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Cats for offshore #13055164
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Been looking into getting a Catamaran hull in the 19-23 ft. range. Can I find one out there for under 50K? Twin Vee I'm not interested in and World Cat is too rich for my blood. Any suggestions?

Re: Cats for offshore [Re: Thunk] #13059389
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Used Glacier Bay?


David Simmons
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Re: Cats for offshore [Re: Thunk] #13059478
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For running offshore on the Texas coast I would not suggest a cat under 30 foot unless you only want to go on days when seas are less than 2 foot. For a cat to ride good you have to run fast enough to pack air in the tunnel and most days you can not do that in a small cat. Small V hulls plow thru rough seas better than small cats.

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Thanks for the info. Capt. Steve. Some people say it's not wise to go offshore without two engines. Is this true!

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I'll look into that! Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Thunk
Thanks for the info. Capt. Steve. Some people say it's not wise to go offshore without two engines. Is this true!


Depends on who you ask. West coast fishermen don't tend to use multiple engines or they use a kicker (usually for trolling). They claim gas is too expensive. Others will tell you a kicker is only good. Still others will say that if it won't plane on one engine, having two is no help. The TX coast tends to multiple engines. It's a somewhat complicated subject. For instance, most 2 engine boats pull fuel off the same tank, but statistically bad fuel is one of the biggest causes of breakdowns. A lot depends on the shape and/or how new your engine(s) are. As you see, there is no simple answer. There are a lot of single engine boats on the ocean, but two engines never hurt.


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