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bouyhunter 08-12-2007 12:50 PM

I'm back in the game!!!
 
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Well, some said it would never happen, but I'm finally back in the game - I bought a 24' Pantera.

Yes, this is the one that has been passed around OSO like a groupie on the Motley Crue tour bus.:D

Previous owners:
- IRONMAN
- Dude!!Sweet!!
- NickK
I made the run from Cinci to St Louis and back yesterday to meet up with Nick, and after 14 hrs on the road she was in my driveway last night.
I'm pretty pleased with the boat, and already spent the morning planning my modifications:D
Hopefully do a shakedown run next weekend.
Wanna say thanks to Nick, Sean, and Chris for answering all my questions before I bought it site unseen.
And just by looking at the glass layup in the bilge, you can tell what a wave crusher this is gonna be.
I'm dying to get her out on the water, but too worn out from yesterday. Just want to do a little polishing and familiarize myself with it today.

Mark 08-12-2007 01:08 PM

You Dog!! Congrats on a sweet looking boat! Now just keep it off the bouys :D

MOBILEMERCMAN 08-12-2007 01:17 PM

Nice, Congrats, I'm currently boatless and it sucks, May be this winter I will have saved enough to start shopping.
Jim

bouyhunter 08-12-2007 01:49 PM


Originally Posted by MOBILEMERCMAN (Post 2231649)
Nice, Congrats, I'm currently boatless and it sucks, May be this winter I will have saved enough to start shopping.
Jim

I was boatless for 5 yrs.
Felt like my arms fell off.
Started at age ten, and 26 years on the water. It get's in your blood.
Good luck in your search - I followed this one through three owners, and jumped on it as soon as I saw it was up for sale.

rchevelle71 08-12-2007 02:48 PM

Congrats on a great looking boat.

thunderusone 08-12-2007 03:32 PM

Congrats!! Nothing like bringing a new baby home!

satisfactionII 08-12-2007 05:50 PM

congrats on you new boat. Looks very nice. :cool-smiley-011:

AIR TIME 08-12-2007 06:04 PM

congrats:cool-smiley-011: :cool-smiley-011: :cool-smiley-011: what power, prop, and speed my buddy has a 79 SB with my old parts it a 502 with 550 to 575hp running a 25 mirage at 5400 to 5600 at 75gps trs drive, I keep telling him bravo pick up 5 mph:D my fav color red like mine:D art

bouyhunter 08-12-2007 06:41 PM

It's IRONMAN's old boat.
As history goes, he did the majority of work to it.
Installed the Bravo, and at one time had a huge motor in this, but swapped it when he got his 28'.
NickK said he was seeing 60 out of it with a 23 Mirage+ - it may have room for more.
Haven't even gotten it on the water yet. Next weekend.
Dude!!Sweet!! did the exhaust - which it sounds freekin killer!!
Nick - thanks for including the mufflers - hope I never need them:D
I'm just jacked that I once again have something to waste all my money on - one penny at a time:D

bouyhunter 08-12-2007 06:48 PM


Originally Posted by marylandmark (Post 2231742)
Congrats man!!

I can't wait to ride on it and drink all your beer one day!

You'll have to make it out this way - or verse- vicea, or whateverer- or I need to make it out to your camper and hang out for a weekend.:D
And the beer thing is easy.


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