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Old 08-06-2003, 11:48 PM
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Will this be a waste of time or a worth while boat to start?
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Old 08-06-2003, 11:54 PM
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They are fairly solid boats. Average performers but better than average build quality.

As with any used boat, check for soft wood in the transom, stringers (especially near the engine mounts) and floor supports.

As far as a waste of time - all boats are a waste of time. But the time you waste boating is lots of fun.

If the boat is in excellent structural and mechanical condition and you can get it for less than market value, then decide how well you like it. It it's a thumbs up, then go for it.
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I too had one. Bought a new '89 w/330 Bravo...great little boat for 20 1/2 feet. Try running a slolom course with one...that bottom is G L U E D in turns with the power on! I still remember that boat fondly 5 boats later. There's a young kid in our club w/one, he literally beats the snot out of it in rough water...the boat's not mint by any means...but still in one piece!
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Old 08-07-2003, 06:27 AM
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Great looking boat and they really hold their value!!! And a 22' is a great length to start with. As stated above, biggest mistake people make is letting the boat get weathered over the years. If that's the case with the one your looking at, you could be in for a lot of headaches. Have someone that knows boats look at it or get it surveyed. Don't let one neglected boat ruin your image of boating. Good luck and be safe!!! Lastly, take a boating coarse, most of us here have, it's really worth the time.
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Old 08-07-2003, 06:37 AM
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We have a 1986 22 Pachanga with a 350 Mag. I am constantly amazed at how well it runs and handles, how solid it is etc.

They perform incredibly well and there must have been quite a bit of R&D done on them. I have tried MANY prop combos and had an Alpha SS on it earlier this season. Mine works best with a 13 3/4 x 23 Lazer II, it spins it 48-4900 with just me and light fuel, 63 on GPS, not bad for a 16 year old boat that has never even had a valve cover off!

I thought I was going to pick up some speed with the shorter SS drive but it actually went 2 mph slower. Seems like the X dimension is very high from the factory.

I think they are a fantastic boat and a great value for the money.

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I dont own one personally, but I looked at one before I bought my current boat, the only thing that kept me from buying it was the fact that it had a big block with an Alpha drive bad combination. Other than their use of Alpha's with motors that are too big, I think they are good boats. I have talked to several guys who have owned them and they all love em.
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I have been a few friends and they are great boats, do a search on them on traderonline.com and see what they are going for and in what condition.
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Was going to buy one this spring and decided too opt for a 23ft stingray. The pachanga cabin is very small and hard to get in, it is impossible to get on the bow without almost breaking the window and the big block is almost always in front of an alpha. I paid a 1K more for a 92 stingray with 7.4/bravo and 250hr. They both drive great, just giving you my 2 cents.
 
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I also have a 86 Pachanga 22 and it's a great boat. With the cutty cabin, swim platform and sun pad it's just right for me.
I'm running a 350 thats worked over, Dart heads, Performer intake, Different cam, etc
I've got about 4 hours on engine after rebuild and have been taking it easy.
Before rebuild I could spin a 21 cleaver 5000 RPM
You should check the stringers by the engine mounts
mine has problems that I need to address.
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