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Old 08-08-2003, 03:19 PM
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Just do yourself a favor and speak with Magicfloat before you do anything
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Old 08-08-2003, 04:00 PM
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It's been back & forth for me for a week & I'm losin' sleep & hair too.

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Mark, I'm sure all these replys will make it much easier for you to sleep.
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Old 08-08-2003, 04:12 PM
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It's so funny to read all the total untruthfully bull**** on this thread.
Don't you think that's a bit harsh Mike?
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I looked at a new 292 fastech at Daryl moore marine, was a sweet machine, the fountain is also a very nice boat, the choice is yours to make, ride in the formula and see what you think? if you are running in the ocean neither boat has a lot of freeboard to it, drop the bolsters down and see were the edge of the boat is while you are standing, you might look into a bigger boat like a 32 fountain are a 31 formula, but if not you can not do wrong with either choice
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Porter is not much taller!
Actually I think Reggie would tower over Mr Porter.
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Old 08-08-2003, 07:23 PM
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Formula designed the 292 from a clean sheet of paper for twin small blocks only, for some of us that wanted a twin small block 271 but they said the center of gravity was wrong for twins in a 271. When Factory 1 looked like a good class they built a few single engine raceboats with no cabin. They tell me a pleasure version 292 with full cabin and single big block would also have the center of gravity wrong and I trust them on that.If you want a single, the 271 is a great boat,twins, the 292 is a great boat. And the 29 Fountain is also a great boat,single or twin.It is your money and your choice. Different stokes for different folks.You would not be unhappy with either,IMHO
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I have taken a 292 Formula 2002 in trade Twin 350 Mags call me I want it gone Kenny 407-402-0300
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Old 08-08-2003, 08:54 PM
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Thanks again for all your replies fellas, I know that passion runs deep when it comes to branding.

It would be an easier decision if they were the same manufacturer & a choice between twins or a single.

I spent an hour with the Formula today, took about 45 digital pics so I can study the night away.

I like the cabin room in the Formula, fit & finish, twins & helm position, as I am 6'4" & need room. I have been told the Formula will do 69, maybe 70 WOT.

But driving home I remember that incredible feeling of being behind the helm of the Fever & looking down at the Gaffrig pointing past 80........Really trips my trigger, along with the sound of that 525 to complete the picture.

My boating will be mostly inland salt water, as in Puget Sound. Kicks up out there but not open ocean. I look forward to day trips up to the Islands & perhaps into Canada, that's my goal.

I appreciate the comments, as although I am a seasoned lifelong boater, I am new to offshore style performance.

My land lovin' hobbies have been past President of NW GTO Legends GTO club, restoration, drag racing & enjoyment of Pontiac GTO's & muscle cars. Got a 430hp GTO Judge & 512hp GTO, so it's only natural to step into this kind of boating.
Maintenance should not be an issue as I turn wrenches..

Both these boats are so cool, I still toss the coin over & over this weekend..........

Thanks guys!
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Poker Runs America mag did an article on the 292. They clocked the boat at 73 with twin 6.2's.
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After you have a boat with twins, you won't consider one with a single. I have both and the 17' single is more of a P.I.T.A. docking than my 31 w/twins. It would be very hard to choose 70mph over 80mph though. The only answer is to buy both boats!
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