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Old 12-16-2018, 09:58 AM
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My friend has a new one. The 200 is a great match for the boat. I don't think 300's would do much for it unless you are into speed. Draft, speed, fuel economy and ride is great on this boat!
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Old 12-16-2018, 10:00 AM
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I don't know about the 28cc but the 28DC-X with 200hp and trailer was $209k boat show special list $249k. I like the DC but the $$$ well I converted my current cat to 300hp g2s at WOT 50+ 28mph @ 3800rpm. I will have some real # this spring when it's not so damn cold on Lake Erie
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:07 PM
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Saw this last month at Ft Myers boat show. I asked is this msrp? No,,its normal selling price. Seems high.
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:20 PM
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The boat pictured looks to be well equipped with dual Garmin units. Full hull colors costs a bit more as well as SS anchor package. The price is turn key whereas some prices are misleading if you have to add electronics. I think now is a good time to buy vs spring or summer so I am confident that this or any boat would be sold for less than ask right now. My boat was a demo with 31 hours on it I so saved lots not buying brand new.
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:29 PM
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That is 31 Prowler money. A whole different league! Not even in the same sentence.
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:38 PM
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Exactly my thoughts Billable. I was expecting a lot closer to $200k for this boat.
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I guess that if the normal selling price is just a dreamer price and the to be negotiated from price is $200k. It might be ok.
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Old 12-16-2018, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by billablehours View Post
That is 31 Prowler money. A whole different league! Not even in the same sentence.
Completely different market as well wouldn't you say?
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Old 12-16-2018, 06:02 PM
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Yes Worldcat seems to be more family friendly, Prowler seems to be more fishy.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:12 PM
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Ok
I finally took delivery of my WC today. I bought the 280CC X from Sara Bay Marina, which is on Hwy 41 between Sarasota and Bradenton. The sales guy, Mike Sfura, as well as the manager, Mike Myers, are both outstanding are were easy to work with. We added a few things to this demo boat to get it right and I feel like they gave me exactly what I wanted and a great deal.
I took her out with Sfura during delivery to run around Sarasota Bay a bit and to try the Optimus 360 Joystick control system I had added to boat. Took a minute to get used to it but the joystick is the truth. Main reason for adding was the sky hook feature. Should make offshore trips easier without screwing with windlass.
I am a first time Cat owner so still much to learn. I did notice when on plane, boat tended to ride on one sponson or the other. I did not like the feel of it as it kept randomly switching and leaning to one side. Then so remembered a previous post about trimming the engines and problem solved. At about 25% trim up I didn’t feel like the water was alternately pulling the sponsons down. I would love some advice from seasoned WC owners about appropriate trim level under differing conditions as well as most efficient cruising RPM/ Speeds. (I was getting 30 mph at 4100rpm at about 30% trim but not sure what most guys consider cruising rpms).
I am taking my wife and 15 yo son to Casey Key fish house tomorrow for an inaugural run South. Also going with a group of WC owners to Captiva from Sarasota in Feb.
Every good boat needs a name so I named her Kraken Tooth (which keeps me busy when not on the water). Working on a logo for the side which should be completed soon.
Any advice on cats in general is greatly appreciated. Any tips on the waters around Sarasota area would be great so we can find a few spots to do the Sand Bar and relax thing. I am also all about the offshore fishing if anyone wants to join me and get me up to speed. I am particularly interested in learning to try vertical jigging on the many artificial reefs offshore.
I hope 2019 is off to a great start for all of you.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:43 PM
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Congrats on the new WC.
i don’t know how a WC rides, mine is a planning cat and she loves running bow high. I would trim my motors as high as possible until props bark when turning, and then lower them a bit. One thing you might try is, while making sharp (right) turns, pulled starboard throttle back the same time While steering hard right, in that case my boat would bank to right and then I steady increase starboard rpm back to normal cruise speed, like 4000rpm. This is reduce the feel of “turning flat” on mine.
Good luck and enjoy!
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:34 PM
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All promotional video footage is in flat seas
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Old 03-01-2019, 10:07 AM
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It’s probably a long shot, but if anybody has purchased one of these I’d love to chat. 30% markup average on boats but I’d like to see what people have actually been able to negotiate down to.
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Old 03-01-2019, 10:27 AM
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Rode on one in calm weather seems like it rides nice but isn’t fast. Even though it is offered as a sport model they dealer said they only offer 200s. A lot of weird characteristics in my opinion and starting around 220k if I remember correctly. Which is outrageous!
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Old 03-01-2019, 11:07 AM
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When you have a chance to take it out in rough seas, please give a review. By the way, great boat.
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Old 03-01-2019, 11:21 AM
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world cat had a 10 min video done by Boatest.com/Dave East that will give you a lot of pointers on driving cats.
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Old 03-01-2019, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by time_to_relax View Post
I was on a flight last night when I was reviewing and couldn't view the video until now. I like the lines in the video a lot better than the pictures; still not sold on the bow name plate with WorldCat in bold letters (maybe there is an option for deleting the badging?). Also haven't seen any pictures of the dive platform; the video didn't seem to show their traditional one.

https://youtu.be/GTZdmlVpeK4

Anyone giving odds on whether the MSRP is north or south of 200k?

No way it's less than 2 big ones. Deck is crammed with all that sand bar seating.
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Old 03-01-2019, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by v70cat View Post
Does anyone know who made the seats for WC?
definitely Llebroc. They are the OE seat supplier for most of the CC manufacturers these days....
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Old 03-09-2019, 02:28 PM
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Sea trialed one today. Buoy data reported 5’ @ 7s period. Ran 25 MPH with no tunnel slap, no sneeze and no slamming. Pushed up to 33MPH and got the boat airborne with a light to moderate slam off a 7’. Boat is fvcking impressive! Negotiating the sale of one after the sea trial.
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Old 03-09-2019, 02:35 PM
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Was it a 280 that you sea trialed? Have you had it in shorter period chop.

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