Stopped by ACI today

Discussion in 'Washington Fishing Reports' started by wdlfbio, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. OMEGA

    OMEGA Well-Known "Member"

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    For me it is the lack of interior space. Have never seen a 40ft Cat with salon and multiple berths. They have become a big market in center console segment but not the Sportfish market.
     
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  2. Fog Ducker!

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    Hey catman!
    Are the sponsons asymmetric on a power cat like some of the smaller sailing cats?
    I would think that an asymmetric inside hulls would help to stop some of the pulling you talk about.

    Ducker!
     
  3. wdlfbio

    wdlfbio Once you go Cat, you never go back

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    Getting closer to some of those “water condominium” attributes. :)

    https://www.thehulltruth.com/boatin...-42-outboard-cat-walkaround-jimmy-buffet.html


    Invincible’s new cats, the larger Prowler’s, and a Hysucat have asymmetric hulls. My next one may as well. They supposedly allow for nearly an inward force during turns too. We cranked the 35’ x 13’ around pretty sharply yesterday and the outward lean was not remotely a concern. Much better than what people used to bitch about a decade and more ago.

    There’s some discussion about increased efficiency in the asymmetric design too, but that’s on paper. Pretty tough to find someone willling to build two identical models, one symmetrical and one asymmetrical, put the same motors on them, then go test the efficiency.
     
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  4. OMEGA

    OMEGA Well-Known "Member"

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    My next boat will still be a mono but it will most definately have a Seakeeper.

    The Freeman hull with Merritt top deck will be cool but at a Mill plus you have a lot of better options IMO.
     
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  5. wdlfbio

    wdlfbio Once you go Cat, you never go back

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    That SeaKeeper was very impressive. I kinda wonder just how much it could also benefit a cat.
     
  6. KimH

    KimH Someday I'll live the dream.

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    My main question regarding a CAT is how well or bad do they handle with a following sea. I've understood but don't know if this has changed with newer models/designs that a CAT can get spooky with a following sea....bow steer.
     
  7. wdlfbio

    wdlfbio Once you go Cat, you never go back

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    In out typical 4-5’ at 8-10 second, I hauled ass with a following sea. Quartering following was the smoothest. Beam to in those conditions was in the 30-35 knot speeds, depending on wind chop added. If the winds sucked, and opposed the swell, maybe down to 25 knots.

    The thing to maintain is vigilance in not letting her surf down AND plow into the backside of the next swell. Also important to make sure the motors are trimmed so she is running level for the conditions.

    Set the autopilot for my heading.
    Push the throttles foreward.
    Come off the throttles some as we surf down.
    Just before we get into the trough, power up. That raises the bow as she climbs up and then powers over the next wave.
    Lather, rinse, repeat.

    Very important to come off the throttles as she surfed down, but most important to power up just before hitting the trough. If we let her surf and didn’t raise the bow, yeah, could lead to some bow steer... Just like a mono.

    I really wish I was able to get more of you out for rides. Maybe next boat :)
     
  8. KimH

    KimH Someday I'll live the dream.

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    Yup that'd be cool to catch a ride on one someday.
    The reason I asked the question, I was wondering of how well one would handle an inbound crossing on a crappy bar more than anything. I don't think I'd have the balls to stay on the autopilot with our style or size of sport boats regardless of mono or CAT. The bigger displacement hulls I stay on the pilot damn near till it's time to dock but not the fun boat.
     
  9. wdlfbio

    wdlfbio Once you go Cat, you never go back

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    Yeah, when it’s real snotty and I’m going fast, I’m usually not on AP. The 4-5’ stuff is fine on AP though.

    I’ve been more confident crossing our bar in the cats than the Grady. Each being the same 30’ish LOA x 9’6” beam.
     
  10. NWfishaman

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    Thank you for the breakdown @wdlfbio, very interesting!
     
  11. Genie Aye

    Genie Aye FISH BOSS

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    Thats a good looking cat, liking that. Pair of nice yamars going in her, maybe a pair of 440hp, economy and perf.
     
  12. wdlfbio

    wdlfbio Once you go Cat, you never go back

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    Pairs??? Who does two? That’s sooo last year. Quads baby. 4 Yamaha 425s

    That was some crazy stuff at the Miami show. Duals and trips were for poor folk... quads or better if you are a real pimp!
     
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  13. Genie Aye

    Genie Aye FISH BOSS

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    Apple's and oranges...lol
    You are talking outboards, 4 go fast eat fuel...i am talking 2 go fast diesel that i could afford the fuel bill....plus we don't run 50 out on our fishing grounds but ...maybe and i mean ...maybe twice a year. Plus my idea would cost less initially...lol
     
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  14. FVSerenity

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    Pretty cool boat, next lottery I win maybe I’ll trade it against my Lindell:)
     

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