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Old 12-30-2009, 10:10 PM
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Quite candidly and this doesnt have anything to do with you, but I dont know how a 38 Lightning can weight 9800 pounds, realistically. Yes, I know thats what they publish it at, but the boat is small and short. There is definately some fluffing going on, IMO.
Still think you all should get a subscription to Powerboat mag., they are unbiased and tell it like it is. BTW as tested by Bob Teague and Tomlinson 2008 38 lightning staggered 525's ITS 96MPH.
Don't take my word for it, see for yourself.
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Old 12-31-2009, 09:24 AM
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Put all the bs aside A Donzi is like a chick with a fat ass and no tits and as for the beek adding 2 feet run a piece of tape up the hull and get a tape measure you will see more like 6 inches.
try measuring your boat without the swim platform & the beak
fountains are popular because they are fast not because the are the best looking boats out there!!
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:19 PM
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try measuring your boat without the swim platform & the beak
fountains are popular because they are fast not because the are the best looking boats out there!!
I have, the swim platform is 2 feet, the beak maybe six inches. On the bow are we going to start looking at the different angles?

The 38ZR DONZI is listed as 38' 10" WITH the built in swim platform. So if it is 2 feet the boats length would be closer to the 37AT (36'10").

Looks, that depends, I like the look of a fountain but I also like the look of the ZR's and the AT for that matter. To each his own.

Why are fountains so heavy?

Back to the real world question, even if you compare the 42 to the 38zr which one is fastest in rough conditions?
I guess we would also have to define rough.
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:24 PM
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Looks liek this one is back from the dead

I would like to throw the 388 Hustler, 40 Hallett & 39 LaveyCraft into the mix!
Gladhe8er put it out there back in July about the 388 Slingshot. I know how the 344 Cheetah handles but have never been in a Slingshot. Just wonder how it compares to the Fountain and Donzi as far as handling. As far as cabin's go I think that the Hustler cabin's are about as basic and "plain Jane" as they get.
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Gladhe8er put it out there back in July about the 388 Slingshot. I know how the 344 Cheetah handles but have never been in a Slingshot. Just wonder how it compares to the Fountain and Donzi as far as handling. As far as cabin's go I think that the Hustler cabin's are about as basic and "plain Jane" as they get.
i can answer that the 388 will not out ride a zr or zrc.. Ive had all three.

keep in mind the two you are looking at, are (Were)production type boats. thier are a few better choices out their from custom builders...
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i can answer that the 388 will not out ride a zr or zrc.. Ive had all three.

keep in mind the two you are looking at, are (Were)production type boats. thier are a few better choices out their from custom builders...
How does the AT compare to the 388, ZR and ZRC?
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How does the AT compare to the 388, ZR and ZRC?
The AT is one of the best riding hulls in their size class.. this boat is a true offshore boat, but you need to know how to run it. The AVH hull designed by Harry Scholl works. If someone had the coin, this boat should be raced... with a few changes. The best examples (major improvements) are the 08- 09 boats. In comparision to the 388, I prefer the 37 AT..compared to the ZR or ZRC I cant comment.

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On the ZR, how much of a difference is the ITS set-up vs a B1 XR set-up, as far as speed and rough water handling?
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On the ZR, how much of a difference is the ITS set-up vs a B1 XR set-up, as far as speed and rough water handling?
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