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Old 08-28-2004, 04:51 PM
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I just wanted to get some opinions on what some different people thought. I currently own an 03' 38 lightning w/ stag. 700's. I've been looking at a couple different gladiators on the internet and have kind of got a wild hair about trading for one. Any thoughts???
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Old 08-28-2004, 04:55 PM
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I wish I had that problem!!!!!!!!!! I think you would enjoy the gladiator with similiar power. I think the speeds would be similiar, and the gladiator would handle the rougher water maybe a little bit better. Only one way to find out!!!
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Why?? Whats wrong with what you have now??

You could trade it in on the regular Fountain it would be faster.

The Gladiator does not have anything up front .
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Old 08-28-2004, 05:25 PM
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I have a 2003 Gladiator with stag. 700 Zuls that I would give you a good deal on.
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Old 08-28-2004, 05:33 PM
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There seems to be alot of newer Gladiators for sale. No cabin, but a cool ride. Buy one and then weigh in on what you think between the two.
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Wait for the new sit down 42 fountain and see. I looked at the OSO gladiator friday and while the cool factor was high after going to the shoot out today and using my cabin I would only be able to do it for a second boat.
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This comparison is like escalade versus corvette!!
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Sorry Mike Fountains are not sexy. It's like comparing a Viper to a Ferrari. The Ferrari is sexy! (Ferrari being the Gladiator) Ask any cig owner.

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With all due respect... having ridden in both in rough water the Gladiator is in a different league. This is not a hack on Fountains just the truth, the ride is superior.
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Hey! The Lawyer is speaking the truth! I like the sig!
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