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Old 03-12-2002, 10:07 PM
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Default 29' fever how fast? how much?

I am looking at buying a 29' 1996' fever with twin 502's with 150 hrs and boat seems nice can anyone tell me what speed on GPS i should expect??(for real) and what do think its worth with a trailer??
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Old 03-12-2002, 10:11 PM
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I drove a 98 with twin 454/385's and it ran about 77 to 78 mph on GPS. I would imagine with 502's it would run 80 to 82.
 
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Old 03-12-2002, 10:18 PM
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A friend of mine had a 29 with 2 HP500's in his shop, and in testing they saw low 80's BUT it had some serious chine walking going on. He said there was more in it but since it wasn't his he did not push it.
I've been told that 2 big blocks in a 29 is NOT the way to go , that is why they don't offer it anymore.
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Thumbs up 29' with twins

If a 29' Fever is what you're looking for, get one with ONE big motor! The twin set up has several issues with balance and being on the edge. If you want twins go with a 32'. Weight distribution and too small of a bottom for twins.

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Old 03-12-2002, 10:39 PM
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The problem is this guy is tight for money and I can buy it for $50,000 and it only has 140 hrs only issue is back sundeck need to be redone. sounds like a good deal but I'm not familar with 29 fountian with twins
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posted this in the Fountain section, but I looked at a performance report on that same setup and it was 81. You should be able to ask for that from the owner. Seems like a good price if that's all that is wrong with it. And you will have to drive it at that as others have said, according to what every owner of one has told me. That's why they don't do that anymore The 32 is more stable, but you won't find one (not at the bottom of a lake) for that. At least I hope not. Or I need a gun. LOL!
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Old 03-13-2002, 08:15 AM
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Can anyone tell me please what this boat is worth on the resale market, if I wanted to sell it . I don't want to miss out if its a steal it sounds like a great deal but I don't know what fountians bring on the open market. Does anyone have one on this forum that can tell me for sure how fast it is??
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I'd grab it. Get it surveyed. Take it for a test drive. If everything checks out, that's a really great deal. (Better than I got on my single, and I thought I stole mine.)
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I cant speak for market value but banks or lenders use
NADA or a similar service to loan against.
NADA says low retail is @56k plus 3k for a triple axel trailer
average retail is 71k plus almost 4k for the trailer.But for
anything to be worth $$$ someone has to want it.
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Yo Trent!

Check your email.

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