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Old 14-02-2007, 08:03 PM   #1
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Which is the best in 111c batboat or cat?... I'm ordering a new batboat... but am I doing the right thing?... I'd love to hear your comments!
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Old 14-02-2007, 08:16 PM   #2
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You coming out to play then John? Is it a brand new boat or is it Charlies?
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Old 14-02-2007, 08:22 PM   #3
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a new one... but it won't be ready till the end of the season... so I was talking to charlie today about his to keep me going
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Old 14-02-2007, 08:25 PM   #4
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Be good to see you out there mate! Are you going to do the whole season?
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Old 14-02-2007, 08:28 PM   #5
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will do (still thinking about charlies though)... never missed an ocr race... got used to the drive south... only woke up when I got to Birmingham!
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Old 14-02-2007, 08:30 PM   #6
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Is Charlie throwing in the fishing rod or is that extra?
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Old 14-02-2007, 08:34 PM   #7
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Think that would be extra!!... miss the racing though... it's been a few years since my last outing. I was not really wanting to go xr2 though
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Charlies boat is ready to race, you could get used to it this season then get an XS on your new boat for next year. If I could I would still run an XR2.
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sorry to dissapoint all you anti fishermen but the boat has been sold to a guy from belgium who is picking it up on sunday!! and no i didnt offer him the rod or even the coolbox!!! (damn those multi feathers) so now i am looking for next year any suggestions, thinking poss of a canopied tub but open to any offers, but at least i have proved that you can buy a 3c for 10k race all year finishing every race bar one and do sweet fa to the boat / engine and then sell it for same money!!!! still it is a great boat and i proved also that when the prop was right we were un catchable (till first turn buoy anyway but then we had never led a race so didnt know which way to go!!!)
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Old 14-02-2007, 08:49 PM   #10
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Oh well... there goes that idea!
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Old 15-02-2007, 12:36 AM   #11
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The jury is still out regarding cats or monos!!!!! Everyone has told me that cats dont go in the rough, but after a season getting used to one I beg to differ. They may not be able to reach their optimum speed in the rough but they are a lot kinder to the kit on board and the crew. And in the flat, once you have masterd the driving technique they are unbeatable by the mono hulls. Everyone to their own, but after our first season in a cat I for one would not go back to a mono.
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Old 15-02-2007, 03:42 AM   #12
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The jury is still out regarding cats or monos!!!!! Everyone has told me that cats dont go in the rough, but after a season getting used to one I beg to differ.

You only have to look at how the Stapley Taloncats performed in the rough!!!!
I'm sure Pete Bloomfield could tell a story or 2 and Neil for that matter!!!!
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They may not be able to reach their optimum speed in the rough but they are a lot kinder to the kit on board and the crew. Everyone to their own, but after our first season in a cat I for one would not go back to a mono.
Yeah but Chris, when you get to your age you need an armchair and somewhere to store your slippers!!
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Old 15-02-2007, 09:44 AM   #14
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Hey thanks for the thoughts... much appreciated.... noww I'm really wondering if I'm doing the right thing going for a batboat!... petty I'm not a wee bit closer to you guys to come and see how they look!
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Well if your ever in the area give us a call and youd be more than welcome to have a look over her. Ian how can you saythat!!!!! You were quite impressed by the ride in sweden!!!!! In the cat that is.
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Old 15-02-2007, 10:36 PM   #16
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Thanks for that... I'll take you up on the offer and look forward to it
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Which is the best in 111c batboat or cat?... I'm ordering a new batboat... but am I doing the right thing?... I'd love to hear your comments!
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Niether are eligble for OCR Scotty !! Got a nice Phantom with a real motor if your interested !!
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Old 16-02-2007, 06:25 AM   #18
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well Rob... I was toying with a new 19 argo... but thought I'd give offshore a try!... all I need is a scottish navigator (which is harder to find than mountain haggis!!)
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Ian how can you saythat!!!!! You were quite impressed by the ride in sweden!!!!! In the cat that is.
Only joshing with you Chris. The ride in the back was very comfortable, if a little claustrophobic and it certainly was quick without giving a sensation of excess speed. The cat that I just sold to Dodgydan was also probably the most comfortable drive I have known and seemed to handle the lump pretty well. That was also pretty quick for an old boat.
The canopy and harness do not appeal to me and the cornering leaves a few questions, which is why I ended up with another mono. I think at the end of the day it is personal choice, they both have their advantages and disadvantages.
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One of the most interesting things about 3C is how the hull forms of winning boats have alternated over the years - especially in the UK.

Overall - for a UK Championship I still think a good monohull is very hard to beat - must be some years since a catamaran has won?

At the same time there is always room for improvement in design and I'm sure newer and better boats will soon appear, both monohull and multihull.
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