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Forum: Drives and Lower Units 01-18-2018, 11:30 PM
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Posted By US1 Fountain
I decided to play it safe and just ordered the...

I decided to play it safe and just ordered the Merc ones. Resealing both drives and decided to go ahead and do the joints while the boat is out of the water. Its a big azz cruiser, so when it goes...
Forum: Drives and Lower Units 01-17-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By US1 Fountain
Bravo One u-joints

Replacing the u-joints n both of my drives and searching for replacements. I ran across a thread awhile ago listing US made high quality replacements, but for the life of me I can’t find it now....
Forum: Fountain 01-11-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By US1 Fountain
Get the bigger barn, and a room addition on the...

Get the bigger barn, and a room addition on the house for the wifey!
Forum: Fountain 01-10-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By US1 Fountain
I had to replace my standard 7' door for a 8' to...

I had to replace my standard 7' door for a 8' to get my 32' in no problem. Trailer was a leaf spring, so it sat a tad higher than a torsion trailer. Plexy w/s with the top curve.

You can always...
Forum: Drives and Lower Units 01-07-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By US1 Fountain
He rebuilt or bought new TA? Googled Coastal but...

He rebuilt or bought new TA? Googled Coastal but didnt see any parts listings.
Forum: Drives and Lower Units 01-07-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By US1 Fountain
Dealing with this right now too, but a bravo...

Dealing with this right now too, but a bravo boat. Both gimble rings shot. Added up the cost for new rings, steering pins, bellows kits, new bearings, mechathodes, trim senders, etc... basically...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 01-03-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 422
Posted By US1 Fountain
Post withdrawn due to new info given by OP, thus...

Post withdrawn due to new info given by OP, thus not being able to offer a response do to not being familiar with setup.
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 12-26-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By US1 Fountain
I just had the bare seat frame and pushed down on...

I just had the bare seat frame and pushed down on the seat bottom and watched what flexed, then welded SS angle to beef it up. Basically the main frame bottom back peice got reinforced, and then a...
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 12-26-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By US1 Fountain
Made in house. I disassembled my 32's and welded...

Made in house. I disassembled my 32's and welded in reinforcements and reengineered the seat bottom pivots. Shoulder bolts and welded nuts to a thin peice of SS didnt cut it. The frame would flex...
Forum: Baja 12-23-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By US1 Fountain
My Fountains have done that too. Impossible to...

My Fountains have done that too. Impossible to keep the soot off. Always had a sponge handy to do a quick wipe down of the swim platform and hatch pad every time I stopped as to keep from getting...
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 12-20-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By US1 Fountain
Naw. My stereo days are over. If I put a speaker...

Naw. My stereo days are over. If I put a speaker in the arch, then I’d have to do both sides and be right back to where I am now with an odd amount. . Not even sure if I’ll hook the sub up as don’t...
Forum: Fiberglass and Paint 12-20-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By US1 Fountain
This repair area is now done and solid. It’s up...

This repair area is now done and solid. It’s up inside the gunnel underneath side, done with 635 epoxy/1700 and will not be exposed to sunlight, weather, anything. Does it need to be topcoated with...
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 12-19-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By US1 Fountain
Thanks. Did not know I could leave 1 channel...

Thanks. Did not know I could leave 1 channel unused.
No, I can not add in those locations. The forward spot is the doorway/wall to the cabin. The rear location could work, but would be really tight....
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 12-19-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By US1 Fountain
Unbalanced stereo install

Picked up cruiser that has a pair of coaxials on right side and a single coaxial on the left, and a sub. There is no place to add another coaxial on the left for an even balance. Notta, nothing,...
Forum: Fountain 12-16-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,347
Posted By US1 Fountain
What are you looking at?

What are you looking at?
Forum: Fountain 12-15-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,185
Posted By US1 Fountain
Or you can design some inserts out of SS that...

Or you can design some inserts out of SS that slip in the holes and have a pivoting flap inside that open when the blowers are on and close when off or when a gush if water hits them. Kinda like...
Forum: Fountain 12-14-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,185
Posted By US1 Fountain
I only had water once get in, and that was under...

I only had water once get in, and that was under the hatch when watching a poker run and the water turned to a washing machine. Maybe a gallon?? Otherwise, bilge was dry as a bone.

Agreed, the...
Forum: Fountain 12-13-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,710
Posted By US1 Fountain
Might get alot of passerby's thinking they will...

Might get alot of passerby's thinking they will save the sinking boat with the constant running bilge pump, by jumping on board and opening up the engine hatch expecting to see a lot of water. :)
Forum: Fountain 12-12-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,185
Posted By US1 Fountain
I had a 32. If you can, steer towards a 35

I had a 32. If you can, steer towards a 35
Forum: Fountain 12-12-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,710
Posted By US1 Fountain
Actually those pickups with the screws are...

Actually those pickups with the screws are strainers and are more robust than the simple thru hull like I used, plus they scoop up the water while running, a good idea if you are running a gen. I...
Forum: Fiberglass and Paint 12-08-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By US1 Fountain
1 more question, Do I build up the layers with...

1 more question, Do I build up the layers with just the 1700 on top of each other? I thought mat was needed between cloths, unless thats for poly use?
Forum: General Boating Discussion 12-08-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By US1 Fountain
I believe the inlet hose is 1 1/4", so you would...

I believe the inlet hose is 1 1/4", so you would need a 1 1/4 tee with a 5/8" or 3/4" take off. I forget what I had, been awhile. I actually made my tee's from SS. I think you can buy just the tee...
Forum: Fountain 12-07-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,823
Posted By US1 Fountain
Was this Tims personal boat? Has the exhaust...

Was this Tims personal boat? Has the exhaust holes in the outer part of the swim platform? Shooting the chit with Tim some 17 yrs ago while he gave the wife and I tour of his shop. I recall at that...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 12-06-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,971
Posted By US1 Fountain
I thought Fountain was gone a few yrs ago. ...

I thought Fountain was gone a few yrs ago. SeaRay has its name going for them. Probably one of the most recognized names in boats.


Where are you seeing a cruiser with outboards? I'm just seeing...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 12-06-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By US1 Fountain
You can simply install a Tee before the seawater...

You can simply install a Tee before the seawater pump, and run a hose from the tee to somewhere convenient and install a garden hose deck fitting. I installed mine inside the engine compartment. No...
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