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Old 07-05-2005, 03:45 PM
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Default Center Console or Deckboat??

We are having a hard time making the decision between a center console and a deckboat. The house is in Naples right on the intercoastal with a lift on the dock. We entertain alot.

I found a good deal on a left over 2004 fountain 34' with triple merc 225's and $10k trailer for $150k.

The other boat is a hurricane sundeck 260 with twin Yamaha 150's for $60k.

Please give me your opinion on the pros and cons.

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Old 07-05-2005, 04:28 PM
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If you want to go offshore the CC is your best bet. If you just want to cruise around the bay the Hurricane will do ok but the CC will ride drastically better.
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Old 07-05-2005, 04:36 PM
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The Fountain 34 is the way to go in Florida and you have room to entertain. Reggie also makes a good quality product.
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Thanks anyone else??
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They are two very different boats at two very different prices. Remember, you could buy two of those hurricanes and still have money left for gas for the price of the fountain.

You just have to be honest with yourself about how you'd really use it. If you want to fish and or go offshore often, no brainer, get the fountain.

If you are cruising the intercoastal with some friends, save your money and get the hurricane.
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Wow, Those boats are at different ends of the spectrum. As everybody else has pointed out, let your needs dictate your purchase. If you are going to cruise the intercoastal on a Sunday afternoon, I would go deck boat. If you are heading out into the Gulf for a full day of Grouper diggin' or want to run fast in rough seas, go Fountain. If those were my choices, it would be Fountain all day long.

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If you could be interested in a Triton 35 CC, I've got a yellow one and a blue one with triple 225 Yamaha's that could be had at a great price. Give me a call at 239-398-9996.

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Take a look at the new Spectre 34 SCF Center Console. Available with twin or triple O/B's, 10' beam, 5 step V-bottom, and many cockpit configurations. I think there's some drawings floating around somewhere or I heard you can see the first one being built at the new plant in Pinellas park.
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I say deck boat
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Hey OG...

Not sure where you are or what you are going to be doing with the boat but I can tell you about the Fountain... It's great boat and the Opti's are near flawless... It handles rough water quite well, not as well as the 43' I am selling, but they burn hardly any fuel at all and run on 87 all day long... The boat will run 70 and if you baby it will get nearly 2 MPG too!! However, the deckboat is a great smooth lake/intercostal application also... Probably the $$ you want to spend will be the factor for the ultimate decision... Hope this helps...

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