View Poll Results: What would you feel safer in at 120 MPH
Deep V - i.e. (Outerlimits,Cig Maximus,Fountain)
119
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Cat - i.e (Skater, MTI,Spectre,Nor Tech)
196
62.22%
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Old 09-27-2005, 04:32 AM
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not to argue, just curious? are you saying if you come off a wave at speed and the bow comes up(we've all hit a wave wrong where you don't fly level.) are you saying that once an angle like that is reached it wont catch enough air to build lift/pressure to blow over, I don't know I just find it hard to believe. Any explanation would be much appreciated.
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So then is the Question, "which hull is easier to recover at speed?"
(as if there is much time to correct or get out of the Pins at 115MPH)
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Old 09-27-2005, 01:26 PM
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I lost power on starboad O/B at 96 in a 30 Spectre and I looked down to see what alarm went off saw my rpm's at 0 and the boat was still moving straight. I brought the throttles back slowly and never gave me any indication it was getting outa hand.
Same here. Lost a gearcase at 90. Boat never got out of had, just lost speed.
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Old 09-27-2005, 01:31 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.
Isnt that sideways floating, or skating, where the name "skater" came from. Thats what i was told anyway. maybe T2x can verify this. I was in a 46 at over 150 that started "floating" a bit once. You felt it, but, it wasnt all that scary feeling.
I remember reading somewhere that John Tomlinson was throttling a 36 w/ big power once and it got so out of hand that he had to help steer the boat w/ the throttles to recover. Cant remember who was driving, but, it was at 150+.
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I had a drive pop into nuetral somewhere between 105 and 106. The boat stayed straight and just slowed down. I was quite thankful
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Old 09-27-2005, 01:35 PM
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So then is the Question, "which hull is easier to recover at speed?"
(as if there is much time to correct or get out of the Pins at 115MPH)
Ive been told time and time again that once you feel you're starting to go over, its too late, there is no recovery. never felt close enough myself to tell, and, dont want to.
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Old 09-27-2005, 01:42 PM
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I just realized when this thread was started. But crap, now I'll have to vote just to see what the outcome was!
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Old 09-27-2005, 01:46 PM
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Isnt that sideways floating, or skating, where the name "skater" came from. Thats what i was told anyway. maybe T2x can verify this. I was in a 46 at over 150 that started "floating" a bit once. You felt it, but, it wasnt all that scary feeling.
I remember reading somewhere that John Tomlinson was throttling a 36 w/ big power once and it got so out of hand that he had to help steer the boat w/ the throttles to recover. Cant remember who was driving, but, it was at 150+.
came across this recently. is this where skater got the name?

The pond skater, or water strider, Gerris, is a predatory bug armed (as is usual with bugs) with piercing mouthparts. It glides over the water surface on the lookout for insect prey.

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Old 09-27-2005, 02:05 PM
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hmm.. theres one member on here that im sure can answer that question.
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Ive been told time and time again that once you feel you're starting to go over, its too late, there is no recovery. never felt close enough myself to tell, and, dont want to.

CAN I GET AN AMEN !!
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I would have to say it depends on who's driving the boat.
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