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Old 01-06-2006, 11:48 AM
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Default 31 sonic vs 35 fountain ?

looking at both boats , both have 496 ho's , how do the 2 compare as far as cabin space and height , rough water ride speed etc. and actual dimensions.
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About the same lenght...
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I have a 35 sonic with twin 750 hp and the boat runs 94 mph put that power in a fountain and it goes 102 mph.The sonic has more cabin space and cockpit space but I think the fountain rides alittle better.
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I have driven and sold both boats many times over the years.

Here's some good info:

The Fountain gains 18" with the beak and another 24" with the swim platform. The Fountain is faster with the pad bottom and steps that the Sonic does not have.

The Sonic is a drier ride and has more head clearance in the cabin, but will probably be slower.

Both are great boats and fun to drive. The Fountain is less forgiving if you screw-up, so the Sonic is safer in inexperienced hands. Both are hand-laid up with bonded hulls and decks. Both use good ingredients to finish off their designs.

Hope this is helpful.
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Default Re: 31 sonic vs 35 fountain ?

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I have driven and sold both boats many times over the years.

Here's some good info:

The Fountain gains 18" with the beak and another 24" with the swim platform. The Fountain is faster with the pad bottom and steps that the Sonic does not have.

The Sonic is a drier ride and has more head clearance in the cabin, but will probably be slower.

Both are great boats and fun to drive. The Fountain is less forgiving if you screw-up, so the Sonic is safer in inexperienced hands. Both are hand-laid up with bonded hulls and decks. Both use good ingredients to finish off their designs.

Hope this is helpful.

Ditto what Ed said...
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The 35 Fountain is one VERY solid nice boat.

Fountain all the way!
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I've been in both but only riden in a fountain. The cabin in the sonic is MUCH bigger than the fountain. Plus the pull out bed option rocks!
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Ditto Mr. Cozzi.....
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Default Re: 31 sonic vs 35 fountain ?

You can run the Sonic standing up without looking like a dork. Much more freeboard in the Sonic.

No need to learn left hand throttle with the Sonic, although, the Fountains I have run, it didn't feel that out of place. Wouldn't take long to get used to it.
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You can run the Sonic standing up without looking like a dork. Much more freeboard in the Sonic.

No need to learn left hand throttle with the Sonic, although, the Fountains I have run, it didn't feel that out of place. Wouldn't take long to get used to it.
You bring up a good point. The left handed throttles are different, but I never had a problem adapting either. Often I would have to jump out of a Fountain and run a Top Gun and I never gave it a second thought after a while.
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