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Old 03-01-2021, 10:18 PM
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Can't post pics or urls yet. Gentry Cougar is for sale on Craigslist in Detroit

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Can't post pics or urls yet. Gentry Cougar is for sale on Craigslist in Detroit
"Gentry Turbo Eagle #9 is a 1983 Cougar Cat customized by American Eagle Marine for offshore powerboat racing. Powered by 4 - 1250 HP inboard racing engines coupled to 2 Gentry custom built surface piercing chain drives. Vessel is constructed of mahogany frames, sheeted with mahogany plywood fastened with epoxy and bronze screws. Exterior is covered with fiberglass cloth saturated with epoxy resin. This boat won the World Championship in 1987 and established a new world speed record of 148.238 in the same year. Apprised at one for 1.1 million."





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Originally Posted by speicher lane
"Gentry Turbo Eagle #9 is a 1983 Cougar Cat customized by American Eagle Marine for offshore powerboat racing. Powered by 4 - 1250 HP inboard racing engines coupled to 2 Gentry custom built surface piercing chain drives. Vessel is constructed of mahogany frames, sheeted with mahogany plywood fastened with epoxy and bronze screws. Exterior is covered with fiberglass cloth saturated with epoxy resin. This boat won the World Championship in 1987 and established a new world speed record of 148.238 in the same year. Apprised at one for 1.1 million."





must be 1m for a new one. lol
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Originally Posted by Black Tornado
Ok, found them!
The first one would be the 1986 version. The second one in1990 with large changes on deck .
I would like to see the engines bay...
I will search for a clearer view of the installed Merc powerheads..... ( I assisted in the install / rigging of the "money-pit" )



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Old 05-02-2021, 02:02 PM
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Does anyone have pictures documenting the complete build of a wooden offshore racing cat? I would be very interested to see the entire process in a thread.
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Judging by the way the hull and deck are joined. I would say that 36' Cougar came out of a fiberglass mold. I have no history on that boat, so I could be wrong though.
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Old 07-11-2021, 11:17 PM
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Nice looking boat. love the wood
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thanks for reminding me to dig out my Popeye's pictures..... ( soon to post)
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In the photo it looks side-by-side on Aristocat. But it was one behind the other. Interestingly, it was a full tunnel - ie, no pickleforks.
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