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Old 09-08-2005, 09:35 AM   #1
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old cats

Came across another folder of old photos etc. A few quick boats from long ago!

Class 2 cat that went onto be Penthouse Rizla etc.
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Old 09-08-2005, 09:36 AM   #2
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4 Litre cougar cat - Hi Speed Blade
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Old 09-08-2005, 09:39 AM   #3
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Another 4 litre Cougar - Aquaglide - which just managed the 100 mph at Windermere back in the 70's. Don't think modern 4 litres are doing that speed!!
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Old 09-08-2005, 09:51 AM   #4
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Hmmm old cats, sounds weird.
Notice proper motor placement on Aquaglide - far apart !!! ... Nice pics Adam, keep'em coming.
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Old 09-08-2005, 10:13 AM   #5
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Where is that Strisand record...............
Pic two - First Came out as "The Arisocat" Keith Dallas was blinding - didn't it do well.
Keith then replaced that with Wiggings Teape & went class II Photo 1, renamed penthouse, Mike Blunt had it thereafter, Think it was Miss Fourseasons or sumfik simular. Slipped into a rather unloved life

There arnt any 4 ltr here running in the UK is there. Did everybody go to the Gulf & 6ltr.

Motor placement depends on the Hull, some run better with them ctr mounted in the tunnel, others sponson mounted depends how you want to run & how you want to handle.
Aquaglide was quick.....A lot of people forget he was running the old straight 6 motors long after evey body else went to V6 - redband straight 6's not blueband
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Old 09-08-2005, 10:36 AM   #6
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Great shame about 4 litre class - always wanted to get back to racing in it.

Plan was to run my present boat with an efi and a canopy (after some 2 litre racing) - but before I could do that the class had pretty much died.

Should be a few boats racing in Italy for the 4 litre Worlds in September.

I guess things need to settle down between the 4 litre / 6 litre class / green engines etc. In effect there should then be one class. Still cannot see it happening in the UK though.
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Old 09-08-2005, 11:19 AM   #7
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Green Motors...................
Well looking at Mercs web site this morning the only motors now from the hi performance team is a 200XS, 2.5XS & 250XS
No Drag motors, no SST or champ. That will make circuit racing more fun, not...Even the largest Varado has been redued to a 225.
Never thought I'd say it but it could be Evinrude time. Unless there is an announcement on the 2006 range say about Oct 1st "ish"

Now how the hell do I afford a 350XS
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They've only just removed the SST, Drag, etc. They were there a couple of weeks ago.
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Old 09-08-2005, 11:31 AM   #9
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Wouldn't a pair of 15" 2.5 200xs do the job. Weight is still ok at 197 kgs for the 20".
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Green Motors...................
Well looking at Mercs web site this morning the only motors now from the hi performance team is a 200XS, 2.5XS & 250XS
No Drag motors, no SST or champ. That will make circuit racing more fun, not...Even the largest Varado has been redued to a 225.
Never thought I'd say it but it could be Evinrude time. Unless there is an announcement on the 2006 range say about Oct 1st "ish"

Now how the hell do I afford a 350XS

Reports I keep getting are all in pretty good on the Evinrude - certainly ahead of the Mercs in most areas. Just when it comes down to it are there middle units up to it? Also do you need a 15" haft length etc.

How is the boat coming on John - any nearer to deciding on project X?
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Old 09-08-2005, 11:37 AM   #11
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No
Depends on what power options are on the market at the time
But I'm a lying fekker
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I'm pretty sure there's potential in the 3l opti design to produce a 300xs - the optimax ultra lean stratified combustion I believe only really kicks in on mid range, at WFO combustion is occurring in a relatively conventional manner - so they should be able to get performance on a par with the 300X IMVHO. Whether or not the ancilliaries (injectors, air pump etc) can take the extra work, don't know.
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Old 09-08-2005, 11:41 AM   #13
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Having spent time in both Adam & Tony's cats, I am totally converted. In my mind the only question is how to afford one.
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Old 09-08-2005, 11:46 AM   #14
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OK Balls on the Block I rekon you will See a 300XS or a 350XS from mercury It would be so out of charater to just step back and give the lead to other manufactures. Heck thats what we did with our motorcycle industry. Look and learn Brunswick Corp it cost us dear.
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Has anyone thought about de-optimaxing an optimax?
Plugging the injector holes in the heads, removing the brain, air pump, and reverting back to conventional injection?

Or even dual injectors, switching over, or supplementing with conventional injection to for high rpm use?

Oh to have the time and money to play.
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Last time I checked, Brunswick had been in a very very long period of little growth - a sell off looked more likely, to raise capital, than anything else. That is a couple of years ago though.

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OK Balls on the Block I rekon you will See a 300XS or a 350XS from mercury It would be so out of charater to just step back and give the lead to other manufactures. Heck thats what we did with our motorcycle industry. Look and learn Brunswick Corp it cost us dear.
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Sorry Adam, I've gone way off topic. I'll shutup now.
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Yeh, but they still make a wicked bowling ball retreiver/ skittle replacer machine
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