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Forum: Wanted
08-11-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By techman

New our used? They are available from any Merc...

New our used? They are available from any Merc parts dealer.

Part # 846063A1
08-11-2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,071
Posted By techman

https://www.boatblurb.com/post/brp-unveils-groundb...

https://www.boatblurb.com/post/brp-unveils-groundbreaking-rotax-outboard-engine-with-stealth-technology



Yep!

They took an outboard and bent the powerhead back 90 degrees. For those that...
08-08-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 884
Posted By techman

Marine engines are water cooled not air cooled. ...

Marine engines are water cooled not air cooled.

If your bilge air temps are causing overheating problems like vapor lock, get more air in there. Run your blowers constantly or crack the hatch...
08-02-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By techman

I agree..apples to oranges. Put condition aside...

I agree..apples to oranges. Put condition aside for a moment:

Do you want a single or twins? The 27 is a lake boat with a tiny gas tank. The 10 meter is a classic for sure but old hardware.
...
Forum: Fountain
07-26-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 965
Posted By techman

Absolutely! I've had mine since new, that is 22...

Absolutely! I've had mine since new, that is 22 year now. To be honest, I really think you don't see them for sale is that they are still running fine and owned by folks that wanted a different...
07-25-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,389
Posted By techman

A 343 with triple outboards? Thread subscribed!

A 343 with triple outboards? Thread subscribed!
Forum: Fountain
07-23-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 965
Posted By techman

I have a 496 twin step XR's 28 B1's top speed 80....

I have a 496 twin step XR's 28 B1's top speed 80. There were LOTS of 496 lightning's built. The year I bought mine, our dealer built 3 496 powered 35's.
07-22-2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,709
Posted By techman

It has been a love hate relationship I have had...

It has been a love hate relationship I have had with my 05 2500 Avalanche. Comfortable, pulled a 12K load no issue, super utilitarian.....but. It has tested me over the 175K miles I have put on it....
Forum: Fountain
07-22-2022, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By techman

Here you go: Fountain Manual...

Here you go:


Fountain Manual (https://media.fountainpowerboats.com/media/1464/manual-fountain-sport-sport-boats-27ft-47ft.pdf)
Forum: Fountain
07-18-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 965
Posted By techman

35 Lightnings are either side by side or...

35 Lightnings are either side by side or staggered motor setups on the later years before production stopped. 496 powered boats will do everything the blue motor boats do up to about 80mph.

To...
07-15-2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By techman

Great boat!! I had a 03 with a 8.1GXi. Motor was...

Great boat!! I had a 03 with a 8.1GXi. Motor was finicky but the hull was a peach. I went nuts on the options with teak walk through, stainless windshield and that massive stainless arch. The ones...
07-08-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,173
Posted By techman

It would appear that he is 100% focused on the...

It would appear that he is 100% focused on the motor and prop. The hull is just the engine stand for this endeavor. Maybe he should add a 6 foot extension box and 10 foot tabs for a little more...
06-20-2022, 12:58 PM
05-28-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,061
Posted By techman

CRINGE!!! Why aren't those drives trimmed up for...

CRINGE!!! Why aren't those drives trimmed up for trailering!! Skeg damage in 5, 4, 3, 2........
05-17-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,385
Posted By techman

Pics!

We are expecting many pictures as soon as you get it home!!


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-vbulletin/310x268/1651989023110_962e4924229ad796da1797c24be1391e16935af2.png
05-04-2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,385
Posted By techman

Wow, sounds like you are close to joining the...

Wow, sounds like you are close to joining the Fountain family. Welcome.

The only reason I recommended you pause, is that just a short time ago you were going to purchase a Baja with 496's. This...
05-03-2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,385
Posted By techman

Good luck with the shakedown cruise. A ride in a...

Good luck with the shakedown cruise. A ride in a 100MPH Fountain that's running well will make you whip out your checkbook STAT.

But, make sure to take a deep breath and pause before pulling the...
05-03-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,385
Posted By techman

Keep looking.

Keep looking.
04-29-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,952
Posted By techman

You can buy a 500HP outboard from them now. Just...

You can buy a 500HP outboard from them now. Just subtract the "R" Ha! Ha! :evilb:

https://www.mercurymarine.com/en/us/engines/outboard/seapro/seapro-500hp/
04-25-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,385
Posted By techman

Choices

I'm a big Fountain fan...I have one. But given your original wants/needs both of those classic 35's are going to be tight for anymore than a couple of people for any extended stay on board.

In...
04-22-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,396
Posted By techman

I guess that is what I am implying. Would you...

I guess that is what I am implying. Would you want your brand new boat to be the test bed? No reason to believe it won't prove to be a great option, I personally wouldn't be signing up for hull #1 at...
04-19-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,385
Posted By techman

343

The Cobalt 343 is a really nice boat. But, beware if you are considering towing it. It's over-wide with a nearly 10 foot beam and permits may be required to haul. And it weighs a lot, most 3/4...
04-15-2022, 07:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,735
Posted By techman

Yep, my wife is a keeper! She jumped both feet...

Yep, my wife is a keeper! She jumped both feet into my boating hobby and embraced the good, bad and the ugly of it all. She actually does all the boat wrangling while I take care of the towing...
04-14-2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,735
Posted By techman

First year of ownership I had it at a rack. No...

First year of ownership I had it at a rack. No doubt, the easiest way to get into the boat and that rack year was the most hours on the boat in a season.

However, it was painful not being able...
03-31-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,935
Posted By techman

April 1st is tomorrow......just sayin.....

April 1st is tomorrow......just sayin.....
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