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Old 17-05-2010, 01:18 PM   #1
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Cougar/Extreme 21 Project

Hi all,

I've been a member on here for a while so thought it was about time to start a project thread.

I've bought a bare Cougar/Extreme 21 hull in project form. It needs quite a lot of tidying up/gelcoat repairs (as an ex Honda race boat) but nothing that time / money can't sort out!

Currently weighing up options on the powerplant. Budget is around 3k for an outboard around 200hp. I know that won't buy me much but can always upgrade in the future when funds allow.

Does anyone have some advice on what to fit - I'm looking for a good all-round setup with potential for high speed and the odd afternoons wakeboarding.


Another thought is to put an inboard V8 Merc into it. It would be quite a lot of work (and obviously cost more) but the attraction of a V8 rumble is very tempting.

Here are a few pics to show the early stages.

James





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Old 17-05-2010, 01:26 PM   #2
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If it's one of the originals (my build) then it will have the engine beds in it suitable for a V8 mercruiser. It looks like one of mine, and some photos of the engine compartment would confirm it.

However, it would be a lot of work to convert to sterndrive power, but IMHO makes a far nicer boat than an O/B one.

You'd need to have some of the back end moulded, but that's not a problem as I'm looking at the moulds as I type!

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