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Old 06-25-2004, 10:12 AM
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hello, been looking around, seems a very informative place.

I have been looking at Fountains for the past few years, finally wore the missus down.

considering a 1991 38' sport cruiser, with twin 502's and bravo's. i am new to the sport boat scene (previous boats have been cruiser type 22-30 footer's).

we enjoy camping on lake superior (wife and i and our two boys, 8 & 15). are these boats layed out with an aft cabin? what about possible maintenance, engine, outdrive issues? fuel consumption? any specific things i should look at if we get serious about this purchase?

like i said i'm new to power boats, so any help is greatly appreciated. thank you in advance..
 
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Old 06-25-2004, 10:17 AM
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Welcome, the #1 forum off it`s kind.

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Old 06-25-2004, 10:23 AM
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Welcome to the board.

We have a 47 Fountain Sport Cruiser. There is no aft cabin but there is a V-berth and table drops down with filler cushions for added sleeping room. We love ours. Performance boats in general eat fuel and are a lot of maintenance but we love them anyway. Just make sure you have a survey done first.

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Old 06-25-2004, 10:26 AM
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Welcome. Its a great place. Being new to powerboats you better have a big savings account. There are alot of guys on here that can fill you in on Fountains
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Old 06-25-2004, 10:26 AM
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Make sure you check out the Fountain Owners forum here on OSO for specific Fountain questions.

You may get a rash of "your going to have to buy gold chains to go with that Fountain" and "stick some Viper Ilmor motors in that Fountain" on the General Discussion.

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Welcome,....don't be shy about asking questions or offering information, this is a great place to communicate
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Welcome.

You will especially love the tech section. Some of the best minds in the sport.

I wonder if that's too much performance boat coming from 22-30 foot cruisers.
Don't get me wrong, you are talking about a great boat in that 38,
but I don't know if I would say it's good for family camping.

Even though it's 38 feet long, it's gonna be a wave crusher and a fast boat, but it ain't gonna be a floating condo. They just lay these boats out so differently from cruisers.
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Wecome! There are some really good people on here.
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Just be sure to mention how superior the Fountain is to other boat brands, when asking for information. . . . some people are not aware of this.
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Hi! I am Jack Oberrath. I also just signed on this past week. I could not handle not being able to see the pictures and give my 2 cents. I find this site to be a very informative.


brief bio
-I am 2nd year Mechanical engineering student from Cleveland Ohio.
-I am currently co-opping at Lubrizol in the Mechanical Engineering and Testing lab. Lubrizol is large global fluid company. They engineer many formulas for engine, gear, and tranny oil; and fuel additives.
-Previously, I worked 5 years in the marine industry. I started out as a detailer and moved up to be the main mechanics assistant. I was unfortunately unable to go to Merc school due to having to sell at our local boat shows.
-I have been boating my entire life. 1st was 1974 17ft kona w/ 150 short shaft Merc spinning a 2-blade. 2nd was a 18ft marlin bubbled deck jet boat with a 454 BB, ot headers, shave hull that did about 85. 3rd was a 24ft python w/t BB. It was probably a splash of a 24 Pantera. 4th was our current boat, a 1986 35ft CIGARETTE Mistress w/ t-502, trs. This boat I already rebuilt the drives, tranny's, and some minor stuff mostly all by my-self. I have to give a Big-up to my buddy larz who helps out if I cant fix it.

I hope I can be of help to all, all emails are welcome
As for that I'm out to the boat ,
Thanks for your time,


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