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Old 12-11-2003, 06:21 PM
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I,ve been reading all these threads about O.Ls
new speed record. O. L guys dissing Fountain.
Fountain guys defending Fountain. Hey,they
are both great boats in their class. O.L guys:
are you saying because O.L holds the new record,
it is best boat built? Face it,the record is all about
who can stuff the biggest power in thier boat.
As soon as someone figures out how to stuff a
turbine in a V-hull,that will be the new fastest
boat. Does that mean it's better than every other
boat out there? I own a Fountain,but I wish I had
an O.L, not because it holds the speed record. But
just because I like The design, Quality and because
they just look [email protected] Awesome. But I don't have the
bucks, so Fountains the next best thing!
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Old 12-11-2003, 06:49 PM
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O.L. owners wouldn't gloat as much if Reggie wasn't so pissed off at the award ceremony saying that this will never happen again.If he was a good sport about it the gloating wouldn't be so bad.Just look at the pics in P.R.A mag. giving the award to Bob Russel
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Callan Marine already put a turbine in a Vhull. I dont remember how fast and how big the boat was. I know it ran last year at loto, but not enough room for it to really get up to full speed. The speed record will be challenged but the OL boys still have to play with their epoxy hulls.
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There is a lot more to it than putting big power in to get it to go fast. There is a few turbine powered V's out there and they are not as fast. People have put big power in Fountains and gone the same speed or very little more with 2.3.4 hundred more ponys. It seems 120mph is a big hill to get over and pick up mph like you did per dollar from 100mph. And it's not just that OL is that fast, it is that it was just another one of there boats and it's not a full on race boat like the Fountain was.

After that big fast OL kicks the chit out of you in a race he can go down in the cabin take a chit and flush in his enclosed head and maybe take a shower to clean up while he is down there. Thats what make's the OL record cool, to me anyway. If big power was the trick I would put some in my 42 Sonic but I bet 2800 hp will only get me 115 mph and un safe handling.
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epeek, I agree some. My question is any 42 beaks out there with equal power 1450's I think OL has. 42 with full cabin will do 129 and mild 1100 snake power.
Wonder what 1450's what put her at??
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I don't think Bobs boat has a cabin but most of you get the point I am making.
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Reggie will definitely step up and spend every dime he can get his hands on to get up to speed. OL builds every pleasure boat like it's a race boat, you can't argue with that! Comparing an OL to a Fountain is like comparing a Corvette to a Mustang - BH
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42 full cabin, gen, ac, 1200's 128-130 epoxy hull. The older ones are 8-10 slower same set up.
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OL has a following because they are a custom boat with awesome paint. One thing I don't care for with Fountain is they are a production boat and they all look the same. If they limited production and stepped up to the plate with paint, there would be more of a cultural following.
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I just can't stand the throttles on the left side.
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