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Old 06-17-2006, 04:13 PM
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Is this a Pantera Splash??
I found a 24' and kinda like it.
Anyone in the Cinci area want to give me hand checking this thing out?
I'll admit, I don't know what all to look for, and could use some help.
Boat has almost 1000 hrs, but "supposedly" they dropped a new motor in it.
It's a little rough, but nothing that would make me walk away.
Birdog, Byron, Allen, I need some help here!!
I need to get back on the water!!!
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Is this a Pantera Splash??
I found a 24' and kinda like it.
Anyone in the Cinci area want to give me hand checking this thing out?
I'll admit, I don't know what all to look for, and could use some help.
Boat has almost 1000 hrs, but "supposedly" they dropped a new motor in it.
It's a little rough, but nothing that would make me walk away.
Birdog, Byron, Allen, I need some help here!!
I need to get back on the water!!!
GET IT SURVEYED
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Old 06-17-2006, 06:37 PM
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Is it a local one? new paint, motor ect...? PM me your number and we might be ble to go check her out this week.
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Old 06-17-2006, 08:09 PM
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Is it a local one? new paint, motor ect...? PM me your number and we might be ble to go check her out this week.
Yeah, it's local. It was traded in on a Bass boat, and the dealer doesn't really know anything about it - nor do I.
It's in Florence.
Looks pretty tight, Bravo I, drive shower, Gaffrig controls.
Needs a dash update, hydraulic steering, and maybe K-Planes.
I was "knocking" all around it, and it sounded solid and dry.
It's looks like a an old Cig Mistress, just 10' shorter.
white, with gold and purple flames facing forward.
If you have some time, It'd be great to hook up with ya to take a look .
Sent ya a PM with my numbers.
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I know, I know...

But I'm ready to just jump at it.
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Pythons were built in Georgia by Jim Clark. I believe I read here on OSO that Jim recently passed away.

I'm not sure of the origins of the hull but it did look like the Pantera/Jaws/Superboat hull.

There's a bunch of them running around Lake Lanier.
Thanks Fred.
If I buy this one, me and you are going to become really good freinds.
Don't go shopping for jet planes again

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Old 06-17-2006, 08:22 PM
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Yeah, it's local. It was traded in on a Bass boat, and the dealer doesn't really know anything about it - nor do I.
It's in Florence.
Looks pretty tight, Bravo I, drive shower, Gaffrig controls.
Needs a dash update, hydraulic steering, and maybe K-Planes.
I was "knocking" all around it, and it sounded solid and dry.
It's looks like a an old Cig Mistress, just 10' shorter.
white, with gold and purple flames facing forward.
If you have some time, It'd be great to hook up with ya to take a look .
Sent ya a PM with my numbers.
I am tied up all day tomorrow but may have some time monday. I will call you later tomorrow.
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back in the mid to late 90's I looked at a few Pythons. You really need to go over these boats with a fine tooth comb and get it professionally surveyed! Trust me get it surveyed..lots of wood in these boats!
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Since the death of Jim Clark the molds for the python have been sold to Tom Nabbers who owns capt.Nabbers marine repair. He is located in Morris Ill. He is very well known in the area around Ill and the midwest for excellent custom and repair works. He is planning to build a 24 30 34.
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Thanks for the info everyone.
So, build quality? Sounds hit-or-miss from what you're telling me so far.
This one seemed solid - I was jumping up and down on the deck, and it didn't even flex.
I did note some spiderweb gel cracks on the hull - where the hull is meeting the transom. Didn't look bad, just something to be adressed.
I've been trying to get a phone call to GlassDave all day, but he must have changed his cell-phone.

Byron - Give me a call. I could use some help on this one.
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