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Old 05-27-2002, 11:20 PM
Mike J
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Finally:Photos of Fountian
Boats Before the BEAK.
For years I have discussed
this and everyone says im
crazy, They Say Fountians
have always had beaks....
Please send me a photo of
the boats.
Check the photos on thread
"Pics of old Fountian U.S.
Custom Boats"
OH Some of those people
are still Posting NOW here
on OSO.
Mike J.
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Old 05-27-2002, 11:28 PM
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Those early fountians were really built by excaliber had turbo motors. I think I remember the adds promised 86mph. Most race boats were not mutch faster at that time. The name Bill Farmer comes to mine
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Old 05-28-2002, 01:03 PM
Mike J
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Thanks for the insite..
Funny World, I raced Dirt
Bikes 60s-70s, TT, Desert,
In the early 70s a guy came out to the Desert and
never raced but did say he
Raced Boats Offshore, We
talked some about boats.
Larry Smith (Scarab) who
Years later I worked for.
Now Excaliber was the first Fountians and looks
like wellcraft will now replace A lot of Scarabs
and have with Excalibers.
OH WELL. Mike J.
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Old 05-28-2002, 04:02 PM
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did you ever race the mint 400??? I konw hunter S thompson covered it in "Fear and Loathign in Las Vegas" Is that even the real name or the race??
Pardon me, while I whip this out!
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Old 05-28-2002, 04:20 PM
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Puder: YES I raced 2 Mint
400 and 2 Stardust 711s.
1 400&711 on a Greeves
With springer front end.
and next year both in a
Mayers Manx Dune Buggy.
Barstow to Vegas for 14
stright years.
Baja 1000 2 times.
OH I still have the Colors
Joe Namath (HEADS MC CC
Ryder) used in the movie
with Ann Margeret.
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Old 05-28-2002, 04:31 PM
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MIke, whats going on bro? How's life treating you? How's the Jamacain navy?
I heard a little rumor about Scott Conrad recently....Something about his family buying a rather large boat dealership....Whats up with this??

Oh and when is the run from Sanfran to Longbeach in Kidstuff going to happen?

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Old 05-28-2002, 04:53 PM
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Tank: Good to hear from
you, Are you going to be
at the Long Beach Offshore
races this weekend????
I went and got the DARE
boat and hope to have the
motor in and running by
the race.
Coby is going to run also
so look for us.
Finished another boat for
the Jamacian Navy Fri. but
its not a Racer, Your buddy Pat W. did some work
on it.
Been busy with Hunny Dooos
all weekend, No days off
for this VET.
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Old 05-28-2002, 08:08 PM
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I remember seeing very early Fountins at the NY boat show back in the late 70's. They were Chris-Crafts, 33 foot I think. With Executuioner on the side and 1000 HP. They had Gale Banks turbo engines.

They modified the bottom with the pad.

Still had Chris-Craft on the side too.
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