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Old 10-01-2008, 10:27 AM
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Hi Guys,
Im new to OSO. Im happy/proud to say that I have just bought a Banana Boat 24 and will ship it to Sweden (home country, hope you dont mind). I have not yet received the boat. The ship leaves Baltimore today. Still I wright to you
My question to you is, what size of engine and what drives are best when rigging the boat? I wonder if I should look for a SB or a BB? Handling, speed etc. I want the boat to be fast but I also want my family to enjoy the boat. Not to raw...Somewhere around 60 knots?
Today it is set up with Mercruiser SB and Alpha One. I calculate with a change of this package....

Thanks in advance,

mathias
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Hi Mathias,

Welcome to the gang.

I would use what you have until you blow it up, then go looking for upgrades.

60mph is easy with any power you throw at it, but I would definately upgrade the drive to a bravo.

What boat did you buy? Year? Hull ID number?

Congrats on your new boat.

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Originally Posted by Air Dog
Hi Mathias,

Welcome to the gang.

I would use what you have until you blow it up, then go looking for upgrades.

60mph is easy with any power you throw at it, but I would definately upgrade the drive to a bravo.

What boat did you buy? Year? Hull ID number?

Congrats on your new boat.

Thank you very much!
I will start as you say by using what I have. Allthough I cant help my self from being curious about how the boat handles a BB versus a SB. I havent got a clue.
I heard from people in Sweden that the boat is heavy and will need some serious power to reach 70 mph
Of course we dont have so much detailed insights about the boat (speed, handling, weight etc) as this is the first one to be imported
Bravo is on my list Thanks for the input.
I bought the boat from a guy in Beverly MA.
Its a 1983īs model
Hull ID: BCV0027M83A. (is this the 27th boat built?)
Do you know it and its history?
Sorry but I dont have the right to enclose pictures in this forum??
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Mathias (Pasta)

Congrats to your Banana Boat. I know she arrived yesterday night. Can't wait to see her.

Should I take my 24 Pantera to your place and you splash your 24 just for a test run before winter.....?


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Mathias (Pasta)

Congrats to your Banana Boat. I know she arrived yesterday night. Can't wait to see her.

Should I take my 24 Pantera to your place and you splash your 24 just for a test run before winter.....?


Mange
Hi Mange,
The boat looks great. I just love it.
My thanks to Mr. McCarthy for starting the production of Banana Boats

Regards,
Mathias

As you already know, there are some stuff to do in order to get it to 100% shape again. As expected I might ad.

Perhaps Im to late, but yes, sounds like a great idea with you comming over. I plan to splash tomorrow, Saturday.
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I would go with a fuel injected big block. Then a Bravo on an extension box. mount the engine as far forward as possible in the engine bay. Next would be to mount 380 tabs flat (parallel with the water line). Stable and fast.
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+1 and everyone remember Pasta is looking at a target speed of 60 Kts not Mph, 60kts=69mph...

Pasta didnīt they have a 80īs 500 EFI for sale att WMT a while back :-)
That one is injected....
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Originally Posted by pasta
Hi Mange,
The boat looks great. I just love it.
My thanks to Mr. McCarthy for starting the production of Banana Boats

Regards,
Mathias.

You are very welcome.

That boat will take care of you in water that you may fear to tread in lesser boats.

Have fun and be safe.....and post some photos for us to see.

If you have any other friends over there that like the boat, we just took a very clean 24 in on trade, against a brand new one. The trade in is an outboard with a 225 Mercury....photo below.

We can sell without the engine if that workls better for your friends.
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Originally Posted by mrv8outboard
I would go with a fuel injected big block. Then a Bravo on an extension box. mount the engine as far forward as possible in the engine bay. Next would be to mount 380 tabs flat (parallel with the water line). Stable and fast.
As you already have understood Im not the most experienced one when it comes to topics like this.
I said to my self, Better ask "stupid" questions on this forum than to ask them after the job has been done.

No one has mentioned the extension box to me before. Will check it out.

Many thanks for your input. Much appreciated.
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Originally Posted by Top Banana
You are very welcome.

That boat will take care of you in water that you may fear to tread in lesser boats.

Have fun and be safe.....and post some photos for us to see.

If you have any other friends over there that like the boat, we just took a very clean 24 in on trade, against a brand new one. The trade in is an outboard with a 225 Mercury....photo below.

We can sell without the engine if that workls better for your friends.
I took the boat for a spin this weekend, it felt great!

Actually both me and "Mange" has already informed people about the 24 you have for sale on a Swedish boat forum. Would be fun to found a Swedish Banana Boat "Team"
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