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    The first time I saw the Fountain is when it was delivered to my driveway! I trusted the dealer I bought it from and was extremely satisfied when I inspected everything. That's my story, taking the knowledge I have gained, I would add this to the list: shake the drive and see how looose the gimble is. Might give an idea as to how hard the boat was driven.

  2. #12
    Charter Member #927 Charter Member Payton's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1991 34' Super Hawaii
    Join Date
    Jan 2001


    Don't be afraid to ask dumb questions.

    I love my Mirage and the 700hp the engine makes. I had heard that the TRS was a stronger drive than the Bravo, so I thought that was good. The guy mentioned that it had a Merc trans instead of the Borg-Warner. The Merc trans is my weak link. I didn't know that the Merc won't hold up to much abuse from 700hp.

    Also if it's an older boat, take a 4' straight edge with you to check for a hook or rocker in the hull. I understand a 1/6" you can live with, not much more.

  3. #13
    Registered traviss's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1989 18.5 ft XLT powerplay
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    On the river


    Originally posted by FA18Driver:
    <STRONG>Might not want Traviss around he might mistake you for a sheep and bend you over

    Sorry Travis it was there and I had to!!
    come on... come on.. sell me a junk boat... I dare ya

  4. #14
    Platinum Member Platinum Member Tinkerer's Avatar
    My Boats:
    2001 Daytona 26, 1992 SCARAB 34, 1989 25 Checkmate Convincer, 1977 Glastron Carlson CVX 18
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    ALTO, MI


    What about the muffler bearings and the chrome go faster bolts You didn't mention those.
    Hey even if it ain't broke it's still fun to tinker with it.

  5. #15
    Are we having fun, yet? Charter Member Gizmo's Avatar
    My Boats:
    95' 32' Sunsation, 500hps
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Chesterfield, Va.

    Thumbs up

    My .02. For someone unfamiliar with performance boats, shop, shop and shop some more! Ask questions! Compare boats that you look at. Take notes and compare them. Talk to owners about their boat. Don't be shy, most people love to talk their boat. Good luck! Gizmo

  6. #16
    Charter Member #590 Charter Member Laveyman's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1998/2005 Eliminator 33 Daytona Twin 950 HP
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Corona, CA


    To the top to foil Puder!!!

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