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Cobra 1985 Brochure

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Created by sailquik A week ago, 13 Jun 2019
sailquik
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13 Jun 2019 8:30PM
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I loved these boards. They had Class! Part of that appeal was the brilliant Pearl White paint finish which sparkled in the sunlight.

Lets see how the posting goes:


sailquik
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13 Jun 2019 8:32PM
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Hmm. I could reorient the pics but they will lose detail:


sailquik
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13 Jun 2019 8:38PM
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OK. That seems OK. to continue:






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13 Jun 2019 8:39PM
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13 Jun 2019 8:41PM
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sailquik
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13 Jun 2019 8:49PM
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The board I had that is not shown here was a speed board with centre inline foot-straps. It was supposed to be a replica of the world record speed board of that time (in the 30's Kts). Sadly, it had a significant construction fault in it so I swapped it for the Gun 290. That board I had for a few years and just loved it.

After watching a Cobra Race come in third position in one of the Round Raymond Island races, I just had to have one. Sadly, it was not as fast for me as it looked. I think it had a bit too much rocker for me. I sold it after a few months and got an F2 Lightening. I loved that race board and did well on it!

I dont think I ever saw any of the Cobra sails. I am thinking that they were never brought here?

musorianin
QLD, 206 posts
13 Jun 2019 10:52PM
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I owned a cobra fun 330 back a long time ago. Thks for the memories, it was a well constructed and light for the time "fun board" as they called then then.

S018
SA, 319 posts
14 Jun 2019 8:48AM
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I rode one of the Slalom boards back then
There is one in the Local Tip salvage section,
I pulled it out and dreamed of a time past....

AusMoz
QLD, 1076 posts
14 Jun 2019 9:30AM
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Owned the cobra race and Gun in the 90's. Mast tracked totally pulled out of the race but easily fixed. Great fun boards!

RichardG
WA, 2583 posts
14 Jun 2019 9:21AM
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Dave Sheen may actually have ridden a Cobra Gun 290 for the first Ledge to Lancelin race which he won in 1986, he only got it the day before along with some new Pryde race sails. This new source tells me "I always remember that as he didn't have any good gear before the race so I was surprised when he turned up with heaps of new stuff.."

AusMoz
QLD, 1076 posts
14 Jun 2019 5:06PM
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Were these the 1st of the Cobras or was there earlier models?

RichardG
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14 Jun 2019 3:13PM
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AusMoz said..
Were these the 1st of the Cobras or was there earlier models?


There were earlier models: see: www.cobrainter.com/files/4215/3658/3852/Cobra_40Y_CoffeeBook_v20_D1_pages18_21web.pdf

AusMoz
QLD, 1076 posts
14 Jun 2019 6:58PM
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I recall the red aluminium mast track! Not user friendly!

Madge
NSW, 151 posts
14 Jun 2019 7:55PM
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Love the way the window is positioned really low so you can only see anything below your chest....

sailquik
VIC, 4645 posts
14 Jun 2019 8:29PM
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There was also a Tandem Cobra that was fleet raced every year in an event in Thailand! It has always been a dream of mice to find and aquire one, but as far as I can find, none ever came to Australia

plywoodboy
QLD, 72 posts
15 Jun 2019 5:15PM
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The Hartley boys from Mackay had a tandem Cobra in the Whitsunday Marathon when I did the event 30 years ago, with two Wild Winds 9.5 sails. It went well close reaching but the long boom was bad for the aft guy's head. Simon Fyfe had once for a while, might be the same board.
I had one of the early King Cobra boards for a while, awesome triplane tail. Will look for a pic.

sailquik
VIC, 4645 posts
15 Jun 2019 6:11PM
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Many thanks for that info Plywoodboy.

I found this video:

gavnwend
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15 Jun 2019 7:26PM
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Imax1
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15 Jun 2019 7:51PM
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Madge said..

sailquik said..




Love the way the window is positioned really low so you can only see anything below your chest....


In the day those windows kinda lined up . I remember hanging off the tail of a board with lotsa drag . It was the normal stance . It's only used nowadays when totally overpowered and out of controll, just before crash .



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