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Old 06-12-2006, 04:34 AM
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How much to these boats weigh? Since the new BMax HT's are warrantied up to 950 hp on a 15K lb. boat I'd be curious to see as well!
Advertised weihgt is 10,400lbs
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Old 06-12-2006, 09:00 AM
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More than a 38 Formula...around 11k. I'd still take the 42 Fountain any day or a 38 Cigarette even at cruise!
Fountain has a pad keel and flatter bottom. The Formula has a deeper V and higher sides.

I've been in both too. I'd take the Formula on a rough day and the Fountain when it's calm.
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Old 06-12-2006, 09:56 AM
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It better have one bad ass tow rig, they dont make a Formula that runs anywhere near that speed!

Did you catch the article on the 382 that did the Arneson swap out, it was running 115 with ease.....
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Fountain has a pad keel and flatter bottom. The Formula has a deeper V and higher sides.

I've been in both too. I'd take the Formula on a rough day and the Fountain when it's calm.
Im just curious, as i havent been in both of the above boats. How would a 36 Baja Outlaw's ride compare to those?
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Old 06-12-2006, 10:37 AM
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Im just curious, as i havent been in both of the above boats. How would a 36 Baja Outlaw's ride compare to those?
Sorry, I'm not sure. I haven't had a chance to ride in one.
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abouy the same as the formula a friend had 2 382 race set ups 525s mid 80s . road nice in the rough,thought the baja did too 36 24 degree hull.
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Me neither, have not been in a 36 Baja. I would guess since the bottom is simple it would be easy to drive and probably pretty smooth.
Panther don't both boats have a 23 degree bottom? Yes the Fountain has a pad but with the longer nose the Fountain could cut down and span some of the rough stuff pretty good. Back in 2000 when I was an APBA inspector I was on flag duty in the Formula pace boat. It was a 382. It ran good but was a little slow with HP500's back then. 75 was about all it would do and it knocked us around pretty good at times.
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Old 06-12-2006, 11:20 AM
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Me neither, have not been in a 36 Baja. I would guess since the bottom is simple it would be easy to drive and probably pretty smooth.
Panther don't both boats have a 23 degree bottom? Yes the Fountain has a pad but with the longer nose the Fountain could cut down and span some of the rough stuff pretty good. Back in 2000 when I was an APBA inspector I was on flag duty in the Formula pace boat. It was a 382. It ran good but was a little slow with HP500's back then. 75 was about all it would do and it knocked us around pretty good at times.
The Fountain running surface (pad) is probably more like 26-27*. Pads are great for speed but sacrafice a little comfort.

I'm not saying one is better than the other, it's just a matter of personal preference. If I wanted to take my buddies out and go fast I would take the Fountain. If I wanted to take the wife and her friends out I would take the Formula.

When I'm out in my 80+ mph Apache and it it's rough I seem to catch up and run with all the 100 mph boats.

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The Fountain running surface (pad) is probably more like 26-27*. Pads are great for speed but sacrafice a little comfort.

I'm not saying one is better than the other, it's just a matter of personal preference. If I wanted to take my buddies out and go fast I would take the Fountain. If I wanted to take the wife and her friends out I would take the Formula.

When I'm out in my 80+ mph Apache and it it's rough I seem to catch up and run with all the 100 mph boats.
Panther I am not say one is better than the other either, just a friendly conversation...glad your cool that way too as some get REALLY bent outta shape about things like this.
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