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Old 01-26-2005, 08:12 PM
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24 foot banana boat running twin 350's with TRS drives ran in the modified class of APBA in '76 and won the Key West race against 28 and 30 footers.

The Key West race in those days went out of the harbor and turned right to Dry Tortugas and back.

Same banana boats ran twin outboards in the production classes in those days too.
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Old 01-26-2005, 08:20 PM
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Regal had a 250 VRS with with Big Blocks....It wasn't fast but I remember the mechanic's said to change the spark plugs you had to remove a exhaust manafold or the easier way was to lift the motor out of the boat!!!
What a pain in the a$$!!!
Sounds like he should have used Hemi's! At least the spark plugs are on top.

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Old 01-26-2005, 08:26 PM
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My last boat was a 22 Velocity with twin Merc 200's. Now some may not consider this a offshore boat, however this boat was known as "The Joker" back in the day when Art Lilly use to race her. I have talked to Art a few times about the boat and even have talked to people that have seen it race. He was trying to find some pics of it for me but I think they were lost in his shop fire some years back.

The boat had no cabin on it just reenforced stringers under the bow. The boat was built to run and we did a few poker runs but over all the boat was to small for the bay. I sold the boat to a guy in bermuda and talked to him a few days ago and he loves it. Sometimes I wish I would have not sold it!!!! Here are some pics...
How did that velocity handle with twins? What was the speed at the top end?
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Old 01-27-2005, 09:55 AM
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that 21 donzi was awsome... i didn't know they put twins in anything less than 24's. i wonder how many of those 21's were built?
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Old 01-27-2005, 10:12 AM
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Here's a couple of pics of the boat my dad was talking about a couple of posts back...

This is the first 24 banana boat with the first deck in '76. The boat had twin 350's made by Stan Irwin's Custom Engine Shop in Miami.
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Old 01-27-2005, 10:25 AM
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Meant....said...whatever.

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Thats cool Rebar,,,,, but... Anything smaller than 24' with twin V-8s??
Meant AND said. I guess I read the whole thread.
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There is a guy here in town with a 23 nova with twin V6s.


That is my Dads boat he does not use it anymore now that he bought his Sea Ray.Most of the time it just sits in my shop in a corner covered up
I use it now and then to keep the cobwebs out of it.
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Old 01-27-2005, 11:48 AM
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Bajaboat-- Is that 24' cig still available -- any specs/ pics?? Is there a cuddy?
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Cobalt Condessa 22'7" Oal- 8' Beam- 24 Degree Deadrise- Twin 260's
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Saber made one all black 24ft with twin 502s
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