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Old 04-27-2007, 11:08 AM
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I don't know how much. I got the pics from american performance marines website. Its been up on there for a while. I guess you can give them a call to find out.

I agree though. This isn't the boat i would buy if looking for a sport fish.
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looking at the two guys standing in the back, isn't the gunwale a little low? What if you were fighting a marlin.. I wouldn't want the boat to be at my knees...

Nice looking boat though...
I can see that boat getting swamped really easily in some decent seas.

Good looking rig, though.
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Gunwale seems to be at the right height.
You want to be able to lock your knees under it.
If its too high you can't do that.
But i agree, i wouldn't be spending that $ on a fountain fishing boat. Rather have a Viking open, with some beam.

Then again, after a closer look, i don't like the low sheer line. And it seems the cockpit is just extended over the swimplatfrom.

Too far outta their market.

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Did you forget to put the plug in? Oh, nevermind, it's a Fountain!!!!

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Old 04-27-2007, 11:42 AM
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heres another
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Old 04-27-2007, 11:48 AM
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Needs more beam. A day of trolling in a 4 foot slop will have the boat rocking and rolling. It is an interesting concept, that could develop into something decent.

As a sport fisherman, I would look for beam, and accomodations. I would have to assume that this boat gets pretty tight down below, where as the viking open has an 17 foot beam and 2 huge staterooms with the possibility of a third bunk room. All that comes from beam. And she cruises at 36 knots
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Here's the competition.

http://www.vikingyachts.com/models/p...p?numIdVal=52O
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Needs more beam. A day of trolling in a 4 foot slop will have the boat rocking and rolling. It is an interesting concept, that could develop into something decent.

As a sport fisherman, I would look for beam, and accomodations. I would have to assume that this boat gets pretty tight down below, where as the viking open has an 17 foot beam and 2 huge staterooms with the possibility of a third bunk room. All that comes from beam. And she cruises at 36 knots
Seeing the side view that slowoutboard posted, it does seem a little deeper than I thought, which is a good thing.

But, I agree with the beam. Maybe it'll come in handy when shark fishing.....a little more chum bait for the fishies! Especially if you're up in the tuna tower..
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All good points but the Fountain will be 20 mph faster that all the competition!
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I'd take the Viking in rough water any day!!
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