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  1. #21
    My Boats:
    35 Fountain Lightning HP525
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    Dallas Ga

    Re: Mercury 700 less $ than 600??

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea-Dated View Post
    Someone said Fountain is changing out all of the lowers for a #6 lower. They said the NXT lower cause some wierd handling.
    Besides transmission failures the shape has caused major problems with hydrodynamics. Why do you think Fountain will not sell a new boat with nxt drives.

  2. #22
    Registered LostCowboy's Avatar
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    39TG, Lip Ship of course!
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    Okie from Muskogee

    Re: Mercury 700 less $ than 600??

    I believe the Fountain handling problem is due to the higher X demintion they use. Cigarette on the other hand has not had that problem but they have lowered the X demintion a bit.

    That said, you can get the NXT drive with a #6 lower. Other than having to change the water pickup that is a nice piece of equipment.

  3. #23
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    Ilmor Outerlimits
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    Bristol, RI

    Re: Mercury 700 less $ than 600??

    Donzi and Formula havn't had problems as well. Outerlimits on the other hand will only put #6's on their 39's with 700's.

  4. #24
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    Velocity 322 - 700/NXT
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    Re: Mercury 700 less $ than 600??

    The problems have depended on the hull and X demension. Each manufacturer has had a different experience.

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