View Full Version : Current state of 24' "Hells Banana"

08-15-2005, 02:36 PM
Pic 1 is a side view and the owner Andrew is the guy standing at the back.

Pic 2 is the current dash layout. :(

Pic 3 needs no explanation, only imagination! :eek:

08-15-2005, 02:45 PM
sorry here is pic 3

Air Dog
08-16-2005, 10:18 AM

Boat is looking tired, but those engines are scary as "hell"... :eek:

Look how the rear hatch goes right to the deck...weird...

Dam those TRS drives make the engines sit up high.

Did he say how fast?

Did he say how much??? :D

Chatim Racing
08-16-2005, 11:14 AM
Wow! Thanks Adam! That thing looks pretty good for catching on fire etc...looks like it went to hell & back...LOL!!

Here's a couple of the old 24' TB for comparison...

08-16-2005, 12:21 PM
The engines are scary as hell. He said that each one has 7 pistons @ .030 over and one at I think .060 over. Inside rear of each motor kept burning down with the old cabs it had on it. :eek: He has two new blocks sitting in storage for it. But I think it could use some pro-built motors. Not that Andrew doesn't know how to build them I just think a pro could make them a little more reliable and user friendly.

I certianly think the layout in TB was "cleaner". And I like the TB hatch better.

But for all the troubled past its had I guess its amazing that it's even still around.

He says it runs about 90 or so. And it should be in the water by this weekend. :drink: :evilb: I hope to get a ride the following weekend. :drink: :eek:

08-16-2005, 12:24 PM
Oh, Charlie

I know it wasn't your boat, but I was wondering if you might have any pics of it back in its racing days? Or if you know who might that would share them.

09-06-2005, 05:09 PM
i have a pic of hells banana when it was being raced my buddys dad owned the boat rigth after it had finished racing they had it on a lake in new hampshide and the boat went in for work on the bilge pumps and needless to say the sank on the mooring in front of the house

09-06-2005, 07:15 PM
mike53, Please post it here or I can give you my email adress and you can send it to me there.