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go propless 10-30-2007 11:45 AM

ok one. hope to have somemore soon

Z06 11-01-2007 02:39 PM

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2002 Sonic 31SS with 496 HO's.
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GO4BROKE 11-01-2007 08:13 PM

Looks great Wally! Did you pull the turbolators out yet?

Z06 11-01-2007 08:21 PM


Originally Posted by GO4BROKE (Post 2324924)
Looks great Wally! Did you pull the turbolators out yet?


Ran out of time for this year. It's one of the first things on the list for next spring. I would like to get a WOT run before removing just for comparison and that is why I didn't get to it this fall. It's going to be a long winter...

45sonic 11-02-2007 08:36 AM

Z06, did you just get that boat?

Z06 11-02-2007 09:34 AM


Originally Posted by 43Thunder (Post 2325301)
Z06, did you just get that boat?

Yes, at LOTO in August just before the shootout weekend. Found it here on OSO in the classifieds.

tblrklakemo 11-02-2007 12:33 PM


Originally Posted by Z06 (Post 2324928)
Ran out of time for this year. It's one of the first things on the list for next spring. I would like to get a WOT run before removing just for comparison and that is why I didn't get to it this fall. It's going to be a long winter...


Dont waste your time.....doesnt do anything you will feel or hear. BTW, your sonic is very nice. Kinda got my eye on a 31ss also.

Top Banana 11-02-2007 05:31 PM

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I know that a lot of you already know this, but for the sake of those who don't......here is picture of your Grandfather.

My 38 foot banana boat was the first boat out of the mold. I paid for the tooling and worked with JC Simon on the design.

JC Simon and I shared this mold and pulled 38's and 34's out of the same mold. I sold my boats as "banana boats" and he sold his as Coyote's. Some boats even carried both names.

Eventually we got out of the business and Sonic bought this mold and it became the base for the 38 up to 42 foot boats that you now have. Look closely at the strakes and you can see they never changed them, as they were just about perfect from the beginning.

Charlie McCarthy
www.bananaboatco.com

Z06 11-03-2007 10:11 AM


Originally Posted by Top Banana (Post 2325817)
I know that a lot of you already know this, but for the sake of those who don't......here is picture of your Grandfather.

Charlie McCarthy
www.bananaboatco.com

Charlie, I've just been on your web site and Thank you for such great documentation. I need to revisit to read more of the articles. Makes me wish I had a 38 or 42. Did your Banana boats have the same sharp edges on the hull as Sonics? I've heard that the 31SS hull was from Donzi.

Charlie I wish you great success with your 2008 Banana boat.
:ernaehrung004:

Top Banana 11-14-2007 01:45 PM


Originally Posted by Z06 (Post 2326193)
Charlie, I've just been on your web site and Thank you for such great documentation. I need to revisit to read more of the articles. Makes me wish I had a 38 or 42. Did your Banana boats have the same sharp edges on the hull as Sonics? I've heard that the 31SS hull was from Donzi.

Charlie I wish you great success with your 2008 Banana boat.
:ernaehrung004:


Sorry about the delay, I was away in South Florida...race time ya know.

Yes, the edges were always very sharp on our boats....I don't think the bottoms were ever changed from the original concept.

As far as the 31, I'm sorry I don't know anything about the origin of that design.

Thanks for your good wishes....hopefully we will be at the Miami show with something very interesting.

Charlie

www.bananaboatco.com

GO4BROKE 11-14-2007 08:15 PM


Originally Posted by tblrklakemo (Post 2325534)
Dont waste your time.....doesnt do anything you will feel or hear. BTW, your sonic is very nice. Kinda got my eye on a 31ss also.

Made my boats rumble deeper and louder, like a 500. sounds great. Picked up 1 mph gps. Well worth the $0 invested!

NJSONIC 11-14-2007 08:31 PM

Possible stupid question. What are turbolaters??

Z06 11-14-2007 09:33 PM


Originally Posted by NJSONIC (Post 2336235)
Possible stupid question. What are turbolaters??

They are plates that Mercury put in the 496's exhaust between the manifold & riser elbow to prevent condesation from possibly getting to the valves after shutdown. Drawback is that they reduce the size of the opening. Try a search on "Turbolators" in this forum, lots of reading.

NJSONIC 11-14-2007 09:49 PM

Thanks. I am not that familiar to the 496's. I've always had CMI headers on my Sonics.

Powerboat713 11-28-2007 09:09 PM

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Attachment 311941"Smokin' Cigarettes

45sonic 11-29-2007 07:42 AM

Powerboat713
I am assuming the second picture is supposed to show the arch has been removed???

Nice boat by the way and good talking with you yesterday.

Powerboat713 11-29-2007 02:48 PM


Originally Posted by 45sonic (Post 2352371)
Powerboat713
I am assuming the second picture is supposed to show the arch has been removed???

Nice boat by the way and good talking with you yesterday.


No, Arch hasnt been removed...I uploaded the wrong picture, I was playing around in paint to see what it would like without the arch...But I like the arch...gives it that sonic look.

Powerboat713 11-29-2007 02:51 PM

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26sonic 12-04-2007 08:13 PM

http://www.powerboatusa.com/31sonic/31sonic.html

45sonic 04-02-2008 02:42 PM

ttt,

Anyone got any new pictures or new to them boats?? If so, let's see them

Come on warmer weather :D:D

GO4BROKE 04-02-2008 10:02 PM

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Pic 1-My 386
Pic 2-Carrboys wenches at the pirate run
Pic 3-My old 31 (now GoForBrokes) at the pirate run

GO4BROKE 04-02-2008 10:06 PM

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Carrboy

Z06 04-02-2008 11:59 PM

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Still waiting on warm weather... been a very very long winter, but at least the sonic has stayed warm. I can't believe how warm it looks above in NY already!

GO4BROKE 04-03-2008 02:22 PM

Nice storage facility Wally!

Noise Pollution 04-04-2008 11:19 PM

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My 260 prowler.
540 ci.
640 hp
700 lbs torque

GO4BROKE 04-05-2008 08:05 AM

How fast noise pollution?

Noise Pollution 04-05-2008 09:23 PM

Out today for the first time. Wot for about 30 sec. Saw 70.8 on gps. On a 26 bravo 5100 rpm. I have a revolution 25 P going to try. Peak hp is 5300. I'm thinking 72 - 73 when all said and done. Boat weights 6000 lbs.

baja208 04-10-2008 10:59 PM

Hey Noise Pollution
 
I was wondering where you launched from? Still a little 2 cold 4 me.

I also saw in another post that you worked at a local engine builder. I was wondering which one?

I'm currently putting together a 540 for a friend and have had bad experiences with Alderman.:(

I run a orange 24 ft Jaws out of Delaware city or Anchor Marine on the Northeast. Maybe I will catch up 2 you on the water.

Noise Pollution 04-11-2008 06:38 AM

Baja 208
In the spring and fall I use the De. City ramp. Also use Triton Marina on the Elk. All over the Upper Bay. Goose C. Inn, Boheima River, Lloyds Creek, Jelly Fish Joel's , Sometimes Red Eye's on Sunday.
I did work at ACA Performance on Alby drive part time. Joe is a good guy. He does good work and he's fair. If you go in there use my name. I also uesd Tim Zepp Engines in New Jersery for the boat motor. He's more into race motors and marine engines.

http://www.aca-performance.com/

http://timzeppengines.com/index2.htm

Mike

Chuck 04-12-2008 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Z06 (Post 2511108)
Still waiting on warm weather... been a very very long winter, but at least the sonic has stayed warm. I can't believe how warm it looks above in NY already!

How long have you had that boat? I thought it was down south. A friend of mine is the original owner. He traded it on the 42SS that was in the Miami Boat Show in 2005. Not that he doesn't like his 42 but he wishes he still had that boat!!! Life was alot easier and so were the expenses:D

Z06 04-12-2008 12:33 PM


Originally Posted by Chuck (Post 2522921)
How long have you had that boat? I thought it was down south. A friend of mine is the original owner. He traded it on the 42SS that was in the Miami Boat Show in 2005. Not that he doesn't like his 42 but he wishes he still had that boat!!! Life was alot easier and so were the expenses:D

I bought it last Aug, it has been at LOTO since your buddy traded it in. When I called Sonic about the boat they still call it one of the Jolly boats. :D

Elite Poker Runs 04-15-2008 05:39 PM

My 31
 
Thanks Chris for keeping her in great shape.http://www.mytomatopie.com/250x250 boat.jpg

GO4BROKE 04-15-2008 07:35 PM

Thats a great picture of her! I'm sure you are going to enjoy the summer with her.

Twin O/B Sonic 04-17-2008 06:03 PM

My project
 
2nd 24 twin O/B I've owned.

They have huge cabins for a 24' boat and what turns me on about them.
Sleeps 2 very well and goes like stink w/twin V-6's.

1st one was a complete re-rig/re-power and was an awesome boat and treated me well for the 7 yrs I spent trying to break it in half on Lake Erie.

This one was supposed to be a daily driver but was not.

Finishing band aiding rigging and plan to splash it this weekend to see what I have.

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/l...s/DSCF1747.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/l...82712213_8.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/l...82712213_7.jpg

Twin O/B Sonic 04-21-2008 12:26 AM

Splashed and ...
 
run.

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/l...s/DSCF1796.jpg

Jim Diesel 04-23-2008 07:35 PM

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Here's mine after doing some upgrades on the trailer.

45sonic 04-24-2008 06:14 AM

Hey Jim Looks great. New trailer or just some new parts??

Jim Diesel 04-24-2008 04:23 PM

Bill, Just a few new parts-fenders, wheels/tires, hubs/bearings, tail lights, and a acid wash for the trailer...

GO4BROKE 04-24-2008 08:12 PM

What did you use for the acid wash? Did the aluminum look like new? Did you get the fenders from Rocket? My rocket is a little rough looking, needs some TLC.

Jim Diesel 04-24-2008 08:21 PM

My trailer is a Loadmaster, I bought the fenders from McClain Trailers they are good to deal with and they have a new C-channel trailer out thats nice.

I took the trailer to a Truck wash and had them do it, it gets the aluminum back to a natural shine and takes the yellow'ing out. The guy there is also going to polish it up for me.

http://www.mcclaintrailers.com/parts_catalog.htm


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