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Forum: Fountain
02-14-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By 38fountainecman

There has been multiple boats with this set-up...

There has been multiple boats with this set-up for sale in Ft. Myers Florida.
Forum: Fountain
09-05-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,368
Posted By 38fountainecman

If you want to run a bravo III set up, mine was...

If you want to run a bravo III set up, mine was 1.81:1 ratio with bravo III XR props at 25" pitch. The XR props have a leading 4 blade prop with a trailing 3 blade prop. When I first got the boat,...
Forum: Fountain
08-14-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,610
Posted By 38fountainecman

The 419 Fastec has about 5'-7" of headroom, but...

The 419 Fastec has about 5'-7" of headroom, but can't compare to the 38 EC. Also, our 2006 has the separate master stateroom which provided us privacy from the kids when we boated. Taking our son to...
Forum: Fountain
08-14-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,368
Posted By 38fountainecman

I had 1.81:1 bravo 3 with bravo III XR props...

I had 1.81:1 bravo 3 with bravo III XR props (four blades leading three blades) at 25" pitch. Boat set right at 5,000 rpms at sea level and Florida heat. My bravo 1 drives are 1.65:1 with 24" pitch...
Forum: Fountain
08-03-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,610
Posted By 38fountainecman

I have a 2006 with 496 mag ho, runs 62. I went...

I have a 2006 with 496 mag ho, runs 62. I went from bravo 3's to bravo 1's with maximus props. Same rpm, speed and cruise, running 1.65:1 bravos and 24" pitch props as the 3's. I puked an upper...
Forum: Fountain
08-03-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,368
Posted By 38fountainecman

on my 2006, my remote amp is mounted under the...

on my 2006, my remote amp is mounted under the bench seat in the galley. These boats came with varying stereo options, I had a slightly upgraded package on mine. I added a four channel amp,...
Forum: Fountain
07-20-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,368
Posted By 38fountainecman

10M. Let me see if I can help with a few of the...

10M. Let me see if I can help with a few of the questions. I believe Fountain may have an owner's manual on their website, or you may need to call. I purchased new (dumb idea, I know), and the manual...
Forum: Fountain
06-05-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By 38fountainecman

The relays are similar to the ones on my 66...

The relays are similar to the ones on my 66 mustang. I would think they are marinized, but not sure. Before you replace the relays, remove the main power lines and check the connection between the...
Forum: Fountain
05-09-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By 38fountainecman

The current set-up is the least restrictive as...

The current set-up is the least restrictive as the exhaust can go through both the drive and the transom pipes. Pretty smart if you think about it. I couldn't see where my one drive was leaking, but...
Forum: Fountain
05-08-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By 38fountainecman

10M I can tell you why. The exhaust actually...

10M I can tell you why. The exhaust actually does split between the thru hull and the "y" pipe down through the drive. I ran into an issue with my exhaust leaking where the "y" pipe enters the...
Forum: Fountain
04-09-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,860
Posted By 38fountainecman

10M I was thrown by the model year. I didn't...

10M I was thrown by the model year. I didn't think Fountain made the sport cruiser in 2008. Pics on the way.
Forum: Fountain
04-08-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,860
Posted By 38fountainecman

Bloeh2o: I can send you pics of mine. You will...

Bloeh2o: I can send you pics of mine. You will like the 500 boat with Bravo 1's. I'm trying to visualize the boat you are looking at, but can't quite get there. Can you post some pics? Almost...
Forum: Fountain
04-04-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,860
Posted By 38fountainecman

I have a 2006 38 EC in Florida. Slightly...

I have a 2006 38 EC in Florida. Slightly different hull I understand, but probably runs about the same speed wise. I find that it is easy to cruise at 30 mph, but 20 mph IMO is hard for this boat...
Forum: Formula
02-08-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By 38fountainecman

My first ride in an off-shore boat was in a 1986...

My first ride in an off-shore boat was in a 1986 272 SR1 with small blocks. I then went to Miami and purchased a 292 SR1 with 365 HP big blocks and bravo 1's. Owned for 7 years, great boat. Added...
Forum: Formula
02-06-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By 38fountainecman

that boat deserves external hydraulic steering!!!!

that boat deserves external hydraulic steering!!!!
Forum: Formula
12-28-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,241
Posted By 38fountainecman

I'm a big fan of stainless marine also. Had them...

I'm a big fan of stainless marine also. Had them on my 1990 292 SR1 and ran great in salt water for over five years.
Forum: Formula
12-26-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By 38fountainecman

A buddy of mine had an 87 272 with twin small...

A buddy of mine had an 87 272 with twin small blocks. I had another boating friend own a 1990 311. I understand that later years that model was offered with big blocks. I have owned a 1990 292...
Forum: Formula
12-10-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By 38fountainecman

just sent pics of the 25 XR props. Ran WOT 62...

just sent pics of the 25 XR props. Ran WOT 62 MPH at 5100 rpm and cruised 40 mph at 3400 rpm with 496 mag ho on my 38 fountain.
Forum: Fountain
11-28-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By 38fountainecman

10M Will definitely send you some pics of the...

10M Will definitely send you some pics of the cabin. I also have a couple of other modifications I'll include that may make stowing the camper canvas and isinglass easier. You will definitely...
Forum: Fountain
11-16-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By 38fountainecman

As far as stress cracks, I have a few small ones...

As far as stress cracks, I have a few small ones under the windshield on the port side. I also have some spider cracking on the inner side of the dash, adjacent to the cabin door, but that's kind...
Forum: Fountain
11-16-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By 38fountainecman

Welcome to the club. I have an 06 with 496's. ...

Welcome to the club. I have an 06 with 496's. Love the boat. Yes, the anchor is/was a challenge. I tried sharpening the edge, but had a really hard time getting it set. Once set, it worked well....
Forum: Fountain
11-16-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By 38fountainecman

Congrats on the new 38 ec. I have a 2006 version...

Congrats on the new 38 ec. I have a 2006 version and love the boat. keep the jumper cables with the connector to power up the hatch as that is the only way to get the engine hatch open if the...
Forum: Fountain
07-10-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By 38fountainecman

Have you looked into adding fuel injection to...

Have you looked into adding fuel injection to your existing generator? When I was looking for parts for my 2006 Westerbeke, I noticed a company offering fuel injection kit for the generator. I...
Forum: Fountain
06-21-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By 38fountainecman

one thing you want to verify is the location of...

one thing you want to verify is the location of the trim adjustment insert at the rear anchor pin of your drives. Sounds like they may have recently been off the boat. The insert should be behind...
Forum: Formula
04-03-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By 38fountainecman

I replaced a kamma setup in a 357 with standoff...

I replaced a kamma setup in a 357 with standoff boxes and bravo 1's. The standoff box covered the relatively small kamma hole and believe it or not my transom was not rotted (1986 357). The did...
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