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Old 08-25-2004, 09:32 PM
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a freind is looking at a 96 24 ft python 330 hp 454 -167 hrs bravo for 14 g's on a 01 trailer. whats the scoop on PYTHON , never really heard of them. he is all excited to go buy, wants me to go check it out, need info ,junk or not>>>
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They are a locally mfg'd boat here on the lake. Seem to hold up purdy well. Yhey also build a 34. Jim Clark is the owner, I can get you a number if you want. If the boat is here I can find out 411 on it if you want.
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Old 08-26-2004, 09:23 AM
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and # would be great. i don't want to see my friend get burned. i will go look at the boat for him but need a little info to go on first. talked to the dealer and asked for some bilge and drive pics and was told " i can do it in a couple of days". seems a little sketchy to me. if it looks like a good boat i will run it and check out best i can, but i told my friend that he would need a complete survey, i don't want him to buy it on my inspection and have it break or some other problem. that would just lead to him saying " you said it was a good boat" and cause problems. any info is appreciated. eric
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I have had three of them over the years and did not have a problem with them. I loved mine. I beat that boat over some serious waves and didn't have any cracks show up. They are real solid feeling boats. The hull design seems to be a lot like a pantera 24. It will be like any other boat, just check the transom, floor and any other areas that is cored for water damaged. Sounds like for the money he can't go wrong. He could have a lot of fun out of it for $14000.00
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The bottom is the exact same as a 24 Pantera and a few others. I have seen one good one and a few not so good ones. Check the stringers, bulkheads and transom real well. They ride well for a 24' boat but the quality of the build is inconsistent.
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cored with wood or with composites???? i told him if he is serious he will need a survey, to check for moisture, etc. the dealer said it needs a little work. we all know how that goes. so what will be his definition of "a little work". 167 hrs seems real low for a 96. i just don"t want to se him get burned.
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I had made an offer on a 92 with a 502 mag about 4 or so years ago. As I am fairly far away from Buford GA as well, I had T&B Marine Service 770-945-9278 check the boat out for me. The owner there is Bobby Tucker. I don't know if they are still in business or not. They did find that it had a transom problem so I backed out of the purchase. They appear to be well constructed with some pretty good fit and finish. They are nice boats, and if it checks out I think it's a pretty good price.
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I have a buddy of mine that has a 24 Vector for sale (same molds, I believe the vector sold to python but not 100% sure). His has a 454 EFI with a bravo. He bought a 28 saber and now wants to sell the vector. He will make a killer deal on it. PM me and I will give you his cell phone number.

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Vector and Python were one company until Jim's partner (who owned Vector) sold his half to Jim and the Vector name was dropped. Some Vector's had a different deck the had a fiberglass fairing instead of a windshield. Other than that it is the same boat built at the same company.
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I have a buddy of mine that has a 24 Vector for sale (same molds, I believe the vector sold to python but not 100% sure). His has a 454 EFI with a bravo. He bought a 28 saber and now wants to sell the vector. He will make a killer deal on it. PM me and I will give you his cell phone number.

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don't know if he would drive to MI. but that's a option if this doesn"t work.
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