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Old 11-27-2010, 12:12 AM
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Now thatís funny since I donít have a 502... Iím running a 540with 1000HP

I was looking at a 96 Fountian 29' Fever w/Twin 502 MPI that was for sale and just wanted some information
Was it the boat that was just recently on ebay?
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no, 25p props with 1.50 gears @5400rpm would need 0% prop slip.Impossible
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There was a guy around here that had one when I had my P29, I could get 78.4 all day with a best of 79.5 and he could just eek by me over the run of over a mile and not pull me by much maybe .5-1.0 mph faster.
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no, 25p props with 1.50 gears @5400rpm would need 0% prop slip.Impossible
Not only is it not running 85 mph, it probably closer to 75 mph, if that. I would think the motors are hitting the rev limiter with those size props.
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:02 AM
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Was it the boat that was just recently on ebay?
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I have one with twins and one with 575. They are with in 2 mph of each other and the single handles so much better.
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The twin boat is 1 year newer but has the old bottom with the little step. I was thinking it was odd, but they cant put twins in the new bottom.
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:28 AM
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I have one with twins and one with 575. They are with in 2 mph of each other and the single handles so much better.
I was thinking of stepping up into a faster hull that handles good and pickup a few more MPH. It sounds like this might be the wrong way to go. I like V bottoms better due to the cabin space. My 26 does pretty good and the wife can drive it 80+. I am trying to stay under 30' For storage reasons.
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:32 AM
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I have one with twins and one with 575. They are with in 2 mph of each other and the single handles so much better.
What are your 575 putting down? What is your 29' single running
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the single 575 runs around 84 on gps. the twin 377 boat does 85 give or take.
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