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Old 03-09-2002, 11:32 PM
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Ok guys something simple!!! I boat in the caribbean where the water is kinda rough. Based on my budget, I have narrowed it down, (but not excluded others) to a 1990 to 1993 41' Sonic os or a 42' Fountain lightning. Both most likely will be powered by a pair of 420's. Which would you choose? What speeds should I expect from both? Anything special to look for???


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Old 03-10-2002, 12:52 AM
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bnb fountain the sonics ride better but are slow
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Old 03-10-2002, 08:01 AM
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Buy the sonic twice the boat and its built like a rock !! When you repair them like I do you see how there built . I'd buy the Sonic!!
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Old 03-10-2002, 03:24 PM
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Thanks all. I was leaning towards the sonic myself. Does anyone have any approx speeds with 420's? Do any of you know one for sale at a good price?

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Old 03-11-2002, 06:50 PM
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Old 03-11-2002, 06:54 PM
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From my research on OSO, you can get the Active Thunder 37 for less than a new Cigarette TS Top Gun and it will run in the mid eighties.
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Old 03-11-2002, 07:21 PM
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A Sonic with 420s?...I would guess 55-60mph.
You ask about speed...and if its an issue than the Lightning is the answer.
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Old 03-11-2002, 10:16 PM
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Defenately the Sonic. Built like tanks. Nice space. Good looks., and its not just another belly button (you know, everybodys got one.) I have a 94 with trip 502s goes 73. Trere's a guy up here with an old 41ES with 420s who claims to go 62. Good luck on youe purcase!
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