1) RE: Price points. What I mean is our current line starts with the new 33 which retails just over 200K on a trailer. Baja has several smaller boats that will allow us to meet another audience of customers that we are very excited about.
2) 200 pounds comes from construction, steering and k-planes.
3) The boat is afster becasue that's what Reggie is good at.
4) Our first 26 will be here next week and the new 35 will follow shortly.
5) OUr new site will be up soon and will display all finalized model selections. I do not know of the Hammer is in the cards.
I´ve seen every hidden corner on my ´03 25OL in the process of upgrading and modifying it. I don´t see any chopper gun layup anywhere. The layup is heavy and solid. The only areas where I would have liked to see improvement is how the hull and deck are bonded together. More lamination and less bonding resin, please!
Thru bolting with backing plates/washers on a couple more fittings would be good, too.
However, the "entry level powerboat" 25 has handled everything I´ve thrown at it just fine, and works great with an 800 Nm 600HP blower motor.
My boat was delivered from GSC in July 2002, to a customer in Ill. , who only put 5 hours on it and sold it after a year.
`03 25 Outlaw, HP600SCi,
XR upper, Imco 2" shorty lower
Imco 12" x 3" extension box
& full hydraulic steering
EMI 24" tabs,
labbed Bravo 32"
Its faster cause of the new ex on the drive height/labbed prop, which anyone can do with last years model like I said NO CHOPPERGUNS USED in baja boats,always handlayed up. just like fountains, not vac bagged like skater or OL were, now that would be a improvement and baja did sell boats with k planes and steering as a extra. if they are a stock item now that would be great. I could see 200lbs for the 3# paint/k planes /steering.
and as far as the steering,their really isnt that much of a weight difference if any at all between the single ram hydraulic system and the mechanical cable system which includes the rotary assembly,helm assembly,cable,and hydraulic rack that bolts on to the transom.
I understand your job is to push your NEW product,just trying to keep it fair.
Last edited by boatnt; 08-05-2008 at 11:51 AM.
Lay up has certainly effected the weight as well as, tabs, steering & lay up, roughly 200 pounds heavier. weight does not matter as much as quality. Fountain will nothing more than take Baja to the next level. This is a win/win for all involved and all boats now being manufactured by Fountain.
Baja is a very tough boat to beat for the money, it has alot of value and we said that before we were a Baja dealer so our position is the same now as it was prior to representing baja.
It will be interesting to see it evolve Shogren. I've been looking at the 272 Performance for a few reasons. It fit the budget bill, it had the size, love the Vee, and it comes with a single engine that pushes it fine for me.
I'm not a potential Fountain buyer, and suspect many Baja owners might not be either. I hope Reggie has the sense to know this move could Expand his market, not just refocus it around what he wants. Time will tell.
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