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Old 08-06-2004, 07:56 PM
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Old 08-06-2004, 07:59 PM
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How come I can't see the pictures?
I have a 1997 21 Baja with a 7.4 motor and want to go bigger because it rides kinda rough sometimes. I have the Baja sold but I want to get a newer boat first and someone told me to come on here to look for one. Where are the boats people are selling? Thank you
 
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Old 08-06-2004, 08:07 PM
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Old 08-06-2004, 08:08 PM
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classifieds but I think you have to pay also, not sure.

go to top of page and click classifieds.

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Old 08-06-2004, 08:23 PM
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Thanks Dave I will check it otu
 
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Old 08-06-2004, 11:28 PM
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I'm on my 2nd Fountain, 27, now 32. Been on a friends '98-'00(?) Donzi 25ZX a few times. Both brands are great boats and can't go wrong either way.

You will either get biased opinions from owners of one of the brands, or opinions from those that haven't been on either.
Oh, and you'll also see Cigarette owners saying that Fountains are junk (as they are pumping the throttle trying to start their touchy 900 hp motors so they can run 60 mph)


Bottom line....look at them yourself, do your homework. Take pictures and look at them later on. Don't make a hasty decision. My advice is buy on what you like the best and what you think your best value is. Neither boat is inexpensive, so take your time. Some of it may even come down to dealing with a saleman that you like and want to do business with.
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Old 08-07-2004, 12:48 AM
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I own a 2004 29' HP525 Fountain.

I have run it since last September & love the boat.

I feel it is the perfect package for a single engine boat in it's size range.

So coming up on a year of ownership it still looks & feels brand new in every way, I use it in the salt water as well.
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I dare you to take the head liner off and look at the construction. Cut an exhaust hole and check for air voids in the transom. Remove all the through stringer bolts and check if the really sealed them to prevent rot.

Did you know the stringers are made of plywood?

There is more air in the lamination than any other component. Don't believe me? Cut a water pick up or intake hole.

I have a 32 fever. Custom ordered it. Told them big power going in.

Spent $30K rebuilding the the crappy piece of junk and I have something I can't sell in good conscience. If you think quality is part of their program is is because you choose not to know what can hurt you. I was able to remove the Home Depot plywood front bulkhead with two tugs using my bare hands!

I hope your boat doesn't break at speed!
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What year is your boat?
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Oh, and you'll also see Cigarette owners saying that Fountains are junk (as they are pumping the throttle trying to start their touchy 900 hp motors so they can run 60 mph)


Bottom line....look at them yourself, do your homework. Take pictures and look at them later on. Don't make a hasty decision. My advice is buy on what you like the best and what you think your best value is. Neither boat is inexpensive, so take your time. Some of it may even come down to dealing with a saleman that you like and want to do business with.
You can come run with me in my slow Cig anytime you like. Of course I am talking about the ocean so your 32 (really about 27') might have a tough time.
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