I was implying the 27 is fine as a 1st boat and no need to buy a smaller boat only to end up with a 27 later. A 29 Fountain would be a better choice over the 27 if space and budget is not a problem. It's still a single engine boat and has more room in both cockpit and cabin. The tight cockpit in the 27 does get cramped with 2 couples.
My 27 had a blower motor and would run 83mph. W/O blower it was a 70mph boat. Great boat!
For a 1st boat, I'd stick with stock merc power though. Then repower later after you have some time in it.
Last edited by US1 Fountain; 04-09-2007 at 09:27 PM.
thanks US1,i think i can swing the 29 for sure in the budget section not too sure on space. how are the 29 s ? I've seen a lot of 29 s for sale but not too many 27s.another thing i noticed some 29s come with dual motor are those any faster?
The twin 29's sit real low, as low as my 32 in back. I like the looks myself. Can't go wrong with a 27 if that fits the bill better.
You'll get better answers between the 27 and 29 in the Fountain forum.
I have a 05 26' Eagle with 496 mag ho power & is equiped to handle big power. The boat is fast & very stable. LOADED with options. Let me & I can post or forward Pics. Good luck in your quest.
give us an approximate budget and the type of boating you will be doing (i.e. family, overnighting, day cruising, rough water, calm water, etc.)
Without that info, no one here can truly help you out. You're just gonna end up with a list of everyone elses preferences, not you're own.
I would compare beam widths; it is amazing how just a few inches can make a big difference. When you get close to buying a boat get a survey done by a reputable guy. Also I like to price insurance first on all my toys.
I have 26 scarab and love it, I would also love to have a fountain but they are a whole lot more expensive, It all depends on what you are looking for (speed, cabin room, cockpit room etc) and what your budget is as to what the best boat for you needs will be. My advice would be to test all three of them out and see what kind of deal you can get on one beings its your first boat you dont want to get in over your head on a sport you have just started to take interest in.
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