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Single Engine 1996 Scrab or Twin-Engine 1990 Fountain?

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Old 01-06-2006, 08:34 AM
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Default Re: Single Engine 1996 Scrab or Twin-Engine 1990 Fountain?

Between the two, I have to vote for the Scarab. and if you don't want the Whipple on that 502, just let me know!!!
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Old 01-06-2006, 08:37 AM
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Between the two, I have to vote for the Scarab. and if you don't want the Whipple on that 502, just let me know!!!

This so true. You can always just take the Whipple off her. I'm sure with the above scarab being a 509cid now and bigger cam it will still run reeeeealllll GOOD!
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Default Re: Single Engine 1996 Scrab or Twin-Engine 1990 Fountain?

I had a Whipple-charged 502 on my 22-foot bowrider. I had ZERO problems with the Whipple. I broke the "floor" in the forward gear twice, but that's another story...

I love Whipples!
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Default Re: Single Engine 1996 Scrab or Twin-Engine 1990 Fountain?

I'm sure you've looked at all the 29 scarab's on boattrader but the twin 350's would be a nice package
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The scarab is a much better package ,,, much more user friendly and will perform just as well ,, is bigger inside and will ride better ... at ,,,, less cost !

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CLAY,

Wanted to see if you got my email.

I'm biased also. The Scarab is the way to go. Handles the rough stuff great and single engine will get you less maintenance, better gas mileage. It has a 110 gallon tank and he can go a long way on that considering he puts in almost right across from the cove.

Also has a nice cabin, cranking stereo, porta pottie for the honeys if needed. Not including a BIG covered engine hatch!!
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were do you run that boat at??? thats a clean rig
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I think the 29 Scarab is the way to go too. They are pigs though. I have seen one with 800+ HP Barely break 80MPH. Twin Small blocks would be my choice in the 29.
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were do you run that boat at??? thats a clean rig
I run it in Clear Lake, Galveston Bay but I cracked a piston Memorial Weekend and the shop has had it since then. There slow as molasses!

I plan on having a good summer if they get there crap together and get it out of the race shop. Computer had to be sent off to Mark at Precision for some more fine tuning and then back on the dyno again.

Tha boat is clean but it does need some cosmetic work. The only thing stock on the boat is the hull.

Its been garage kept since 96 when i bought it brand new!

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I've sold and run both....Scarab's gonna' ride softer. Twins are typically going to handle better at speed( 2 counter-rotating props vs. 1 large pitch prop / 2 skegs vs. 1 skeg). The Scarab also comes in a twin SB/Bravo model,too, which runs well. It, too, can be a sinker...trust-me. The 29 Fountain w/ twins can get up on the pad and chine-walk, till you drive through it .
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CLAY,

Sent ya some specs
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