brochure.

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Here's a twist on the Countess' hull......goes great in a straight line.
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Many years ago the earth tilted..and all the center pods and trimarans....slipped to Cal-ee-forn-ia....and many of them barrel rolled with excitement.

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Ok old man,can you tell me a michigan built cat never barrel rolled?
Did you notice my californicated cat upside down at any time on lake Champlain?
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Old 11-20-2003, 06:29 PM
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Ok old man,can you tell me a michigan built cat never barrel rolled?
Did you notice my californicated cat upside down at any time on lake Champlain?
Nope..........

But they sure have barrel rolled lotsa other places...and I wouldn't own one...... but that's just my humble obsolete opinion.

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Old 11-21-2003, 09:06 AM
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There have also been water speed record boats of this type built. None of them have done well; if I remember correctly they have all crashed. There are two being built now to challenge Ken Warby's 317.6 mark. Warby's boat is a hydroplane design.

T2x if I'm wrong in anything I put in that third paragraph, please correct me, and add anything else you know.
Other than the Contessa's boat mentioned above..... I have nothing to add.

Speed record boats are an interesting topic......with a lot of goofy ideas having gone awry over the years. Including Art Arfons attempt that featured sponsons with wheels protruding slighly out from the bottoms..... His idea was to "roll" over the water at speed.

Ken Warby is an example of sheer luck triumphing over massive odds...... I pray he doesn't try again.

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Default Full Tunnel vs Pod is not the Question

I have driven most cats and owned Cats. Some of my best boating buddies are Cat owners.

The bottom line is, how well does the boat ride, and is it fun to drive?

TEST the boat, as you would buy it. Do not test a similar boat, with for example different drives, or different engine placement. TEST what you will own.

Do you need to run a big tab to adjust the ride? Do you need to spend a lot of time on the trim and tab buttons? Do you need to blast through a porpoise (oscillation zone)? If yes then the boat is going to harder to drive, and possibly less enjoyable. As speed increases, you have less and less time to worry about a boat that oscillates up and down, find one that rides high and level and smooth and then hammer it!

Enjoy!

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PS Let me know what you decide as the best Cat of your specific length.
 
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