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Old 22-07-2005, 08:47 AM   #1
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Argo Cat in Paris

After 4 years, the search is over. Was going to build my own but found an Argo in the UK at a decent price.
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Old 22-07-2005, 08:52 AM   #2
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Phil, who did you buy it from?

Looks nice!
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Old 22-07-2005, 08:54 AM   #3
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Woodcraft Marine in Kent.
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Old 22-07-2005, 08:55 AM   #4
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Never heard of them.

Do you know who last raced it in the UK, if indeed it raced here?
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Old 22-07-2005, 08:59 AM   #5
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I heard it raced a few years back in 1.3L, but I don't know when exactly probably in the late 80's early 90's since the boat is 1988.
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Old 22-07-2005, 09:40 AM   #6
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4 years - that's one hell of a lot of lookin.
What was the difficulty?
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Old 22-07-2005, 10:02 AM   #7
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cannot remember anyone other than Pete Wilson racing one over here. he did have two or three (or more) over teh years though
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Old 22-07-2005, 10:21 AM   #8
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Well in France there's not much choice in boats besides the 6m 200 hp italian used vee boats for 10000£. I was also kidding myself in wanting to build my own cat.
And hey maybe I'm slow
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Old 22-07-2005, 11:03 AM   #9
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cannot remember anyone other than Pete Wilson racing one over here. he did have two or three (or more) over the years though
According to David 'sometimes gets it right' Sewell's excellent 1990 Powerboat yearbook, Derek Mortimer and Jim Cox ran an Argo 18 called 'Delfin' B-77 in that year.

Although of course anything 'Argo' with a number 7 on it usually means some sort of a connection with pete Wilson (where's Ciao when you need him)
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Old 22-07-2005, 11:19 AM   #10
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OK, what about anything argo with the number 8 written on it?
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Old 22-07-2005, 11:25 AM   #11
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Never heard of them.

Do you know who last raced it in the UK, if indeed it raced here?

Woodcraft Marine

If its the one I am thinking about its 10 mins from me in Cuxton in Kent (Rochester) near to the Kent Boat and Ski Club and Power Products Marine (Cyclone Boats)
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Old 22-07-2005, 12:04 PM   #12
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Argo sent me a fax, it was built for derek mortimer.
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Old 22-07-2005, 12:23 PM   #13
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OK, what about anything argo with the number 8 written on it?
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Old 22-07-2005, 12:31 PM   #14
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John, what year is that paper ? They probably beat the crap out of the boat , thanks god I'm not going to sea with it
And get rid of the union jacks before some french football fan throws stones at it
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Old 22-07-2005, 12:34 PM   #15
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Old 22-07-2005, 12:53 PM   #16
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whys B16 got "Mariner" on the side in "crusader" stlye writing.

almost confused the hell outa me.......till realised that must be a 16 rrace deck
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Old 22-07-2005, 12:56 PM   #17
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do what?..there isn't a B-16 in that pic.

yes, tiz a P16 tandem
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i meant 64 innit!
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Old 22-07-2005, 01:03 PM   #19
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Easy mistake! like colours really innit

I remember that grey P16 being rigged and tested in Jersey when it was noo.

'Channel Island Yacht Services' sponsored it I think.
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I remember that grey P16 being rigged and tested in Jersey when it was noo.
"Phantom Grey" one would assume.

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Easy mistake! like colours really innit
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