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Old 08-31-2010, 06:29 PM
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Looks like ive narrows my seach to thwese 2 boats so far.
24 Superboat: 1980
468 BBC with a TRS and add on steering. Interior was just redone and motor has 30 hours on it. Mild mods intake carb gil exhaust.

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Question- Better ride? Cruise Speed? over all quality, comfort, useablity enjoyment and so on.
I run in the Mt. Hope Bay and Narraganssete. Also out to block now and again and Claudios if I can get to CT. I really just want it for after hours for a blast on the river. My Cafe will be the poker run boat and Weekender but wouldnt mind putting the other in a poker run for some one else to use if they want. SO has to be able to run a decent size PR.
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:41 PM
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How Bout A 27 Excaliber Fully Restored Rare Outboard Model Its On Screamandfly
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Light Keeping it on the cheap side Under 10K
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bannana......outboards are the best in these boats.....easy to maintain and if you scatter one theres plenty of used fishin motors around to replace parts with....
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I think they are pretty smiliar you cant really get to crazy in either boats layout...simple fun both well built. I think there are a few years the b boat had issues. Superboats like a tank.
i believe the lift strakes on the superboat arent as wide and sharp and some even have a notched transom.

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No one pointed out the obvious-the Superboat is a 7' beam and the Banana is an 8'. That being said, I would assume the Superboat would be a bit better in the rough, the Banana would have more room in the cockpit. The Super would take less power to get it going due to the narrower beam. Kind of a toss up?? I would guess both are older-both built with polyester resin. I'm sure Charlie (Banana) will pipe in-providing it is one that he built.
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Yes not a Port Banana. Would the superboat better in ruff do to less weight understood of the 7' beam.
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Mike........read about what Aronow, Magoon and Kiekhaefer decided on the 7 foot beam vs the 8 foot beam.

go to the website www.bananaboatco.com

next go to products and click on the 24....scroll down and click on history of 24 footer.

You decide......a lot of other boats, Superboat included, are well made...just think about the design.
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Go with the boat that more closely shares the heritage of your other boat, no? Probably be the faster of the two anyway?
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Has anyone rode in both in flat and in chop?
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