I thought CAT's get pushed around in our following seas?
Definitely need high water alarms and back up bilge pumps in a Cat. Saw one turtled at the 226 last year. If one side starts taking on water your screwed. Been a few on here that went down.You should check out a catamaran. There’s a new dealer in San Diego. If you have a bad back like I do. You owe it to yourself to go test ride a cat.
I can go faster and smoother than any comparable boat to its size. Their big.
If your on a cat and getting pushed around by a following sea. Then your going to slow or you don’t have the motors trimmed up enough to get the bow out of the water.
You can get bow steer.
You have to go faster and keep the bow trimmed up.
I’ve owned 3 cats. Biggest mistake people make driving a cat is they try and drive like a monohull. 2 totally different driving techniques.
Will say the Glacier Bay I had was a little squirrelly in a big following sea but it was a 22ft with 115’s and slow.
The 2 Worldcats I had were awesome. And at the end of the day I wasn’t beat to crap and could still walk.
Thinking about buying the new 280 ccx or dcx. Or a Regulator 29 because their a deep v 24.5 degree at transom and heavy.
Depends on where you fish. Riding home from Clemente is most always downhill. Anything south of the border is normally uphill. The ride from the Coronados is straight into it mostly.They definitely do. Cats also have a very different ride than monohulls...cats stay real flat through turns as a mono obviously leans. That flatness leads to more lateral motion...kinda like the comparison of driving a gocart around a track vs a motorcycle. I personally don't like the lateral movement of cats.
Do you really deal with following seas much in SD? I know we do up here in SB which is why I have a Radon, but I thought it wasn't as bad down south. I'd imagine you would deal more with the opposite bc of going to fish baja and pounding up hill on the way home.