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Old 10-26-2006, 10:48 PM
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Simple answer..... their dealers and customers will expect those speeds and will most likely see them! on every new boat off the line and tested at the factory!
And in case they don't see those speeds :

"Be advised that performance figures are merely an estimate on what you can expect based on our factory testing program. The above listed speeds are verified by radar with one test driver and less than 10 gallons of fuel. Boat speeds and range can vary depending on weight, fuel load, number of passengers, air temperature, altitude, humidity, barometric pressure, water conditions, wind, engine tuning, horsepower (HP) variance from engine to engine, propellors and numerous other factors beyond our control."
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Default Re: Reggie's new 35 Lightning does 103 with 525's!!!

I heard a rumor on the new 42 with trip 525's staggered.Have they run it yet?
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Old 10-26-2006, 11:53 PM
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And in case they don't see those speeds :

"Be advised that performance figures are merely an estimate on what you can expect based on our factory testing program. The above listed speeds are verified by radar with one test driver and less than 10 gallons of fuel. Boat speeds and range can vary depending on weight, fuel load, number of passengers, air temperature, altitude, humidity, barometric pressure, water conditions, wind, engine tuning, horsepower (HP) variance from engine to engine, propellors and numerous other factors beyond our control."
yea...

how often is it that you hear a Fountain owner yapping about his boat running what's on the "performance report"? Not too often...

most often that figure gives him something to chase...
"I know she's got another ________ MPH (fill in the blank) in her, Reggie says so" and besides that, that ________ MPH (that I'm not seeing) is bought and paid for.

So OK, a ringer tuned, staggered nontheless, 33 ft boat runs 100+ on what is at least 1100 HP, shortie drives (how's it come over?) and 5K props...

this is earth-shattering??
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Old 10-27-2006, 09:19 AM
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Queeeeestion.....

How in the world can ya believe Reggies gonna be straight up with anything after the Cat Killer fiasco? To me he lost all credibility after that one to claim anything as real.
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And in case they don't see those speeds :

"Be advised that performance figures are merely an estimate on what you can expect based on our factory testing program. The above listed speeds are verified by radar with one test driver and less than 10 gallons of fuel. Boat speeds and range can vary depending on weight, fuel load, number of passengers, air temperature, altitude, humidity, barometric pressure, water conditions, wind, engine tuning, horsepower (HP) variance from engine to engine, propellors and numerous other factors beyond our control."
IS THIS A FOUNTAIN FACTORY QUOTE OR ANOTHER FOUNTAIN HATER QUOTE IT SEEMS THE ONLY PUBLICITY OL GETS THESE DAYS IS EITHER RUNNING OUT OF FUEL OR LYING ON THE BOTTOM AT THE LARGEST BOAT SHOW IN THE WORLD
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Me too! I have been hearing about this boat for almost 2 years now. Any word on it?

Mike, I saw it at the show yesterday. I was told 66 mph with triple 275 verados. They are building one right now with quads.
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Mike, I saw it at the show yesterday. I was told 66 mph with triple 275 verados. They are building one right now with quads.
Thanks Mike....how's the show? 66mph is that all with triple 275's! No thanks I will stick with my wider beam, bigger and faster 38TE Fountain! Did they say what fuel milegae it get's? I would imagine it's a wet hull and it burns more fuel than the Fountain 38TE. Quads might get them to around 72-73mph but the fuel that pig will burn and still only go the same speed as a 38TE Fountain.....hummmm
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yea...

how often is it that you hear a Fountain owner yapping about his boat running what's on the "performance report"? Not too often...

most often that figure gives him something to chase...
Both my Fountains were 2mph faster than performance report from factory. The engine/drives loosens up a bit. And I find ideal conditions which Factory doesn't care. Boat done, run it, ship it out.
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Default Re: Reggie's new 35 Lightning does 103 with 525's!!!

SLOWOUTBOARD,

For one thing, I don't hate Fountains.

Now if you are such a Fountainatic, you would know that is at the bottom of the Fountain ads...

That quote was directly from Hot Boat Mag Nov/Dec 2006 issue.

Open the cover and read the fine print.

Just because they get their test boat to do those speeds with who knows what HP, doesn't mean they have to make the production ones do the same.

You must be on another planet if you think OL doesn't get much publicity...
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Fountain Powerboats Hosts Fourth Annual Dealer Meeting
Wednesday October 25, 9:45 am ET


Company Introduces Three New Boats at Dealer Meeting

"We also introduced the new 35' Lightning with significant enhancements to its deck and interior. The 35' Lightning is powered by two 525 horsepower Mercury engines for a top speed of 103 MPH"

That's smoking for a stock pleasure boat with 525's.


WASHINGTON, NC--(MARKET WIRE)--Oct 25, 2006 -- Fountain Powerboat Industries, Inc. (AMEX:FPB - News), a leading manufacturer of high performance sport boats, fish boats and express cruisers, announced today that more than 150 people attended their annual dealer meeting on October 16-17, 2006, held at the Fountain factory and Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, North Carolina.
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"We also introduced the new 35' Lightning with significant enhancements to its deck and interior. The 35' Lightning is powered by two 525 horsepower Mercury engines for a top speed of 103 MPH. And," continued Knight, "the dealers were very, very impressed with Fountain's first-ever the new 35' Lightening "SUB KILLER" that we will unveil to the public at the upcoming International Boat Show in Miami, Florida.No release as to power or speeds expected while submerged.Do to the unveiling of Outerlimits new auto suberging features."








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