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Old 05-19-2016, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by thirdchildhood
For 81K that is a cool boat! I thought they were blowing those out last summer as a boat show special/summer sale type thing for 60K
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Old 05-19-2016, 03:53 PM
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It's hard to make technology changes to a boat like Fountain. Horsepower to horsepower the boat is one of the world's fastest V bottom boat ever built. They have dominated the race circuit for years and still continue to do it.

If it isn't broken there is no reason to fix it, Reggie spent a lot of time and money designing the bottom it wasn't a one-and-done there were many different versions of that bottom in different 40 foot boats until he settled on what design. Each change he made made the boat faster and faster and handled better the end result was boats like instigator and Miccosukee.
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Old 05-19-2016, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by thirdchildhood
"Entry level" can be misleading. I have $100,000 into a 22 foot boat. Actually 22' 6", no beak, bustle, swim platform or notch. With the deals out there we all know I could get into a decent twin over 30' feet. But then I have maintenance and repairs on TWO engines, drives, etc. I'm burning twice as much fuel, I can't tow it with my F-150, insurance goes up, I can't run it on small lakes and Great ones, it won't fit in my garage and on and on. A smaller single is the ticket for me and I do boat off-shore often. If I upsize it will be to a step bottom single with a small cabin.
As a prior 22 owner, those boats don't start cheap, but I'm sure you've added a lot of additions to reach $100k. You can buy a nice used one for under $50k. And there are plenty of twin screws a 1/2 ton can tow and with some fuel efficient small blocks, I doubt you'll burn much more than your 525 does already. Yes, twice the cost of maintenance, a sacrifice you have if you want the security and performance of twins. If all you do is day-cruise, you're set...if you overnight, poker-run, or take friends out, having the additional space and power might be more suited for you. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I'm sure that 22 with a 525 is a beauty of her own.
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Old 05-20-2016, 11:56 AM
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I wish them luck and hope they build on the product lines they have.
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