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Old 12-18-2007, 05:36 PM
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Oops, looks like someone didn't pay their host bill... try this, similar content. http://mapleleafmopars.homestead.com/carsinbarns1.html
Just like these boats, it's tragic seeing those cars rotting away like that.
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Heres one that was available south of Detroit, brand new never rigged 198? 38 Cougar. I went up to look at it with a friend that was serious about purchasing it, wanted to do a clone of the old Systems boat. Called the owner back a few days after looking at it and i was informed that he was keeping it and rigging it for outboards (wtf?). Than the owner called me back a week or so later and wanted to know if i was still interested with the OB bracket work on it. He cut all the Arneson brackets off and welded on some contraption. I told him he ruined the boat and no thanks. Now i come to find out it has had some more work done to it and has some Iveco diesels sitting in the bilge . . . . oh . . . . and they want 90K for it . . . . to bad, it could have been a cool boat.
Hey Glass r u still thinking about picking up this boat, if not whats the guys #
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:34 PM
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Hey Glass r u still thinking about picking up this boat, if not whats the guys #

Not at this point. I dont know who owns it now but it is listed on the horba site. looks like its listed as a 1992 40 footer but thats the one


http://www.historicraceboats.com/classifieds.htm


its a pretty cool boat and like i said its brand new never rigged. there is some info on it some where in the classic offshore section. i believe it was being built for a kilo run boat, than the government decided they wanted to hang onto it for a while . most aggressive bottom they ever put on one of those things. OSO member Brownie could probably give the whole story on it.
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Old cougar.....My uncle welded the braket on............I told wayne he was wasting his time.............(what a waste).....I would have bought it if he did not weld all that crap on the back....
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A giant pontoon boat... I'll never understand why people do crazy crap like that.
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It took me a while but here is my original thred when i knew he was going to ruin a classic...............


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So did any of you guys ever get any pictures and does the dude who did the o/b conversion still own it? Man, I'm doing a full on car accident rubberneck on this one!
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Anyone seen the boats on the side of highway 55 between st.louis and chicago??? One is a old race cat I can't remember the name something like the Turkish carpet of something??????
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Turkish Express Cougar. It was on eBay a few months ago. Did it sell?
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Anyone seen the boats on the side of highway 55 between st.louis and chicago??? One is a old race cat I can't remember the name something like the Turkish carpet of something??????
Yes! I've seen them a few times now and I keep kicking myself for not thinking of it sooner and taking a couple pics when I go by.

They were both still sitting there as recently as three weeks ago.
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