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Forum: General Q & A 07-23-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By gerritm
525 electric fuel pump

On my '05 42 Fountain EX with 525's the starboard rear engine quit running. When you turn the key on you could hear the fuel pump running and you can clearly hear it on the port motor.

Now all...
Forum: Fountain 09-29-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,588
Posted By gerritm
42' Fountains don't fly with the nose up. If you...

42' Fountains don't fly with the nose up. If you have staggers or especially full staggers the boat is going to run flat. The weight is distributed towards the center. I run Maximus 5 blades and in...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 08-17-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,678
Posted By gerritm
I owned an 04-- 32 Sunsation with 496mag ho's and...

I owned an 04-- 32 Sunsation with 496mag ho's and have a friend who has an 05-- 35 Fountain with staggerd 525's and have spent a lot of time in his boat.

The Sunsation was a 75-78mph with labbed...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 06-15-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,212
Posted By gerritm
I have an '05-- 42 EX, basically the same hull...

I have an '05-- 42 EX, basically the same hull different cabins. I would go for the 700's if I did it again. Love my boat, but if you are a hard driver go with the 700 and NXT's. they will take more...
Forum: TOPPS 06-10-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,238
Posted By gerritm
We followed the channel markers as much as we...

We followed the channel markers as much as we could find them. Unfortunately both of our gps units didn't work there. We don't have the inland river card, just the bay and gulf to try and follow the...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 06-10-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,978
Posted By gerritm
All boats no matter who builds them have inherent...

All boats no matter who builds them have inherent handling characteristics. Not necessarily problems. I went from a 70 mph 32 Sunsation to an 85 mph 42 Fountain and felt that I need to know these....
Forum: TOPPS 06-10-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,238
Posted By gerritm
Mark, how are you doing. We have not been up...

Mark, how are you doing. We have not been up there since last year when Keith's Superboat broke down. We stayed in the marked channel coming back and it was very shallow we thought we were going to...
Forum: Fountain 06-10-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,923
Posted By gerritm
I have these in my boat. Excellent quality and...

I have these in my boat. Excellent quality and have held up for 3 years. Look like new. Great company to deal with. Check them out. These are all custom billet aluminum.

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Forum: Fountain 06-03-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By gerritm
Mine just started doing this also. It is stuck at...

Mine just started doing this also. It is stuck at 9 o'clock position. Is the battery in the round receiver on my dash?
Forum: Fountain 05-04-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,464
Posted By gerritm
The other thing that didn't match was the serial...

The other thing that didn't match was the serial #'s of the drives to the engines that were supposed to be sold together in a new boat. Always get a complete survey. Plus the engine serial #'s did...
Forum: Fountain 05-03-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,464
Posted By gerritm
We run mostly in Galveston Bay and once in awhile...

We run mostly in Galveston Bay and once in awhile out in gulf here or in Florida. The roughest water is when we go to Lake Travis. Lots of cruiser wakes bouncing off the vertical walls. Our 42...
Forum: Fountain 04-29-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,464
Posted By gerritm
I have XR's. Yes, gone thru upper gears in both...

I have XR's. Yes, gone thru upper gears in both within about 150 hours. Long story, but not sure if it is the drives or who I bought the boat from. There may have been more hours and abuse to the...
Forum: Fountain 04-27-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,464
Posted By gerritm
I bought an '05 42 EX with 525's and never regret...

I bought an '05 42 EX with 525's and never regret the bigger boat. It makes my wife happy with the ride, I never have to worry about water conditions and it will run comfortably in the low to mid...
Forum: Fountain 04-09-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,633
Posted By gerritm
+ 1 on the Simple Green. the soot on the transom...

+ 1 on the Simple Green. the soot on the transom of my boat seems to be greater when it is cooler out and not so bad when the weather is hot.
Forum: Fountain 04-09-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,469
Posted By gerritm
Mix about a 4 to 1 solution of water to bleach....

Mix about a 4 to 1 solution of water to bleach. Use it and rinse right after. Cleans everything and I have never had any problems with the threads. I have used this on all my boats and it works....
Forum: General Boating Discussion 04-07-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,058
Posted By gerritm
That was my best friend's boat. You got a great...

That was my best friend's boat. You got a great boat.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 04-06-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,058
Posted By gerritm
Is this a 29' Superboat with 496?

Is this a 29' Superboat with 496?
Forum: General Boating Discussion 12-09-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,549
Posted By gerritm
It doesn't make sense to buy cheap life vests....

It doesn't make sense to buy cheap life vests. You wear them to save your life not conform to a poker run guideline. Like Brad said, I have water skied and crashed at 30mph, I can't imagine being...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 11-25-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,051
Posted By gerritm
Don't need no stinkin Arneson's or 6's. :drink: ...

Don't need no stinkin Arneson's or 6's. :drink:

My boat has staggered 525's with XR drives and Maximus props.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 11-23-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,855
Posted By gerritm
:party-smiley-004::food-smiley-007:

:party-smiley-004::food-smiley-007:
Forum: General Boating Discussion 11-09-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,636
Posted By gerritm
The boat was on a trailer at my marina here in...

The boat was on a trailer at my marina here in Clear Lake Texas. It has been here for about a year. It was very rough under the wrap. I know the owner. The first run out they blew an engine. I think...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 10-28-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 21,265
Posted By gerritm
Here is my wife ( on the right) and [email protected] Kenny's...

Here is my wife ( on the right) and [email protected] Kenny's house for the Topps party with the new MTI.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 10-22-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By gerritm
I do love the weather here in Texas this time of...

I do love the weather here in Texas this time of the year and we have a couple of months left for boating, but I do miss the Chain. Blarney's Island and the boat races are the best.:drink:
Forum: General Boating Discussion 10-06-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 17,834
Posted By gerritm
I lived on Long Island from '99 to '05. I brought...

I lived on Long Island from '99 to '05. I brought my 22' Crownline ski boat when we moved from Wisconsin/Illinois. We took one trip in the channel/intercoastal in that area and thru Great Soutn Bay...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 10-05-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,168
Posted By gerritm
Were all of those pix from the same event? What...

Were all of those pix from the same event? What the heck happened?:eek::eek:
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