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    24’ Fountain

    Don’t see many of these.

    The offshore guys hated them cuz they weren’t an offshore boat.
    The lake boat crowd didn’t care for it cuz it was too big.

    https://columbus.craigslist.org/boa/...448151008.html
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    Pretty rare to find, never mind in that condition. Also has the 502 Magnum to guarantee 70 mph and what looks like dual external steering.

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    I almost bought one years ago, it is a nice mid size boat. The one I looked at had a merc 500efi . The problem was the entire boat was a deep red with a grey and red interior...
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    Less then he price of a new outboard. Make sure you ride in one of the 24s before you buy it (shallow and flat bottom= rougher ride then you might anticipate). We had one in our group for a short time.

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    I remember that as a complaint against it.

    Doesn’t it also have a wider than normal pad??


    Quote Originally Posted by JPEROG View Post
    Less then he price of a new outboard. Make sure you ride in one of the 24s before you buy it (shallow and flat bottom= rougher ride then you might anticipate). We had one in our group for a short time.

    Joe
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    I refuse to allow common sense to interfere w/my boat buying decisions.


    Checkmate 16' 140 Johnson
    Hydrostream 17' Vector FrankenRude I
    Laser 480 (?) 21' w/GT 200
    Glastron Carlson Conquest w/XP 2.6
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    24' Sonic w/twin 250 Johnsons
    24' Sonic w/twin 250 HO Johnsons
    19' STV River Rocket w/FrankenRude II
    Allison XR 2002 w/Frankenrude II
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    Quote Originally Posted by Instigator View Post
    I remember that as a complaint against it.

    Doesn’t it also have a wider than normal pad??
    Yes,
    Its really an up scaled Allison. Does great in the flat water-but guys that are buying them are typically considering it a "big boat" compared to what they are used to.

    Joe

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    Looks like a pretty small boat when you subtract the swim platform and the beak from 24', I would agree it probably is no good in the rough as you guys mentioned above.

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    Would be a nice little brother to my 27


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    Yep.

    Take off the beak and platform and you’d probably have a 21’ hull.

    Quote Originally Posted by seef158 View Post
    Looks like a pretty small boat when you subtract the swim platform and the beak from 24', I would agree it probably is no good in the rough as you guys mentioned above.
    I'd rather be competitive w/junk I built in my garage than win w/stuff I bought.


    I refuse to allow common sense to interfere w/my boat buying decisions.


    Checkmate 16' 140 Johnson
    Hydrostream 17' Vector FrankenRude I
    Laser 480 (?) 21' w/GT 200
    Glastron Carlson Conquest w/XP 2.6
    Glastron Carlson CVX 20 w/XP 2.6
    24' Sonic w/twin 250 Johnsons
    24' Sonic w/twin 250 HO Johnsons
    19' STV River Rocket w/FrankenRude II
    Allison XR 2002 w/Frankenrude II
    Hydrostream 18' V-King w/Frankenrude II

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    IIRC it was geared more as a lake boat for tubing and skiing, dead rise is only 18 degrees.
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