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Old 08-24-2003, 01:51 AM
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Question 31ss sonic questions

Thinking very seriously about trading plus the sunsport plus some cash for a 1995 sonic 31ss 454mag 360hrs. What do you guys think of that model sonic ???? What should I expect for performance from the boat???Straight up no bs how good is sonic??
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I love mine! I think it's the best boat you can buy for the money. It costs a lot more to get much better. If those are 365's you run around 68-70mph (gps), if Mag MPI's probably around 72mph. In rough water (4' or better) I would put it up against any other boat. The cabin is also the biggest/nicest I've seen in this size range. The rigging is good, not as pretty as some, but in 6 years of lots of rough water I've never had anything come loose or an electrical problem. I would recommend offshore mounts if you're going to be in rough water often, 'cause you won't be slowing down for it!!
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The 31 is absolutely incredible for its size and price range. Sonics for one thing are built like brick sh$# houses and the 31 is a great all around boat. The cabin has a lot of standard amenities and space for spending the weekend. The rough water capabilites will make you question if you are only in a 31' boat. I have 496 mags w/ 375 hp and I ran 69.2 on gps.
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is this the one in Texas?
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What year is your sunsport? How many hours? What is the nada on yours compared to the sonic? I know the 31 sunsports run a few bucks.....
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My sea ray is a 1994 sunsport 310 454's bravo 1 and 270 hrs. You could eat off the motors!! East Coast B do you know somebody who might want to trade for an offshore?
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Dyno's got a 31 SS and loves it. I'm sure he'll see this thread and give you some insight.
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Check out my Sonic SS 30 at www.hyperfishing.com. It is a 1988 boat that has been customized with an aluminum box on the stern, folding side rails and a fighting chair!

The wife and I love it. We have cruised all over the northeast, been through ten foot breaking seas, lived on it most of the last few years summer weekends (not this one) and catch fish from it.

We taken the boat through heavy seas many times, yet there are still no creaks or groans from the hull in bad conditions. Have travelled at 60 MPH+ in six foot seas and blowing wave tops. A fifty foot police boat (going to launch fireworks) was rolling 80 degrees in the same seas, I screamed over the waves smooth as pie to see if I could be of help as it looked like he was about to flip over.

I had the Mag 350s and Alphas ripped out and installed Scorpion 377s (350 HP) with Bravos and labbed Btravo props. Best I have seen was 68.? MPH.

I use a Gator pickup truck net to keep soft bags up in the nose on the V berth from bouncing back into the cabin.

Sonic is the only high performance boat with non skid decks and large hatches.

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I was just questioning the trade and cash for the sonic... I was thinking you had a formula sunsport, they tend to bring more money... for that year sonic... I'd say it should run in about the upper 50 to 60k range... I'm not sure what your sea ray would bring, but I would think it would be close to it... though below it... I don't know anyone off hand looking for a 31ss... Your boat does look nice... How much are they asking for the sonic? It's a buyers market.... then again, it's not a sellers marker...
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Sonic makes a great product. Several of my friends own them. One has a '99 31SS with 502MPI's that runs 75GPS. (I'm not reallly sure on that year model though).
Their are a lot of guys on OSO that own them, so you may want to ask again in the Sonic Forum. Tell them what the asking price is, and I'm sure thay will have a lot of input for you.
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