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Old 08-10-2011, 08:28 AM
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I dont really mind less cockpit space... I just need it to be a stand-up boat. Didn't put that in the criteria because I imagined at this size range that would have been implicit.

Can anyone shed some light on the Sunsation's bottom design?
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28TS Pantera w/ Stagger Blown SBCs(700hp a side) 3 Man Bolster configuration.
Easy trailer boat too.

They could do a BBC too, i believe they have.
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28TS Pantera w/ Stagger Blown SBCs(700hp a side) 3 Man Bolster configuration.
Easy trailer boat too.

They could do a BBC too, i believe they have.
Sorry for not being up on the offshore lingo... What does BBC mean? What does the British news channel have to do with any of this?
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Sorry for not being up on the offshore lingo... What does BBC mean? What does the British news channel have to do with any of this?
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28TS Pantera w/ Stagger Blown SBCs(700hp a side) 3 Man Bolster configuration.
Easy trailer boat too.

They could do a BBC too, i believe they have.
Did you mean twin bh block chevy's staggered or a single big block?
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Can anyone shed some light on the Sunsation's bottom design?[/QUOTE]

Call Joe at the factory (810) 794-4888. I'm sure he will be more than happy to answer your questions. I know they switched to a double step in 2006 and added a small pad around 2008.
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While I realize I should take a ride in the boat, every time I ask someone whose ridden in a Fountain lightning, I'm told it runs like dogsh*t. Poor manners at high speed, a pig to plane off, etc. Not to get off topic - I thought I'd just mention it.
Not sure who you are talking to about the ride in a Fountain. By your response, I can only assume you have not ridden in one.
Most performance V's do not jump on plane, some better some worse, high X's and large pitch props contribute to that.
Runs like dog****? one of the most efficient hulls going in any size. Compare speeds with equal power in same size boats. Fountains are usually as fast if not faster.
Poor manners at high speed? I have never had one of my Fountains do anything unpredicable at high speed.
Most people who ride in ours have never been over 100 mph on the water, usually their first remark is how stable the boat was, and didnt even feel like you were going that fast.
Many great manufacturers to chose from, few fit you needs, go water test yourself instead of relying on second hand information.
But since you own many faster, bigger boats, you probably all ready knew that.
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Not sure who you are talking to about the ride in a Fountain. By your response, I can only assume you have not ridden in one.
Most performance V's do not jump on plane, some better some worse, high X's and large pitch props contribute to that.
Runs like dog****? one of the most efficient hulls going in any size. Compare speeds with equal power in same size boats. Fountains are usually as fast if not faster.
Poor manners at high speed? I have never had one of my Fountains do anything unpredicable at high speed.
Most people who ride in ours have never been over 100 mph on the water, usually their first remark is how stable the boat was, and didnt even feel like you were going that fast.
Many great manufacturers to chose from few fit you needs, go water test yourself instead of relying on second hand information.
I said that I haven't ridden in a Lightning.

I've ridden in plenty of older fountains in the early 90s which obviously cannot compare.

I own several skaters and also a large vee-bottom powerboat. I know speed. I take what others say into consideration and when I repeat it, I repeat it in the manner in which I did here - I state that I am repeating what I am told.
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We do a mono 33'10" from the tip of the bow to the transom although with the bustle it's a bit longer - 525's or Ilmor's with your choice of drives - full cockpit or open with a screen, no problem doing the stagger either.







We only build race boats or race boats for leisure use and although we're a little bit further away from you than the competition you wouldn't see many like it!
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I think you can order the Sunsation 32 as a stagger too. You are just getting less cocpit space.

If you really want a 120+ on 700-725 hp motors. Buy an Outerlimits 40SV.
You cannot get staggered in a 32 Sunny but you can in their 36. I would go with their 36 if you are wanting to run over 100 MPH. Here is a 36 with staggered 700's that I rode in at LOTO in June at the STT Poker Run.
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