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Old 12-20-2002, 09:11 AM
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Thumbs up Sonic beat 'em all!!!

I just got the new Boating mag. in the mail last night and they have a great writeup / comparo. on Sonic vs. Fountain vs. Cigarette vs. Formula, and Sonic was the overall winner! They put ea. companies 30-32 footers out to test and it was very interesting... Noteables: The cig was $300K (ouch) and ran 100 mph. They said that the Fountain came up short ( no pun here...) because the running surface was really 5 feet shorter than the rest due to the 2' platform and the 3' "bow overhang" (new phrase there...). The Formula actually ran with a lean to one side with no apparent cause or fix, other than adj. the tabs. And the Sonics only real shortfall...!? They used glass type fuses instead of breakers like the rest.
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Thats awesome. I have the 28 and even though it has been taken out of production it was a start over for me and I love it. One day the 38 (When I hit the Lottery)
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You mean a real report that lists real flaws???????
cant be. Powerboat would never say that about fountain, tell about a formula list, or say anything negative about any of those boats. They would say they are all too close to choose a winner.
cant wait to read.
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I read that too, and totally agree. At first, it did not look like the Sonic was going to fare well, but their reasoning for choosing the Sonic was the EXACT reason I bought mine!
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Yea Baby!!!!take that Reggie!!!!!Is it the December or January issue? I got to get that one!!!!
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January, 2003; page 82.
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Cig is a 30 Mystique TS with twin 575s.
Sonic is a 31SS with twin 496HOs.
Formula is a 312 Fastech with twin 496 Mags.
Fountain is a 32 Fever with twin 350 Mags.
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I think they all make a great product...but , how can they make a real accurate comparison of these boats when they had all different engine options?? Not to take anything away from Sonic--I like their boats.
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cat,

there is a sonic dealer on here, darn-it cant remember his name, from ohio i think, that had a 31SS with 575's/ITS's and it had some very nice numbers
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The Dealer on the board is Dano!!!!
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