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Single Engine 1996 Scrab or Twin-Engine 1990 Fountain?

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Old 01-06-2006, 11:35 PM
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WOW! The poll is tied 16 to 16. Decisions, decisions...
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Old 01-06-2006, 11:38 PM
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WOW! The poll is tied 16 to 16. Decisions, decisions...
Got my salt in now so it ain't tied.

By God Man get a twin to match all the cone jobs you hang around with!
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It's hard to believe it's that tight! You know what I would do if I were you ? If you never had a boat, try single. If you already drove single, since it is 16/16, buy a twin engines and try it out! This way it is gonna be a new thing to try and then you'll be able to give a better opinion in the futur to guys who are asking the same ! Twin, twin, twin, twin, twin.... Good luck!
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I've owned 4 boats in my lifetime. Two outboards, two I/O's. All singles.

While I would love to have twins, I'm just not sure that I ready for double the maintenance woes. While I have a GREAT mechanic at Full Throttle Marine, I just want a low-maintenance, trailerable, smooth-riding, great-looking boat for under $40K. Is that asking too much?

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I've owned 4 boats in my lifetime. Two outboards, two I/O's. All singles.

While I would love to have twins, I'm just not sure that I ready for double the maintenance woes. While I have a GREAT mechanic at Full Throttle Marine, I just want a low-maintenance, trailerable, smooth-riding, great-looking boat for under $40K. Is that asking too much?
Theirs a 2000 27 Fountain with a 502, 300 hours Patriot Graphics. 2 year old trailer. In Charlotte NC guy is asking 48k I bet you could get close to your 40 mark. I'll find his number if you intersted. Havent seen in person but looks clean and hes original owner.
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My .02, I don't care for the looks of the 26 Scarab (except the F1 style). I wouldn't mind owning a 29 Fountain but would rather it be a single. Also, I'm guessing that the Fountain with a single would run the same speed with equal power as the Scarab.

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Theirs a 2000 27 Fountain with a 502, 300 hours Patriot Graphics. 2 year old trailer. In Charlotte NC guy is asking 48k I bet you could get close to your 40 mark. I'll find his number if you intersted. Havent seen in person but looks clean and hes original owner.
I always interested, but... I want longer than 27 feet.

He can send pics and specs to: [email protected]
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My .02, I don't care for the looks of the 26 Scarab (except the F1 style). I wouldn't mind owning a 29 Fountain but would rather it be a single. Also, I'm guessing that the Fountain with a single would run the same speed with equal power as the Scarab.

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Thanks for the info Dave, but...

I'm looking at a single-engine 29-foot Scarab and a Twin-engine 29-foot Fountain.

I will get some pics of the Fountain today.
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He can't yet its still a TIE!!
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