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Old 10-29-2002, 10:39 AM
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I see "Brownie" is on here now......I will bow to his superior knowledge on this subject........
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Old 10-29-2002, 11:09 AM
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I have never had the pleasure to ride in a Fountain but one thing that I can add to this is a Cigarette will hold a higher resale value.
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Old 10-29-2002, 11:13 AM
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Nice pic...I am no genius but would that be a Cig you added a beak to, or a Fountain with Cig graphics? I know this may be a dumb question but I think I am too tired to tell the difference

Thanks for the insight

my own thought is that it is a Cig wanting to look faster than the rest....
Its a 46 RR with a beak and molded swim platform.
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Old 10-29-2002, 11:27 AM
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I was the Director of Product Development at Cigarette for the Top Gun , Cafe' and the Bullet. In 1985, 6, 7, we thought that those boats were the most advanced, best built on the planet. Noone ever said, do it this way and save a buck! Even after all these years, they still hold up well against the glare of newer competition. We used to have a book on the coffee table in Mr. Gowens' office, called"The Quintessence of being it" Rolex is "it". Harley is "it", Ferrari is "it". Snap-on is ""it". Cigarette is "it". Fountain AIN"T.
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Old 10-29-2002, 12:59 PM
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Birdog...thanks for the reply, weight is a factor. As far as the pad goes, how does that affect the BOAT, not the driver/passengers. I understand that the pad will make for harder landings which is more uncomfortable for the people, but how does that affect rough water performance? I'm trying to ascertain why the Cig is better in rough conditions. Both the Fountains and current Cigs have steps, so that is a wash.

Rough water performance and pilot comfort go hand in hand. The less you have to concern yourself with staying in the boat and in one piece the faster you can run it.
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Old 10-29-2002, 01:32 PM
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If you own a Cigarette when you die, you get to spend eternity with Don Aronow. If you own a Fountain, you MUST spend it with Reggie.
What if I own a PLAYBOY Cig????????????
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Old 10-29-2002, 01:58 PM
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I owned a Fountain 38 Fever for eight years. I now own a Cigarette Top Gun going on four years.

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Old 10-29-2002, 03:10 PM
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What if I own a PLAYBOY Cig????????????
Don Aronow in a smoking jacket
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Old 10-29-2002, 03:19 PM
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It always amazes me how Fountain is the boat that is most often comparied too.

I dont think that there is a ideal boat, there all a matter of style and taste difference.

while i love the looks of my fountain i also love the looks of the classic's and hope to own one in the future.

before i purchased my first fountain I looked at many classic V's
cig, formula, scarabs, i kept going back to the fountains because they provided me with more than flat out high speed performance, such as cruise effencience, cruise comfort,( i like to have the option to sit if i choice ) with reasonable good rough water capabilities, styling, and good resale value.

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Hail to BROWNIE, well said
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