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Old 02-21-2012, 09:30 PM
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My old 242, was a small block Alpha, converted to big block Bravo.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Twin O/B Sonic View Post
Very cool thread. Love the older Formula's. Came close on a couple of 242's instead of my 1st 24' Sonic.
I can see one or a 27 in my future at some point. The lines are just timeless.
I love your Sonic.....love the lines...wonder why? LOL

I put a new Fire Sprinkler System in the old Sonic Hollywood plant back in the mid '80's....3600 N 29th Av. Is your's a Hollywood boat?

Do you ever get down to Peanut Island? Give me a shout if you do I'll try to hook up.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:03 AM
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I love your Sonic.....love the lines...wonder why? LOL

I put a new Fire Sprinkler System in the old Sonic Hollywood plant back in the mid '80's....3600 N 29th Av. Is your's a Hollywood boat?

Do you ever get down to Peanut Island? Give me a shout if you do I'll try to hook up.
Hollywood, no to Peanut Island. Haven't done much boating in that area yet. We normally keep going south and end up in the Keys.
We do plan to explore your area though.

Here's a link to the 30' for sale with O/B's . Looks pretty well beat but I like the looks of it. About 1/2 way through my Sonic restoration I realized it would have been faster/easier/cheaper to buy a clean I/O boat and convert to O/B's.
A 242 was on that short list.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...SS%3AUS%3A1123
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:04 AM
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Looks like a little trailer dilemma when you took that one
Ya was towing it up to storage with new rims and the lug nuts loosened up on me. After that I stopped at every couple miles to retighten them!
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Here's a few photos of my 1986 272. It was the Miami boat show / brochure photoshoot boat that year. It has been repowered with LT1 Smallblocks with Alpha SS shorty drives. I've redone the interior and have the IMRON looking like new. Truly a great boat! It's been on Grand Lake since new. I love the thing, but it's up for sale - have a 419 and cruiser now. Let me know if you know anyone looking for one!









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Here's a few photos of my 1986 272. It was the Miami boat show / brochure photoshoot boat that year. It has been repowered with LT1 Smallblocks with Alpha SS shorty drives. I've redone the interior and have the IMRON looking like new. Truly a great boat! It's been on Grand Lake since new. I love the thing, but it's up for sale - have a 419 and cruiser now. Let me know if you know anyone looking for one!









I want it...but it's so damn far away!! I had a '86 272 and loved it!!

Out of curiosity...what Holley's are you running on those LT-1's?

BTW...I have a copy of that catalog that came with my '86 272...our man zdek speaks the truth...that is the 272 catalog boat for 1986!!

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Wow ..a 255 Freedom Cruiser...single 260 I presume...or is that a 270 Volvo ? How did the FC perform with that power? I always liked those boats.
It was an OMC 235 stringer drive :/
Not a fast boat
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I want it...but it's so damn far away!! I had a '86 272 and loved it!!
Dude 22 hours or so to get a sweet ride is nothing! Maybe he will drive your way a little.

I always wondered what happened to Cuda's 302 that thing was MINT. In fact I wonder what happened to Cuda!
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I want it...but it's so damn far away!! I had a '86 272 and loved it!!
Gorgeous!
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Love the yellow and the alpha shorties what speed are you seeing out of that 272.

Audio, what did happen to Cuda he was on here all the time
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