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Old 11-29-2003, 09:01 PM
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Who splashed the cat???

I've seen a lot of talk about the origins of different cat hulls. So lets put together a list of who splashed what and which hulls are true original designs.

IE: Liberator splashed the 21' & 24" Skater...
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Old 11-29-2003, 09:16 PM
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cool idea . . .T2X we need ya!!!!

i would actually like to put togather a kinda family tree for all performance boats. find out the lineage of our boats.

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I will go ahead and post on this thread just so maybe I can find out more about my boat.

What I am going to say I do not claim to be right just what I have been told.

Apache was winning races with there v-bottom and the cat boats were all getting to close so they decided to build a cat, I have someones name but I will have to look for it that made the first plug, from what I hear the first one that was a plug was wood and they did take it out in the water, from what i hear it is sunk. they made a couple of race boat versions and a couple pleasure versions then when the company was siezed by the government Jim or bill in ILL. bought the molds, then they traded the people at maximum thunder power boats the cat mold If they would lay up a yellow cat and a 47 vee (he bought that mold too). Thunder layed up the cat in the mold then when they got posesion of the mold they made the mold alittle different at the back so it would be there boat and not an apache. now they have sold the mold to blue lightning offshore powerboats and they have not made one yet out of it.

If any of this is wrong someone tell me or add to this any info you have.

And on my boat to make a long story short I got the yellow cat that maximum thunder layed up.
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The 26' Talon was an original hull. Man, that hull has been splashed so many times, that i'm not sure what all is a copy. There must be nearly a dozen hulls coming off the Talon. It got so bad that Talon actually gave up making catamaran hulls and got into sport fishers.
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I suppose another way to go would be "Who Did Not" splash/steal/pop a Skater.

That would narrow the field drastically.
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Here's another one...

The 30' Lightning is a splash of the 30' Spectre, and to the best of my knowledge this is an original hull.
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Here's another one...

The 30' Lightning is a splash of the 30' Spectre, and to the best of my knowledge this is an original hull.
Not......

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Here are some that I know of...

Shadow Cat was splashed and copied by American Offshore

Chris Cat was splashed and copied by Awesome Cat

Superboat I believe bought a mold from either Shadow or Chris Cat and made a few cats. Most notably Rolling Thunder.

The 21 Challenger molds were sold to and copied by Superboat and a guy I believe that is out of Connecticut. Not sure exactly, but GJL or T2x could surely straighten this out!

Liberator did splash the 21 and 24 Skaters.

I am looking forward to this thread.
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So where did the 30' Spectre come from? It's not a Skater copy, is it?

How about the 30' Motion???
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Here are some that I know of...

Shadow Cat was splashed and copied by American Offshore

Chris Cat was splashed and copied by Awesome Cat

Superboat I believe bought a mold from either Shadow or Chris Cat and made a few cats. Most notably Rolling Thunder.

The 21 Challenger molds were sold to and copied by Superboat and a guy I believe that is out of Connecticut. Not sure exactly, but GJL or T2x could surely straighten this out!

Liberator did splash the 21 and 24 Skaters.

I am looking forward to this thread.
There never was a Rolling Thunder Superboat..... That yellow thing is a Baja.

Bottom line.... I can't think of one "splasher" who ever made a better version than the original.

Why.....? Because if you didn't design it...you can't fully understand all of the nuances and what was in the originator's mind....... Plus the type of guy who directly copies someone else is not going to be the type of person with either strong beliefs, integrity...or enough self confidence to create something worthwhile himself.

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