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Old 13-05-2010, 08:46 AM   #1
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State of the art?

What`s a `state of the art` craft doing in the Historic section.It`s actually in 1961.
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Old 13-05-2010, 01:55 PM   #2
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So that's where Cougar got the bow design from!
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Old 13-05-2010, 05:08 PM   #3
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More cat history

See end of diatribe,Nige for origins of cougar cats.See also the pic of `wet and wild` in the diatribe.
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Old 30-05-2010, 01:55 PM   #4
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An interesting article but as I can recall John Osborne was a boatbuilder in Guernsey not Jersey.As a schoolboy I used to regularly walk past Miss Guernsey/Guernsey Tom
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What`s a `state of the art` craft doing in the Historic section.It`s actually in 1961.
There was a guy called Webster in Guernsey designing/building cats just over thirty years ago, I did him some dawings mixing my favourite aircraft the Spitfire and P51 Mustang with a cat hull so they came out with the bubble canopy.
I was bon in 1961 so must qualify in the Historic section.

Wish I had known about patent back then, who was the first to fit canopies!!

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Old 31-05-2010, 06:57 AM   #6
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Webster Cat

What Webster craft had a bubble canopy?
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What Webster craft had a bubble canopy?
I did,nt say the webster cat had a bubble canopy, I said that I did him some drawings showing canopied boats!
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Hah hah
Webster cats eh.
Well originally they converted the old Cougar cat black and White whisky from Gas turbine to a Mercury 200 outboard.
Guy Raced it and I sat in the back in Jersey
On finishing the race GUY SHOWED OFF WITH A TIGHT TURN INTO THE PITS AND BARREL ROLLED IT
Got very wet
Guys dad designed and built a few cats fot Pete Wilson-known as the flying Tea chests locally stretched one from 90 Yamaha to 175 Merc and built one I think for Graham Scott and one for Steve nicolle not sure it lasted that well
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First Canopy

1988 maybe.
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