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Old 08-08-2006, 10:30 PM
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not sure why you should beware of fountain on issues like that. these are not problems caused by a defective product. you should get a survey reguardless of brand
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not sure why you should beware of fountain on issues like that. these are not problems caused by a defective product. you should get a survey reguardless of brand
AGREED leave the builder out'a this one
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Before you put your hard earned money on the line you should consider having a marine survey done.

Seems that a guy from Andover, Ohio was recently at a poker run up on Lake Erie bragging up a storm about the 35' Fountain he purchased in Minnesota with no motors and drives. As it turns out the Fountain he bought was a salvage hull that had been sunk and submerged. The hull had a gaping hole in it on the starboard side and a prior owner had it repaired in Canada. The transom was sealed up wet inside and 572's were slapped in it. Seemed to me that this guy was happy cutting corners to run with the big dogs and above all he said when he sells, he wants top dollar for his underwater sea runner... Now ain't that a bargain???????
So...You made a low offer which he refused and now your feelings are hurt, right??
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I have one.
I knew a guy who's brother's nephew had a neighbor friend that worked at his cousin's plant who bought a used car from a dealership "As is" (like most used boats right) and there was past body damage repair done!!!!
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Old 08-09-2006, 12:58 AM
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AGREED leave the builder out'a this one
Yup..... unless he is warning us that there are alot of 35 Fountain's out there with the same problem.. mmmmmmm
Conspiracy....maybe

THX Wave Topper, now I will have to just get a 38 or 42 phewwww that was close.

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THX Wave Topper, now I will have to just get a 38 or 42 phewwww that was close.
Good plan. Just stay away from the 35's.
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obviously Fountain is doing things reasonably well, we all see a lot of them out there. They are not my personal first choice, but come on, they build a nice boat, and if they were not sound, they would not have a bizillion of them around....

sounds like maybe sour grapes?

However the comment about a survey is very valid.......
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Don't bring my country into your BS post.........
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So this is my take, Don't buy 35 fountains and don't buy products from Canada.
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It does not take smarts to buy a boat just cash.................m.m.......
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