Originally Posted by ReefDiver
Hi All: I am seriously considering purchasing an older 22' GB cat. Either a cc model or a Canyon Runner between the years 1998 to 2004. Anyway, does anyone have an experience with this rig good or bad? I've heard that they run very well in head seas but can have problems in following seas & also tend to rock & roll when anchored up. I like the idea of a cat from a fuel efficient standpoint but am not sure if that alone is worth the price? What's your take on this rig, either PRO of CON?
Please let's not make this a battle ground for Mono vs. Bihull as that is not my intention. I simply would like to know the soundness of THIS particular boat & why or why not you would want to own one or pass on one?? Thanks in advance for any comments.
The old style is a terrible cat IMO, and I believe that it was redesigned by GB for several reasons.
In large seas, 4-6', try turning the boat in a circle. The narrow front sponson will dig in every time, scaring the b-jesus out of you.
Then run it +20 mph in flat water and the spray from the tunnel will keep the back of your legs and butt wet all day long.
The newer one is not much better as it is overweight for the sponson areas. The 26 is better as mentioned before.