View Poll Results: What would you feel safer in at 120 MPH
Deep V - i.e. (Outerlimits,Cig Maximus,Fountain)
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Whats Safer at 120 - V or Cat

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Old 04-17-2005, 02:14 PM
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Only cat i've ever personally seen flip was the Cat Can Do boat in Regiville, North Carolina during the Kilo run up there many years ago. It was pretty violent but nobody got hurt, it looked like it was in slow motion.

Going over 100 MPH in a V bottom you have to constantly be working the steering wheel because of the chime walk and if you fall off the pad you never know what could happen.

Going over 100 MPH in a Cat is relaxing! h

Personally I'd rather be in a Cat all day long.

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Old 04-17-2005, 08:11 PM
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sounds like you've had your share of carnage at high speed. i guess the flex plate or input shaft acts like a fuse. you have a ton of seat time in a smaller cat & i'm sure that has something to do with you staying safe through all your drive problems. i'm not so sure somebody with a lot less experience would react as calmly in the same situation. can't wait to see the new boat keith.
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Old 04-18-2005, 04:55 PM
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We were there the day this Motion Cat with 4 300x's rolled at Lake Pleasant. He was only running around a 100 when the starboard rear of the boat delaminated, let water rush in, basically causing the boat to hook and roll. No one was killed but one of the girls in it had broken here leg pretty badly. I never heard what became of the boat or if they ever sued Motion. I know Kachina Boats painted the boat here in town and it sat down there for ever after the accident. Its the only boat that I've ever seen delaminate, the whole rear side of it was gone. Deffinantly not driver error.............
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Old 09-26-2005, 01:49 PM
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Cool thread.
I voted Cat
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Old 09-26-2005, 04:35 PM
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I have never felt comfortable in cats at high speeds. I have been in cats over 150 and v's over 120-130. V's feel better to me. The cats always feel like they are never "hooked up". The "sideways float" is odd.
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Old 09-26-2005, 05:06 PM
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Old 09-26-2005, 05:08 PM
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now would i rather be in a 42 tiger with say a pair of 525's in 5-6 footers running 70 or my 30 spectre with outboards...in that case i'll take the tiger...but in 2ftr's while i'm running 10? and hes running 80+ i'll take my cat
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Old 09-26-2005, 05:20 PM
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same length on both boats, cat everytime....
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Old 09-26-2005, 05:23 PM
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now would i rather be in a 42 tiger with say a pair of 525's in 5-6 footers running 70 or my 30 spectre with outboards...in that case i'll take the tiger...but in 2ftr's while i'm running 10? and hes running 80+ i'll take my cat
If I were in 5-6 footer running 70 I would rather be running your gearcases not mine

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same length on both boats, cat everytime....

what he said....
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