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Old 08-29-2004, 10:24 AM
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Is your boat the one listed on lip ship??......If so that's the boat that's got this thought running through my mind.
Yes that is the Gladiator on Philly's website. There is a lot of room down below for bumpers and life jackets if that is all you need it for. I personally think that when you ride in one you will fall in love with it. It is all about what you want out of a powerboat and I know you will repect the way the Gladiator handles in rough stuff. I boat in SE Michigan (Lake Erie) and I love it, I would not have anything else that is why I am building a new 2005. PM me if you have any more questions.

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Old 08-29-2004, 12:08 PM
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Todd,
I sent you an e-mail so let me know if you get it.
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Old 08-29-2004, 06:18 PM
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I have a Gladiator and space is not really a problem; the cockpit is small, even though the cabin is not finished there is ample storage up there and room in the engine compartment for storage as well. The ride is definately better than a 38' Fountain (not a jab) but I have been in both and the Cigarette rides better period. The fit and finish of the Cigarette is far superior to that of the Fountain and I have owned and maintaned both, in fact I consider myself a Fountain fan but after having both I prefer Cigarettes. The new sit down 42' Fountain may be a really cool machine though. I say give it a try and decide for yourself. Good Luck.
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Old 08-29-2004, 07:21 PM
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Hey Mike your "Time Out King" is funny
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Old 08-29-2004, 07:34 PM
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Not sure how to compare those boats - If you are trying to impress guys, get the cig, if you are trying to impress girls, stay with the fountain - best cabin going for gulls - they love them. If you are not trying to impress anybody, then who cares what we think - you decide!!
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Not sure how to compare those boats - If you are trying to impress guys, get the cig, if you are trying to impress girls, stay with the fountain - best cabin going for gulls - they love them. If you are not trying to impress anybody, then who cares what we think - you decide!!
Everytime I have tried to impress anyone but myself I always bought the product "they" liked and I always didn't. You can't please eveybody so you might as well please yourself.
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Old 08-29-2004, 10:28 PM
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Todd,
I sent you an e-mail so let me know if you get it.
Josh,

I talked to Philly tonight and I will call you tomorrow around Noon.

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Old 08-30-2004, 12:39 AM
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If you are trying to impress guys, get the cig,
if you are trying to impress girls, stay with the fountain
If you meet a girl who doesn't know anything about boating... it doesn't matter what boat you have. All they care about is how expensive it is... and that you have money to burn. Sad but true. Unless you get lucky.


I'm a chick and I say get a Cig. I like the no cabin. Who needs the added weight.

I thought Offshore was performance boating...

cabin boating... ins't that what bayliners are for?
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Old 08-30-2004, 02:40 AM
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Isn't that what women are for?
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