I think you should be looking at Formulas to tell you the truth. They're durable and are probably more suited to family boating while still being fairly fast top end dep. on power.
I think the Fountain will give you and the family a much harier ride if the water on the big lake gets snotty compared to the PQ. My $.02.
PS: My boat ran 77 yesterday, port motor is fine, and it's way bigger than both of those boats. But I do understand if you wanna go newer.
Thanx for all the replies!
I wish I could go test ride both but they are 10 hours apart, soooo that`s not gonna happen.
I was leaning PQ and this just confirms it, it`s newer roomier, bit cheaper.. I`m sold!
It has no hour meter, so I told the owner to take it to a Marina have the motor checked for hours and do a leakdown test.. if it all goes well Ill have to dump the kids somewhere and do a 10 hours round trip lol
Sounds like you knew what you wanted.
I boat the Great lakes in Michigan also. I just sold my 27 Fountain cuz it's just not enough boat for the lakes. Its a great Big river or big inland lake (houghton or higgins) but you will have to choose your days carefull for the big lakes.
I'm buying whatever she's selling!
Ok I got one more .. this one about 30 min away.. a bit more than I wanna spend but a smokin deal I think.. a week ago his lowest price was $32K.
93 octane thou I don`t know, that could get expensive.
Fast boat, maybe only push it when the kids are at granmas
So how would this boat handle Lake Michigan oh boat gurus???
Last edited by ICDEDPPL; 07-08-2009 at 05:26 PM.
That is a sharp looking Active Thunder, never been in one but heard nothing but good about them. Someone on here will be able to answer your questions about it.
That's a great looking boat, and seems VERY clean.
I've never been in one, but anyone that has will tell you an AT will handle the rough very well and is a great choice.
I wouldn't worry about 93 octane, as it's only incrementally a bit more anyways. I would be sure to check insurance though!
If insurance and survey checks out, go buy it. Summers running out.
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