Model: (Click to see more) 99971: boats & watercraft
Status: NIB
Date: 15-May-2020
Comments: 6
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This is my 1/10th scale NIB Graupner 'SYSTEMS' catamaran that I picked up from Ebay in 2016/17 for approximately $250.00 USD. It is a scale replica of the 1:1 1986 World Champion Cougar Cat powered by twin 750 horsepower Mercruiser engines that was owned/driven by Bob Kaiser and Errol Lanier in the 1980's. It's definitely in my top three all-time favorite r/c cats. My fascination with now-vintage fast electric r/c boats started around the time I got my first Hornet back in the '80's so both r/c cars and boats have been an equal passion of mine since then and I have quite a few in my collection. I started with an MRP Fast Cat back then while only one childhood friend of mine had one of these but I never saw it run. Unlike the vintage MRP boats, these kits require assembly, paint and are much higher quality which I didn't know BITD. It also requires the addition of the correct Graupner motors and single drive unit ('surface drive') which I also found a few years ago for approximately $50.00. I have a runner awaiting completion and these are quite rare to this will remain NIB. Thanks for looking and hope you enjoy.

32 Nice picture of it running on the box. 29 30 41 32 30 44 Everything is in great shape. 22 Twin motors/single drive. 27 1:1 in Key West, Florida - '87

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
GRAUPNER ^SYSTEMS^

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Biscuit

15-May-2020

I have a Keywest from around that time now converted to brushless nice boats

Biscuit

15-May-2020

I have a Graupner Keywest from about that time, I have converted it to brushless will send a vid of it running ?? Graupner made some lovely scale boats

JerseyRC

15-May-2020

@Biscuit: I had another childhood friend who had a used Graupner Key West that his grandfather purchased from a garage sale so I remember them well. Very cool boats and they pop up on Ebay every now and then. Great video!

MAD-BEE

15-May-2020

That looks way to fast for the bath tub! Wait is lockdown over now??
Nice!

Biscuit

15-May-2020

I bought one for my boy when he was about 9 years old, it had a mechanical speed control and we ran it on 12 cells was fast but everything fried and run time was around 3 mins lol
He is now 39 years old I found this on the bay and restored it, runs forever on 4400mah lipo and fast,it still needs setting up as you can see it bouncing but brings back good memories


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