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Dredgeking,
Welcome to the board! Nice pic! Glad to have a fellow beak boater on here. Obnoxus and Boatnut told me about it. Jeff runs a nice site. I was amazed at how many OSO people are on here.
It's the oso alternative. I was surprised that you can't type the word Speedwake on OSO. It comes up all asterisks. :confused:

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i'm surprised it took me this long to find the place. i must be getting slow.

i'm hoping this will be a cool board. since i'm a moderator on OSO i am forbidden to give my opinion. maybe now i can voice my opinions. maybe i'm forbidden to even be on this board. oh, well.
 

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They will have to get over it. What's up with not being able to voice your opinion? That's messed up. As you said, oh well!
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Hey Mark,
Is that bad boy going to be ready by Aug. 10th? We could always use another beak on the run. Any more "rumors" from Mr.Rampage? :confused: I would have liked that one to have come true.
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Candyman said:
Hey Mark,
Is that bad boy going to be ready by Aug. 10th? We could always use another beak on the run. Any more "rumors" from Mr.Rampage? :confused: I would have liked that one to have come true.
Dan
I should be picking her up on Saturday.
I hear we are VERY close to nailing the run date down.
 

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I hope its not the 10th or 24th. Now they have a helicopter with Wally taking pictures for the Racine Run. Should be fun. It would be a nice way to put some easy break-in hours on your boat. :D
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It seems I may have seen your boat before. :winker: :bigsmile: Is it a 29' or a 32' or somewhere in between. :laugher: I love red boats!
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Nice pics of great boats guys. Keep the Fountain thing going on Speedwake. I have been thinking on a 2003 29 Fever with the new 525 EFI. It should run as good as a 500-mabey better with 30 more hp. Is 78 reasonable?
 

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Dan,
Thankspwill look up. want the newer Fever II, which has the swim steps built in and the anchor locker. 35 seems too big for me to tow, the 32 i guess is not being made based on the low set in the water with twin big blocks.

Cause of the swamping story. What is your opinion of the 29?
 

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gilla,
My understanding is that Fountain will make 32' as a special order. I heard that the added weight of the 496's and overall width is why they stopped making the 32. I don't have any first hand knowledge of the 29'. The only way to know if a boat is right for you is do a water test. Test as many boats in varying conditions as you can and base your decision off of that not off of a magazine opinion.
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Rode the 29 with the 454-Boat was great-engine was not much. Plane time was sad but once it got going-the hull took over and it rode great. Zero mid range torque-movee the throttlle you could not feel or hear acceleration-just slowly move up to 60. The stern vent holes had metal tubes running uphill and forward-to the blower. Swamp porblem should be eliminated. Based on the 29- i can see where a 32 with twin big blocks would be way stern heavy-your 35 seems to balance the weight better by looking at your pic. Also my first time with left had controls. Will be find once used to them where I can adjust w/o looking. The marina rep who was along said that he did not see much dif in rough water between the 27 and 29. I did notice the extra cockpit room and the cooler in the cabin. The cockpit room is the most important to me, plus it should have a little better balance. The best thing is you still read the water but don't worry about the landing.
 

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DK-anything else out there to compare it to. I sure did like the ride-tend to porpoise a bit caused by the wave action but eaisly adjusted with tabs. With more motor-It felt like you could power through that stage. Any tips?

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mY 29 TENDS TO CHINE WALK SOME at 75mph plus. never had it porpoise. it's not a great rough water boat unless you want to work the throttle a lot and time the waves.
 
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