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Old 04-09-2008, 06:47 PM
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Default looking for some advice on buying a boat - fountain , formula 35

first let me start off by saying this is an awesome site , about 2 years ago i bought a small outboard cat on here and i came back here to look for another boat

i want to get a V bottom about 35 foot . i am thinking of a 35 or 38 fountain or maybe a 35 foot formula fastech. i will be going with mild power like either 502's 500 efi's or 496 ho's

i see a 35 formula fastech that i like and it has the 502's 415hp

the boat looks like a good deal but i think it may be a bit too slow for me , what can i do to those motors fore more performance ? heads , headers ? i want some suggestions


i have a bunch of other questions about some of the fountains i like as well , but i dont want to ask too many questions all at once so ill start with the least expensive boat i have in mind


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this is the boat

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Gary? Have I talked to you? Cant keep track of everyone
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i never spoke to you , why someone is about to grab it ?
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that 353 formula is a great deal.
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That thing looks awesome for that price.
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What is your price range? I have another option that may be right for you.
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What is your price range? I have another option that may be right for you.
ive been looking at boats from 60 to 100 g's
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what upgrades can be done to the 502's for more power?

heads ? headers ? intake ?
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Get a boat with 500EFI or 525EFI, then you won't have to do any work and the boat will always be worth more with blue motors.

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