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Old 08-15-2005, 01:36 PM
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Default Current state of 24' "Hells Banana"

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!
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Old 08-15-2005, 01:45 PM
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sorry here is pic 3
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Wow!

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

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???
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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...
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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. 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. I hope to get a ride the following weekend.
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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.
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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
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mike53, Please post it here or I can give you my email adress and you can send it to me there.

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