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Old 03-27-2005, 11:07 AM
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I recently took delivery of my new 42 Lightning equipped with 1100/1350 HP Sterlings with dry sump #6 outdrives.
The boat is a performer, ran 130 MPH with 4 pounds of boost on pump gas at the factory. Reggie ran the boat himself with his forged Herring props on the boat that he set the kilo record with.

The boat was gelled yellow and I will send it to the paint shop after Labor Day weekend. The new cabin door and higher freeboard on the 2005 model are really nice. This is my third 42 Lightning and it is really sweet.

Also, Fountain has really stepped up their rigging efforts. The boat has both mechnical and electric fuel pumps, a single (large) sea strainer for both engines with smaller Stainless Marine strainers for the Intercoolers.

I am in the process of ordering some 16.8 diameter 35" pitch Herring cast props for the boat. With race fuel and 7.5 pounds of boost I should be able to see the high 130's to low 140's with this boat.

Pretty impressive speeds for a stock 42 Lightning with a cabin with big power.

I will posts some pictures of the boat and engines after the weekend.

Happy Easter Sunday

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Old 03-27-2005, 11:09 AM
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Sounds absolutly sweet!!! I'm guessing we won't see it on Lewisville?
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we are going to need some pics of that hot rod!!!.....both here and in the "Fountain Pics" section
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I seen your boat at the Factory . Good looking boat.

Good luck with her

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Old 03-27-2005, 01:12 PM
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I do the majority of my boating at Lake Texoma, but I will probably go to Lake Lewisville at least a couple of times this summer.

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Eddie,
Congrats on the new boat i cant wait to see some pics. By the way Happy Easter.
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sounds like a good poker runner uncle eddie.
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Sweet :d
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Sounds great Eddie now let's see the pic's
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Congrats On The New Boat Eddie! Know Anybody Looking For A Good Used 42 1100 Cobras , #6s ? Hell You Know My Boat!
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