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03-07-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,102
Posted By Pat Ousborne

Cary 70

I saw a 2001 70 Cary in mint condition in Ft Lauderdale yesterday. Twin 1450 Hp. The guy said he built it and for sale. Wow what a classic! Anyone else seen this one around?
02-09-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By Pat Ousborne

Why offshore races not here anymore?

I boat the upper Chesapeake Bay and was thinking when was the last time we had any offshore powerboat racing and not just hydroplanes in our local
area? I remember in the early1990s we had offshore...
02-01-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By Pat Ousborne

Trailer for twin stepped Fountain ?

My question is a very basic one. Currently I have no trailer just a pier lift with bunks set to accommodate the stepped hull. If I look at purchasing a trailer online it's easy to find the proper...
Forum: Fountain
12-22-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 954
Posted By Pat Ousborne

Thumbs up Fountain owners I'm so glad to see this!

After several years of no Lightning models nor any IO closed bow v hull performance models on the Fountain website, I see they just reintroduced the 42 Lightning and the 47 Lightning. Not to...
Forum: Fountain
12-01-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,083
Posted By Pat Ousborne

Boattest.com tested the 38 EC with 496 mag HOs...

Boattest.com tested the 38 EC with 496 mag HOs and it topped out at 66 MPH. I really didn't think it would be this fast. Not sure if this test is still available on line. I printed it so no doubt it...
12-01-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,490
Posted By Pat Ousborne

Did it just take a while to get them or never...

Did it just take a while to get them or never received? I never had a problem with them but it takes a while for custom made stuff.
Forum: Prop Talk
09-22-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,843
Posted By Pat Ousborne

As I remember the 23 Mirages were great for...

As I remember the 23 Mirages were great for acceleration but the boat hit the max speed very quickly at 61 MPH. Also it was not at the high end of the RPM band so I decided not to increase pitch of...
Forum: Prop Talk
09-22-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,843
Posted By Pat Ousborne

Type error. My props were 23 pitch.

Type error. My props were 23 pitch.
Forum: Fountain
08-24-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 738
Posted By Pat Ousborne

Sold.

Sold.
Forum: Prop Talk
06-02-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,843
Posted By Pat Ousborne

I had the same boat and with fresh 350 fuel...

I had the same boat and with fresh 350 fuel injected Mags/ 300 HP ran 60 MPH exactly with 21 Mirages at 4500 RPMs. I would check compression of engines first. You are way off the mark so props are...
Forum: Fountain
05-16-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 738
Posted By Pat Ousborne

Fountain Quad 4 Props available

If anyone needs a nice pair of lab finished 24 Hydromotive Quad 4 props which are what Reggie Fountain put on most of the boats with early stepped hulls please see the classified for more details....
Forum: Swap Shop
05-15-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 235
Posted By Pat Ousborne

Hydromotive Quad 4 24P L & R labbed props

If interested these props are listed in classified with details.
Forum: Swap Shop
05-15-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 405
Posted By Pat Ousborne

Thumbs up L and R 24 labbed Hydromotive Quad4s for sale

See the classified ad for props for more information.
Forum: Fountain
01-19-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By Pat Ousborne

New fountain models

Will Fountain start to make the older lightning models again? 24 to 47 atleast
I hope so?
01-06-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By Pat Ousborne

Don't know it but looks like a nice one from what...

Don't know it but looks like a nice one from what I see. Triton Marina may do the engine work if kept there unless he does his own? You could call them and see if they know the boat. Elkton water is...
Forum: Fountain
10-03-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By Pat Ousborne

Bolster seat base removal question

My older bolster seat bases-[just the bottom weight bearing portion you sit on that goes up and down hydraulically] are in need of reupholstery. Anyone ever remove these hydraulic bases have any tips...
Forum: General Q & A
06-05-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By Pat Ousborne

Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: General Q & A
06-05-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By Pat Ousborne

Question access to port starter 496 Mag HOs

I had all 4 manifolds, risers and both starters replaced on my Merc 496 Mag HOs a year ago. The one engine was pulled out to get access in my tight 8'6" beam bilge. Now the port starter spins but is...
Forum: Fountain
05-28-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,526
Posted By Pat Ousborne

I read an article published back in 2014 where...

I read an article published back in 2014 where they said the market dried up due to lack of loans to finance boats and the loss of interest in production type performance models. The custom built...
Forum: Formula
05-18-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,433
Posted By Pat Ousborne

I had the same boat also 1988 but with 350 MPIs...

I had the same boat also 1988 but with 350 MPIs and acceleration was great with 23 mirages but maxed out 45-4600. I always felt the boat hit 60 but didn't want to get beyond it. The engines had no...
Forum: Fountain
01-28-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,090
Posted By Pat Ousborne

I love my lab finished Hydromotive Quad 4s. Even...

I love my lab finished Hydromotive Quad 4s. Even with mild stock horsepower I know they make me faster.
Forum: Fountain
01-20-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,539
Posted By Pat Ousborne

I had the same experience with my old Formula but...

I had the same experience with my old Formula but since I wasn't the original owner I can't be sure the company caused this issue. Would I buy another yes but only after a surveyor tests for...
Forum: Fountain
12-27-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By Pat Ousborne

Didn't call so maybe they would build them?

Didn't call so maybe they would build them?
Forum: Fountain
12-26-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By Pat Ousborne

Discontinued so not likely to make any more. Just...

Discontinued so not likely to make any more. Just seemed to me the 38 express cruisers were popular over the past years but maybe not?
Forum: Fountain
12-22-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,573
Posted By Pat Ousborne

Fountains are becoming less relevant since Reggie...

Fountains are becoming less relevant since Reggie left. Less models, no new models, no significant changes to existing models, no marketing. Hope I'm wrong?
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