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Old 05-26-2010, 09:55 AM
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I found an 02 29ft wellcraft with 148hrs on twin 350 for 34k. I like the look of the boat but is under powered. Because the other two Choices are the 28 pantera and a 28zx donzi. Any thoughts?
Not underpowered at all.
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Not underpowered at all.
Agreed, a twin SB 29 would not be underpowered and with a few dollars in heads and intake could likely be a screamer providing the base blocks and rotating assemblies are in decent shape and it has bravos.

a Major reason to consider the Pantera over the other 2 is the custom nature of the builds from the beginning are very stout and the relationship you can forge with the Nunez family vs being just a hull # at the other 2 places.

The guys that built the Donzi or the Scarab arent likely to even be around anymore.

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I too am a new boater looking to buy my first boat.. I like what I see/hear with Pantera!! But I'm gonna stick with a 24' not a balla quite yet and the waters are a lot calmer in the Destin sound. Plus I only have two weel drive and I'm not sure my truck can pull a 28' out of the water.
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A very nice 28 Cig just poped up for sale.....Ask Thrillseeker if a 28 Cig can run with the big boys on Erie !
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Agreed, a twin SB 29 would not be underpowered and with a few dollars in heads and intake could likely be a screamer providing the base blocks and rotating assemblies are in decent shape and it has bravos.

a Major reason to consider the Pantera over the other 2 is the custom nature of the builds from the beginning are very stout and the relationship you can forge with the Nunez family vs being just a hull # at the other 2 places.

The guys that built the Donzi or the Scarab arent likely to even be around anymore.

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Are you sure that the guys that built the Donzi ZX are not around anymore?

Additionally there are two forums dedicated to Donzi boats and one has a ZX section where a number of people post that have done everything mild to wild with that hull.

As a matter of fact donzi.org just started the ZX section and there are people there that can tell you pretty much anything you want to know.
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Are you sure that the guys that built the Donzi ZX are not around anymore?

Additionally there are two forums dedicated to Donzi boats and one has a ZX section where a number of people post that have done everything mild to wild with that hull.

As a matter of fact donzi.org just started the ZX section and there are people there that can tell you pretty much anything you want to know.
Am I sure the original crew isnt there now? Not specifically. You seem to be well informed - are they? has this crew been around 10-20 years?

With as many boats as they have made they have a large following- Im not debating that. Im saying that I think the owners of Pantera will be easier to deal with and that he would be part of a very close knit family.

As far as Donzi is concerned- somethings going on over there thats really not good.

I am sure that this guy ordered a new 27 and not only couldn't get delivery of it, but Donzi lied to him repeatedly about the production schedule.

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/d...i-27zr-12.html

I doubt the Nunez crew would have treated him like Donzi did.
Im not saying Donzi makes a bad boat, I think they make a fine craft- but the current guys running it arent straight shooters - at least with this guy.

Note Im not here pimping my own pet brand.

I think the poster is showing good judgement by taking it easy although after a short time he'll want more boat length.

I stand by my recommendation.


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That Teak cabin door is a hoot.
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....and the teak headboard in the stabin cabin.


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....and the teak headboard in the stabin cabin.


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LOL Teak Veneer plywood big item,only thing missing is the box for the door louvers when they all fall out after the first hard launch.I did replacements in a sunburst pattern on the larger Cigarettes that gave some diagonal support.
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NEVER has one louver come out
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