banana 24

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  1. Jim Cullen
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    Looking for any info on Banana 24, particularly speed and fuel use for different power.
    Also , anything on the center console, there were a few made.
    Thanks in advance for all responses.
     
  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    What year?

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    These can take quite a bit of power with several different configurations, so you'll need to be a bit more specific.
     
  3. Mr Efficiency
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    Cigarette 24 clone ?
     
  4. Jim Cullen
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    Looking at a '90 CC with a 225 Optimax, but also interested in what other OB rigs do.
    EG ; what would it do with a 300 ?
    Also , any issues with decks, tanks etc.
     
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    All of the data on relatively modern boast are published and available, but you have to be specific, make, model year, etc. Range and top speed figures can swing wildly, depending on several factors. There's no generic answers. You calculate the load, the available power, prop slip, hull form, etc.
     
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    This hull is a 24* deep vee race boat from the 1960's, essentially, a 225 Optimax would give ample performance for most people, and should give you an economical 30 knot cruise speed. It will go faster but your fuel burn will go off the chart. I'd count on getting about 3 mpg if driven sensibly.
     
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    With pictures here http://www.bananaboatco.com/history-24.htm
     
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    A banana 24 with a 525
     
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  11. Mr Efficiency
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    A very fruity boat, but I don't want to be doing even 60 mph out on the "main" ! At 80 mph the blood would have drained from all extremities. But opening the taps right out in more sheltered situations would be fun.
     
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