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Old 10-01-2009, 10:11 AM
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Go ask the guys in the Scarab forum who own them. Don't take my word for it, don't just assume it's not correct - do your own research.

If that statement is not correct, I'll retract it. But, show me some data to the contrary.
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:23 PM
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I have a 1998 29' with twin 454's stock that runs mid 70's for sale. If you are planning on towing your boat anything over 30' becomes a pain in the arse and you have to have the right vehicle to tow it. That is why I wanted the 29' over the 35. Just my 2 cents........
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That boat will run 77 GPS stock.
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:44 PM
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That boat will run 77 GPS stock.
On its best days this is true. Powerboat Mag tested it for a best of 76.7 in 1996.

If the boat is now running Bravo drives in lieu of Blackhawks it will not likely run those speeds. The P-29s are about 700 lbs lighter than a convential 29 due to it being laid up with kevlar.
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On its best days this is true. Powerboat Mag tested it for a best of 76.7 in 1996.

If the boat is now running Bravo drives in lieu of Blackhawks it will not likely run those speeds. The P-29s are about 700 lbs lighter than a convential 29 due to it being laid up with kevlar.
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:46 PM
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i have a very good friend that has a p29 and he runs 74.7 in freshwater no gas and just him.gps and radar verified
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:13 PM
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Look @ my AT 28 in the classifieds....a true offshore performer-twin sbs runs low 70's, Bravos and mint condition. Oh yeah; did I tell ya about the ride in the rough!!???j/k
I would love to keep tis boat, but a new baby has changed things and I will buy again in a few yrs. For now, New Moon must go-MAKE OFFER!!!
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:07 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 )
wide hull???huh-8' beam...
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i agree.
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:38 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 consistently no matter the conditions .
I would wait and get the 35 fountain,or something like it in that size range.there might be some close to the 65 or a little higher,Hold out.I would not do any mods to yours ,you'll be losing any money you put into it and it will hurt resale,allot of people don't want something thats been modified.take that 10k blower keep the money for your up grade to a bigger boat,and it doesn't stop there,you will be rebuilding the drive before next winter if ya go blower,

Ive been there, 1989 28 Scarab bought new kept it 12 years,left it alone 3 years and the throwing money started ,I spent well over 40k making a 62mph boat go 80.breaking Imco outdrives 2-3 times a year,finally decided to sell it.I kicked my ass for not selling before even if I just moved up to alittle bigger,I held out a year no boat,saved money,paid off all my dept,shopped for 8 months,then bought my Hustler,the best thing I ever did, Started out with a boat that went 80ish stock.I went 3 years enjoyed the shet out of it just maintenance no repairs.Then it started again Whipples and all the stuff ya have to go with it,then the endless drive breakage began again.To me its was worth it making a 80+ Hustler gain 25 MPH.

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