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Old 09-12-2004, 09:17 PM
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Anyone know if this boat is still around, any pics?.....thanks: Matt
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Old 09-12-2004, 10:31 PM
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It was in California in 2000, don't know the werebouts since, it raced with POBRA in 2000.

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I don't think Don Carter's boat was Dennis Kaisers old boat as the cockpit and canopies are far different. Don had the old GM Goodwrench boat I belive.

Call Earrol Lanier @ 954-922-1967, he would know the where abouts of the boat.
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Old 09-12-2004, 11:23 PM
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My bad, I thought they were the same boat, just slightly modified.

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There were three Systems Cougars... The first was a fibreglass variant made in Michigan by Active Cat under license to Cougar. The second was an aluminum cat made for Mercruiser big block power, and the third was a special aluminum hull made for a turbo charged Mclaren/Mercruiser special joint project.

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That last boat was actually the engine program that Mr. D'Anniballe was working on in his early days.
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T2x: funny you should mention that Mclaren project as I just re-read an old Powerboat Magazine article about those motors, it was called Project 734 by Mercury, interesting story. Are those Cougar cats good rough water boats? I have a video from the early 90's and there is a Cougar right up there with the big Apaches in what appears to be very big water, thanks: Matt
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board member GET REAL has a "NEW" alum. cougar thats never been rigged it is in Cali and is for sale. I believe both of the Alum. Systems Cougars of BOB KAISERS are both in Florida. Last I know on was on Davits in some guys back yard in South Florida and the other was sold to Marina Joe's a marine business in Ft Myers. Not sure which was which. I think the boat that became Don Carters in Cali was the Bud Weiser boat the Jeff Soffer had with the white #5 drives. The old Tekne Lambo boat now American Thunder is sitting 4 doors down from me in a wearhouse sitting on a Polini tillt trailer, BPM drives, Titanium rudder, Brand New KE motors. Collecting Dust. It is amazing to look at the workmanship that went into one of these alum boats.
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don' forget the one that had surface drives. just last week i found a old systems race shirt from mybe 86 or 87 ?? i wish that still fit. i have a picture somewhere from the same time of systems on a trailer with bobs
porsche under the race boat in the front of the trailer. that was sweet
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Hey Ryan: the "American Thunder" boat still is or was owned by a guy from my town. I remember seeing it outside a shop up here 5 or 6 years ago on the tilt trailer, it was all red at the time if I remember right. Any chance of you getting any pics of what it looks like now? It has a tandem canopy correct? Thanks: Matt
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