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Old 03-12-2005, 10:43 PM
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I'm not familiar with Hydra Boats. Did they build the old SEAL boats?
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Interesting Thread.
I have extensive experience in both of these fine boats as a surveyor, mechanic, driving instructor and demo saleman.
Here are some of my observations:
The Hustler is more forgiving to the driver error.
It takes more skill and constant paying attention to run the Fountain safely, especially the stepped bottom ones.
Paul Fiore was building step-bottom Hustlers long before Reggie put steps in his.
Both boats with the same power will run about the same top-end, but the Fountain will get there a tad quicker.
The Hustler bottom likes the rough stuff better than the Fountain bottom.
The Fountain is more fun in the smooth stuff.
The Fountain upholstery work was far superior to the Hustler prior to the McLeod era.
Remember, it's easier for a smaller volume company to quality control.


I know and like the owners of both of these companies and I have no ax to grind. These are just some things I've noticed over the years.
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Interesting Thread.
I have extensive experience in both of these fine boats as a surveyor, mechanic, driving instructor and demo saleman.
Here are some of my observations:
The Hustler is more forgiving to the driver error.
It takes more skill and constant paying attention to run the Fountain safely, especially the stepped bottom ones.
Paul Fiore was building step-bottom Hustlers long before Reggie put steps in his.
Both boats with the same power will run about the same top-end, but the Fountain will get there a tad quicker.
The Hustler bottom likes the rough stuff better than the Fountain bottom.
The Fountain is more fun in the smooth stuff.
The Fountain upholstery work was far superior to the Hustler prior to the McLeod era.
Remember, it's easier for a smaller volume company to quality control.


I know and like the owners of both of these companies and I have no ax to grind. These are just some things I've noticed over the years.

Ed I wonder when Hustler started using McLeod ?


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Rob- my 98 has McLeod.
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Rob- my 98 has McLeod.
I was thinking 97-98 when they started ?
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