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Old 02-27-2006, 11:16 AM
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The photo of 'Fino' is Bobby Rautbord winning the World Championship in 1972 or 1973.
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Old 02-27-2006, 05:21 PM
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Your post confused me.
Are you asking if this boat was raced by DA in 1960??
Certainly not, that boat didn't exist in 1960.
Was it a 67?
No, that boat didn't exist in 1967.
In 67' DA raced a Magnum Marine

Hopefully, that narrows down the possibilities of "When"
Someone with a copy of Searace handy can probably sort out the rest.

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Sorry if I was unclear! I ment around 1969 or beginning of 1970.

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Old 02-27-2006, 05:25 PM
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The photo of 'Fino' is Bobby Rautbord winning the World Championship in 1972 or 1973.
Very interesting info!

Do you know if this was one of the first Cigarette raceboats?

I looks like an Cigarette sticker in the rear!

Do you know more about the boat, engines, drives?

Is the boat still alive?

I found these pics today at:

http://albaco.net/tornado/balestrieri_tornado_07.php


Left: FINO
Right: Vincenzo Balestrieri and Bobby Rautbord talking.
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Old 02-27-2006, 08:47 PM
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Fino is a 36 Cigarette if I'm not mistaken.....

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Old 02-28-2006, 03:28 PM
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There seems to be very little information on the monohull Cougar 38, 41, and 46 US-1 boats. These boats seemed to be popular in offshore racing back in the 1980s (when the racing was REALLY OFFSHORE - the Bimini to Cat Cay race comes to mind). Today, these boats seem to have faded into history.

Also, I am curious how the Cougar monohull boats would do in pleasure boat form. I have found that many were constructed out of Kevlar/Carbon, and weight quite a bit more than other similar length offshore boats. For example, the Cougar 38 US-1 weighs 12,000 lbs, compared to the Cigarette 38 Top Gun's approximate 9,100 lbs. I would assume that the extra weight would make these boats very rugged and run well in rough seas.

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Yes, I agree. You don't see many around.
We had one docked next to our blackfin back in 1986 in NY.
These may be a bit slower than a cig, but boy they are cool looking.
They even seem fast just sitting in the water.

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I tried to get info on the Cougar mono hulls like the Tolman group 1981 boat, earlier in the thread
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Yes, I agree. You don't see many around.
We had one docked next to our blackfin back in 1986 in NY.
These may be a bit slower than a cig, but boy they are cool looking.
They even seem fast just sitting in the water.


and you forgot to mention THEY ARE HUGE WAVE CRUSHERS

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I also agree, Cougars are extremely attractive looking, and their styling is timeless. As soon as the necessary funds become available, I will certainly be in the market for one; The 38 US-1 pictured above is my favorite model. I also wonder how Arneson Surface Drives would perform on these boats.

Maybe the Cougar's rugged construction is partly due to where they are built; waters around England tend to be rough on a regular basis. Boats built in England would have to be sturdy.

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I heard of a Cougar for sale in Florida for, like, $25,000 or $30,000, without power or drives, yesterday.
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