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Old 03-06-2006, 07:41 PM
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How would you compare the ride of a 35 T/S, Gladiator, 38T/S?

Also, does anyone know anything about this Gladiator?

http://lipship.com/preowned/preowned_fr.html

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Old 03-06-2006, 08:37 PM
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Gladiator and 38 TG should give you a better ride than a 35.A staggered Gladiator setup correctly might be a hair better than a TG.

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Old 03-06-2006, 09:24 PM
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Speed wise the Gladiator will easily be the faster boat with equal power. The Top Gun will take a more abuse than a Gladiator mostly due to the higher freeboard and weight.
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Old 03-08-2006, 11:00 AM
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If you're interested, and ready to buy, I'd suggest calling Phil. He has several boats that are not on his site. We were there last week for the boat show run - He has a "sick" gladiatorhe's wanting to get rid of, if you're interested.

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Old 03-08-2006, 11:01 AM
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[QUOTE=fountain40icbm]How would you compare the ride of a 35 T/S, Gladiator, 38T/S?

Better than ANY fountain!!!! haha...
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Old 03-08-2006, 01:29 PM
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I dont own a fountain used to a couple of years ago. I've changed boats and didn't change my name. I now own a Hustler. I am flying down this weekend to Phils to test drive a Gladiator.
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Originally Posted by fountain40icbm
I dont own a fountain used to a couple of years ago. I've changed boats and didn't change my name. I now own a Hustler. I am flying down this weekend to Phils to test drive a Gladiator.
You will like dealing with Phil. No BS and he knows his Cigarettes !
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Originally Posted by fountain40icbm
I dont own a fountain used to a couple of years ago. I've changed boats and didn't change my name. I now own a Hustler. I am flying down this weekend to Phils to test drive a Gladiator.
Well... pre-maturely, welcome to the family. If it's the Gladiator I know of.... it's a beaut!

In all seriousness, there's nothing wrong w/ Fountains. They're obviously good boats. Hopefully, you knew I was poking fun.

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Old 03-08-2006, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe
Well... pre-maturely, welcome to the family. If it's the Gladiator I know of.... it's a beaut!

In all seriousness, there's nothing wrong w/ Fountains. They're obviously good boats. Hopefully, you knew I was poking fun.

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It's the one in the link posted in the first post. Theres nothing wrong with fountains except they dont have a #1 on the side of their boats.
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Originally Posted by fountain40icbm
It's the one in the link posted in the first post. Theres nothing wrong with fountains except they dont have a #1 on the side of their boats.
The link you posted brings up his pre-owned boats. In order to bring up a specific boat, you have to click on it in the pre-owned section and then copy the link of the particular boat. It's tricky. Phil's a good guy.

Here is an example - 03 Gladiator 550 Carolinas:
http://www.lipship.com/preowned/0813...Gladiator.html
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