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Old 10-14-2004, 05:58 PM
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Looking for experiences with 26' Sonic, 25' Sunsation, and 24' Pantera. Which handles big bay water the best?
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My opinion:
1-Pantera (narrow beam)
2-Sonic (heavy for its size)
3-Sunsation
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I don't know about the other 2 but my buddys 25 sunsation handles rough stuff terrible,he sticks to inland lakes,Smitty
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26' Sonic - Can't beat the extra 2 feet, plus it's built like a rock
24' Pantera - This ain't no 28 footer.
25' Sunsation - The 28's not bad but the 25' is a bit small for rough water.
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I don't want to catch allot of heat for this....
I have ridden in these boats. I really think they are all very close in ride, but very different boats. In IMO the 24 pantera may have a slight rough water advantage. You should ride in all three and see for your self which one you like better.
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28 Sunsation is nice I had 1 and loved it in rough stuff. actually It ran better in rough to me
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I can't find any reasonably priced Active Thunders, and I only see older Sutphens out in the used market. I am interested in the 28 Sunsation but can't find any 97-98s to keep me in my price range. I figure if I get the best handling 24-25 footer I can buy a little newer and still handle rough water in the Chesapeake Bay.
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Is that you Kirk, it's John how are you doing?
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