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Old 09-19-2008, 01:36 PM
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I would have to say the 24 Superboat is the best I have owned to date.
Not happy with the Kryptonite?
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Old 09-19-2008, 04:43 PM
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Trying not to be biased, but after working for Active Thunder through the late 90's and getting to drive many 25's and the first 28's, I'd have to vote for the Active Thunder 25. It's a great rough water boat with tall freeboard and a good sized cabin to overnight in. If all out speed were your hot button, then the Velocity 260 (24' plus the swim platform) would be a great choice. For comfort, Style and great quality I would choose the Checkmate 25' Convincer GTX!
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:25 PM
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Not happy with the Kryptonite?
Very happy with the Krypto, but does not qualify in this discussion. The super was a great 24' boat that I had a ton of fun with.
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:52 PM
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what kinda speeds do you run with that motor?
I can pretty much break 90 any time. Will run 93-94 under good conditions. There is probably more in it if I wanted to set it up strictly for top end.
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How about this 24?

More info on the history of the 24 foot built for Doc Magoon on

www.bananaboatco.com
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I got my hand in the air like Tom Hanks on Big- I don't get it.

First off beautiful picts thanks for posting them.

I went to the site and read about how Bananna boats are made and it seems like they are well reinforced and rigged and use late gen resins and that's all good.....

Ive looked quite carefully at the picks and Im guessing the timeline between newest and oldest boat is 20 years? The boat hasnt really changed which is good, and bad- stick with what works but why not make it better?

Seems as though it could have evolved at least a bit-
Do they vacuum bag? How much wood is in the boat?
non pop up cleats? combined shift throttle ?(looks plastic)?


Whats the ticket on the "new" 24 footer at the boat show.






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I can pretty much break 90 any time. Will run 93-94 under good conditions. There is probably more in it if I wanted to set it up strictly for top end.
Not bad!! I bet if you really tuned it up you could really rip!!

I have the 300x and have hit 85 on occasion and typically top out with an average load at 80-81.

I blew the motor this summer and am hopefully going to send it to simon motorsports....hoping to pick up a few mph. 80+ is so fun on the pad in these boats.
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