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    VIP Member VIP Member Apple a day's Avatar
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    Question Tips on stepped hull

    I just moved from a DCB mach22 to a 27' stepped hull fountain. What tips do I need to know about running this type of boat?

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    Registered fund razor's Avatar
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    Re: Tips on stepped hull

    This is gonna be good.

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    Re: Tips on stepped hull

    Keep it out of the woods!............
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    Re: Tips on stepped hull

    Keep the pointy end forward.

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    Re: Tips on stepped hull

    Did you watch the Video from Fountain on how to drive your boat? - If you didn't get one ask your dealer for one.
    The Beak be gone

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    Re: Tips on stepped hull

    Take Tres Martins class.

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    Enjoy the show VIP Member Ron P's Avatar
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    Re: Tips on stepped hull

    Don't trim down in turns.

    Oh, and welcome to OSO.

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    VIP Member Platinum Member wwwTOPDJcom's Avatar
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    Re: Tips on stepped hull

    I have a 26' with a big step, neutral trim and keep enough power applied in turns
    I use a bravo 4 blade tried a 3 and it blows out too much in the turns, your boat may differ on this. gradually work your way up and get the feel of how it responds.
    because they are easy to spin out/flip. And as Officer Troutly says wear your gear.
    be safe.
    Last edited by wwwTOPDJcom; 02-01-2005 at 06:08 PM.

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    Ginger or Mary Ann? Charter Member US1 Fountain's Avatar
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    Lafayette, IN

    Re: Tips on stepped hull

    Same advise as above.
    See you are a long time lurker. Good to have another Fountain owner on board. Enjoy

    Now taking bets as to how long it is before you are told there is no difference as they are both 22' boats.

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    Re: Tips on stepped hull

    Quote Originally Posted by Troutly
    Go out and take it easy for the first several hours...
    Like Trout says...

    This guy had a whole hour and a half I think...
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