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View Poll Results: Which one for offshore duty?

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  • 41' Sonic os/ss

    8 47.06%
  • 42' Fountain Lightning

    9 52.94%
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  1. #1

    Question Sonic 41os or Fountain 42 lightning

    Ok guys something simple!!! I boat in the caribbean where the water is kinda rough. Based on my budget, I have narrowed it down, (but not excluded others) to a 1990 to 1993 41' Sonic os or a 42' Fountain lightning. Both most likely will be powered by a pair of 420's. Which would you choose? What speeds should I expect from both? Anything special to look for???

    Thanks in advance

  2. #2
    Registered fountain1fan's Avatar
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    eden nc
    bnb fountain the sonics ride better but are slow

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    Registered ViciousOne's Avatar
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    North Channel, Lake St. Clair. MI.
    Buy the sonic twice the boat and its built like a rock !! When you repair them like I do you see how there built . I'd buy the Sonic!!

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    Charter Member #1055/Moderator Charter Member GO4BROKE's Avatar
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    More room and better in the rough-Sonic

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    Active Thunder

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  6. #6
    Thanks all. I was leaning towards the sonic myself. Does anyone have any approx speeds with 420's? Do any of you know one for sale at a good price?


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    Member #2 ....Jeeezz Charter Member cigarette1's Avatar
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    Kicked to the curb
    From my research on OSO, you can get the Active Thunder 37 for less than a new Cigarette TS Top Gun and it will run in the mid eighties.

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    VIP Member VIP Member Back4More's Avatar
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    A Sonic with 420s?...I would guess 55-60mph.
    You ask about speed...and if its an issue than the Lightning is the answer.

  10. #10
    Registered Madcow's Avatar
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    Cigarette Top Gun, Scarab Center Console
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    Toledo Oh
    Defenately the Sonic. Built like tanks. Nice space. Good looks., and its not just another belly button (you know, everybodys got one.) I have a 94 with trip 502s goes 73. Trere's a guy up here with an old 41ES with 420s who claims to go 62. Good luck on youe purcase!

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