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Old 01-20-2004, 09:38 PM
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Or the blistered Donzi

Ooops Sorry.
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Old 01-20-2004, 09:44 PM
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It's Ok spill the beans I support ya no matter what your problem is. can't be as bad as when I went to buy a new boat that wouldn't even start But the dealership said No refund
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Old 01-20-2004, 11:28 PM
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Guys, your killing me! I need to speak with Reggie Fountain and try to resolve my issues. Seems like he ought to know when he has a VERY UNHAPPY customer.
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Old 01-20-2004, 11:53 PM
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Here we go again, but dare I say it - (besides the popcorn references) - maybe the manufacturer isn't always right. If I recall correctly, Lamborghini Diablos (built just a few years ago- and look at Car & Driver Reviews if you think I'm kidding) were melting body panels off when the brakes heated up. I can just picture the exchange on here:

Person - "Does anyone know how I can get Lamborghini to fix my rear quarter panels? Both melted off after they heated up a bit. I went to my local dealer, but they were out of business, so I went to a different Lamborghini dealer and they wouldn't give me the time of day"

OSO response - "What is wrong with you? Lamborghini is the greatest car ever built. There is no way your car is melting. You must be on drugs. Plus you must be an as$hole. F you. You scum bag. You piece of sh!t Why don't you learn to contact Italy and find out personally who screwed your car up. Blah blah blah.

I just think that for all the people that try and start B.S. stuff on here, far more have real problems that we should support rather than immediately attack. My $.02

Oh, and just for the record. I was at Marina One down in Boca/Ft. Lauderdale a few years back and they had a 42 Fountain that the forklift forks had pushed the bottom in on while they were taking it out of a bunk. It was sent back to Fountain where the repair job was done. The first week back, the repair job popped out of the hull - literally. I was not impressed. My only point is that if that owner posted, I saw first hand. No bashing Fountain, no evil plans. Just the truth. And as they said in the X Files, "The Truth is Out There". But only if everyone is open to seeing it. And helping resolve problems based on it. Not getting emotional.

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Old 01-21-2004, 12:10 AM
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Roger with the big spoon .... stirring the @#%@...

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Old 01-21-2004, 01:01 AM
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I custom ordered a 32 fever several year's ago. Told them it had big power in the works.


1) did not set engines on the centerlines I asked for.

2) Bilge not color I requested and paid extra for;

3) gel coat on hull OK, on deck it was pitted, gouged had over-spray from another color boat (in Gel coat)

They drove the boat back to factory on my trailer (3,000 miles) Painted the deck over with Imron which they got over-spray every where, burned through the paint with the buffer in a dozen spots and burned the upholstery with buffer.

4)When I repowered with new engines, I discovered nearly every hole drilled in stringers had not been resin (or anything else) coated to prevent rot .

5) nearly every hole drilled (for exhaust, vents etc) only revealed huge internal air voids on a boat that was to see severe duty

6) when loose headliner was removed from cabin it became obvious that I could (and I did) pull the bulkheads out by HAND. They came out easily, NO tools required They are only there to hang upholstery.None of the plywood was marine plywood

Be wary of what they can hide with trim and upholstery. I spent over $30K and 100's of hours rebuilding structural problems, filling air voids, and repainting boat.

I trust it now but would never buy another Fountain.

Remember, custom ordered, very specific requirements.
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Old 01-21-2004, 01:18 AM
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Ettore Squeegees racing has also had major problems with their 42' Fountain. Four months new and the skin peels off the whole bottom and up the sides as well.
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Old 01-21-2004, 01:26 AM
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What happened, beak break off? Too funny! It's amazing how Reggie has taken that old style recurved bow and made it his trademark. I had a fountain.. after I had removed some of the interior to repair rotting wood... I have to admit... I wasn't too impressed with the manufacturing... the boat never broke... but the glassing and fitting of the stringers and bunks looked like it had been done by a Junior High School shop class student. NOT impressive at all. Lots of cut off screws with nylok nuts hanging down in to the cabin to poke you in the scalp. I have to laugh about the comment on the Lamborghini.... I personally have seen an Aston Martin Lagonda catch it's interior carpet on fire from the overheated catalytic converters... typically under-engineered English crap. Worst part is the Aston was about $160,000 new...
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Old 01-21-2004, 08:10 AM
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leave reggie alone, he trying to catch the kilo record back!!!!!!! that's more important than keeping your customers happy!!!
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Old 01-21-2004, 08:18 AM
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Rather interesting that Reggie himself has not responded to this thread. (Or not surprising). For what you pay for his boats, he should make them right, no questions asked, as any manufacturer.
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