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Old 01-09-2004, 01:43 PM
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Tim G. - I can't spend all of my fun budget on one toy. [/B]
Ok...
I know there's an OSO member with a Sonic 28 for sale... Might be worth a look. I've never been on a twin BB Sonic 28.
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this one is pretty good.....
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OK,
Here's "impulsive"s boat. You should PM him for info...

Business Opportunity forces sale.1995 Sonic 28ss. New 502's w/60hrs in excellent condition $42k

Seems to be priced pretty agressively.

The 28 sonic is a bit shorter than the Pantera.. by about 2-2.5'.
Sonics are put together pretty well. The only thing I don't like is that walk around really cuts into interior space.
Here's a pic of a friend's 26 Sonic interior.
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I can't spend all of my fun budget on one toy.
Ohhhh yes you can!
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Ohhhh yes you can!
Yeah, I know. I spent TWICE what I wanted to!!

So now I'll sell this one and go get a Survivor that I can't afford...
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I HAVE A FRIEND THAT IS PUTTING HIS 28 POWERPLAY UP FOR SALE IT HAS A 850 HP MOTOR IN IT RUNS IN THE MID 80'S YOU CAN CALL ME AT 770)827-7612 IT HANDLES ROUGH WATER VERY WILL.
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Tim G. - The length difference between a 28 sonic and a 28 pantera is 2-2.5 feet? impulsives boat sounds a little too rough with big gashes in the side.

sonic 31ss - I want to stay with stock mercruiser power for reliability and maintenance.
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Tim,
I had a condo on Three Island Blvd. in the 90's, last floor facing south on one of the three towers around the turning basin. A lot of blue hairs in that complex, they were not to crazy about us parking the Corvette in the "Porte Cachere" and tipping the doorman.

One December they sent me a notice to send them a list of potential people that were going to use my condo during the winter. I sent them the Montreal phone-book they left me alone after that.
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I live on Three Islands blvd in Ocean Reef, just before the Guard shack...behind Wal Mart...

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OK,
Here's "impulsive"s boat. You should PM him for info...

Business Opportunity forces sale.1995 Sonic 28ss. New 502's w/60hrs in excellent condition $42k

Seems to be priced pretty agressively.

The 28 sonic is a bit shorter than the Pantera.. by about 2-2.5'.
Sonics are put together pretty well. The only thing I don't like is that walk around really cuts into interior space.
Here's a pic of a friend's 26 Sonic interior.
Tim, I have been on 28 Sonics with BB and SB. The boat is not balanced well. The boat starts to 'bounce' if you will at speeds new 60 mph. The BB boat did it (Father owned one) and the SB boat did it too (good buddy of mine owned one for one summer).

Sonic doesn't make the 28 any more, and it doesn't surprise me.

Its to bad that twins are a must because I think you would be impressed with the way a 288 Sunsation runs in the rough. Now I haven't played with mine in the ocean, but run Lake Ontario lots and that water can get really rough and unpredictable. I push mine hard and other boaters are surprized to see only one outdrive on the back after we've gone in a poker run or fun run.

Does Apache make a 28 anymore? Or do you have to find one 10 years old?
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