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Single Engine 1996 Scrab or Twin-Engine 1990 Fountain?

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Old 01-07-2006, 12:02 PM
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Default Re: Single Engine 1996 Scrab or Twin-Engine 1990 Fountain?

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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.
OOps, missed that part. I do like the looks of the 29 Scarab. It will take some POWER to move that thing.
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Default Re: Single Engine 1996 Scrab or Twin-Engine 1990 Fountain?

Clay, I had a 29 Scarab on lake travis. It is a great boat, looks good, rides great, fast, nice cabin, easy to work on, etc. It also will jump those cruiser wakes very nice! I was so happy with the 29 that I went to a 33, and now a 38 scarab. But I miss the 29 sometimes, it was one of my best boats ever!
Good luck, and hope to see you in the Scarab this summer!
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id go twins n/a than single blown...and for the extra speed
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OMG its tie again suprised its this close
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Old 01-07-2006, 01:41 PM
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Now you see why I am struggling with my decision...
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Clay- you got any pics of the Scarab?
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Clay- you got any pics of the Scarab?
Still waiting for them....
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Default Re: Single Engine 1996 Scrab or Twin-Engine 1990 Fountain?

Tough decision. Single is less maintenance than twins. But what difference will the blower make as far as reliability?

Personally, I like the lines of the Fountain better. But would appreciate the higher freeboard and bigger cabin for comfort. And less chance of the boat becoming a sinker.

Take em both out for a spin and see what you like. Only way to tell. Gotta get seat time in them. Good luck Clay.
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