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Old 08-10-2004, 11:45 AM
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Fountain's race boats are the fastest Vee's currently, very fast.

........but Fountain has a LONG road ahead to catch up on quality and fit and finish. Most manufacturers are decades ahead of Fountain on building an overall boat for the pleasure market, which is where the money is.

99% of buyers aren't looking for a full canopy race boat, which is what Fountain is the BEST at building.
Sorry, but I think your theory doesn't pan out. I see more Fountain performance boats on the water in pleasure open cockpit design then just about any other brand. What Fountain isn't very good at is selling boats that cost half a million dollars or more . I don't own a Fountain because that is not my preference for boating but I think Reggie is doing a great job creating boats his buyers want for an amount more than 18 people a year can actually afford. As far as build quality, everyone has their favorites Donzi, Nor-tech, Formula and Cigarette all seem to come to mind in addition to these two.

Back to the thread. 177 MPH is incredible is any boat and truly amazing in a V bottom. Its too bad OL didn't run, if they truly broke that is one thing but if they left as a business decision (i.e. they knew they couldn't win so they left) that is just poor sportsmanship. If you lose this one suck it up and go at them the next time.
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HUH, did I miss something? Yes what?....LoL



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Most manufacturers are decades ahead.......you sure about that statement? There are some nicer finished boats out there for sure but most?????????
Fountain provides a very nice boat for a reasonable price. I will never own a new OL or a new cig but I may own a new Fountain. I know what I am getting for my money.Its a known quality....no surprises (for the most part)
I think Dollar for Dollar Fountain provides a great boat. If I feel I want or need a better boat I can always step up. Fountain provides a fast boat I can afford.....well almost

I just think Fountain owners deserve more thats all. You guys pay alot for your boats, and that gives you the right to some originality.
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I wouldn't go bragging about the fit, finish and overall quality of an O.L. There was a thread not so log ago where they were ripped a new one about the quality of the boats they had at SEVERAL boat shows over the winter. They are certainly not the end all be all.. dollar for dollar I would take a lot of other boats over an o.l. and pocket the left over 300 plus thousand dollars..
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See post 3 of this thread.

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I think both Fountain & OL are equally getting some kissing up going on...

There they are definately in a tie in that race.....
Where and who's kissing up to Fountain?
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Bottom line.

Fountain's race boats are the fastest Vee's currently, very fast.

........but Fountain has a LONG road ahead to catch up on quality and fit and finish.

I own a Fountain and agree with the above. The QA and Customer service is not nearly what it should be.....

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I can't wait for the anticipation to set in again for the real show down.

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