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Old 09-30-2009, 02:02 PM
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I owned a 29 Fountain w/ twin 502's great boat would handle the rough stuff fine....Would also run 77MPH all day long. I misss that rig .....
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Old 09-30-2009, 02:08 PM
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8luglogic , since you're a local I assume you know the resident Fountains around here. My friend has a 1998 35
with twin 600SC's and it's a fine boat. However, if you ask him what he prefers for the general local water conditions ,
that black 42 with the cobra painted on its side gets his vote!
i find the 35 still needs the tabs down to smooth out our confused choppy conditions.The 29 Scarab vs 29 Fountain would be a more comfortable ride IMHO. Jamie Ubell [ Harrison Lake poker run organizer] has a nice 29 Scarab with S/C for sale if you want to check it out.

This local 47 you probably know would go just about anywhere , eh.

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From what I've read here, they are a perfect match for the Scarab 29 and the small block power.
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:41 PM
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Sounds like I might be money ahead to just hang on to what I've got . If the there's not much difference between the 27' & 29' Fountains . I use my boat on freshwater lakes ,so I'm not looking to go to a 35' or bigger twin engine . I find it interesting seeing all the different view points . Im thinking that my buddy's Scarrab is a little pricey for what it is . The main reasons I was considering the Scarrab was for more interior room ,better looking ,and it has a decent stereo .
Got any pictures of the Scarrab for sale at Harrison Lake ?

If a person was to put a Whipple supercharger on the 502 , what kind of top speeds could I expect in a 27' Fountain . As is the boat is stock and can barely manage 68mph with a tailwind . It will hit 65 mph consistantly no matter the conditions .
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My '94 27' had a 63 gal tank. That's a little bigger than a 12 gal. I agree it is too small.

The motor was an HP465 (502) with a BM250 blower. It'd run 83mph and was a blast to drive. W/O the blower installed, it was a 70-72MPH boat.

Sold the 27 and stepped up to my current 32. The 32 has bigger hatch pad and quite abit in the cabin. Cockpit is a hair bigger, but nothing to write home about. I think you'll appreciate the bigger cockpit in a 29 over your 27 though. The extra 1' space, is behind the bolster seats, where the extra room is really nice. My 32 will be for sale in the spring. I have no issues trailering it.
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YEAH I WAS JOKING ABOUT THE 12 GALLONS. I had a 27 with an hp500. Wish they would have put a little bigger gas tank in it. It sucked bad.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:44 PM
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I figured as much, hence the smiley. With the blower, I was always looking for gas.
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Jamie's 29 scarab http://www.harrisonlakepokerrun.com/...hp?fn=big2.jpg
http://www.harrisonlakepokerrun.com/...hp?fn=big5.jpg
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I 've got a Whipple on a efi 509" in my Scarab. Its making about 630hp. I still am working on propping and x-dim but as it sits it'll run 70 with a full boat( coolers and people) and 73+ witha light load. Like I said earlier, the Fountain will be faster with equal power but the Scarab is better than most when it gets rough. The Fountains are awsome boats, I have a buddy that has 1998 29' Fountain its got a nasty blown 540" in it and puttin the smack down on the smaller cats around here is a blast I'm sure you've heard it a thousands times but its all in what your looking for. Good luck with the purchase.
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I was thinking the same thing , not!!!
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