Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 29 April 2014, 12:12   #11
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,088
i was trying to locate a thunderbolt Luke but are very rare>> they look a lot of fun

know of any?
__________________

__________________
Member of S.A.B.S. West Country Division
matt h is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 April 2014, 12:35   #12
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Oop North
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 310
Quote:
They're alright from fishing from, don't really do it often but plenty guys in Australia use them for fishing.
What do you troll for, flying fish?
__________________

__________________
stray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 April 2014, 14:49   #13
Member
 
Roflhat's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Isle of Lewis
Make: Ceasar Thundercat
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha 70ces
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 564
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by matt h View Post
i was trying to locate a thunderbolt Luke but are very rare>> they look a lot of fun

know of any?
Theres one for sale at the moment - 2006 5.3 meter Ceasar Zapcat Thunderbolt | Newtownabbey | Gumtree

I reckon it's a bit overpriced for a 2006 model.

Got a couple alright photos of it in rough stuff but not on this computer unfrtounately.
I have a GoPro for this summer so should get some proper footage of it
__________________
Roflhat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 April 2014, 14:53   #14
Member
 
Roflhat's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Isle of Lewis
Make: Ceasar Thundercat
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha 70ces
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 564
RIBase
Thinking about getting the head skimmed this summer as well for more compression. Tried to measure what it is currently but the tester was useless so I've ordered a new one. From what I can tell its running around 140psi just now.
Apparently 1mm off the head raises it 30psi, anyone know what PSI is safe to run using normal pump fuel?
__________________
Roflhat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 April 2014, 14:54   #15
Member
 
Roflhat's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Isle of Lewis
Make: Ceasar Thundercat
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha 70ces
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 564
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by stray View Post
What do you troll for, flying fish?
hahaa!
__________________
Roflhat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 April 2014, 16:20   #16
Member
 
lukewhiting's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: swanage
Make: Thundercat
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 50
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 888
Quote:
Originally Posted by matt h View Post
i was trying to locate a thunderbolt Luke but are very rare>> they look a lot of fun

know of any?

There's some on eBay at the moment!

I'm Yet to go on a ribnet cruise! But I'm planning on it this summer
__________________
lukewhiting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 May 2014, 07:00   #17
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: Black Hole/aerotec
Make: Fletcher/bombard
Length: 5m +
Engine: 145hp merc/18hp toha
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 190
I had a cat with a 40hp 2 pot running a semi cleaver. It was an absolute space ship in terms of speed. A bit too white knuckle for me! Yours looks amazing and I'm sure thunderbolts are fun too - the additional size will definitely add some security and confidence
__________________
rik_elliott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 May 2014, 09:11   #18
Member
 
Country: Finland
Town: Helsinki
Boat name: SR 5.4
Make: Avon
Length: 4m +
Engine: Toh1 3,5 Yam 90/2S
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 893
they do shift nicely...

__________________
fun on a boat is inversely proportional to size...sort of anyway
C-NUMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 May 2014, 09:35   #19
Member
 
Lee argyle's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Porchfield
Boat name: Katie
Make: Stingher
Length: 10m +
Engine: Verado 350sci x 2
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 327
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roflhat View Post
They're alright from fishing from, don't really do it often but plenty guys in Australia use them for fishing.

They're really good in big seas, when the sea is calm my dads jetski keeps up, both doing 50 knots, but as soon as it gets choppy the thundercat leaves the jetski for dust. Very soft ride due to the cushion of air between the hijackers.
My brother-in-law runs a Zap Cat with a 50hp tomatsu, I guess he can max at about 45mph, however my ski hits 70mph in under 3 sec's ( RXP-X-260), even when choppy I can lose him - however he can turn on a dim like nothing else, they are brilliant fun, but take a cushion!! lol
__________________
Lee argyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 May 2014, 10:43   #20
Member
 
Roflhat's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Isle of Lewis
Make: Ceasar Thundercat
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha 70ces
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 564
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by C-NUMB View Post
they do shift nicely...
That's a bad example

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lee argyle View Post
My brother-in-law runs a Zap Cat with a 50hp tomatsu, I guess he can max at about 45mph, however my ski hits 70mph in under 3 sec's ( RXP-X-260), even when choppy I can lose him - however he can turn on a dim like nothing else, they are brilliant fun, but take a cushion!! lol
45mph is pretty slow. The zapcats arent as fast as thundercats though, they're too heavy.
Our jetski is a big 3 seater yamaha, great machine but very uncomfrtable in really big waves like we get up here, thundercat can go through just about anything.
__________________

__________________
Roflhat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:35.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.