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Old 06-15-2006, 01:21 PM
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Old 06-15-2006, 07:53 PM
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I'd stay away from thos V8 outboards especially that old. Hard to get parts for if you can even still get any.

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Ok, hers my .o2. I like the hull but hate John, or Rude V8 ob's. And have never really been out in one but i assume its fairly heavy and rides like a dream.
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I like Cigarette.......but they are seriously overpriced (most boats are anyways) Cig does make a great, solid boat. Older Cigs (non-step boats) take huge power to run any decent speeds, however, they are wave-crushers.

Fountains are nice and fast (the new 38 Fountain ran 115 on Merc 700's.....that is impressive ) but wouldn't be my 1st choice for rough water. The Fountains are definately fast....no denying that

For me, personally out of the 2 boats, I would get the Cig if you were running in any rough water and the Fountain for speed on water that doesn't get rough. I have a 33' PP (average speed for it's size/power) and use it mostly on a lake, but I still want to be able to go ocean boating and have a solid boat for the rough water. The lake (Havasu) can't even come close to challenge the boat.

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Reggie was looking pretty capable at the Jax Poker Run.
Which boat was Reggie running? He mentioned he had a new play toy he was going to be running at Poker Runs this year.
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Old 06-16-2006, 05:56 AM
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I would stay clear of the old V8 300s they are trouble. My friend's boat had 3 of them on it and man carry your wrenches with you. he finally replaced them with 3 mercury 250s.
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i have been told those old 300's are also EXTREMELY thirsty engines.
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i have been told those old 300's are also EXTREMELY thirsty engines.
This is true... I had a 27' Eliminator Daytona with a pair of 3.6GT Johnsons... and it was THIRSTY!... but contrary to what others have posted here I owned the boat for 5 years & replaced one coil on one motor in all that time... never had a problem with either engine other then that... I could idle for houra at night, get up the next morning & fire them up and run 'em 6800 rpms all day... no problem.... two of the best motors I've ever had.....

BTW... I love reading about people that make comparisions between Bentley & RR's and other vehicles when my guess is they've never even sat in one
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