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Old 11-09-2008, 09:10 PM
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I have been talking to this seller for a few days. I'm very interested in learning more, but I'm really a newbie.

Link: http://houston.craigslist.org/boa/907534426.html

I know it is old, and has some issues...as is to be expected for a boat that isn't "updated".

Any ideas or opinions? I know it needs the following:
New gimbal bearing/boot in 1 of the drives
Some gel-coat work on the bow (he sent me pics of the damage)

Other than this - he said he can run it for me (on land), and we're talking about a trade deal for my 22' Scarab (turn-key boat).

Any opinions highly appreciated.
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:32 PM
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Oh yeah - please email me or reply in this thread. I can not receive PM's.

[email protected]
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:14 PM
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picon made probably some of the best offshore boats built in fla. they were well built, handle rough water with the best and are great looking.
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:12 AM
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I use to build engines for Picon at Custom Engine Service in the mid 80s and they were the baddest v bottoms just like Pepes Panteras they won everything there was to winning in the day great rough water boat and transport also
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I have a nice one for the right price with a trailer.
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:00 PM
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I didn't get it. He did want to trade me (straight up) for my 22' Scarab Excel, but to be honest...it is a LOT of boat. That wasn't the reason I didn't trade though. It just seemed like I was biting off more of a project than I can handle. Especially with a baby on the way (wife due in Feb.). He couldn't get 1 of the engines to start...but I think it was just flooded.

Either way...I couldn't accept trading my boat that I can run right now with NO issues for this large of a project. I would need to spend a minimum of $5000-7000 to get it in the water safely and with piece of mind. I just didn't have the time or the $$ on hand to commit.

If anyone else wants it...it's in Houston. She's a great looking boat...just needs a complete overhaul (interior and exterior) to really be presentable.
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I bought a carrera 24 recently... (it is actually a pantera hull with a carrera deck) 1977 I am currently having a 502 put in, and just had the TRS trans and drive rebuilt, but would sell her for the right offer...

I can send pics, just shoot me your email.
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Hi John, i knew Pantera and Carrera had a very similar hull but i didnt know the deck could actually be interchanged..wow. Was it a lot of work? I'm not interested in buying but i would love to see some pics. If you want to you can send some to [email protected] Thanks Mike
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I used to race the ss9m, 30' in the 80's. First as "Country Boys" M-72 and then as "Karateka" C-72. First boat had Custom engine serv. motors... the second had Randys C and G(Cobra) all small blocks. I sold the boat to a friend in PR.

A great runner. Humberto Picon and I were good friends for a long time. I havnt seen him in a while though. Someone said he's selling cars in Homestead.
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Is that you in the pic of a ss9m race boat flying out of the water? Looks like a hard landing, but an awesome picture.
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