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Old 29 May 2013, 18:45   #1
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Hi...iv done the fast car/bike thing and am looking for a buzz again..iv watched a.few video clips of zapcats and they look fun...what are they like to live with? Would I be better going for a modern sib with a beefy engine....budget is small in boat terms about 3k...
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Old 29 May 2013, 20:13   #2
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have owned a few sibs inc a futura and a cat similar to a zapcat . They were all horrible and very impractical in one way or another but the cat is going to be the fastest wetest and most thrills compared to the sib .
The big sibs are really just very uncomfotable in anything but flat water and i grew to hate them very quickly .
A small rib with tiller steer is what has proved by far the best for me
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Old 29 May 2013, 21:06   #3
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Nothing will ever compare to a zapcat or thundercat so don't even bother looking at cheaper makes....cause their sh*t!! I've owned my thundercat for nearly 3 years & nothing has ever given me so much fun!!! They don't seem to be the most practical boat but If I want to bring gear I have 2 30ltr dry bags I put in the front which are perfect! They are unbelievably fast for a small boat, turns of upto 3G & 0-50 in around 3 seconds!! They will quiet easily take flight if you want it too but are so incredibly stable!
Have a look at my YouTube channel: lukewhiting1994. It has loads of videos of mine on there.

It all depends what you want the boat for. If you want a toy this is perfect but practicalliy defiantly not! It'll tow a ringo easy enough too.

It get so many people looking at it too, it's a real head turner!
I will say though its more of a young mans sport as it can be pretty painful & you do ache after because of how tiring it is. But it's all worth it!!

Anything inpiticular you want to know let me know & ill try help

Overall though...amazing boats!
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Old 29 May 2013, 21:08   #4
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Ohh & mine 2005 hull 2007 engine (race ready) cost 3400.... To give you an idea of price
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If you want zapcat speed (which is addictive) but a bit more practicality, have a look at Caesar Surfcat as these boars are a better compromise. You feel as though you are sitting in them rather than on them. Serious fun. A go-kart of the sea.
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Old 30 May 2013, 14:08   #6
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very true that iam too old for the zapcat but the one thing you need is a tohatsu 50 as its about the only engine still made thats any good for the small fun boats .
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Old 30 May 2013, 17:26   #7
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The engines great! Loads of grunt! Plus what other boat can you do this with?!
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Old 30 May 2013, 19:43   #8
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They do look a real laugh...my landy is on eBay and doing fine so it will be a case of finding something fast and reliable..there's been a few on eBay recently ..what problems do I need to watch out for ie engine/hull....
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Old 13 June 2013, 04:52   #9
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Mate zapcats rule, I have a one for sale within your budget if interested
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Old 13 June 2013, 07:52   #10
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Iv bought a sib mate...
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