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Old 08-13-2019, 11:25 AM
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I have a 2003 Pro Kat 2860 that I purchased new and still running strong. Fit and finish was horrible and so was the wiring had to redo it all. As for the ride couldn't be any better. It is a true planning hull easily runs 33mph @ 4200rpm's. Hard to believe the boat is almost 17 years old.
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WorldCat is generally thought to have higher quality boats than TwinVee or ProKat. WorldCat has been making a 29' and a 32' for a long time. Year-wise, I would be a bit leery of boats made in the boom years (say, 2006-2008) because of pressure to rapidly increase production, but that's not an overriding concern -- the survey of a specific boat is what matters here.
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there may some older 266 or 270 world cat hulls around that you could pick up at a good price for your project. I understand that is a foot or two shorter than you wish, but, they have tons of space and ride well for long runs and carry 240 gallons. Strap on two new engines and away you go.
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Originally Posted by Willyt123 View Post
Stay away from Procat.
I have to disagree. My good friend had a prokat and the boat was awesome. It did have a few flaws but that boat handled anything that was thrown at it and ate it up.
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Hydrocat 30 is a solidly built boat, and rides great, but it is not fast. Tops out at 40knots with 2/3 fuel and twin 300 Suzuki's. Pretty efficient though, roughly 1.5 to 1.6 mph at 30 knots. The CC version may be a bit faster than the cabin.
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Cats are displacement , semi displacement and planing I believe . Freeman = planing , Glacier bay = semi displacement . I think Worldcat is planing but the original Seacat was semi dis . The marina I worked at years ago sold Seacat then I think Seacat turned into Worldcat company wise the way I understood it . I think most older cat hulls are Semi . Maybe with a little research that may help you choose a cat .
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Originally Posted by Willyt123 View Post
Stay away from Procat.
My 2002 2660cc has been good to me.
All hardware is Gemlux and the only rust staining around any of it is the hinges on the livewell.
I keep meaning to pull them, clean under them and rebed them but haven’t gotten around to it.
The wiring is a little sloppy but better than many other boats I looked at before buying her.
The wiring is not run loose or tapped bundle through the hull. It’s all in a main harness with corrugated tubing run from transoms up the center to the console. The terminations could have been better but everything was labeled at one point as there are still quite a few labels attached and there are still remnants of labels on other wires.
I have pics of the original wiring diagrams so I can sort out anything that comes up.
I resealed the hull to deck joint at the back when I got her. I had read about the joint issue here on THT and addressed it before I had a problem. I also replaced every screw under the rub rail with through-bolts/nylock nuts that I could reach for piece of mind.
With 150 HPDI motors, I average about 2mpg with a full fishing load cruising at 30+mph.
To me, a full fishing load is 250gals of fuel, a full 150qt cooler on deck behind the livewell, 2 70qt coolers on deck full of bait and extra ice and 3-4 adults.

The hull and deck has no wood. The only wood I’ve found is coring in the console and in floor hatches.
I do have 1 hatch showing signs of wet core. They didn’t seal the wood core when cutting for the latch and even though the latch is bedded, water gets in through the shaft. I plan on recoring the hatches this winter and getting different style latches.

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Originally Posted by ed d View Post
Cats are displacement , semi displacement and planing I believe . Freeman = planing , Glacier bay = semi displacement . I think Worldcat is planing but the original Seacat was semi dis . The marina I worked at years ago sold Seacat then I think Seacat turned into Worldcat company wise the way I understood it . I think most older cat hulls are Semi . Maybe with a little research that may help you choose a cat .

Glacier bay is full displacement hull. Worldcat is semi displacement
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Originally Posted by mth180 View Post
Glacier bay is full displacement hull. Worldcat is semi displacement
There ya go OP
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Coopers has a World Cat 33 now. No idea what it will sell for, and the description sounds scary... but if you have the time and funds, may be a good project?

https://www.cooperss.com/asset-detai...marine&id=3199
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2009 World Car 290EC with 2009 Suzuki DF-250 with 400 Hours - She loves to run 30 mph getting 1.2 mpg - Wot is 41/43 but is squirrel at that speed - New VHF - Fusion Radio with Speakers - 4 new Suzuki Gauges - Duel Garmin 840 - GM-18 Radar - Newer Mattress for sleeping - upholstery in excellent shape -Full enclosure, functioning bathroom - Bad -boat does't have on board generator or AC, we used a portable one with a Honda 2000 for the few overnight trips. Hot water heater and Microwave, Refrigerator all function as of last use but we rarely used them. She’s tall on the trailer so you do have to watch for low bridges or lower the top which is designed for. She’s 13’8” tall and weighs about 13,500 on the highway with fuel, gear, trailer etc - Comes with newer Cradle for storing High and Dry and oversize trailer for towing can be included. Lifestyle changes puts me in the market for a trailer-able boat where I don't have to own an F-350 for towing - Boat is stored High and Dry in Tarpon Springs. I'm in the early stage and unsure of price but really the WC 230 checks a lot of boxes at this point in life.
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My Worldcat 295cc is a beast.
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Man your right about that 33 sounding scary. "Hit a big wave and blew a hole in the hull"
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WC 29EC top speed 41/43? Is that the same numbers on the CC 29? My parker runs 50 now I definitely don't want to go backwards from that. I appreciate everyone's information
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Originally Posted by Crpalp View Post
WC 29EC top speed 41/43? Is that the same numbers on the CC 29? My parker runs 50 now I definitely don't want to go backwards from that. I appreciate everyone's information
That seems really low. Check the Yamaha performance reports for the World Cat 29 CC/DC. Both are 50+ MPH (The CC with 250s).
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That would make more sense
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290EC is a Heavy Ass Boat - It runs best at 30 MPH in 4 ft sloppy condition
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Originally Posted by mth180 View Post
Glacier bay is full displacement hull. Worldcat is semi displacement
Really? My 230 DC planes nicely. It's kind of fun watching the RPMs and fuel consumption change.
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World Cat explicitly calls its Glacier Bays "semi-displacement" and the rest of the stable "planing" -- see e.g. Hull Designs | World Cat
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Originally Posted by Drako View Post
World Cat explicitly calls its Glacier Bays "semi-displacement" and the rest of the stable "planing" -- see e.g. Hull Designs | World Cat

Add enough horse power to anything and it becomes planing......

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