Originally Posted by Chip
No way. A properly loaded and trimmed cat is less likely to flip because, hydrodynamically speaking, there's a lot less shear (i.e friction, suck) than on a raft with a floor. Cats flip when they fetch up on a rock or wall. Very seldom in holes or big waves, with reasonably good handling.
Aahhh- cats vs rafts! Maybe I've just seen a lot of improperly loaded/trimmed cats or people that aren't as good at running them. Well, I've not seen a ton of cats, but they seem to be a lot more sketchy from the few I've seen in person. Again, maybe it is back to the "driver".
I do recall seeing one a couple of years back, it was HUGE. People went through the rapids standing, it had like a railing on it or something. It looked like NOTHING could have taken it over. And this was on the Alberton Gorge in Montan, not a huge river. Never seen anything like that setup since.