XCAV8 - That boat looks very nice for a 1980.
I need to chime in on the led sled comment. There is a well known name (Cigarette) that also needed a lot of power to get it moving before they came out with the stepped hull option and you have to pay a lot more for those boats. Sonics and Cigarettes may not be speed demons, but they run very respecatble speeds especially in the rough stuff.
I think that the Sonic is a great boat. If we ever get rid of ours, it will be for another Sonic.