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Old 07-06-2009, 07:54 PM
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10 k reduction this morning on this one... if it was closer to me, I'd go have a look... 85 mph ''reliable''

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Remember a 42 Fountian is really only 38 feet long.
Does Formula/ Donzi/Sunsation include the swim platform in their length?
I have been wondering for a while if MTI includes the area that goes over the drive in the overall length also.

I'll give you the beak, going to measure mine Wednesday and see if it is 2 feet.
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Love fountains, ever consider a Powerquest 38?
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Does Formula/ Donzi/Sunsation include the swim platform in their length?
I have been wondering for a while if MTI includes the area that goes over the drive in the overall length also.

I'll give you the beak, going to measure mine Wednesday and see if it is 2 feet.
I think they include in the measurement everything that is molded with the boat so a formula 419 is really a 419. a baja 36 outlaw is really a 36 but since the swim platform is made of aluminum and is bolted afterwards, it is the a roughly 37.5 or 38 footer...
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Quoted from Wikipedia "Length Overall refers to the maximum length of a vessel from the two points on the hull most distant from each other, measured perpendicular to the waterline."

Fountain, Nortech, Outerlimits as well as others all incorporate notch transoms and/ or molded swim platforms, so they have less wet surface compared to a Cig or Scarab, Apache, Baja, etc.. You sacrafice rough water handling and cabin space, but typically pick up speed.

I have a few friends who own the Scarab 38 AVS. It is a really nice boat, looks sexy as hell running accross the water, handle the rough water great and has a huge cabin. the downside is that they are heavy and a bit slower than comparable 38's.

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Quoted from Wikipedia "Length Overall refers to the maximum length of a vessel from the two points on the hull most distant from each other, measured perpendicular to the waterline."

Fountain, Nortech, Outerlimits as well as others all incorporate notch transoms and/ or molded swim platforms, so they have less wet surface compared to a Cig or Scarab, Apache, Baja, etc.. You sacrafice rough water handling and cabin space, but typically pick up speed.

I have a few friends who own the Scarab 38 AVS. It is a really nice boat, looks sexy as hell running accross the water, handle the rough water great and has a huge cabin. the downside is that they are heavy and a bit slower than comparable 38's.
it depends on how it's mearsured..My 43 Nor-Tech is 44.6 long..fiberglass swim platform is not included in their mearsurements..The 39 Nortech is over 40'..My 37 A.T. was 36.9...every manufacture will be different.
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I don't know much about these boats but if you want room they are huge.
This is asking price, never know what the sale price could be who knows.

http://www.teamshogren.com/pre-owned...d-cockpit.html

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Thanks for the info Jassman

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Hi

Scarab is a very nice boat had one in in the end of the 80s
26 footer.

What about Formula take a look at this one

http://no.yachtworld.com/baater/1997...55/country.usa

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Thanks everyone for their input. I did end up buying a boat, from a very nice board member actually. Will let you guys know all about it when I get back.
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Thanks everyone for their input. I did end up buying a boat, from a very nice board member actually. Will let you guys know all about it when I get back.
Congrats!

Your other post must have worked.
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