Yea he was watchin roadrunner and threw it off a cliffOriginally Posted by Strip Poker 388
You just made my day!!!Originally Posted by Lucididee
No, they were built for Customs. The company did go through all of the hassles of getting the contract, only to be squashed when they did the budget cuts on the War on Drugs budget. A lot of work and money for nothing....Originally Posted by Ing
Not too much to their site now. He used to have many of the boats and history listed.
One custom 32 V they built weighing in at 2500 lbs can be viewed at this link: 32 ft Hydra Powerboat
Last edited by SHARKEY-IMAGES; 03-14-2005 at 08:30 PM.
I have extensive experience in both of these fine boats as a surveyor, mechanic, driving instructor and demo saleman.
Here are some of my observations:
The Hustler is more forgiving to the driver error.
It takes more skill and constant paying attention to run the Fountain safely, especially the stepped bottom ones.
Paul Fiore was building step-bottom Hustlers long before Reggie put steps in his.
Both boats with the same power will run about the same top-end, but the Fountain will get there a tad quicker.
The Hustler bottom likes the rough stuff better than the Fountain bottom.
The Fountain is more fun in the smooth stuff.
The Fountain upholstery work was far superior to the Hustler prior to the McLeod era.
Remember, it's easier for a smaller volume company to quality control.
I know and like the owners of both of these companies and I have no ax to grind. These are just some things I've noticed over the years.
Rob- my 98 has McLeod.
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