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If you own one of the above boats either with triple or quad power please answer the questions below. I am looking for honest answers from the owners or Captain of the boat ,not a friend of a friend.
Motor Brand- Hp-speed loaded in ditch- Offshore speed in 3-4 headsea- MPG @ 4500- MPG@WOT- Price of Boat /Motor
2005 Fountain 34/Triple OPti 225s
58 mph with full fuel and 5 guys plus gear and a 200lb Mako in 2-3 following seas.
45 mph in 3-4 foot headsea if you dont care about your knees the next day
about 1.3 mpg at 4200.
??? MPG WOT(try looking at a Mercury smart guage going 63 mph)
$$$ same as a 34 yellowfin & See Vee, way less than a 33 Hydro. Just under a 36 contender (all w/ triple Optis.) I looked hard at each one. (Hydro had trip 300hpdis)
08-01-2005, 04:27 PM
picking up 36 yellowfin friday will let you know.
08-01-2005, 07:29 PM
2004 36 Yellowfin triple 225 4 strokes Black Yamahas
55 MPH Loaded to the max. 525 gals fuel,4 guys, livewell full, 20 gals fresh water, the typical tackle and provisions.
The speed in a 3-4 ft. headsea is an interesting ? The boat can maintain the 55 MPH without a problem of any damage to the boat, but at 40 years of age I prefer to keep it down to something less punishing to me @40 MPH but it depends on the spacing of the seas. Dont think that my ego lets many other boaters get around me in a tournament situation though, my crews safety is the important issue.
MPG @ 4500 RPM is @ 1.25 loaded but I have seen higher when running light.
MPG @ WOT is @1.01 loaded.
I purchased a boat that was 11 months old so the price was around 45k less than a new boat rigged the same. This boat new rigged is around 210k.