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Old 03-15-2010, 03:25 PM
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Not much info, but......

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I plan to ride all of the ones I'm interested in.
I rode a 32 Donzi w/ twin 300's - it rode real well. Very solid boat. I also have an opportunity to check out a 35 Donzi. Fountain's factory is 2 hours away. I plan to get Wyatt to let me ride some of thiers too. Still the Concept has "the look" of a go fast. . . . . . . . .

I really don't want to go smaller than 32. I boat in the lower Chesapeake bay and it is ALWAYS snotty out there - that is why I bought a Top Gun. But now I am looking for easy to care for.
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Fountain had some smokin deals not long ago some dealer repos.
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Fountain had some smokin deals not long ago some dealer repos.
Yes They Did !!! I would go with a 34 or 38 Fountain with tripple 300..
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Worth a close look ........ http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifi...o32730-en.html
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I plan to ride all of the ones I'm interested in.
I rode a 32 Donzi w/ twin 300's - it rode real well. Very solid boat. I also have an opportunity to check out a 35 Donzi. Fountain's factory is 2 hours away. I plan to get Wyatt to let me ride some of thiers too. Still the Concept has "the look" of a go fast. . . . . . . . .

I really don't want to go smaller than 32. I boat in the lower Chesapeake bay and it is ALWAYS snotty out there - that is why I bought a Top Gun. But now I am looking for easy to care for.
Hi Bill.. Sold and rode both Donzi and Concept.. The Concept is a CC Performance boat made off the Apache hull. She is the best looking. wild paint jobs. But with twins never break 65mph
A blast to drive.

Donzi: I would go with a 35 Daytona.. Not a T-Top boat, radar arch, can handle rough water and you can get some really nice paint schemes. runs about the same 62-65 mph

Most Center Consoles with twins run below 70 only because they affected by wind, unlike a closed bow boat. The Center console is like a brake in the center of the boat and when you drive one you can here the wind hitting the console, The radar arch is faster then a T-top but also serves a brake for wind. but when looking at a CC the gains outway the faults. Great Party boat. Great for Coves, bar hopping, quiet, can hold a lot of people and very easy to maintain.
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Yep ....... I 've checked that one out !!!!!
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:20 PM
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Call Carl from http://www.repoboatsdirect.com/ he's got a nice 36 Renegade 08 with triple 300 Verados.....Its really worth looking at. Carl is a great guy to deal with. Tell him Mike sent ya.....good luck
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Speaking from experience..... I just bought my 38 fountain and I love it .
I still have my 33 Sutphen but sometimes it just gets tiresome compared to the kind of boating you can do on something like this.
Mine was set up with a second row of bolsters from fountain and it was the main reason I went with this boat vs others I was looking at.
4 people 55-60 mph drinking cocktails comfortably.

It tops 70 mph - light on everything, people, water, fuel, but consistently 68 on regular basis
but just different kind of boating all around.

I almost bought a 200k boat to replace my sutphen but figured on this and still keep the "sut" for poker runs and a days I am in that kind of mood.
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agree I also checked out & test drove "renegade" in miami / 2009 boat show. nice stuff! like them allot. almost went that route.

Went with fountain because of the resale, and fish world swears buy the 38 hull.

I recommend those 2 boats.
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