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Old 09-30-2009, 09:32 AM
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A 29 Scarab with a stock 502 will barely touch 60 on GPS but it will ride a little better than the Fountain. The hull doesn't have a very sharp deadrise but the Fountain has the pad on it with a little less running surface. Just my opinion but I have been in both.
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I have a 2004 FOUNTAIN 29' TWIN SCORPION 377. Boat is clean. 72 hours on it. cusom paint and loaded. Monster gauges...ect. Runs 84mph. With trailer for 72,900.
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I would not upgrade from a 27 Fountain to a 29 Fountain. You are hardly going to notice any difference.
Oh yes, there is quite a bit more room in the 29. At least another foot of room behind the bolsters and another foot in the cabin. The ride is similar in both, but the 29 tends to be a close to the same speed or a little faster than the 29. You cannot/could not equip a 27 with anything bigger than a 500efi, so the 29 is your only single engine fountain to run 80+mph.


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That said, wait one more year, and upgrade to a 31-35 foot boat.
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how come you cannot put anything bigger than a 500efi in a 27?there is a guy on here that has a 27 w/i think a 598 or a 605 and runs in the mid 90,s.just wondering
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This is what I would get.

P-29 Scarab

Upper 70's with stock twin 350 mags.
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:56 PM
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AND let not forget the biggest difference in the world....gas tank. 27 is like a 12gallon or something stupid. 29 is 120.
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:58 PM
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I have a scarab 29 with a -08 496mag ho 65mph+ (a little bit to weak ) But in the rough sea it will outperform fountain 29 everyday of the week ! ( i think the scarab is much better lookin Fountain 29 are to "short" for her wide hull )
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This is what I would get.

P-29 Scarab

Upper 70's with stock twin 350 mags.
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how come you cannot put anything bigger than a 500efi in a 27?there is a guy on here that has a 27 w/i think a 598 or a 605 and runs in the mid 90,s.just wondering
never said you couldnt put it in there....just said they didnt equip them with that kinda power. Most buyers, as usual, are buying boats with stock power.
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AND let not forget the biggest difference in the world....gas tank. 27 is like a 12gallon or something stupid. 29 is 120.
mine was 58 gallons if im not mistaken......and the gas gauge was the worst part. It would sit on full all day then magically start bouncing around 1/8 - 1/2 tank when underway.
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