View Poll Results: What 24/25' boat would you pick?
25' Active Thunder
108
7.12%
25' Baja
376
24.79%
25' Checkmate
392
25.84%
24' Pantera
166
10.94%
25' PowerPlay
101
6.66%
25' Sunsation
95
6.26%
24' Superboat
111
7.32%
25' Ultimate Warlock
65
4.28%
24' Velocity
103
6.79%
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Old 01-05-2005, 04:21 PM
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Toffen did you ever put twin 300's on that thing ?
Hi!

We tried out a twin 2.5 SS this last october. It was rigged fast, but we managed to squeeze out more than 90 mph. With more seat time and tuning, I presume we could hit 95 mph +. It ran on rails and balance was just fine. We mounted the engines on a 1 inch bracket, 23 inches senterline to senterline, 15# inches midsections, 30# chopper props spinning in, modified Sea Star Pro hydraulic steering (next time latham), etc. The acceleration was awesome.

However, the fuelmilage was horrendous as you have to pay 5,5 USD per gallon. The engines consumed 30 gallon per hour at 4.500 rpms...

I will add another PM 300 SVS if I can afford it this summer. The two Merc 2.5 SS engines were not mine. I borrowed them for the week end... For a blast!

A Phantom 23 made in kevlar with twin 2.5 SS engines ran 115 mph in UK.... Enclosed a picture. Pls remember that both Phantom 23 and Phantom 25 is made for offshore racing, and I have outrun many 30 foot "speedboats" in 4-6 foot seas...

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Old 01-07-2005, 12:01 AM
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This one

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Old 01-08-2005, 01:48 AM
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Surprised more people did not pick the Sunsation.
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Old 01-08-2005, 03:08 AM
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Fountain 24CS
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Old 01-08-2005, 08:09 AM
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Spectre 24cc Runs Over 70 With A Single 250 And Comes With A Blender.
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Old 01-09-2005, 04:25 PM
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Surprised more people did not pick the Sunsation.
The 25 Sunsation was a fast boat, but could be a handfull to drive and didn't have much interior space. I do agree that if you are the type that likes to hang it out in a single engine boat in rough water, the 25 Sunsation was a lot of fun.
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Ilike the fountain but no cabin is a waste
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I would pick the Superboat, I have heard they make a quality boat although have never actually been on one, plus for resale you would not be competeting against a ton of the same boat manufacturer. Howeever, I also can say that we had a 89 Baja (25' Sport) and it too was a good boat the nine years we owned it.
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