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gotta tell this story
« on: August 13, 2015, 01:55:01 am »
My best friends lil bro called asked if I would go look at a boat that a guy that owns a boat shop has to trade for 2 jet skis straight up
I say well I dont care too much for said shop he says oh no its a new owner I said Okay lets roll.
Brappppp (cue Harley sound)
Roll up to a 78 mini day.
I see it has a panther.  I tell Him nope you don't want it.  But lets check it out.
"Homeboy" comes out and hes sellin Wolf Tix hard.  I listen
Hes like yeah its got a stereo blah blah blah. 
I asked what kinda Hull is this he says oh ask my wife...
She comes out and says its a Rainbow.
He says I replaced the water pump cover gasket blah blah. 
I say oh super tall lid on the doghouse it had a tunnel ram huh he says no.  Just stock.  Original had small block so they got taller lid cause now it has a big block.  Wish I had a pic of how tall and the shape- Red flag
He fires it up and he kept revin it then killed it.  I said let me hear it idle.  He says it wont - Red Flag. Dude you own a boat repair shop
I say the through trans exhaust hoses are new and I see a bolt stuffed in hole and caulked up I say oh it had wet stacks he says no - red flag
I say whens the last time it was out he said we just took it out.  I said oh did you blow out both exhaust flappers at the same time?  He says no they haven't been in there the few times I took it out.  I said do you whats possible if there aren't on there.  He had no clue - Red Flag
I say how do you know about the boat he says Ive know original owner it never had anything your talking about.  Ok.
I say the Panther looks original ticking time bomb.  He tells my buddy don't worry I got like 3 Berks in the shop....  RED FLAG!!!!
So I ask well how much cash are you asking he said 5,000...  His wife laughed at my facial expression.. I said ok for 5000 you can get a pretty great fucking ride this thing is worth like 1500.  What did u get it for he says 1600 and he put work into it and the guy couldnt pay and let it go.
he said I have an Eliminator Day cruiser for 10,000 for sale.  It has a BBC.  I asks what pump he says Berk I say no what model he thinks for about 30 seconds says I don't know then googles a pic of his own add on CL to show me.  I said Ok lets get outta here.
So most likely another jet boat shop around here will close up.  I mean how did you buy a boat shop and you dont even know a 12 Jc to a JG or that u cant just pull Panther off and slap a Berk on not cheaply anyway lol.
It was pretty amazing. 
GT Boats Cordelia Ca
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WhyNot76

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Re: gotta tell this story
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2015, 06:55:47 am »
Yikes😳


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Re: gotta tell this story
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2015, 07:00:18 pm »
daaaaang.....
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Re: gotta tell this story
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2015, 08:44:26 pm »
My best friends lil bro called asked if I would go look at a boat that a guy that owns a boat shop has to trade for 2 jet skis straight up
I say well I dont care too much for said shop he says oh no its a new owner I said Okay lets roll.
Brappppp (cue Harley sound)
Roll up to a 78 mini day.
I see it has a panther.  I tell Him nope you don't want it.  But lets check it out.
"Homeboy" comes out and hes sellin Wolf Tix hard.  I listen
Hes like yeah its got a stereo blah blah blah. 
I asked what kinda Hull is this he says oh ask my wife...
She comes out and says its a Rainbow.
He says I replaced the water pump cover gasket blah blah. 
I say oh super tall lid on the doghouse it had a tunnel ram huh he says no.  Just stock.  Original had small block so they got taller lid cause now it has a big block.  Wish I had a pic of how tall and the shape- Red flag
He fires it up and he kept revin it then killed it.  I said let me hear it idle.  He says it wont - Red Flag. Dude you own a boat repair shop
I say the through trans exhaust hoses are new and I see a bolt stuffed in hole and caulked up I say oh it had wet stacks he says no - red flag
I say whens the last time it was out he said we just took it out.  I said oh did you blow out both exhaust flappers at the same time?  He says no they haven't been in there the few times I took it out.  I said do you whats possible if there aren't on there.  He had no clue - Red Flag
I say how do you know about the boat he says Ive know original owner it never had anything your talking about.  Ok.
I say the Panther looks original ticking time bomb.  He tells my buddy don't worry I got like 3 Berks in the shop....  RED FLAG!!!!
So I ask well how much cash are you asking he said 5,000...  His wife laughed at my facial expression.. I said ok for 5000 you can get a pretty great ******* ride this thing is worth like 1500.  What did u get it for he says 1600 and he put work into it and the guy couldnt pay and let it go.
he said I have an Eliminator Day cruiser for 10,000 for sale.  It has a BBC.  I asks what pump he says Berk I say no what model he thinks for about 30 seconds says I don't know then googles a pic of his own add on CL to show me.  I said Ok lets get outta here.
So most likely another jet boat shop around here will close up.  I mean how did you buy a boat shop and you dont even know a 12 Jc to a JG or that u cant just pull Panther off and slap a Berk on not cheaply anyway lol.
It was pretty amazing. 
GT Boats Cordelia Ca


GT Boats. They used to be a badass shop,  I'm certain it's not the same people.

Look up GTH, pump.

GT
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If i get some free time tonight at work, ill play with it and post it for everyone to see.

Time to man up and yank it John!  :banghead:
Ray

jet fever

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Re: gotta tell this story
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2015, 07:46:19 am »
Nope guy retired. 
With the guy there now I imagine he will either use that shop to work on other stuff or go outta business. 
Either way another boat shop bit the dust...
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jet fever

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Re: gotta tell this story
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2015, 07:22:10 pm »
Whats GTH PUMP


Ok found it
« Last Edit: August 15, 2015, 07:25:28 pm by jet fever »
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jetboat56

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Re: gotta tell this story
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2015, 11:06:51 pm »
We got a panther jet on our boat
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jetboat56

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Re: gotta tell this story
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2015, 11:34:06 pm »
Have you seen the video called panther jet gone wild it's so  funny
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jet fever

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Re: gotta tell this story
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2015, 12:56:26 pm »
Yeah that video is funny.

Doesn't make me want another Panther though.  Ever

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