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Old 21-09-2007, 12:59 PM   #1
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Cougar 38?

Can anyone tell me more about this hull, please? The info there is a bit weird:

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi..._id=75783&url=
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Old 21-09-2007, 02:13 PM   #2
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Well, it's not a Cigarette, it wasn't designed by Couger, it isn't 38 feet long and it is certainly not a 2006.

The boat was built I believe for Ray McEnhill by Malcolm Cole from a Peter Birkett design. I saw it race (unsuccessfully) in Guernsey in 1989 when it was called Private Entry

By the way, the main pic has been photoshopped. It was originally an advert for Cigarette.
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Old 21-09-2007, 02:22 PM   #3
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JF gave me the history of it some years back when I asked what had happened to this boat from Poole, I had always hoped it may make an appearance in our offshore series. Did it not appear at cowes in 06 for a brief moment in the first P1 race before being withdrawn for it's sale to Germany... in the add it says 96mph thought this sounded fast for a 80's mono with around 1200hp but then I noticed it only weighed 3500kg is that correct for an alu boat, I had assumed all the old 80's class 1 alu monos like the famous CUV were around 4500kg would this not be so???
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Old 21-09-2007, 02:36 PM   #4
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... in the add it says 96mph thought this sounded fast for a 80's mono with around 1200hp
I think too it will only do 96mph if you drop it off a high crane
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JF gave me the history of it some years back when I asked what had happened to this boat from Poole, I had always hoped it may make an appearance in our offshore series. Did it not appear at cowes in 06 for a brief moment in the first P1 race before being withdrawn for it's sale to Germany... in the add it says 96mph thought this sounded fast for a 80's mono with around 1200hp but then I noticed it only weighed 3500kg is that correct for an alu boat, I had assumed all the old 80's class 1 alu monos like the famous CUV were around 4500kg would this not be so???
It entered both P1 Evolution races at Cowes 06 and I think it started both. It was sold to a German plastic surgeon over dinner afters Sunday's race.

To have raced in P1 Evolution it would have had to have weighed 4410kg minumum with 1260hp so I guess the weight in the advert is wrong too.
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Old 21-09-2007, 02:56 PM   #6
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firstly the first pic must be a photo shop
secondly, excuse my ignorance, but how the hel do you see where your going
the front seat looks like its infront of about three foot high wall of guages
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firstly the first pic must be a photo shop
secondly, excuse my ignorance, but how the hel do you see where your going
the front seat looks like its infront of about three foot high wall of guages
they aren't seats, they are bolsters and you stand up (i think)
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It entered both P1 Evolution races at Cowes 06 and I think it started both. It was sold to a German plastic surgeon over dinner afters Sunday's race.

To have raced in P1 Evolution it would have had to have weighed 4410kg minumum with 1260hp so I guess the weight in the advert is wrong too.
I was the navigator and we didn't start on Sunday unfortunately - the rest I can verify!
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