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Old 08-28-2004, 09:06 PM
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The Gladiator,
Is your boat the one listed on lip ship??......If so that's the boat that's got this thought running through my mind.
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Old 08-28-2004, 09:18 PM
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The lack of a cabin is something that has a rough spot on the idea but one thing about it is i never use my cabin. maybe to store some bumbers and some life jackets but that's about it. I really like doing poker runs and the gladiator seems to be more of a poker run style boat.
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Turns on a dime, give ya nine cents change!!!
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The complete lack of a cabin gets old pretty quick. Even if you never stay on the boat. At least I found that to be true on a couple boats I've owned without a cuddy.

Even a half cabin would do.
I need a cabin and at that a/c too. The 42' 2005 Fountain has a redesigned hull I understand. Both the Cigarettes and Fountains are Ferrari's in my humble opinion. Depending on the day I could go either way depending what I wanted to spend. The Fountain offers a lot of value. The Cigarette offers a lot of curb appeal on top of performance for a price.

I took a 42' Fountain out (and looks aside as that seems to be a key factor here) it is a wave crusher and very good at handling and very fast. I have not taken out a stepped Cigarette yet. So buy the one you like because you can't miss with either is what I say.

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Old 08-28-2004, 10:13 PM
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Notice the horizon....... that boat was about 3 degrees from rolling over!!!
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Notice the horizon....... that boat was about 3 degrees from rolling over!!!
So you do the law thing too>?

You were drivgin a Cig or Fountain in your dime turning pic?
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So you do the law thing too>?

You were drivgin a Cig or Fountain in your dime turning pic?
Yup, I do the law thing..... of course it was a Cig, everybody knows that a fountain wont go fast enough to spin!!!
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I have just reached a point where I think you can't knock a Cig or a Fountain. They are both winners.
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Yup, I do the law thing..... of course it was a Cig, everybody knows that a fountain wont go fast enough to spin!!!




Nothing cuts through rough water like one of them Cee gar boats...

Once you have one nothing else will do... well maybe an Outerlimits.
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Naw Mike, I am the one with no shirt......
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