Like Tree0Likes

26ft Force Offshore Cat Open Bow

Reply
Old 05-19-2004, 02:37 PM
  #1
Mr. Gov'nt
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default 26ft Force Offshore Cat Open Bow

I am considering purchasing a 26ft Force Offshore Cat with Open Bow. Anyone out their own one or know about these Cats? I would like to know the real info not what the dealer is telling me. I am open for other info on Cats but it has to be a "Open Bow". I have never owned a Cat only V-bottoms. Only going to use it as a lake boat.

email: [email protected]
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2004, 04:09 PM
  #2
Official OSO boat whore
Charter Member
Trade Score: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Mequon, WI
My Boats: 8' row boat
Posts: 6,157
Default Re: 26ft Force Offshore Cat Open Bow

The American Offshore was a modified splash of the Talon. My boat is a modified splash of the AO. The Talon was also splashed into a half dozen other boats. Really unfortinate because it forced Robert Wilkens out of the cat business. Anyways, these boats will make a excellent lake boat. It will handle 2' water with ease. The boat will run 100 with roughly 750hp. A hp500 will get you into the mid 80's. A open bow will put a lot of weight up front. This will force you to use more trim so the boat will be slower than a comparable closed bow. The nice thing about this boat type is that it will turn flat. Some people won't like this, but it'll be a lot better than a full tunnel boat. Overall this would make a excellent first cat. Just be sure you get some insurance quotes before you sign. Many people pay $3k a year for insurance.
Cord is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2004, 04:10 PM
  #3
Official OSO boat whore
Charter Member
Trade Score: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Mequon, WI
My Boats: 8' row boat
Posts: 6,157
Default Re: 26ft Force Offshore Cat Open Bow

Now that I read your post, I see that you were talking about the "Force" boat. Sorry, but I wasn't referring to that boat. My bad. Isn't the Force a 28'? I remember seeing some reviews of them and though their speed numbers were a little low for the listed hp.
Cord is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2004, 05:35 PM
  #4
Registered
 
Sick Nordic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: st. james n.y.
My Boats: 2008 30 Carrera CC
Posts: 460
Default Re: 26ft Force Offshore Cat Open Bow

My Nordic Dealer is also a Force Offshore Dealer for the east coast. I have seen quite a few delivered and run on the water. The fit, finish and workmanship are top notch. The gel coat work is first class. The boats are fast and handle quite well. No porpoising what so ever and they get on plane quickly. They seem to be well priced for the amount of extras that are included as standard equipment. Everyone I have spoken to that owns one is extremely happy with the product. There have been several outstanding reviews and test evaluations in HOT BOAT, POWERBOAT and FAMILY and PERFORMANCE BOATING MAGAZINES check some recent back issues.
Sick Nordic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2004, 09:25 AM
  #5
BlownBajaOnHavasu
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 26ft Force Offshore Cat Open Bow

i've looked at both force and cobra 26' open bow. they are both made here in so. cal. both very nice boats. force's price went up quite a bit last year. i think you could work a better deal on price and production lead time with cobra. most people looking at force buy the 28' instead of the 26. to get a 28' force in the mold has a long wait.
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2004, 10:19 AM
  #6
Member #2 ....Jeeezz
Charter Member
 
cigarette1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Kicked to the curb
My Boats: Toy Boat - Toy Boat - Toy Boat
Posts: 2,345
Default Re: 26ft Force Offshore Cat Open Bow

The dilution of OSO
cigarette1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
toolz
Fiberglass and Paint
71
04-10-2011 12:43 AM
Sandbar Mike
General Boating Discussion
0
07-11-2007 06:37 PM
Kokopelli
Nordic
4
04-11-2006 01:00 PM
HyperBaja
General Boating Discussion
2
02-09-2003 09:06 PM
Clay Washington
General Boating Discussion
13
06-26-2002 11:13 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:41 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.