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Old 07-16-2003, 12:24 PM
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looking into getting a new (used) boat and considering the 29 fever.......... main reason, it really seems to have a larger cockpit than all the other boats in it's class, but sacrafices the cabin. Which I don't care about that much and would rather have the cockpit room. I've haven't been in a 29 in a while and was wondering if the cock pit is really larger than other boats in it's class, like 29 profile, 288 Sunsation.... etc. What do you guys think?
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Old 07-16-2003, 12:48 PM
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Not sure what you mean by larger? few years back i was looking at a 1990 29'er to buy.....the cockpit does feel larger in size but its shallow compared to the others. I didnt feel good standing up in it while under way and sitting just dont do it for me...so i passed on that one.
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Old 07-16-2003, 02:18 PM
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I'm considering 1998 and newer. As far as cockpit being larger I was referring to the distance from the rear bench to the rear of the blosters. It looks like there is a lot more room there compard to sunsation 288 and others in that class. But the cabin is smaller..... I'd rather have more cockpit room to move around in.

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Old 07-16-2003, 03:19 PM
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You're right. It does have pretty good cockpit room. A lot more than the 27' and what seems like the same as the 32'. I've never been in a Sunsation or Profile.

Now that I have a Baja 302 the Fountain cockpit felt small. It was my main reason for going to the Baja.
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Current Baja...
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Old 07-16-2003, 03:21 PM
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Fever Mike has a SWEET 29 Fever for sale.
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I may be a little partial but I think you should look at a 28 Active Thunder. It has as much floor space as any boat I looked at and I looked at several. I think most would agree it is a very large 28. It may not be as fast as a Fountain but oh the ride is nice. It does look like Thunder will have a step 28 soon and that may be interesting.
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I bought the first 27 or 29 that was built with integrated swim platform and I had a blast with it, stayed on it weeks at a time. It's not "Carnagie Hall" but this is boating right????
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Old 07-17-2003, 06:13 AM
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Fever Mike,
When you say "work with me on the price" what did you have in mind? I'm thinking. $65K..... mainly due to the fact that this is the other boat I'm looking at http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/3/6/50748736.htm

sorry for the low ball, but I think you can understand my position.

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But Mike, the Jacksonville boat has the "pretty blue engine"
 
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