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Old 05-11-2008, 12:40 PM
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My buddy stores his 41 at the same shop that this 36 is keep at, that's why I walked around her and was checking her out. I love APACHES so I had to take a peek, I don't know the owner. I know it was down in the islands before coming to georgia years ago. I like the older 36's per 1995 when they had the rear seat closer to the front bolsters. In 1995 Bobby moved the back seat back 6", a tight cockpit is nice in big water.
Islands? is this a salt water boat?
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Old 05-11-2008, 12:45 PM
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They all have been in the salt at one time or another, all that matters is how they where cared for after being in the salt. Flushing and a good washing, and they will be okay. It's been in fresh water most of it's life, which is also rare.
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surely something else to think about when I'm looking. I have looked at a few with both 3's and TRS's. I have to belive that between a good machine shop able to make any parts needed and a company like Detriot Ball should have any bearing or race needed. Do you agree?
Anything can be made. I have one-off pieces machined all the time. The costs make Mercruiser prices look like giveaways. Parts are out there but they can be a tough find and the costs can be staggering. Here's the thing- let's say it's June 15th and you broke a NLA part? What's it worth to salvage the next month or so of boating season while you're waiting on a part to be made or found? For me- lots.
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Now that the bugs are out of this boat.... I need a new challenge. Another 35 or 38 Fountain, for sure...
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Do you know Brandon? He had a Fountain just like mine (everything red on mine was blue on his) He is looking for a 35 fountain.
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