View Poll Results: What would you feel safer in at 120 MPH
Deep V - i.e. (Outerlimits,Cig Maximus,Fountain)
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Old 05-02-2004, 09:10 AM
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Reed I need help with your last statement Webster could not help me!
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Old 05-02-2004, 09:13 AM
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Ask an Insurance Company!!!

The safer one will be the cheaper to insure all else being equal.
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Old 05-02-2004, 09:19 AM
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Good One!!
Yea good luck finding a cat that will top out at 80mph for the insurance company to compare it to a V-bottom.

Then again, maybe someone has a 40' Skater with a pair of 4 bangers in it.

I was a skeptic until I drove a 36 Skater for two years in SCL. The only time we were ever able to lap the F2 fleet or even some of the super Vs is when it was rough. What does that tell you?
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Old 05-02-2004, 11:37 AM
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So you were slower when it was calm??
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Old 05-02-2004, 12:55 PM
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Reed I need help with your last statement Webster could not help me!
Dang.... sorry GLH... my mistake.... it's spelled ekronoplan..... I know what a stickler you are for spelling.....
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Here is a link to some models of ekronoplans
http://www.home-taylor.freeserve.co....%20models.html .... the soviets made huge ones with four engines mounted up front...
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i vote cats all the way. one thing to consider is the loss of a drive or engine at top speed in a cat. the drives are very far apart which can cause a severe yaw effect. at less than all out it may not be too bad but flat out could be scary.
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Old 04-15-2005, 01:01 PM
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I live and boat on the upper chesapeake bay. Off the top of my head I can think of at least 6 cats 32'+ that can run well over 120mph but I know of No V bottom in this area that runs even close to 120mph. Sounds to me there are very few V bottoms that can run those speeds safely or not
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I live and boat on the upper chesapeake bay. Off the top of my head I can think of at least 6 cats 32'+ that can run well over 120mph but I know of No V bottom in this area that runs even close to 120mph. Sounds to me there are very few V bottoms that can run those speeds safely or not
My Dad can still get by me, not to mention he kills me in the midrange. Just a tad more HP however
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