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Old 10-10-2009, 03:29 PM
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not takeing anything away from the scarab,but put the same power in the fountain and the fountain will walk the scarab in any water.
You Fountain fanatics crack me up. You think every Fountain ever built, is the fastest boat built. That one is a 1988 w/ trs drives, by all appearances. While today, pound for pound, Fountain makes a very fast boat, things were different in 88.
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Old 10-10-2009, 03:48 PM
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things were different in 88.
You're right! That's when Fountain started winning races.
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Old 10-10-2009, 04:57 PM
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not takeing anything away from the scarab,but put the same power in the fountain and the fountain will walk the scarab in any water.
Unless your talking about 6ft + swells, the Fountain wouldn't stand a chance against the Scarab( given same HP). There is a generation of evolution and design between the two hulls. Plus the fact the Fountain is about 1.5 times as heavy as the Scarab doesn't help a bit. The big question is, where is the boat going to be used, and under what conditions.


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Old 10-10-2009, 07:38 PM
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You're right! That's when Fountain started winning races.
and they been winning races ever since,in all kinds of water.just because you have a heavy boat does not mean you,ll do well in the rough,just mean you,ll use more h/p and fuel.
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:48 PM
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scarabman, I like the Scarab better but I would s h i t can those blowers...I think people where just commenting on the blown motors being a little less user friendly. The Fountain needs to have the arch removed.

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Old 10-10-2009, 07:53 PM
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my first ride/drive in a fast boat was a scarab 30ft.502 w/blower.sweet boat.
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