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Old 05-27-2009, 09:09 PM
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Nice boat tfarmer! How does it run with the 525? What type of gains did you see from the 496 #'s?
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:11 PM
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I loved my Prowler---Yes it porposed, but a little tab took care of it---crushed anything I through at it & more! Enclosed crapper was a big plus w/the old lady too---couldn't beat the walkaround gunnel either. Did low 70s 500EFI w/its xr!
Can't comment on AT but hear there a little faster w/same power--
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Nice boat tfarmer! How does it run with the 525? What type of gains did you see from the 496 #'s?
Thanks, It picked up 12mph. When it had the stock 496 it was a 60mph boat. Now with the raylar 525 and headers it runs 72 mph. Very dependable and turn key. oh and it liked the fuel.
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Chain runner you have narrowed your search to two great boats.
I would do the same thing.
If you pick the sonic I have a nice one that I dont use anymore
Super clean and 10hrs on the new raylar 525 HO.
Ive been on both boats. The sonic has more room in the cabin.
They have about the same room for passengers. My boat had the 35 to 50 mph bounce that you here people talk about when it had the stock 496 HO but with the 525 it dont do it.
You may not be too far from us. Western Ky,so ill
Nice boat, like the Raylar upgrade.

What are you asking for it, I don't think I've seen it advertised out there yet?
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A good friend that I run with has a 25' Active Thunder with a 500 EFI. The boat is awesome in rough water for it's size and very solid. He is very happy with the boat.

He's getting 76 on gps.
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:42 PM
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However, comparing it to a 25 Active Thunder, the 25AT is going to handle like a go-kart, and the 26 Sonic like a Trans-Am.
we both know how those Trans Am's handle don't we :
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:29 PM
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25 active is a cig 25,
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:51 PM
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The boats are pretty equal.. find the clean one with the best price..
just my 02 ct
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we both know how those Trans Am's handle don't we :
OUCH!!!
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