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Forum: Fountain 03-10-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,028
Posted By Tarheel
SW, I have a few nicks on my windshield trim...

SW,

I have a few nicks on my windshield trim and Shogren suggested trying Krylon Gloss White for minor touchup. I have a can but haven't tried it yet.

Another member painted a 38 or 42 last...
Forum: Fountain 03-09-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,635
Posted By Tarheel
You need to think about a survey. It will tell...

You need to think about a survey. It will tell you what's right and wrong with the boat and then you can decide if the deal works for you. I lived through a boat that was supposedly "gone through"...
Forum: Fountain 03-07-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By Tarheel
91 MPH for my 2005 42 which is slightly different...

91 MPH for my 2005 42 which is slightly different hull but the same interior.

525EFIs, Bravo XR/SSM Shorties, no ITS, 32 Pitch Labbed Maximus props. 88 MPH with non-labbed back-up props.

The...
Forum: Prop Talk 02-23-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,284
Posted By Tarheel
I had a 98 Fever same as yours but with a HP500. ...

I had a 98 Fever same as yours but with a HP500. Came with a 26 Left Hand QIV. If your making 770HP, then something is wrong.

Should be able to handle more pitch. Since that was a what Fountain...
Forum: Fountain 02-23-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By Tarheel
If you've got Silent Choice, you also need to...

If you've got Silent Choice, you also need to check the diverter valves closely. On my 2005, previously a saltwater boat, I caught one of the CMI silent choice valves leaking on the aft STBD engine...
Forum: General Q & A 02-18-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By Tarheel
On my old 272, we would store the boat with the...

On my old 272, we would store the boat with the tongue jack up a little. The gasket on the fuel tank sender leaked and fuel ran into the engine bay bilge. I had put some octane booster in it before...
Forum: Fountain 02-03-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By Tarheel
aTX427 pretty much got it all. I think you...

aTX427 pretty much got it all. I think you should grease the drive shaft on your forward staggered engine too. There's about 8 fittings under that cover.:mad:

I do it once a season and it seems...
Forum: General Q & A 01-27-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By Tarheel
I just took my headers off to do the same thing. ...

I just took my headers off to do the same thing. Mine are 4 years old and I figure they need to be tested. Took an afternoon to pull them - not too bad.

I've got to get the service bulletin...
Forum: Fountain 01-19-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,447
Posted By Tarheel
Any luck on resolving your oil temp issue yet? ...

Any luck on resolving your oil temp issue yet?

I have had three fountains and all of them have had oil temps run right around 200F with oil warmed and running at cruise speed. Always interested...
Forum: Drives and Lower Units 12-12-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By Tarheel
Make sure to check for wear on the input shaft...

Make sure to check for wear on the input shaft too. Mine had some pretty good wear where the shaft goes through the seal due to the previous owner running engines with the drives trimmed out too...
Forum: Mid Atlantic US 10-13-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,433
Posted By Tarheel
Didn't get to go either, but stopped by there...

Didn't get to go either, but stopped by there today. They didn't have the results printed up but the manager said the fastest pass was a 32 Skater at 134, but his runs kept getting interrupted by...
Forum: Fountain 08-28-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,212
Posted By Tarheel
The 32 and 35 are about the same weight, but the...

The 32 and 35 are about the same weight, but the 35 is better balanced, sits and flies level, you get a little more speed from a 35, it handles 3'-4' chop in the river without a problem.

Biggest...
Forum: Fountain 08-15-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,951
Posted By Tarheel
Beak Boater told me Fountain had a brand new 42...

Beak Boater told me Fountain had a brand new 42 with 700's and 6 drives at the Jammin on the James Poker Run and it ran right at a 100.

I think she'll go faster than 100 based on those numbers if...
Forum: Fountain 06-20-2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,793
Posted By Tarheel
There should be a 10" white plastic access under...

There should be a 10" white plastic access under the bench seat. Under that access is the top of the tank with sending unit bolted in.

At least, it was on my 98.
Forum: General Q & A 06-17-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By Tarheel
AC MR43T. I've owned two boats with the 500's...

AC MR43T. I've owned two boats with the 500's and they both liked the el cheapo AC plug better than the NGK (BR6FS -I think?).

The cap and rotors need to be changed at least yearly too. They...
Forum: Fountain 06-14-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By Tarheel
Easy, My 42 has sportmaster shorties and it...

Easy,

My 42 has sportmaster shorties and it came with 32 labbed maximus with the diffuser ring. Its a 2004 but it was dialed in by Brian Forehand at Fountain...91MPH (at 36F air temp in March).
...
Forum: General Q & A 05-30-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,232
Posted By Tarheel
Once the engine oil is warm. Shut down the...

Once the engine oil is warm. Shut down the engine, take screw driver and punch a hole in the top of the filter so the oil drains back down into the pan.

When you spin off the filter, a little oil...
Forum: Fountain 05-26-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By Tarheel
Star, Look up under the stbd gunwale at the...

Star,

Look up under the stbd gunwale at the helm where the wiring for the kill switch comes down and joins the wiring harness. Had a similar symptom on my 2000 35 where the kill switch wiring was...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 05-24-2008, 10:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,926
Posted By Tarheel
I see we've got good veteran representation in...

I see we've got good veteran representation in OSO.

Submarines 1984 to 2001, Govmt Civilian in Navy Budget Office in the Pentagon 2001 to present.

Getting ready to ride up and watch some cool...
Forum: Fountain 05-20-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Tarheel
I have a new set of labbed 31 Bravos w/XR hub and...

I have a new set of labbed 31 Bravos w/XR hub and satin finish that came on my last boat. They were run once before going to five bladed props.

Let me know if you're interested.
Forum: Fountain 05-12-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,407
Posted By Tarheel
Racerngr1, I agree with Unsane. Our 98 29...

Racerngr1,

I agree with Unsane. Our 98 29 Single ran right at 75 with a 25" QIV Hydro (4 Bladed), HP 500 Carb power, 1.5 Bravo Performance Drive (drilled low water pick-ups by Fountain).

4600...
Forum: Fountain 05-12-2008, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,808
Posted By Tarheel
Two weekends ago...but only a couple of hours. ...

Two weekends ago...but only a couple of hours. We were washed out this weekend.:angry-smiley-055:
Forum: Formula 04-11-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,952
Posted By Tarheel
Yep, I wasn't going to bash them. Gotta...

Yep, I wasn't going to bash them.

Gotta give credit to Formula for the cabin. The convertible mid-berth was at least a queen size bed.

Maybe a 353 gets it done for you. A little lighter but...
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 04-10-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,369
Posted By Tarheel
Two on the back of the engine coupler, one on the...

Two on the back of the engine coupler, one on the side transom mount for greasing the gimbal beraing (10 pumps on a grease gun to lube that bearing), two on the U-Joints.

Gotta pull the drive like...
Forum: Formula 04-10-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,952
Posted By Tarheel
Blown, I made the shift from a 2001 35...

Blown,

I made the shift from a 2001 35 Classic with 500HPs to a 2004 382 with 525EFI's. The boat was ordered with no Generator. I talked myself into it thinking that the service was going to be...
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