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Old 10-11-2018, 08:51 PM
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Does anyone have experience with these 2 hulls. I was thinking of a 42 with 700ís or a 47 with 850ís or 1075ís. Does the 47 lose that sport boat feel, is it too big? Is the 42 a perfect Hull? We have some big water on the east coast and was looking to upgrade.
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Big difference! Sport boat vs flying condo! 5 feet longer but much bigger and higher! You can stand in cabin its roughly 5'10 so 70 inches high vs around 45-48 if my memory serves me right! Closed bathroom
not the same machine! If you look for speed go 42
if looking more for confort go 47
my triple 525 47 ran 88-90 ish so 850 must be quite fast!
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Hi Jeff. Thanks for the info. Did you ever have the 47 in rough water. How did she handle?
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My friend here in Burlington Vermont is looking to sell his 47 Fountain. Beautiful boat, 05 with triple whipple 525s runs over 100mph. Shoot me a text if your interested I can hook you up with him..802-363-5400.. Tom
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Both handle the rough well. The 42 feels fun and fast. The 47 takes a lot of that fun away as it just crushes thru. Big thunder marine had a few of each to choose from. You could compare the two side by side.
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My friend here in Burlington Vermont is looking to sell his 47 Fountain. Beautiful boat, 05 with triple whipple 525s runs over 100mph. Shoot me a text if your interested I can hook you up with him..802-363-5400.. Tom
Those 525's warmed up a little? I thought bigbird was the fastest 47 with triple 525s ??
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Originally Posted by VT32SSR View Post
My friend here in Burlington Vermont is looking to sell his 47 Fountain. Beautiful boat, 05 with triple whipple 525s runs over 100mph. Shoot me a text if your interested I can hook you up with him..802-363-5400.. Tom
Thanks for the lead Tom. Iím interested in a 2008 or newer and only want 2 engines. I just canít deal with the headaches of a third.
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Originally Posted by VT32SSR View Post
My friend here in Burlington Vermont is looking to sell his 47 Fountain. Beautiful boat, 05 with triple whipple 525s runs over 100mph. Shoot me a text if your interested I can hook you up with him..802-363-5400.. Tom
Thanks for the lead Tom. Iím interested in a 2008 or newer and only want 2 engines. I just canít deal with the headaches of a third.
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I have been on a 47, it smashes the water! Quite fast w/ warmed up trip 600SCs, great Lake Erie boat. Runs noticeably different than my 38 Gun (which I assume would be close to a 42 non-step), and has a lot more amenities.

The above 47 is for sale, although trips, it's been well taken care of, new interior, refreshed engines, a lot of money spent and a good deal for what he's asking.
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47 better smash the water its a big heavy boat! I think it rides good as it should at 17,500 lbs lol we had my buddy Tims in good 4-5's in Buffalo last year it was a blast.... you know waters big when you are airing out a 47 Fountain
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