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Old 11-12-2007, 08:11 PM   #1
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Argo Cat in Paris Part III

After a 3rd year with Argo, i got enough seat time to drive the cat at 80ish kph & be confortable with it. The next step was to buy another recent yammie 90 & work on the setup to go 100ish OR buy an XR2 in the UK & keep it fairly standard & hope for 120. I chose the latter.
But 10 days ago this baby came up & last Sunday I figured since I wanted to be the fastest boat around I had to buy it & I did.

Thanks for any advice from the V6 Merc guys.

Cheers Phil
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:36 AM   #2
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Is that a bridgeport 2.4 or a older 150 XR2??

Either way should make your Argo FAF!

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Old 12-12-2007, 09:55 AM   #3
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gotta be a 2.4 efi b/p
looks nice n clean
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Old 12-12-2007, 12:39 PM   #4
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Yep 2.4EFI 240hp it should fly, hope the transom holds up
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Old 13-12-2007, 07:21 AM   #5
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Hope your Life Insurance is up to date!!!!! LOL.



Remember, Del managed to put it over backwards with the Yam 90 on the back!!
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Old 13-12-2007, 08:11 PM   #6
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SP I'll be careful. I had already added 20kgs of sand up front with the 90. With the 240 I'll be adding another 20 & advancing the drivers seat 15-20cm. I'll also give up on the hydraulic lift as I'm currently 5-6 cm above the sponsons not to mention the 14 cm of setback.
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Old 13-12-2007, 08:34 PM   #7
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so your abit of a looney then
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Old 13-12-2007, 08:43 PM   #8
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Guy up here tried a 2.5 efi on one, shit hisself and went back to a 90 yam.
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Old 13-12-2007, 08:45 PM   #9
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Some good photos of an argocat here:

http://www.pvn-racing.com/bilder_3b.htm

And video:

http://www.pvn-racing.com/films.html

Good luck with the XR2...
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Old 13-12-2007, 08:49 PM   #10
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Argo cat with 150 hp XR2:
http://www.finn.no/finn/boat/object?...29&pos=2&tot=2
Has been basterdized though…
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Old 13-12-2007, 08:56 PM   #11
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they look well lively!!
what sorta speed from a yam 90?
whats that orange boat in the link to the vids
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The orange 3C boat is twister...
I dont know how fast this boat is but the old UIM speed record with argo in 3B is 72.3 knots...
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Old 14-12-2007, 12:43 AM   #13
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The orange 3C boat is twister...
I dont know how fast this boat is but the old UIM speed record with argo in 3B is 72.3 knots...
I remember Pete Little & Dave Arthur took Del's Argo to Windermere for records week.
Don't remember what speed they got though.
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Old 14-12-2007, 09:20 AM   #14
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I remember Pete Little & Dave Arthur took Del's Argo to Windermere for records week.
Don't remember what speed they got though.
well that was very informative was n't it
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Old 14-12-2007, 01:53 PM   #15
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Pete Wilson,from Guernsey, Averaged 83mph with his argo 90 yamaha rig. His average was faster than Pete Little in 3c batboat!!!!!!
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Old 14-12-2007, 07:44 PM   #16
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Well top speed isn't everything especially if takes 1 km to get there , I also want kickass acceleration. Will be looking for some 4 blade props soon, are the Yam Drags a good compromise (river use only) ?
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I use a 24 and 26 yam drag props on river and sea, awesome acceleration and top end, only downside is some steering torque.
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weve got a blueprinted 26" yam drag prop and its absolutely fkin awesome!!!!!!!!!!
acceleration is breath taking!
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My Argo 19 with a Merc 3.0 225 topspeed 74 knots.
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