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1988 Advantage banshee. 6 months 3 weeks ago #143433

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Just picked this one up over the weekend for my 2.4L ovalport.
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Golden Rule number one; While working in the bilge, absolutely under no circumstances, NO FARTING!!!! Captn Shake aka Joe.

1988 Advantage banshee. 6 months 2 weeks ago #143436

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Nice combo! Is that an eliminator Daytona, or one of those Obsession boats that was made in Shawano years ago that seemed to be like the Eliminator brand? Looks wicked! Nice grab. They made a mini boat version of that about 12-13 feet long. Have fun with it... hopefully more pictures next summer!

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1988 Advantage banshee. 6 months 2 weeks ago #143443

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Dr Go, it is a splash of the california eliminator scorpion. I do however have a spinnoff of the Shawano Eliminator scorpion, a rapid craft riot, and boy is she a blast!!!!! Here's my riot with the 2.0 sst120 racing powerhead on a 20 inch mid and cle lower. She FLIES!!!!

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Golden Rule number one; While working in the bilge, absolutely under no circumstances, NO FARTING!!!! Captn Shake aka Joe.

1988 Advantage banshee. 6 months 2 weeks ago #143445

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Top picture is Sam Ron Baker's Eliminator scorpion that his dad ron used to tool the plug for the rapid craft riot, rapid craft riot plug in the bottom picture.

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1988 Advantage banshee. 6 months 2 weeks ago #143446

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And here's a video out on the riot this summer.

www.facebook.com/1344306965/videos/10223243033447846/

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1988 Advantage banshee. 6 months 2 weeks ago #143451

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Pretty cool stuff. I remember the Rapid Crafts. I used to get Hot boat magazine back in those days. I started reading my Dad’s powerboat magazines back in the late 60’s. Those hot rod Dad’s running the calm river back in those days got us kids all hooked on tinkering and swapping motors. Your boats look like they are doing 100 just sitting on the trailer. I am still trying to figure how to watch that video... I am sure it’s just me not doing something right. Have fun... looks like you already are!

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1988 Advantage banshee. 2 months 1 week ago #144104

Nice find Shake!
I was GM at advantage when your boat was built. The majority were set up as outboards as they'd run very well with a stock 220, mid 70's all day long. The jets ran very wet but we sold quite a few. The fastest one we built though was set up with an I/O. OMC had released their Cobra outdrive a year or so before and it was a pile. After working out the bugs the King Cobra was introduced but didn't sell well. They came to us making an offer, they wanted a record, any record to advertise with. We decided on the ETII class and built one with a King Cobra, lower unit reword by Joe Rodes, and ran a single carb small 350 chevy that had been massaged by McLaren engines.
The boat ran like stink and we set the kilo record at, if I remember right, 118 mph. Record still stands after almost 35 years. We ran the Mississippi river race twice, 1000 miles up river in 2 days. Broke the first year and won the second. Next up was the Parker Enduro which I think was reduced by then from 9 hours to either 5 or 7. Flipped in the first turn, ripped one of the sponsons off and sank. We recovered after the race, stripped it down and sold the bare hull and sponson to someone in Texas.

Lotta fun.

The banshee molds were sold off to someone in AZ, where Advantage has been for a few decades, and they stuck their first part in the mold. I think it was trashed?

Here we are a few hours before we flipped, wish I had more pics.

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1988 Advantage banshee. 2 months 5 days ago #144115

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That's wild! great information! I bet it was a blast!!

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Golden Rule number one; While working in the bilge, absolutely under no circumstances, NO FARTING!!!! Captn Shake aka Joe.
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