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Old 08-10-2004, 09:05 AM
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I've heard that once you drive a cat, everything else is a dog.
Being I V-Bottom fan I have to admit that is correct. The only thing I like better about v-bottoms that go 100mph with big power is the acceleration.

I went 105 in an Outerlimits and the acceleration from 80 to 105 was incredible.

On this particular cat the acceleration was a bit slower. We got up to 80 - 85 mph pretty easily but then it took longer to get to 99 mph. Then again, with HP 500's pushing a 36' boat to 100 mph I guess you can't complain either way.
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Old 08-10-2004, 09:41 AM
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Well, I had my first ride in a friends 36' Skater this weekend. What an excellent running boat. I was amazed how smooth it was. I don't think my fiance would ever go out on my boat again if she was with us.

We ran from Sandy Hook past the Verrazanno and back. On the way back my friend was on the sticks and I was driving. We were just a touch under 100mph (99 speedo recall) with more to go. Since it was my first time driving a 36 we didn't think it was a great idea to run balls to the wall.

If I didn't want a boat with all the amenities as a v-bottom I would definetely go with a skater. It was hands down the smoothest running 36' boat I have been on.

Anyway, just wanted to share my experience.

This was the boat. It has since been converted to a pleasure boat and re-painted since the mishap in the Worlds.
Are you going to do the poker run on Sunday? Should be fun!

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Old 08-10-2004, 02:04 PM
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Are you going to do the poker run on Sunday? Should be fun!

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I know there is a race on Friday but I didn't know there was a poker run. What's the deal LS?
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I know there is a race on Friday but I didn't know there was a poker run. What's the deal LS?
Call Dru 732-899-6101. Tell him Steve Berk told you to call.

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