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    Cougar 33

    Any info on the old Cougar 33 out there. What kind of speeds with 850hp's? Handles in smooth or rough water? I assume it's a 188th st boat. Looks tough.

    anyone know anything about the one at fastboats?

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    Be Careful, I don't think the "Real" Cougar made any 33's while on 188th St. Tony Roberts (Who Splashed the 46' Cougar) Built some 33's while on 188th, You don't want one...They blocked off the 46' mold to make the smaller boats, the "Block" they used didn't fit well so it would break loose causing a hook in the hull. Some had a hook more than 3" deep and 4' long. Something the "Real" Cougar would Never do....If the boat was made in England you're cool, If Not Check it over Very well...

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    What timeframe were they building cougars on 188TH?

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    They started there about 1979, Then the Real Cougar left about 83-maybe 84, they sold the building to Tony who had stipulations that any boats that where not gone by a certain date where his, So he made molds from any boat left, He was No Boat builder, He may have been a class 1 world champ, but that's only because Steve Curtis was running his team and Ben Kramer let them win (Ben Had that race won but didn't want/Need any more press at the moment )

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    Thats too bad because the raised deck sides on the Cougar are appealing to me. From what I have read and heard about the 46 I would have thought the 33 was it's little blood brother. not redheaded inbred step child. Thanks for the info Fastdonz

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    If it is a real Cougar your Good to Go. If it is a MerCougar or Boss then you should Pass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by corrado View Post
    Any info on the old Cougar 33 out there. What kind of speeds with 850hp's? Handles in smooth or rough water? I assume it's a 188th st boat. Looks tough.

    anyone know anything about the one at fastboats?

    The boat your looking at...At Fast boats is one of the English built
    cougars. It has the same cabin interior as my 46' cougar also has.

    Another note, MRD had there hands in allot of the imported
    cougars too, they rigged my cougar from day 1 and a total
    of 3 times before I bought it.

    See if Fast boats will provide you with the HIN# so you can look into it
    Should start with ( CMO ?.......)

    If your serious about it ,...also get a hold of ( CougarM ) on the OSO Board.
    This is Pete from Cougar in England.

    Sometimes takes awhile to get back with you and you may have to
    bump him a time or two but he will provide you with good info.

    See his take on this 33' he can usually provide the build / laminate schedule too
    And if you can provide him with the HIN # that will be helpful to him also.

    Good luck in your search
    Jon
    Last edited by cougarman; 08-18-2013 at 02:44 PM.
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    Corrado,

    Back in November of 2011 there was another gentleman looking for
    information on another 33' cougar.

    I was looking through old emails and Pete Currington ( CougarM)
    Had reponded that they built a total of 35 ( US-1 33' Cougars )

    Pete said they still have the original tooling, and the hull is still being
    produced as a RIB boat.

    I will upload the brochure from Pete later.


    Jon
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    And to much is just enough."
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    Here is the other 33' Another gentleman Tony was interested in.

    Here is Pete's response:

    Tony,

    I thought it could have been that one

    The brochure that I sent you was from the period of this boat, many of the boats that were built for America where shipped less power and the dealers undertook the engine/drive installation, all the European boats has TRS and Bravo drives

    I can see that this boat has had a good refit, it has had new gauges, upholstery and some of the deck hardware, but the remainder looks original with fresh paint, its hard to tell from pictures but it does look in good shape'

    Construction would be Kevlar Aramat which is a Kevlar and glass combination, we still use Aramat in majority of our performance boats. The construction will be much heavier than many of the American competition as its built like a brick **** house, hence you will find you can give it a good pounding without the risk if it falling apart.

    What is it worth, that's a good question, I am sure the market is also very flat in America so if you have a bag of cash there are deals to be done



    Pete
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    And to much is just enough."
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    I worked with Pete (CougarM) In Miami, He is a Great Guy and wouldn't steer you wrong. He has been with Cougar since the beginning and knows the Details of every boat. He's one of the most talented Carpenters Ever! He built allot of the Older Wooden Cats. His Skills Trump anything I've ever done (Actually a lot of the Sh!t I Know I Learned from Pete )


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