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Old 23-03-2006, 12:09 PM   #1
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I don´t want to be controversial or anything........

This link is to an advert for a prototype 32´monohull. Is it me or is it a lot like a Steve Curtis Cougar mono??


http://www.offshoreonly.com/esvon/page-7827.html
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Old 23-03-2006, 12:12 PM   #2
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If that aint a Cougar Thunderboat, mine's a bloater!

Well spotted Nige.
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Old 23-03-2006, 12:36 PM   #3
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Same boat in an earlier life
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Old 23-03-2006, 01:00 PM   #4
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think the splash is quite a pretty boat.

I assume thes are the Pro V (or Yank Equivelant boats)......... or are they all fountains?
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Old 23-03-2006, 01:15 PM   #5
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The Cougar Thunderboat was originaly designed/marketed by Cougar as a one design racing class, they happened to fit the 'Pro Vee' class that came soon after.

I spoke with PJC earlier, and the pictured boat IS the race boat in the latter pic he posted, it's been converted to a pleasure cockpit.

The fact that they are now marketing, and saying they're built in the USA, is something Cougar will no doubt be talking to them about.

As you say, the 'splash' looks very nice indeed with the open cockpit, and Pete said it was something they had always thought would be a good progression for the Thunderboat hull.
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Old 23-03-2006, 01:23 PM   #6
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so the brit Pro V boat "thunderstorm" or whatever it was called is a cougar
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Old 23-03-2006, 03:02 PM   #7
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Yes, modded to take a Tri-max drive, the original Thunderboats ('Cougar', 'Thunderbird' etc) had Speedmasters.
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ah-ha cheers
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Who designed them?
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Who designed them?
we did
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Yes, modded to take a Tri-max drive, the original Thunderboats ('Cougar', 'Thunderbird' etc) had Speedmasters.
delivered from the factory to take the trimax
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Sorry, wasn't being funny, I know you guys did.
I think it's a good looking boat and wondered who came up with the shape.

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Is that Steve in the cockpit on a bad hair day??
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The fact that they are now marketing, and saying they're built in the USA, is something Cougar will no doubt be talking to them about.

Steve told me that as long as you change it by 10%, you haven't got a problem!
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Roots, kunta kinta, and all that. There seems to be a few lines from the US1 that seem very Bertram like. (11-15% Differences)
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Steve told me that as long as you change it by 10%, you haven't got a problem!
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Now look at the front of the Cougar /Speedster/Thunderboat/
It's all very Incestuous
Turkey - Incats (Skater)......now there was a rumor .....hat?????
So which is kunta kinta and which is Aurther Hayley. I'm not sitting through another 30 odd episodes to find out
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