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Old 09-12-2012, 03:17 AM
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I finally finished my 1979 Pantera 24 race rebuild project.

So far the top speed is 79.5MPH with a very limited time to test props, I still have 5 props in my garage waiting to be tested...

The Pantera is completely Awesome as a sit down boat with foot throttle (N-Control from CPPerformance http://www.cpperformance.com/p-13598...-assembly.aspx) and it handles really nice. I haven't got a chance to test it in real rough waters but it handles awesome in some chop and boat waves.

At our first race, two weeks ago I finally had a chance to weigh the boat. It only weighs 3850lbs complete with all racing gear, 30lbs of lifting slings, some fuel, some tools etc. That must be pretty good for an old 1979 right?!

Unfortunately we got DQ’d in the first race since we passed a bouy the wrong way, but in the second race everything went completely fine! As always there were a very limited number of boats in the UL class – we were alone… Sylsjö, with the other Pantera didn’t make it to the race this time.

The only boats that passed us were C-class (international) cats that do about 90-95mph, and the rest of the faster classes that’s 80+mph boats didn’t stand a chance even though we “only” did 78mph at most this time.





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Old 09-12-2012, 03:39 AM
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A couple pics of my new dash etc.




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A couple pics from the race last weekend.



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Yes, we're still rookies. It's the first time my "real" copilot is racing with me and it's my third race so be nice. Still getting familiar with the boat - and racing.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:46 AM
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It didn't look that very great... We didn't even feel it, just lost thrust and put one and one together (since a Batboat 28 had stopped in front of us with the same issues...)


The Bravo X drive had 4 hours runtime since new so it was time for a new one anyways :P.

We got a new XR lower that I bolted up a couple days ago and we're now ready for the last race for the season on saturday!

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Old 09-12-2012, 05:18 AM
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Looking good! That 24 came out nice. Really like the dash set up.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:58 AM
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Great job. Came out real nice.
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Looks good ! I love the orange ...
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I see no reason a little JB Weld wouldn't have fixed that bravo back like new.. haha !!!! Cool pics & congrats !!!

I always admire & respect how you crazy Sweed's Hot Rod !!!



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It didn't look that very great... We didn't even feel it, just lost thrust and put one and one together (since there a Batboat 28 had stopped in front of us with the same issues...)


The Bravo X drive had 4 hours runtime since new so it was time for a new one anyways :P.

We got a new XR lower that I bolted up a couple days ago and we're now ready for the last race for the season on saturday!
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Did you loose the prop ?
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