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Old 10-15-2013, 07:41 AM   #1
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Cat vs Mono - Revive the debate

Video of a Freeman 33: Beaufort tournament 2013 - YouTube
Video of an Intrepid 37: Twin Seven Marine 557s on Intrepid 370 (Part 1) - YouTube
This is about as graphic as it gets as far as showing how much better a cat rides.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:55 AM   #2
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First off the freeman 33 is the "best" cat on the water, limited production custom built one offs is hardly a fair comparison. Anyone who has ever spent the day on a cat knows they can be the shit while cruising, you also know however, that they can suck on the drift or troll.

Monos are; faster, rock less on the drift, cheaper, bigger cabins, built more, easier to trailer, tried and true.

If you only have 50k total to spend, your going to get more boat with a mono.
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Video of a Freeman 33: Beaufort tournament 2013 - YouTube

Video of an Intrepid 37: Twin Seven Marine 557s on Intrepid 370 (Part 1) - YouTube

This is about as graphic as it gets as far as showing how much better a cat rides.
That Freeman video is just using the latest video stabilization software version 2.045 to make it smooth looking.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:23 PM   #4
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That Freeman video is just using the latest video stabilization software version 2.045 to make it smooth looking.
It's funny how Cat owners that spend $100k+ on a 30 foot boat will grasp at anything to justify spending so much for so little in return if anything.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:30 PM   #5
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First off the freeman 33 is the "best" cat on the water, limited production custom built one offs is hardly a fair comparison. Anyone who has ever spent the day on a cat knows they can be the shit while cruising, you also know however, that they can suck on the drift or troll.

Monos are; faster, rock less on the drift, cheaper, bigger cabins, built more, easier to trailer, tried and true.

If you only have 50k total to spend, your going to get more boat with a mono.
You forgot high center of gravity, reduced fuel efficency and displacement speeds. Oh, and they seem to be the last boats arriving at the touney weigh ins. (Just and observation ) Let the flaming begin!
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:05 PM   #6
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Re: Cat vs Mono - Revive the debate

This is always fun. You never really change anyone's mind.

BurgJohn - Intrepid is the "best" mono out there. Semi-custom, top flight fit & finish, stepped hull. Totally a fair comparison. That is why I used these 2 videos.

Greekdiver -

Kmoose - What good 30ft mono sells for less than 100k?
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:54 PM   #7
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Having owned and trailered both mono hulls and now a cat. And having recently towed the cat from Hammond La. to Marathon Florida, I think I can speak with some experience. A mono hull is no easier to trailer than a cat.
Fuel efficiency???? How many people cruise 22/23 kts. LOADED and getting 2 MPG!
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Lol. The beam on a freeman 33 is almost 11 feet broski.
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And intrepid makes great boats but not the best, off the top of my head the invincible 33 is a pretty bad ass rig. Nor tech 34. Yellowfin 32. Fountain 34. Contender 31. Cape horn 31.

Freeman is closer to the 36-38 class so you have the fountain 38. Cape horn and contender 36. Nor tech 39. Yellowfin 36,39,42.... These are the boats mang. They can get you there and won't have people puking on the troll.
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Lol. The beam on a freeman 33 is almost 11 feet broski.
Beam on the Intrepid 10.5. TOTALLY a fair comparison. And for fit/finish Intrepid is better than practically any production boat.
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Yea and its a 37. Beam on the 33 invincible is 9'7.

A 33 mono is skinnier than a 33 cat.
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Having owned and trailered both mono hulls and now a cat. And having recently towed the cat from Hammond La. to Marathon Florida, I think I can speak with some experience. A mono hull is no easier to trailer than a cat.
Fuel efficiency???? How many people cruise 22/23 kts. LOADED and getting 2 MPG!
That is 2 NAUTICAL mpg folks.
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Re: Cat vs Mono - Revive the debate

What size is this boat? 20 ft single engine boats do pretty good on gas.
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What size is this boat? 20 ft single engine boats do pretty good on gas.
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. A mono hull is no easier to trailer than a cat.
Fuel efficiency???? How many people cruise 22/23 kts. LOADED and getting 2 MPG!
Well I wish somebody who knows how to load a cat on a trailer would offer some classes on how to do it in less than 5 tries. I swear they are the worst folks to get behind in at the ramp line.

I get nearly 3 nautical at 22 knots and 2 at 28 loaded with my mono but its one of those terrible riding SeaCrafts.....
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