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Old 08-17-2008, 10:08 AM
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That would look very cool with a paint job from down the road at Active Thunder. Pat could do someting wild with the engine cowlings as well.
That hull has been used in enough fishing boats I am sure they lnow exatly how it will handle and perform with all the wieght and power hanging off the back.
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Old 08-17-2008, 02:27 PM
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Looks nice- but 2 outboards seems underpowered for a boat of that size
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if anyone's interested, i can put you touch with the owner of sonic for questions you may have
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:32 AM
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I really like it, but would not prefer the OB's. I like the swim platorm and open cockpit. Looks like it would be great for entertaining.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:40 AM
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A 38 cat loaded with creature comforts being pushed by two outboards just sounds slooooow.

You'd think they'd tweak that hop out of that hull.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:45 AM
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the Mares cat has always been a nice luxurious cat... never really supposed to be a speed freak... cabin is useable too..
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I was guessing based on the Mares/Sonic cats with IO's. The one following is for sale on the net. Twin 500 IO's at 500hp each vs twin 350 OB's at 350 hp each. 90 vs high 70's? You're right, probably low to mid 70's best?

Class:Power
Category:Catamaran (power)
Year:2007
Make:Sonic
Model:38 Sonic cat
Length:38
Location:Stuart, FL
Builder:Sonic
Designer:Mares
LOA:38
Beam:11
Draft:2.6
Engine Model:525 EFI
Horsepower:1000
Cruising Speed:70MPH
Max Speed:90MPH
Propulsion Type:TWIN I/O
Hull Material:FIBERGLASS/COMPOSITE
Fuel Type:GAS
Fuel:260
Holding:20
Water:20
Well 90 is pushing it with combo.......i have been on one built just like that and she maybe gets 85....Though i like the looks of this one and the other models...just need to get the hop out and add some more power....
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Gino, who is driving the mercedes boat at the shoot out?
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Well 90 is pushing it with combo.......i have been on one built just like that and she maybe gets 85....Though i like the looks of this one and the other models...just need to get the hop out and add some more power....
get rid of the hook on the bottom, take it to have it blueprinted, at least this is what I was told...also change the laminate schedule. Good Luck.
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It'd be really cool if you could get it with some Yanmar diesels instead of the eggbeaters.

Looks really nice.
They are in the process of doing that now.
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