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Old 09-26-2015, 12:06 AM
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Bringing this old thread out of dusty storage.....lol. Looking to upgrade on cockpit space to hull efficiency. Anybody have any hard #'s on a 29 Fever with around 700HP? I've seen threads from 77-82gps with 525. Seen threads from 71-80gps with 500. Talked to a guy tonight that had an 03 with 750HP and he said he saw 87 and probably had more in it. Any feedback from what kind of ride I'd expect in 3-4 ft chop and what kind of real world GPS #'s people have seen? Thanks in advance
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Old 09-26-2015, 06:44 PM
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I have a 1996 27' Fountain Fever with 700 HP. Fastest I ran is 86.4 mph on gps. This year upgraded to BMax upper an fastest has been 84.3 mph on gps.
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Old 09-27-2015, 12:03 AM
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Thanks for the info Steve! I'm really surprised a 27 with steps wouldn't be faster? I have a Imco Extreme SC outdrive with a 2" shorty on a Imco neutral box. It robs a little power like your Bmax but will take that for added insurance! Mine will run a solid 80 and 83-85 with perfect conditions. Anybody else with a 27-29 Fountain single with power have any input?
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Thanks for the info Steve! I'm really surprised a 27 with steps wouldn't be faster? I have a Imco Extreme SC outdrive with a 2" shorty on a Imco neutral box. It robs a little power like your Bmax but will take that for added insurance! Mine will run a solid 80 and 83-85 with perfect conditions. Anybody else with a 27-29 Fountain single with power have any input?
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Any feedback from what kind of ride I'd expect in 3-4 ft chop and what kind of real world GPS #'s people have seen? Thanks in advance
you'll be lucky to go 50mph and getting the schit kicked out of you.
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Old 09-27-2015, 09:32 AM
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Any feedback from what kind of ride I'd expect in 3-4 ft chop and what kind of real world GPS #'s people have seen?
OSO 3s & 4's you do fine. Real 3s & 4s more like what sutphen 30 said.
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A freind just ran 124 in his 27 Activator. Real fast
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Old 09-29-2015, 03:39 PM
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Your right, real world 2-3'. Should I expect the Fountain to run better over my 25 Outlaw with extension box? Again my goal is to run faster, have more cockpit room without sacrificing my ride. Believe it or not my 25 does really well in rough water for a single. Better than a Sunsation or Nordic from riding in one.

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A freind just ran 124 in his 27 Activator. Real fast
Wow!! Looking for a stand up bolster single though.
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JimV's '92 Straight bottom 27' N/A 565 best 98mph.
Non stepped 92?😳 How much power does the 565 make?
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