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    new to forum, nice place

    hello, been looking around, seems a very informative place.

    I have been looking at Fountains for the past few years, finally wore the missus down.

    considering a 1991 38' sport cruiser, with twin 502's and bravo's. i am new to the sport boat scene (previous boats have been cruiser type 22-30 footer's).

    we enjoy camping on lake superior (wife and i and our two boys, 8 & 15). are these boats layed out with an aft cabin? what about possible maintenance, engine, outdrive issues? fuel consumption? any specific things i should look at if we get serious about this purchase?

    like i said i'm new to power boats, so any help is greatly appreciated. thank you in advance..

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    Registered User Gold Member
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    Re: new to forum, nice place

    Welcome, the #1 forum off it`s kind.


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    Registered 45sonic's Avatar
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    Re: new to forum, nice place

    Welcome to the board.

    We have a 47 Fountain Sport Cruiser. There is no aft cabin but there is a V-berth and table drops down with filler cushions for added sleeping room. We love ours. Performance boats in general eat fuel and are a lot of maintenance but we love them anyway. Just make sure you have a survey done first.

    Patti and Bill

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    Re: new to forum, nice place

    Welcome. Its a great place. Being new to powerboats you better have a big savings account. There are alot of guys on here that can fill you in on Fountains
    We're all here 'cause we're not all there.

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    Re: new to forum, nice place

    Make sure you check out the Fountain Owners forum here on OSO for specific Fountain questions.

    You may get a rash of "your going to have to buy gold chains to go with that Fountain" and "stick some Viper Ilmor motors in that Fountain" on the General Discussion.


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    Gold Member Gold Member thedonz's Avatar
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    Re: new to forum, nice place

    Welcome,....don't be shy about asking questions or offering information, this is a great place to communicate

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    Re: new to forum, nice place


    You will especially love the tech section. Some of the best minds in the sport.

    I wonder if that's too much performance boat coming from 22-30 foot cruisers.
    Don't get me wrong, you are talking about a great boat in that 38,
    but I don't know if I would say it's good for family camping.

    Even though it's 38 feet long, it's gonna be a wave crusher and a fast boat, but it ain't gonna be a floating condo. They just lay these boats out so differently from cruisers.

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    Re: new to forum, nice place

    Wecome! There are some really good people on here.

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    Re: new to forum, nice place

    Just be sure to mention how superior the Fountain is to other boat brands, when asking for information. . . . some people are not aware of this.

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    Platinum Member Platinum Member J-Bonz's Avatar
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    Re: new to forum, nice place

    Hi! I am Jack Oberrath. I also just signed on this past week. I could not handle not being able to see the pictures and give my 2 cents. I find this site to be a very informative.

    brief bio
    -I am 2nd year Mechanical engineering student from Cleveland Ohio.
    -I am currently co-opping at Lubrizol in the Mechanical Engineering and Testing lab. Lubrizol is large global fluid company. They engineer many formulas for engine, gear, and tranny oil; and fuel additives.
    -Previously, I worked 5 years in the marine industry. I started out as a detailer and moved up to be the main mechanics assistant. I was unfortunately unable to go to Merc school due to having to sell at our local boat shows.
    -I have been boating my entire life. 1st was 1974 17ft kona w/ 150 short shaft Merc spinning a 2-blade. 2nd was a 18ft marlin bubbled deck jet boat with a 454 BB, ot headers, shave hull that did about 85. 3rd was a 24ft python w/t BB. It was probably a splash of a 24 Pantera. 4th was our current boat, a 1986 35ft CIGARETTE Mistress w/ t-502, trs. This boat I already rebuilt the drives, tranny's, and some minor stuff mostly all by my-self. I have to give a Big-up to my buddy larz who helps out if I cant fix it.

    I hope I can be of help to all, all emails are welcome
    As for that I'm out to the boat ,
    Thanks for your time,

    Jack Oberrath

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