World Cat’s new 32 SCREAMS!
One of the highlights of my latest trip to Miami was an opportunity to run World Cat’s new 320 CC. If you’re on the lookout for a big, bodacious center console cat with tons of space and the ability to hop over five foot waves without pounding your teeth out, it’ll be one you want [...]
One of the highlights of my latest trip to Miami was an opportunity to run World Cat’s new 320 CC. If you’re on the lookout for a big, bodacious center console cat with tons of space and the ability to hop over five foot waves without pounding your teeth out, it’ll be one you want to sea trial. Watch for the full review to appear next Monday, as the www.HookedOnFishingBoats.com
test of the week. Until then, tho, check out a few of these highlights:
–Most importantly, the entire hull is resin-infused. This process vacuums out all excess resin and ensures minimum weight with maximum strength. You can check out the whole process at YouTube (it’s pretty cool, you can watch the resin creeping through the glass as it’s sucked along the hulls, from the keels up - here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g58×8atklaQ )
–Secondly, this boat is a screamer. Powered with a pair of Suzuki DF 300’s, we hit 52.2-mph. At 4500 RPM we were cruising at 38.3-mph while burning 27-gph, for 1.4 MPG. Back the throttles down a bit, and you can get as high as 2.0 MPG.
–Third, the ride is, IMHO, the best of any World Cat I’ve set foot on yet. The inlet was a nasty mix of rollers and confused chop, and the boat popped right across it without missing a beat or making a bang.
There’s a LOT more to talk about with this boat, so make sure you tune in to www.HookedOnFishingBoats.com on Monday, and check out the full review!
Tags: Construction and Technical, Power Boats
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