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compare 31 te Fountain and Donzi 35 zf

Old 07-12-2010, 06:16 AM
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Default compare 31 te Fountain and Donzi 35 zf

Besides the length can anyone offer any insight on how these boats ride? I know the fountain would be faster, but what about getting wet in the snotty stuff. Both boats are 2000 year models with 225.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:12 AM
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Never rode in a 35 Donzi in rough water but i did have a Fountain 31' TE. Wet Boat and was not happy with the ride if rough water. Ran 62mph with 225's.
I would go with the length
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:38 AM
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I liked the Donzi ride better than the Fountain.
It tends to be a little more on the pleasure side too.
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had a 2000 32 ZF (8" shorter than a 35) and it ran good in snot tight chop and ran about as good as the rest of them in 4'ers. Best was 58mph on a bay w/ 6" chop. It was 9'2" wide which made for lots of room and still outfitted to fish. 290 gallon tank would go a long waytoo. The Fountain is narrow but faster and did not seem to habe the amenties that the Donzi had, but the Foutain was faster.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:48 AM
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