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Old 07-31-2008, 11:28 AM
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What are they getting with staggered 525's? Have they made any with 700's if so what numbers?
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Someone at Jammin on the James said that the 38 Fountain brought to the run with 700's ran about 115mph. It did 111mph with 5 adult males on board.
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Originally Posted by crb76 View Post
Someone at Jammin on the James said that the 38 Fountain brought to the run with 700's ran about 115mph. It did 111mph with 5 adult males on board.
I was on that boat......seven adults full of fuel....111 gps....not a Fountain owner but I was definitely impressed
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A friends boat is a 2005 38 Lightning with Staggered 525's and Bravo XR's, no ITS or Sportmaster. He has hit 91 gps very lightly loaded. I have been on it, full fuel, 4 men, coolers, gear etc and it will go 85 no problem.
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was in Scott Shogrens 38 at the plant a little over a year ago 118 w/3 of us in the boat gps W/700S..... W/525S 96 On the lake test (new Stagg)
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