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Old 08-25-2003, 05:27 PM
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Sonic makes a great boat. I dont think anyone will argue that. What you probably want to do is ask the board if anyone knows the particular boat you are looking at to see if anyone knows any negative history about the boat.

Have you seen the boat in person yet? I posted once about the boat in Texas inquiring if anyone knew the boat before i flew down there to check it out. Someone replied that they looked at it, and it was a mess...told me it was not worth the plane ride. Saved me some time and $$.
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Old 08-25-2003, 06:05 PM
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bn above said he only got 69.2 with 496mags. That would put the HO's around 72-73 I would think. Does anyone have pics of the cabin, and what makes it so huge? Height? Width? Length? Also, why would he need to install offshore motor mounts? Shouldn't they have them standard already if it's a true offshore boat?

Just some observations made reading along this post that brought these questions to mind....
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Old 08-25-2003, 06:09 PM
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Sonic puts Offshore Mounts standard on the 500EFI and up I believe. You will not be disappointed with a 31SS in any way. The cabin is big due to the lifted center deck section, and enclosed head opposite the sink/cargo, work really well. The cockpit is not overly long, so that makes the cabin very, very nice; commonly what you would see in a 33-35 foot boat of another make. The pull-out settee makes the sleeping arrangement HUGE.

I absolutely love my 26. We would have 31SS already if I did not have my heart set on 37-38 feet for the next boat.

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Old 08-25-2003, 06:10 PM
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dockholiday the 31 sonic with 496 ho's does 77-80 mph gps not 72mph . are you sure the engines were'nt 496 mags?
They definately are HO's. That is what he told me, hope I remember right. It is a sweet boat, I would have thought the speed would be higher than that?
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X-cited - yes we bought it from Offshore Performance.

Yes we only got 69.2 on gps. Not sure if these were any factors, but this was in fresh H2O and the boat is loaded up with fridge, a/c, electric head, tv, dvd plus all our gear and I believe 1/2 tanks of fuel. Also, this was with 26P Bravo 4 blades turning 4600 - 4700 rpm's trimmed out and stable as can be.

I was thinking of sending the props out to be labbed this winter, I just want to break the 70 mark. Also thinking about the Stage 1 or 2 products from Whipple. Anyone tried them:

http://www.whipplesuperchargers.com/...sp?ProdID=1190

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If you're spending the $$, go with the stage 2. I don't think stage 1 will be very noticeable. Although stage 4 sounds nice.......
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Love mine and its old!!!1993 runs 75 with my 330's on roids around 475 hp.
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My wife and I went for a sea trial in your boat around memorial day. Paint is unreal. Very unique. Do not remember the TV/DVD (after market). We wound up buying the white with blue/yellow/red paint in the showroom with the 496HO's. Have not run WOT yet.
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Love mine and its old!!!1993 runs 75 with my 330's on roids around 475 hp.


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