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Old 14 October 2007, 07:11   #1
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Airship Ribs

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Have you seen this....

Looks good!
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I saw one in the States a couple of years ago, looks like a Couger R8 and R10 design to me, with same consoles etc.
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I saw one in the States a couple of years ago, looks like a Couger R8 and R10 design to me, with same consoles etc.

Maybe? anyone know...
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Yeh, they're Cougars. They can't use the Cougar name in the USA as someone else has it.
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The one I saw had a Big Mercury lump on the back.
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The one I saw had a Big Mercury lump on the back.
How do they run? I am new to ribs and looking at an airship.
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I wouldn't have a clue what they run like as I've never been lucky enough to have a ride in one. My ex boss had a Couger R8 rigged with a Honda 225, he loves it to bits and he's raced in the Honda 4 Stroke series so sould be qualified enough for an accurate description.

Think you should get a Sea trial in one,
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I wouldn't have a clue what they run like as I've never been lucky enough to have a ride in one. My ex boss had a Couger R8 rigged with a Honda 225, he loves it to bits and he's raced in the Honda 4 Stroke series so sould be qualified enough for an accurate description.

Think you should get a Sea trial in one,
The guys running the US operations are some good Offshore Racers. Quality seems good. I race monohulls here in the states looks like a nice boat. What kind of speeds with a 225? The one I am looking at has a Verado 300.
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The guys running the US operations are some good Offshore Racers. Quality seems good. I race monohulls here in the states looks like a nice boat. What kind of speeds with a 225? The one I am looking at has a Verado 300.
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The R8 is a great all round boat, the ride is good at both high and low speeds
Honda BF225 = 60mph
Verado 275 = 66-68mph
Verado 300 = 70mph
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The R8 is a great all round boat, the ride is good at both high and low speeds
Honda BF225 = 60mph
Verado 275 = 66-68mph
Verado 300 = 70mph
Wow that's better then I expected!
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