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Old 06-20-2011, 05:34 PM
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Look them up on facebook.... they posted some sneak peaks of the new sonics rear yesterday.... got some sweet molded vents.
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:04 PM
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http://www.sonicusaboats.com/shop/in...ypersonic.html
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These are the sneak peaks of the new rear mold

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Old 06-20-2011, 06:43 PM
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that looks really good..
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:43 PM
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if I remember correctly when I was shopping, I looked at a "Prowler" and a 31', I read somewhere that, the Sonics were built out of 3 molded pieces (hull, deck and cockpit/cabin) making them a little on the heavy side but really solid and clean build-wise.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:00 PM
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You mean a better boat in rough water? Or faster with the same power? Im not sure what you mean here.........
both. the 31' Bullet has serious limits.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:08 PM
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My boat is rack stored at Marina Del Isle. Anyone who boats on Lake Erie knows how nasty the lake gets. So my main concern would be how the boat handles the rough stuff.
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If I were looking at used 31 sonic's I would be take'n a long look at this for the money.
http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifi...o40108-en.html

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Heavy solid boat.... I love mine... great in big water, largest cabin I know of on a 31. Mine is a 1989 and the hull is still really solid along with most of the original equipment.
What speeds to do you run and what power? Just curious the difference between a Sonic and a bullet. Mine's a 88 with 550 aside and runs 75. I've always thought the two boats were pretty similar. I know there both heavy for sure.
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I have been in one Sonic. My experience was a little different. It was years ago at the Chcago boat show - the Looney Tunes themed Sonic. I found all of the vinyl to be randomly stapled under the seat cushions. It looked like the vinyl was trimmed off with a dull carpet knife. Compartments in the cockpit and cabin had raw exposed fiberglass everywhere. Based on that one experience I would say Sonics of that era may have a solid hull, but the one I was on had nowhere near the finish quality of a Formula.
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