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    WES311SR1
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    FORMULA OR FOUNTAIN ?

    Which one would you want/ 35 formula 500efi's or 35 fountian 500 efi's ? and what do you think about the diff. in cabins in each ?

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    Go for Formula (gee I wonder why). No other boat cabin compares to the Formula fit, finish and features.

    Nort

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    I'll take the Formula because it's really a 35' boat, not a 32' with a beak

    Plus, they put the sticks on the right side of the wheel

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    I would go with the Formula, I,ve owned two and still have a 38. Great quality boat, great fit and finish, will not fall apart!

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    Originally posted by MikeStar:
    <STRONG>I'll take the Formula because it's really a 35' boat, not a 32' with a beak </STRONG>

    Wow! That's gonna hurt. Never did like that beak.

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    Isn't the Fountain several miles per hour faster? Anybody know the top ends on each?

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    Originally posted by Mach1Shorty:
    <STRONG>Isn't the Fountain several miles per hour faster? Anybody know the top ends on each?</STRONG>
    35 feet - 3 foot beak = less hull in water = a little faster

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    Question is how big a diff in ride does the 3 feet make?

    I found the specs for the 35' Fountain
    LOA: 35' / 10.67 m
    Beam: 8'6" / 2.6 m
    Weight: 8,400 lbs. / 3,810 kgs
    Fuel capacity: 182 gals. / 689 l
    Recommended power: twin 500 EFI Mercurys with Bravo One drives
    Speed - 86+ MPH

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    35ft - 3 ft water = not as stable in rough sea & less room in cabin.

    ive heard the beak design steers better than the formula...

    but i like the formula better.

    however, the early designs of WELLCRAFT SCARAB, circa 1978 are still widely accepted as the most classic and truly superior design of all time.


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    The Formula site didn't list top speed. But get this, it's only 175 pounds heavier with more boat in the water. Hmmm...

    Centerline Length: 35' 3" (10.74 m)
    Maximum Beam: 8' 3" (2.51 m)
    Approx. Weight: 8,575 lbs (3,890 kg)


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