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91.1 GPS, 35 Fountain 525's, anyone faster ?

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Old 04-01-2009, 08:25 AM
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Doug is talking about real world speed,, some of you are talking about Reggie speed,, big , big differance !!

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I don't think that's the case. My test sheet says 90 with 4b Bravos and that's what it runs with those props. On the website he claims 100+ on the newer 35's with the staggered set up, from what I see most do just that. Some may be a little quicker, some may fall a little short. The test sheets that I've seen on staggered 35's were right there, even a tick over.

No two "identical" boats are going to run the exact same speed. Build weight difference, Merc's HP variation of as much as 10%, and we all know any two sets of props can be a few MPH off, let alone conditions. I think they put a pretty fair number on the boats and if you match their test settings you should be able to run pretty much the same number. I just don't understand all the BS about all the outrageous speed claims, just not there.

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Old 04-01-2009, 08:52 AM
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we got another fountain hater here...lol. Reggie is the man!
Nope, I think he is a legend , I own one and like it a lot, my comment center's around the fact that real world is with the wife's chit , the coast guard's chit, the chit for a nice day on the water with friend's and a full tank of fuel makes for a diff in top speed !!

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There's a newer 35 with staggered 525 around here. I'm not sure if the owner is on here or not. I'll post some pictures when I get a chance. Nevermind I forgot that i can't post pictures.

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I have a stock 2004 35 fountain lighting w/ 525's, GPS 91.1.
The boat can get to and maintain 90 regardless of fuel and crew. I hit the rev-limit @ about 91..not solid ..just on and off.
Anyone running faster with stock ?


You're doing pretty good with those n/a engines. My friend has a 1998 35 with twin 600S/C's[ blowershop blowers] and we did best at 96 [ verified by the chopper above us] , 34P Bravo1's , 4 peeps and 3/4 fuel.



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Old 04-01-2009, 02:59 PM
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that's an awesome picture, that were my boat I'd have a huge poster of it!!! Where was it taken?

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I took the picture from my boat at the Lions Gate bridge in Vancouver BC .
Here's another shot of the same cruise ship leaving for Alaska .

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here's us going 96 at the 08 Harrison Lake poker run. The picture is edited from the Poker run video , hence the poor quality.



The splash from the Skater can be seen in the front of us . He flew by like we were sitting still , lol.
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You're doing pretty good with those n/a engines. My friend has a 1998 35 with twin 600S/C's[ blowershop blowers] and we did best at 96 [ verified by the chopper above us] , 34P Bravo1's , 4 peeps and 3/4 fuel.



kickin photo..like that racing fairing...running all stock stuff ..32P..what do you know about turning the props direction inward ? a computer chip?
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Hows this 525's 4 people fuel 103mph no brag just fact
what year boat.. i know that 07-09' get there but what about in-lines 04' share your secerts!!
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I don't think that's the case. My test sheet says 90 with 4b Bravos and that's what it runs with those props. On the website he claims 100+ on the newer 35's with the staggered set up, from what I see most do just that. Some may be a little quicker, some may fall a little short. The test sheets that I've seen on staggered 35's were right there, even a tick over.

No two "identical" boats are going to run the exact same speed. Build weight difference, Merc's HP variation of as much as 10%, and we all know any two sets of props can be a few MPH off, let alone conditions. I think they put a pretty fair number on the boats and if you match their test settings you should be able to run pretty much the same number. I just don't understand all the BS about all the outrageous speed claims, just not there.
I had the privilege of testing a great deal of Fountains with BK Milleway , X-fountain performace tester @ Fountain. You are correct. The test sheets are true ! my 2001 29 did 71.7 gps, gaffrig speedo 74, after 8 years running stock and 375hours,when New test sheet showed about the same and now my 35 is true to the test sheet from Fountain. NO BS
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