E-Cat 24 for offshore?

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E-Cat 24 for offshore?

Post by zapo » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:19 am

Is E-cat 24 suitable for offshore (open water - Mediterranean Sea)? I am planing to use one 20HP motor on it.



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Re: E-Cat 24 for offshore?

Post by jacquesmm » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:10 am

This is a strictly inshore boat, for protected waters, bays, rivers and lakes and offshore only in good weather. The boat is strong but the deck is too exposed and the volumes too small for offshore cruising.
In the Med, conditions can change very quickly. You can use it offshore in good weather but be ready to run away from bad weather and seek protection.
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Re: E-Cat 24 for offshore?

Post by fallguy1000 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:45 am

I fish on Lake Superior in Minnesota in a little 16' open boat.

To facilitate this safely, I have a 2 horse reserve engine, a small electric motor, a hand paddle and a VHF marine radio and a cell phone and charger.

The lake is massive and dangerous in wind. The water temps there now are 46F. If you capsize; you die if not rescued.

The boat is not the question, but reserve systems and safety if propulsion is missing.

Keep that in mind before going to sea witha little 20 horse motor.
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