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Old 02-17-2006, 12:51 PM
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nice boat. I'm not crazy about the dash
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Old 02-17-2006, 01:03 PM
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It looks like they Super Sized the dash..........But still hide all the gauges behind the steering wheel ???? There is a 10" x 10" area that is being used for the stereo remote ????
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I think that boat is great, the cabin door is so over due, I really dislike my three piece door. The seats look great, I think it has Fountain logo speaker covers, the dash is OK, it is a little crowded but what full stagg isn't. Now put a race fairing on it.

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Old 02-17-2006, 01:05 PM
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It looks like they Super Sized the dash..........But still hide all the gauges behind the steering wheel ???? There is a 10" x 10" area that is being used for the stereo remote ????
So True. I wonder if the people that design these boat see what we see?
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Some nice improvements, but unfortunately, the same CHEESEBALL steering wheel. Why?????
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Old 02-17-2006, 01:25 PM
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That dash looks like they threw the gauges and controls at it, and that's where they all landed. Seriously, it can't have more than 3-4 minutes of thought behind it.
Sorry Fountain, swing and a miss on that one.
This is probably just personal preference, but the dark gauge faces on a dash painted in dark colors don't look too easy to read. Of course, that could also be because they put them behind the steering wheel.
Last question - what the hell is the attraction to fake carbon fiber stuff? (I'm assuming that's what gauges those are.) I understand carbon fiber in a real application, like say, an F-1 car. I don't understand things like dashes and guages printed to look like carbon fiber...it's just not that attractive to look at.
Mark my words - At some point in the future, people will look back at all this carbon fiber crap with the same fondness as the prism dash in a '79 Trans Am.

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Yea, I dont 'get it. I used to love the 42's but they now put that same Fugly supersize dash in those too. I just don't understand how a designer could actually think a MASSIVE looking dash is attractive.
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Old 02-17-2006, 08:32 PM
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ok so overall it's not impressive for that kind of money $$
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It does look kind of tight and no cup holders that I can see.
If you look close at the black triangle cup holderis in the middle.
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Old 02-17-2006, 08:44 PM
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At 1st glance I thought it was a PowerQuest. I like the new hatch covering, door and seats, but gotta agree witih the others, still putting the gauges behind the steering wheel was a bad move. Hell, the stero remote has more dash space than the gauges.
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