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Old 10-18-2004, 12:22 AM
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comparison between my 1998 twin small block bravo1 29ft scarab and a 1999 28 pantera with twin 502 mpi's. i've never ridden in a pantera but heard many good things about them. looking for pro's n cons..
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Must be talking about Tim's boat.....
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Old 10-18-2004, 07:39 AM
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I race a 28ft single engine Pantera, great boat!
I own a 28ft 1988 Scarab Excel with a 550hp/502 that I have "adjusted" a bit, love the boat!

I would think from my experience in the Pantera, (and I may be wrong) that the boat will be very stern heavy with the twin big blocks! We have to put over 100 lbs in the bow to keep the nose down in the rough, it's a single!

I have heard very good reviews on the 29 Scarab with twin small blocks! Personally, I would pick a single engine (big power) 29 Scarab! If you are going to run it in the rough you will have to do a little going over the boat in terms of making sure that "everything" is tight! My Scarab Hull has been very strong and has a taken what I dish on it very well though!

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I love my single 29! Whipple charged 502mpi with all the internal goodies.
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i preferred the twin small block set up for a few different reasons, first and foremost i spend alot of time in the ocean and figured with twins the chances of getting left out to dry would be slim, i rode and ran a 99 29 scarab with a single 502/415 and didnt like the overall ride/handling of the boat at all in comparison to the twins. the twins get outta the hole better and it feels much better balanced not to mention that here on the jersey shore the market for twins is much better
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Tims 28 rocks, and should be driven.
If you are serious, do not make this decision on opinions alone.
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anybody in the jersey shore are with a twin big block 28 pantera that would like to take me for a ride....i'm goin to the keys next month for the worlds and hoping to find someone to take me for a ride then.
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consider resale as well
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resale on the both appears to be decent i think the scarab may actually have the edge there
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What about comparing the 28 pantera to that yellow 28 scarab on e-bay. That just may be affordable. I sold on the Pantera but they are to much money for me unless its a project boat.

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