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03-04-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 20,174
Posted By bob_t

I went to look at a consignment boat (a Fountain,...

I went to look at a consignment boat (a Fountain, of course :D) in January, one time, several years ago at a boat shop near Lake Cumberland. That engine was winterized, too, as it should have been. ...
09-28-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 23,700
Posted By bob_t

bump .... always a great time. 12+ years and...

bump .... always a great time. 12+ years and still going.

Thanks Katt Niipp, for keeping this going. Always fun to see everyone there!
Forum: Fountain
09-23-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,297
Posted By bob_t

Do you have the performance report for your boat?...

Do you have the performance report for your boat? If so, what is the X dimension. They fooled around with it a little bit (some had 19", some had 19.5") and some with higher X's had more slip and...
Forum: Fountain
09-17-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,371
Posted By bob_t

On the 32, you can be hanging out on the back and...

On the 32, you can be hanging out on the back and in the water, at the same time :D. Cockpit is the same size as a 27 Fever, so it will be tighter between the rear seat and the rear of the front...
09-15-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 23,700
Posted By bob_t

I hope I can make it, too. Have been going to...

I hope I can make it, too. Have been going to this shootout for years! Most years with a boat much faster than my current one. :party-smiley-004: My outdrive got modified a couple of weeks ago...
Forum: General Q & A
09-15-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,742
Posted By bob_t

I'm glad he didn't say it needed more rake!!!!...

I'm glad he didn't say it needed more rake!!!! :eek:.
Forum: Fountain
09-13-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,946
Posted By bob_t

Same here, did the same thing as I watched our 35...

Same here, did the same thing as I watched our 35 twin step leaving behind someone else's truck when we sold it.
Forum: Fountain
09-13-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,448
Posted By bob_t

The reason you see most of the older 29's as...

The reason you see most of the older 29's as twins is because that is all that they made until late 1996. 1997 was the first "model year" for the single engine "extended cockpit" 29 Fever, and many...
Forum: Fountain
09-10-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,412
Posted By bob_t

Our 35 twin step on a Myco tandem axle trailer...

Our 35 twin step on a Myco tandem axle trailer just barely fit in a 40' storage unit. You could get around the back of the boat, but it was tight. Another thing you may want to check into is to see...
Forum: Fountain
09-05-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,297
Posted By bob_t

You are talking apples and oranges. Pre 496...

You are talking apples and oranges. Pre 496 boats typically had 1.50:1 drives. The 496 boats had/have 1.65:1 drives, hence the higher pitch props.
Forum: Fountain
07-20-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,658
Posted By bob_t

Spec sheets for the sport boats (42', 38', 35'...

Spec sheets for the sport boats (42', 38', 35' and 29') says they all used the same tank and its a 13 gallon freshwater tank. At 8 lb per gallon, that's 104 lbs, or about the same as one extra small...
Forum: Fountain
07-10-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,741
Posted By bob_t

When I saw "stuck valve" and 525 EFI in the same...

When I saw "stuck valve" and 525 EFI in the same sentence, that is the first thing that came to mind ... leaking headers. I know of a couple of new long blocks that were the result of leaking...
Forum: Fountain
06-23-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,519
Posted By bob_t

Hydro's website shows the "X" props as round...

Hydro's website shows the "X" props as round ears, which is consistent with the QIV "X" series props - they were more of a "round ear", but not as rounded as the B1's. When you say you could not get...
Forum: Fountain
06-23-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,519
Posted By bob_t

Big difference between P5X and P5. Jpzaluski,...

Big difference between P5X and P5.
Jpzaluski,
Were your's P5's or P5X? Not surpised that P5's had that much slip. When the X goes up (effectively what you did with the -2's) the hydro cleaver...
Forum: Fountain
06-19-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,398
Posted By bob_t

Could be a variety of different things .... If...

Could be a variety of different things .... If you have "out of the box" props, could be prop to prop variation, could also be slight variation in engine hp to engine hp, or could be that the tachs...
Forum: Fountain
06-18-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,253
Posted By bob_t

Change the gear lube in the mechanical fuel pump...

Change the gear lube in the mechanical fuel pump reservoir while you are changing the water pump impeller. Its a litle more work to remove that whole assembly, but it makes cleaning out that...
Forum: Baja
06-14-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,611
Posted By bob_t

Again, thanks for all of the responses .... so,...

Again, thanks for all of the responses .... so, if I end up with the one with the fairing, and can absolutely not just get used to it, is there a market to swap out, or work a trade, for a windshield...
Forum: Baja
06-13-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,611
Posted By bob_t

Thanks for all of the replies. Model is a 245. ...

Thanks for all of the replies. Model is a 245. Having owned several Fountains over the past 15 years, it was always a pain trying to get to the bow (no steps - just climb up on the seat and over...
Forum: Baja
06-12-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,611
Posted By bob_t

How does white acrylic windscreen compare to regular framed windshield

I'm looking at a performance series Baja (Boss package) and it has the white acrylic windscreen (fairing) instead of the regular framed (glass) windshield. How does the windscreen compare to the...
Forum: Fountain
06-11-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By bob_t

During very early 2000's Fountain had their own...

During very early 2000's Fountain had their own brand made for them (drive adapter and rams).... same with the trim tabs (actually has the Fountain logo cast into the trim tabs) and trim tab...
06-08-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,984
Posted By bob_t

The original ones were made by Anchorshade...

The original ones were made by Anchorshade company - that is the version I have. I think Taylor-made took over at some point.
Forum: General Q & A
06-08-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By bob_t

You can google " water absorption in fiberglass"...

You can google " water absorption in fiberglass" and read lots about it, if you are interested. In general the weaves and resins are not completely hydrophobic. The wood is hydrophillic, and uses...
06-08-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,984
Posted By bob_t

I know that I paid more than $99 .... 11 years...

I know that I paid more than $99 .... 11 years ago!!

Really good deal IMO. If you add the reinforcement, they can last a long time (ours is a good example of that).
06-07-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,984
Posted By bob_t

One of the arms on mine buckled one time on a...

One of the arms on mine buckled one time on a windy day ... so, we took a piece of rod (don't remember what diameter anymore, just got some that fit) put a piece ~ 24" the full length of the arm and...
Forum: Fountain
06-07-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,166
Posted By bob_t

"3" is usually neutral trim on Fountains ... at...

"3" is usually neutral trim on Fountains ... at least that is how most came from the factory .... same with the tabs, "3" is tabs level, on the indicators. So, when all the indicator are at "3",...
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