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Old 02-07-2004, 05:55 PM
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double checked the article...it was 2'-4' seas...and I have to agree that they play games with length etc but ...it runs 103mph with 1300hp...and it's a 35 footer....with the same power and older hul configurations just 10-15 yrs back we were hurting to hit say 80.....so everybody has made great progress....all builders can probably do a better job on the stepping from what I read...OL has been on the money with the next generation....but needs some work still is the word....DO you guys miss non- stepped boats or do we need too go this route for speed vs reasonable engnie packages?
 
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Old 02-07-2004, 06:00 PM
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Mine Is non step and I like the way it handles....
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My 35 Cig is a twin step, and no handling issues whatsoever. Then again, I try not to put it into positions it should not be in.
If you want to go circle racing with APBA, then training/experience/common sense are probably what's needed to push the limits. For 99% of us out there pleasure boating, i don't see how steps can hurt anything, unless you have to suddenly avoid something/someone (or you are an idiot). But at that point, the hull design is probably the least of your issues.

To me, steps are a good thing. Others will argue. Just my experience.

For what it's worth, I think Fountain has been pushed by their competitors to build a better quality boat every year. The length issue is a moot point as long as you are informed.
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I do wish they would build a decent looking hatch cover though. That was the only complaint I could find about the boat in the article.
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Old 02-07-2004, 06:11 PM
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I do wish they would build a decent looking hatch cover though. That was the only complaint I could find about the boat in the article.
I Agree on that ! think its that whole if it ain't broke don't fix it thing but I don't like that either.
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Old 02-07-2004, 07:43 PM
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Have a fountain, building a cig. the reason I switched?

Shocked into disbelief on the Fountain build quality when I looked where they don't ever expect you to look.

ie under carpet, behind headliners, under cockpit floor, inside exhaust hole cutouts. etc. etc.

buyer beware.
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Old 02-07-2004, 07:52 PM
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How can anyone in their right mind, compare a 35 Fountain to a Top Gun

Don't even try it
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For $230K you could buy a 42' Ex by Fountain with 525EFI's that runs 84-85 and as fast in anything a Cig could.
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I've got a 9" johnson.... but when you peel back the beak... it's only 6".... roflmao... Wait a minute... it's not a johnson... it's an evinrude....
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well i just bought a 29 fever and climed all over the boat. I was impressed with the workmanship of the boat over all the others i looked at. Could not afford a cig. or ol. so did not even look. Compared to the five other boats i looked at it was the best for me. Just my 02cents.

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