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Old 03-01-2006, 07:08 AM
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What sort of information are you looking for? Pete, CougarM on this forum should be able to help since he built most of them.

I have the original brochures for the US1 33, 38, 41 and 46 so I may be able to help with specifications.

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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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Old 03-01-2006, 08:45 AM
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Could you scan and post those brochures?
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Old 03-01-2006, 12:15 PM
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Could you scan and post those brochures?
I'll try to do so over the next few days. In the meantime, heres a couple of pics of the start boat at the Cowes P1 race this year.

http://community.webshots.com/myphot...ecurity=WhEFlB

The boat was restored by Cougar just before the race week and the new owner was a bit nervous about getting it out of the pits area so I was fortunate enough to be asked to drive it out of the marina.

BTW, I know Pete and Steve and the guys at Cougar pretty well since they used to look after our Reefer Racing boats and built our Pro Vee.

You can see our boats here. http://media.boatmad.com/gallery/v/r...s/reeferracing

I see you are from Long Island. I came from Oyster Bay before moving to England in 1987. Now it seems we are moving back. Re-locating to the Northern Neck in Virginia in about a month!
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Hey is that Ben
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Old 03-01-2006, 01:07 PM
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Starflite, I'm in Port Washington. Woulda been near neighbors.
That cougar is real nice. If my next boat ends up being a wave crusher, the cougar would be hi on the list.
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Hey is that Ben
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Cougar US 1 brochures have been uploaded here.
http://community.webshots.com/myphot...ecurity=PRcXet

Also have brochures for the 25, 27 and 30 Sportcats as well as the Predator 35 if anyone is interested in seeing them.
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Old 03-02-2006, 02:30 PM
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Hey, you can see me on the back seat in the 41 brochure!
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What happened to the old Gentry Cougar's he had 4 in total
One Aluminium Superboat
One Aluminium Class 1
One Wood Superboat (Ex Arneson)
One Wood Class 1 (Ex Limit Up/Toleman Group)
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Anyone know what happend to CatMan! it was original built for Ted Toleman as a class 1 race boat, it had engines in the tunnel, when Ted sold it to Maynard it had 4 x 3.4 efi outboards fitted and was fitted out as a play boat called CatMan, the old engine compartment was made into a small cabin, cockpit was a 4 seater, a very cool looking boats in the 80's.
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