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Old 06-11-2010, 10:10 AM   #1
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Default Fountain 38 Open with Quad 300's (85+ mph) For sale

2007 Fountain 38 Open CC for sale

Quad 300 Mercury Optimax XS's (240 +/- hours)

18k Loadmaster trailer set up for 38 Fountain available for $5,500

Best fuel economy in class. Period! Up to 1.2 mpg at 70 mph and 1.5 mpg at 55 mph

I have personally had her up to 86 mph with the current props that are included in the sale. She is a very special Boat. Never been raced or tournament fished. She is also the best looking 38 Fountain I have seen.

Fully composite stringer grid, hull, and transom.

These engines have been flawless and the 300 opti's are the fastest and most fuel efficient engines on the market. In my opinion they are also the most reliable

Electronics:

Simrad CX 44
Simrad CX 34
Open Array radar
TR - 1 Autopilot works great
1 KW shoot thru ducer reads at 60 mph
Twin System Views
Icom VHF
MB Quart 6 Channel Marine amp
2 pairs of MB quart 6 x 9's, and pair of 6.5" 's
Alpine cd player in console with fully controlled remote on dash


Features:

Heavy Duty Latham Power Steering
Heavy Duty Sportmaster Gearcases
Extra long k-plane trim tabs
Fully Composite contruction
4 blue top optima batterys
Shore power plug
4 bank battery charger
Vacuflush Head
Huge Transom Livewell
Holding tank w/ overboard discharge
800+ quarts of macerated fish boxes
Huge fishbox on bow with sump pump
Raw water washdown
freshwater washdon
livorsi zero effort controls
Full Console enclosure
Taco outriggers
Powder coated t-top, leaning post, and grab rails
Dark blue Victory in motion graphics with fishhook
420-460 gallon fuel (I need to check the build sheet)
labbed 28" and 30" Stainless Bravo 1 props
LX leaning post (allows you to sit comfortably while running)
Blue dash canvas cover
Blue leaning post canvas cover
Heavy duty Rub rail with stainless insert

etc.

Price:

$149,900

You guys have no idea how difficult and painful it was for me to compose this add

BTW, free driving and fishing lessons are also included in the price


Chris

251-709-3457

more pics in a THT album here: http://www.thehulltruth.com/members/...s-38-open.html

Videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYKXqrM1Uds (top speed)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYQP9uS5NhY (cruising on a typical Gulf day)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrrbEGb2ncI (loaded and running fast in the Gulf)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XON3Cdifxqw (cruising in the slop,hurricane Ida approaching)















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Old 06-11-2010, 10:12 AM   #2
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what the heck? why are you selling?
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:24 AM   #3
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hopefully you are getting something faster, if possible. Sweet boat hopefully the new owner will love it as much as you do.
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:24 AM   #4
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dude seriously...thats a sweet ride. Why the sale??
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:30 AM   #5
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I want it!!!!!! Want to trade?
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Old 06-11-2010, 11:53 AM   #6
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Nice boat. Good luck. We fish a 38 with quad 250s. I have never seen anywhere near 1.5mpg, though.
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Old 06-11-2010, 12:08 PM   #7
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Propbender, wow, hope everything is ok. That is one beautiful boat!!
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Old 06-11-2010, 12:17 PM   #8
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I have been on this boat guys. It shows like new and is a beauty. I have never felt that kind of power in any boat in my entire lifetime. Nothing to get your heart moving like blowing through the gulf at 80 plus mph! She truly is a special, one of a kind fishing machine that will make some owner very happy. I know Chris has got to be sick selling this thing! Good luck Chris, and hope to see you guys down in OBA soon
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Old 06-11-2010, 12:53 PM   #9
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Might have something to do with a giant oil slick, fishing closures and such......
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:11 PM   #10
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Might have something to do with a giant oil slick, fishing closures and such......
exactly,

I plan to get something that trailers a little easier for the summer, and then move back into a 38' when they clean up this mess. There is no sense in having this baby sit on the trailer all summer when one of you guys can be slinging some blood on her decks.

Thanks for the compliments, everything is going good for me. I just can't look at her on the trailer all Summer.
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Nice boat. Good luck. We fish a 38 with quad 250s. I have never seen anywhere near 1.5mpg, though.
I saw about a 20% decrease in fuel burn when I repowered the Hooters boat from 250's to 300's. The 300's burn less fuel and are moving the boat faster. The boat honestly gets 1.2 mpg loaded in the Gulf at 55-60 mph. She will get 1.5 mpg light in flat water at 55 and 1.2 mpg light at 70 mph

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Old 06-11-2010, 02:23 PM   #12
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So sad to see you sell her. In my opinion, the best/nicest Fountain you have owned to date. I am thinking this boat sells quickly. Good luck Chris!!!
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Old 06-11-2010, 05:23 PM   #13
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Chris, I just saw your post under the photo section and thought to my self "Maybe by the time he sells this quad I will have a little more cash laying around". I then go to the for sale section and all be dam- here it is. Problem is that in those 2 minutes my cash situation didnt change! (trust me, thats what the wife said!)

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Old 06-11-2010, 06:19 PM   #14
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This boat is just as bad as they get - & by bad I mean good...

Good luck w/ the sale - at least it doesn't look like you will be boatless anytime soon, but alot of us will be sorry to see this one leave your stable. It is always interesting to hear your input on such a hi-performance rig.
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Chris, this is my dream boat. I have the link to your Youtube video on my facebook page. I would love to have her but I can't see paying a note on a boat with the current situation in the Gulf. Breaks my heart to see you sell her. I always looked forward to seeing your new videos. By the way guys, I bought a couple of rod n reel combos from Chris a few years ago and they were everything he sais they would be. Point I'm trying to make is he takes care of his equipment. Good luck with the sale.
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:38 AM   #16
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Thanks for all the compliments guys. I am about to list her with Bob at Angler's Edge Marine.
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I am so sorry to hear that the oil spill is causing you to sell this beauty. I have enjoyed your videos of her in action. I hope the mess gets cleaned up soon, or i will be doing the same as you. Best of luck with the sale.
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Awesome boat and awesome deal... Sorry you have to sell her... It would make me sick.
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Damn homey should snap this one up... Sounds like you have it dialed in, and it is faster than his boat.
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Damn homey should snap this one up... Sounds like you have it dialed in, and it can run with his boat.

that's better
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