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Old 01-06-2007, 07:01 PM
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i voted for the gtx... being rare is nice and the small cabin will hold plenty. have pics of any that are built now or looking to custom order?
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Old 01-06-2007, 07:08 PM
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does anyone know about the drive blowouts on the fountains and why they have a problem with blowing out? just curious
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With 525's the Fountain will be the fastest if that is important to you.
The GTX is also faster than the Fountain.
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Old 01-06-2007, 07:39 PM
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the GTX is faster than the Fountain? any numbers to back that up
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Old 01-06-2007, 07:42 PM
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the skater would have a hard time running that fast...

and the other three boats wont out-perform eachother enough to matter...
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Old 01-06-2007, 08:00 PM
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someone said the Skater runs 110-112 on 525's? is this true or just BS
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The GTX cabin is actually pretty roomy .
Why no Dragon on the list ? just curious .....
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the GTX is faster than the Fountain? any numbers to back that up
The first one with 525's ran 101mph and the 42 Fountain runs 97 with 525's according to their site and their usually high so I'd say 95.

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Why no Dragon on the list ? just curious .....
From an article about Mercury's X-site......



Scott Childs is the technician supervisor for X-Site's racing division. A former racer, Childs relishes tackling thorny problems that are afflicting high-performance boats.

His most recent project was a 39-foot Dragon with twin 600-horsepower Mercury racing engines capable of 90 mph and costing upward of $450,000. The Dragon's owner, a Fort Lauderdale man, complained he could not get the boat to go on plane unless he was going more than 60 mph.

Childs and his crew discovered the engines' drives were installed too high, that the gear ratios were wrong and the propellers were off-kilter. Childs and his crew lowered the drives, changed the gear ratios and propellers, and then took the Dragon out for a test run.

''Before, it took 35 seconds -- a whole football field -- to get on a plane,'' Childs said. ``With these props, it gets on plane in eight seconds.''
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add a sea ray to your fleet...........
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