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Old 04-05-2011, 10:27 PM
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How well do hydromotive props work on fountains?
And has anyone heard of fountains without latham steering?
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Hydromotive props have worked out great on my two Fountains. 1999 32 Fever with 502's and 2004 38 Lighting with 525's. My 32 came with four blade Hydros...I can't remember the pitch for sure but believe 27's. Also the boat came with Fountain steering...yes Fountain made it. The steering looked like Latham but the cylinders were a brushed finish not polished like Latham. My 38 came with four blade Merc Bravo 32P props but runs much better with 30 Pitch P5X Hydros.
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:48 AM
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I give you a bump to the top. Want to watch this thread. My fountain's test sheet used four blade hydros. But the previous owner provided me with two sets of 3 blade mirages. When I get motors back I'm going to test a bunch of props, starting with the hydros and bravos, from bb blades or throttle up. Mine has got Latham, but no decals indicating Latham. I know just because all instructions labeled Latham that came with the boat. Oh, steering fluid reservior has Latham on it.

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Old 04-06-2011, 05:17 PM
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Thanks for the prop info and i thought it was strange that my 27 fever doesnt have external steering..ive never seen a fountain with out it.
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Thanks for the prop info and i thought it was strange that my 27 fever doesnt have external steering..ive never seen a fountain with out it.
My 1993 29 footer did not have it either.
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How well do hydromotive props work on fountains?
For cruising, you can't beat the Hydro IMO. Bravo is a better all-around prop.
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Hyd steering was an option early-mid 90's if I recall correctly. My '94 didn't have it, My '99 does. Both boats, hydro props.
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Thanks for the prop info and i thought it was strange that my 27 fever doesnt have external steering..ive never seen a fountain with out it.
i have a 94 fever and it does not have it either.i have also seen a few other bigger fountains in the 35-38 range either,i have never seena 42 without it.go figure.?
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