Like Tree0Likes

35' Fountain Buyers Beware!

Reply
Old 08-08-2006, 07:35 PM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1
Cool 35' Fountain Buyers Beware!

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???????
Wave Topper is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2006, 07:55 PM
  #2
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Paducah KY KY Lake
My Boats: 39 Lip-Ship Cigarette 700 Zuls
Posts: 3,811
Default Re: 35' Fountain Buyers Beware!

welcome...
customryder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2006, 08:04 PM
  #3
Registered
 
itilldo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Hopkinsville, Ky
My Boats: It'll Do - 2004 , 29'--Fountain
Posts: 2,544
Default Re: 35' Fountain Buyers Beware!

a pic of the boat or name of the boat would be kind of handy
itilldo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2006, 09:38 PM
  #4
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Trade Score: (5)
 
johnnyboatman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: NO WHERE
My Boats: FASTEST INNER TUBE
Posts: 3,358
Default Re: 35' Fountain Buyers Beware!

buyer beware, theres alot of that crap floating around.
johnnyboatman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2006, 09:48 PM
  #5
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Chesapeake, Va.
Posts: 1,231
Default Re: 35' Fountain Buyers Beware!

Quote:
Originally Posted by itilldo
a pic of the boat or name of the boat would be kind of handy
Here it is...


U-36

Fanatic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2006, 09:57 PM
  #6
Registered
 
Pantera1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Winnipesaukee
My Boats: NorTech
Posts: 3,457
Default Re: 35' Fountain Buyers Beware!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wave Topper
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 were there and saw/felt the wet transom before they glassed it ??
Pantera1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2006, 10:07 PM
  #7
Registered
 
rush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Reedville, va. Chesapeake Bay
Posts: 752
Default Re: 35' Fountain Buyers Beware!

Would'nt the title say salvage on it.
rush is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2006, 10:18 PM
  #8
Registered
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oshvegas WI
My Boats: Anything on the lot!
Posts: 520
Default Re: 35' Fountain Buyers Beware!

i can see where this threads headed...
JUKED YOU is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2006, 10:21 PM
  #9
Registered
 
rush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Reedville, va. Chesapeake Bay
Posts: 752
Default Re: 35' Fountain Buyers Beware!

Why would anybody go on the internet and make a statement like that and then leave? Unless...
rush is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2006, 10:27 PM
  #10
Registered
 
Pantera1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Winnipesaukee
My Boats: NorTech
Posts: 3,457
Default Re: 35' Fountain Buyers Beware!

Why would he pay for a platinum
Pantera1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
carter38
General Boating Discussion
298
05-05-2008 09:04 AM
Jonas
Fountain
89
07-13-2006 05:04 PM
Krumbsnatcher
General Boating Discussion
7
07-19-2003 07:51 AM
boot
General Boating Discussion
45
04-28-2002 11:11 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:08 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.