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Old 02-07-2004, 04:52 PM
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Yea towing a cruise ship, yea thats the ticket
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....well maybe not just you.. but after reading the article in January's Powerboat magazine and your 35'er with HP575 injected engines with a pair of Superchillers doing 103mph.....ON RADAR!! I got to tell you that I agree with everything Bob Norskog said about you on his watch and now what his testers are saying about this boat and you..."Reggie and his 35' Lightning is among the finest models we've seen from Fountain in years". Bob Norskog bought a 42' Fountain just before he passed on to the great resin bucket in the sky and said it was the best boat he had ever been in! Bob rode cig..Scarabs etc...he tested them all...

....by the way...the Chillers add a 100HP per engine ...but still folks...we are talking about 650hpx2...on an 8600 pound boat...that out of the box goes 103mph...and now has custom graphics and looks like a cig to boot! I was never a beak fan..but the colors make it geat...and the performance speaks for itself...

Powerboat said that at 100mph "a touch of negative tab trim was all it took to keep the 35' Lightning comfortably planted at more than 100mph".

...Now tricked out it listed at $348,031...so a price to pay...but I spoke to a dealer who would do it out the door for $260's...it is a buters market and dealers pay about half of list folks...money does talk...

...I don't really want a boat that goes 100+ so HP 500's and mid 80's are fine for around $190 or so I was told..but knowing that it can handle 100+ gives me peace of mind..and it was tested in choppy conditions with four footers at that.

...so after much searching...and with those incredible graphics equal to the cig type we have grown to love...the beak issue is gone...it looks great with lots of color...paint a cig in standard factory graphics and the excitement factor lessons a lot...so all Reggie needed was the inhouse custom graphic shop and the added touches to his bottom design are exactly what the boys at Powerboat Magazine said " Fountain could well be on the way to reinventing itself..so Reggie....I am back to square one...and that's when the ice thaws I will be looking to sail away in what now appears to be the best 35' boat out there... par none...

.....anyone see that Fountain on the cover of January's issue of Powerboat Magazine? At first glance it looked like a Cafe' racer....all you need is to add the graphics and a little more bottom work....and with 1300HP total an 8600 pound well built boat can safely do 103mph and it's out there for the general public....this is a boat that for those who wanted to do 130+ could upgrade using Mercury products...what is this world coming to folks? I tell you what it's coming to...Anyone who sits back and rests upon former laurels is gonna be history cause guys like Reggie don't let the grass grow under their feet...not for a second...

....so now I think without any further adoo that Reggie's 35' Lightning is the best 35'er out there....nothing can beat it with comparable power...and with the graphics.. it looks like it is going 100+ standing still...Thanks for the flyin' Fountain...and to the guys at Powerboat Magazine for recognizing a boat that is a superboat and a true offshore performer par none!
What Fountain dealer do you represent ?
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I would like to see if someone could get a 35 Fountain with 500's for 190. I don't think it could be done, even in this market.
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I do not doubt the 103, but no way in 4 footers.
 
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Way to be original.
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I liked your original " " that you had originally, better !

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LPA2106: I'm glad you found a boat that you like. If you likve the boat you own, nothing anyone else says matters!
I too read the article on the 35 fountain. Impressive. However, be aware of a few things before you buy any boat.

1. Resale. Do your homework and let the facts decide.

2. Weight vs. speed with equal power. More of a realistic test of hull efficiency.

3. Rough water ride. Don't take anyones word for it, test all you can. If they won't take you for a ride in a new boat, don't buy one.

4. I have parked my 35 Cig beside a 38 Fountain, and the God's honest truth is the boats were the same length. In fact, mine stuck farther out the end of the dock. Expect 32' boats to be the same length as a 35 Fountain. Not bashing at all, just FYI.

5. My cig is heavy (9000 lbs roughly-never weighed it), has 500efi's and runs 80mph. With 575s and chillers, extension boxes, and the right props, my money says it would push 100 very hard.
I also would not be afraid to take it out in 5-6' seas.
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1. Resale. Do your homework and let the facts decide.
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4. I have parked my 35 Cig beside a 38 Fountain, and the God's honest truth is the boats were the same length. In fact, mine stuck farther out the end of the dock. Expect 32' boats to be the same length as a 35 Fountain. Not bashing at all, just FYI.
Amen. The 35' Fountain is a nice boat, but I have to strongly agree with the above.
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Old 02-07-2004, 05:47 PM
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I have pushed her in 4-6 footers with no problem and run a steady 80...
(and I'm not a Fountain Dealer)
Maybe not, but you should get more familiar with the markings on a tape measure! 80mph across 6 footers!...no problem!............either your judgement of wave height is poor, or your speedo aint worth a toss.
a six foot wave is a big mother when your coming at it at 80.

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Not Steady ^6^ footers more 4 than six and yes my speedo is off but not my GPS...
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4 footers in my 42 Sonic hurt at 70 and I know my 42 is smashing waves better than a 35 Fountain.

But a lot of it depends on how far apart they are but we all know that.
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