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Old 03-09-2007, 01:53 PM
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Thought IŽd start a wooden cat thread! These were taken when I was involved in taking the old Arneson cat from the Cruise Master Marathon factory in Ft. Lauderdale to Marina del Rey in 84. Angelo Meli drove the truck. Great memories.
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My involvement had finished by the time the team were trying the Bonner Jag turbeau motors - anyone know how many races the boat ran with those motors?
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Good story Nigel!
Here when "your" cat was originally Trotta's Rampage in 1982 and Garcia's Arneson Special in Key West 1983 when Tony became World Champion in Open Class beating the "cats hunter" Della Valle.
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Did anybody say wood ????
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I thought we might see some old photoŽs come out of the ŽwoodŽwork........
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Any of you ex-cougar guys got some stories??
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UIM class 3 4litre cougar cat in the hands of Cliff Smith - this was a long performing and successful boat for many seasons.
Powerplay cougar ready for repair at Cougar in Miami.
Propellor Shirts:- crewed by the Toleman twins.(UIM class 2)
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Beautiful...
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The start of the revolution...........................! I lived at Cowes and heard Yellowdrama from the other side of the Solent as it blasted itŽs way into the record books!
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The unsuccessul Toleman hull with the central engine bay.
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