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Old 07-29-2003, 12:47 PM
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Default 27' Fountain Fever from a 272 Baja

I am currently looking at this boat and trading my 272 in on it. What are the good and bad's with this boat. I value everyone's opinions on this website and can't wait to hear from you guy's. I know what mine is already....LOL
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Old 07-29-2003, 12:51 PM
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It's a good boat, but MUCH smaller than the Baja. The ride will not be as good as you are use to. Boat will be a little faster with same power.

In terms of size, you are trading down.
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You would be better looking at a 29 or even a 32 if you want a more comparable boat.

Fountains are like sports cars, like a vet, low and fast.

A baja is closer to say a grand prix, sporty but roomy.
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Two different boats, the Baja cabin is bigger, but the Fountain will be much faster, Powerboat Baja 275 test 9/02 w/ 496mag top speed 62.4radar, 60.5gps, any 1994 or newer 27 Fountain will smoke that number. And yes the Baja does ride better, but who wouldn't 5-8 miles an hour slower.

Again two different boats, one I would say is more for family, the other for tearing up the water.

By the way come on over to the Fountain forum and we will give you a warm welcome.

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Default There right.

The fountain is a smaller boat. Better quality
than the baja, In my opinion, I love the lines of
the 272. I went from 25'6" advantage to the
fountain and it was bigger. Fountain will
be faster. Look at 288 sunsation, quality and
size, close to fountain speed. JC
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Old 07-29-2003, 01:36 PM
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Love my 27 Looking at a 35 Lightning now !
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Old 07-29-2003, 01:36 PM
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You'd definately be trading down. Look at a 29 Fountain if that's what you want.
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Oh, lost track of the question, the good and bad, 27 Fountain gas tank is 62 gallons, also Fountain could do a better job finishing the engine comp. Good, Fast, comes std, with almost everything, power bolsters, hydrolic steering, K-Planes, matching carpet, oh and the boat is ROCK SOLID.
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Thanks guy's. It is just normally my girlfriend and I and another couple if that. She loves the cabin now with the room and the cockpit room so if I lose that she will not be impressed. I would be going form a 454 to a 502! I just don't know if it is worth it.
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My 24 Outlaw had more room in it then the 27 Fountain I purchased after. No doubt had more speed but rougher ride, not a good trade off if where you boat is anything but calm. My .02 - I 2nd the 288 Sunsation - good ride & speed & nice size cabin.
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