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« on: March 09, 2007, 09:29:07 PM »
new to the jet boat game and want to buy a jet boat the one i have been lookn at  has a small block with panther jet. does anyone know good or bad about those jets. can i replace with a berkley if i want. same with motor can i put a bigger motor in it later if i want to. any info would be kick a$$ thanks. u guys did a good job at lake ming i live in bakersfield and went out to watch it was pretty cool.
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2007, 09:36:08 PM »
The only thing that I know about Panther jets is that I was looking at a Tahiti to buy that had a Panther jet in it. I called a very reputable local jet boat shop and he told me to stay away from Panther jets because there are too many boats out there to pick from that have Berkeley and Dominator jets in them. Panther's have less parts out there for them. That's all I know about Panther jets.

There's a few guys on here that have Panther jets in their boats...

It has a small block what? Ford? Chevy?
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2007, 09:45:14 PM »
new to the jet boat game and want to buy a jet boat the one i have been lookn at  has a small block with panther jet. does anyone know good or bad about those jets. can i replace with a berkley if i want. same with motor can i put a bigger motor in it later if i want to. any info would be kick a$$ thanks. u guys did a good job at lake ming i live in bakersfield and went out to watch it was pretty cool.
I'm glad you made it out . Should have cruised by and said whats up ! From what I've gathered over time is that the panther pump is a good pump , just not very good in a higher RPM range . I guess it dont flow as good . Small blocks are good for reving the crap out of them but dont produce enough low end grunt to be very effective in a jet application . I would pass on it . It already has two strikes against it . There is a couple of killer sounding boats in the boats section . Take a look .

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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2007, 10:24:14 PM »
it has a 360 mopar. can u replace the panther with a berk and put a bigger motor it it
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2007, 10:25:23 PM »
the hull is just in great shape thats why im havn a hard time not buying it
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2007, 10:32:49 PM »
it has a 360 mopar. can u replace the panther with a berk and put a bigger motor it it
Yes you can and you'd probably be lookin at about 5k to do all the work and thats conservative . You could probably find a boat that has the motor and pump you want and you can just repaint for about 2k .

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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2007, 10:44:44 PM »
Yes you can and you'd probably be lookin at about 5k to do all the work and thats conservative . You could probably find a boat that has the motor and pump you want and you can just repaint for about 2k .

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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2007, 06:09:27 AM »
big mike, it all depends what you as the end user wants the boat for. lets be realistic the boat is how old? it has ran like that since probably the mid 70's and i assume that it still runs? so if you want it just to cruise around and NOT race or hot rod it will serve you well. just dont expect to go over 50mph, as for the panther pump get ahold of Tom at jet boat performance there is a link on the home page. he has done a lot of work on those pumps and is verry knowledgable about those pumps.

however, you are allready talking about a motor swap and pump swap so if this is the plan DONT bye it there are much better boats allready set up with berk's and big blocks. just my .02
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2007, 07:48:54 AM »
thanks for the info guys its helped out alot. just trying to get the fam out to the lake this summer.
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2007, 10:10:08 AM »
thanks for the info guys its helped out alot. just trying to get the fam out to the lake this summer.
Did you see the biesmeyer in the project boat section . He has everything to get on the water . A little bit of wood work , and enough room for the entire family . Cheap too.

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« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2007, 10:37:45 AM »
thanks i will check it out
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