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Old 12-17-2008, 12:05 AM
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if you like to stand a 38ZR if you might like to sit try the 38ZRC it is a awsome boat and great ride sitting down
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:24 AM
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Now we have 7 boats in a 2 boat comparison thread.
And Mike already narrowed it down to a totally different Fountain with big NA power.
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:22 AM
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Both very nice, but it depends on what is more important. The 38 Fountain will flat run circles around the Donzi. Talking 96+ MPH with 525 and ITS. Their is no question Fountain Performance is #1, comfort is #2. Really depends on what is more important to you, comfort or Performance?
As Will stated, it does depend on the amenities you desire but I will disagree with some of the performance info. We boat Lake Michigan and a true comparison again is the 42 Fountain to the 38 ZR and I do not think there is any performance advantage to Fountain. The 42's I have been in with rough conditions (3-5's) have not outperformed any of the Donzi's that I have been in. Our buddies 06 runs a solid 80-81 with people and fuel. The new 35 Fountain with the staggered 525's that was quoted to run over 100 mph disappointed me in that it had NO cockpit, VERY tight cabin, and the owner had never seen over 92-93 MPH in any kind of rough conditions. This is a much smaller boat but would still love to see it side by side in 3+ footers with the 38 ZR. Anyway, just my .02!!!
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:33 AM
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Now we have 7 boats in a 2 boat comparison thread.
Only 7 boats in 3 pages, not bad for this time of year!

A few years ago we would be at least 10 boats deep and someone would have already brought up Apache!

OOOps......I just said Apache!
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:27 AM
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My local "Beaker Dealer" tried to tell me this weekend over cocktails that a 38 Lightning was the same size as my Comp ZR. My ribs still hurt from laughing so hard.
I took this pic at the 1000 Islands Poker run in 2007.
I'm standing on the deck of a 38 ZR. That is a 377 Talon beside a 42 Fountain, which is beside the red Ilmor 38 ZR....
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:21 PM
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I took this pic at the 1000 Islands Poker run in 2007.
I'm standing on the deck of a 38 ZR. That is a 377 Talon beside a 42 Fountain, which is beside the red Ilmor 38 ZR....
The Fountain in that pic is a 38 not a 42.
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The Fountain in that pic is a 38 not a 42.
My Bad.
Here is a 42PR from the 2008 run. It's docked beside a 36 Eliminator, and a 38ZR.
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:29 PM
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Me driving a Donzi 38ZRC with 700s running 105 with 3-5s in the Gulf Sarasota Poker Run she was a handfull at that speed but we ripped by everyone except the Cats. Plus this boat did run GPS Speed 115.8 MPH she did not land sideways at all during that Poker Run. I know my wife loves the cabin in a boat but if it was my choice for Poker Runs the only V would be a Donzi ZRC.
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:44 PM
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Didn't Brian and Wilma Ross from CAN win a couple of "world championships" a couple of years ago in their then 38 ZRC?
I remember they ran real strong with that boat.
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Me driving a Donzi 38ZRC with 700s running 105 with 3-5s in the Gulf Sarasota Poker Run she was a handfull at that speed but we ripped by everyone except the Cats. Plus this boat did run GPS Speed 115.8 MPH she did not land sideways at all during that Poker Run. I know my wife loves the cabin in a boat but if it was my choice for Poker Runs the only V would be a Donzi ZRC.
Trust me when I say, if you want a cabin, you DO NOT want a Donzi unless it's a ZX. The 38 ZR doesn't have a useable cabin.......that is unless you are comfortable in a coffin.

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