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Fountain 47 surface drives

Old 08-07-2019, 03:25 PM
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Default Fountain 47 surface drives

Does anyone here had Fountain 47 or other big stepped V bottom boat with twin surface drives?
Is it better turn props in or out? I think stern lift would be catastrophic in fast turns if props can lift rear part of boat out of water, spinout is possible.

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Old 08-07-2019, 03:57 PM
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I have a 42 w arnesons (not a fountain) tried both ways and never felt the difference but then again my oat isnt that fast - more of a cruiser
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Old 08-07-2019, 04:50 PM
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I had a 2002, 47 Excalibur with Arnesons that spun in. Never had an issue . Boat went 75-80mph
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Old 08-08-2019, 06:55 PM
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I built a 48 & 43 Larry Smith Scarab with twin Tri Max surface drives and always ran them inboard boat was 3 to 5 MPH faster
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