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Old 09-06-2006, 02:54 PM
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Great site and your friends boat is AWESOME!

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Angel - The Martini looks great! I like your 'Leave the gun, take the cannoli tag line, but you may have to change the Pantera24 to Martini26!

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Old 09-06-2006, 07:51 PM
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Wow!! Very nice...what is she running? Man and it's an 80' to boot, I never even thought I would meet another person who owned one. Where are you located?
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We're located in northern Illinois, on the great Chain O' Lakes.
About 5 years ago, when I was buying my Bravo HP gimble from Re-Pro Power, I talked to a guy named John Bauer. He said he and his brother originally built the Martinis and the name changed to Corsa and they sold the business, or something like that. He said there was a dealership up in Chicago. I know of about 3 or 4 other '79, '80 Martinis in this area. The ones I've seen are in pretty decent shape. I just recently saw one on ebay from around here that had twin small blocks in it, but it looked a little rough.
I would do things differently if I were to do another restoration. I would start with the bottom and take out the hook. The boat just sticks in the water. This weekend we had 5 adults and were still able to run 74MPH. But that hook is robbing horsepower.
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Old 09-06-2006, 08:34 PM
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Angel - The Martini looks great! I like your 'Leave the gun, take the cannoli tag line, but you may have to change the Pantera24 to Martini26!

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Barry thanks a lot....To say the least I really like my new ride.
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Old 09-06-2006, 08:42 PM
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We're located in northern Illinois, on the great Chain O' Lakes.
About 5 years ago, when I was buying my Bravo HP gimble from Re-Pro Power, I talked to a guy named John Bauer. He said he and his brother originally built the Martinis and the name changed to Corsa and they sold the business, or something like that. He said there was a dealership up in Chicago. I know of about 3 or 4 other '79, '80 Martinis in this area. The ones I've seen are in pretty decent shape. I just recently saw one on ebay from around here that had twin small blocks in it, but it looked a little rough.
I would do things differently if I were to do another restoration. I would start with the bottom and take out the hook. The boat just sticks in the water. This weekend we had 5 adults and were still able to run 74MPH. But that hook is robbing horsepower.
True the Martini and Corsa 26 are exactly the same. Corsa built boats down here till the mid 90's. We still have a fair number of Martini's around here in Florida but hardly any of the "SS" model which we own most are the "Sport" model instead. As for 74 mph with 5 adults that's awesome.! Do you have any pics "before" you restored the boat.? If you do please post.
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well i just purchased my first boat ! a 79 martini with a 454 !
its definitely a project boat so im starting to look for some opinions and ideas.

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Angel, I saw that this is up for sale now.
Never saw it until it was up in the featured ads banner here on OSO.
Awesome looking boat!!
Do you have any more pics?? Where is it listed in the classifieds? I couldn't find it, did some searching and dug up this thread.
Love the classic look and the lifeline.
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Angel, I saw that this is up for sale now.
Never saw it until it was up in the featured ads banner here on OSO.
Awesome looking boat!!
Do you have any more pics?? Where is it listed in the classifieds? I couldn't find it, did some searching and dug up this thread.
Love the classic look and the lifeline.
Any more info?
bouyhunter sorry I took so long to respond but have been out of town and just got back. I will send you some pics tonight. It is listed in the swap shop section not the classifieds.
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bouyhunter sorry I took so long to respond but have been out of town and just got back. I will send you some pics tonight. It is listed in the swap shop section not the classifieds.
No problem, understand the travel thing, I'll PM ya an e-mail, or just post 'em here.
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Pantera 24 great looking boat!!
Old School Rulz!!
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Angel, so do you have more pics??
Haven't seen anything.
Or did you sell her already?
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