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  1. #1
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    question on 97 pantera II

    I am looking for a boat and dont mind one that needs some fixing

    I came across a 1997 Basscat pantera II and it floats and is all there and has a 1985 johnson motor and trailer.

    He said it could need to be wired but it works fine. I would do that anyway as I would replace all the switches and lights

    Carpet is good but it needs seats and seat post

    It also comes with a 36v Motor guide bow mount trolling motor

    With that said if I was to get it Would plan on a repower next year

    I have always liked bass cat boats and this would be a good project for me and the kids

    But my fear is its to good to be true as he wants $2500 OR BEST offer

    Its over 4 hrs away so what should I be asking (In detail) before driving out there

    Thanks

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    #2
    Just talked to the owner, its owned by a boat dealer and comes with a inspection.

    No batterys but shows compression on all cylinders and the transom was inspected and said to be solid. Was a trade in

  4. Bobby8
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    #3
    I used to have a 97 Pll. Ask him if it is a BassCat trailer. Is the floor in front of the seats solid. I would like to know what the hull under the bunks looked like if at all possible. I would get a ton of pics from him, add up all you want/need to fix and see how that dollar amount compares to a ready to go BassCat for sale. 97 Pll is a great boat and I loved mine.

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    In my opinion, as long as floor and transom are solid and the hull doesnít seem to have any blisters or gouges that penetrate the fiberglass, I would get it. You plan on repowering and rewiring anyways, so that stuff wouldnít matter too much to me. I would also make sure the trailer isnít rusted. If the lights donít work, thatís fine because rewiring the trailer is easy. Iíve never been in a PII but I love my Jaguar and when I bought it i knew I would have to redo the dash and possibly all new wiring. Along with buffing and cleaning the gel coat. Well worth it to me as I believe I got the boat for a good price and now it looks pretty good and probably worth more just because I cleaned it up. IF IíM LUCKY Iíll be putting an Ultrex and 250 SHO on at the end of the sunmer. Well at least the Ultrex, the SHO is a long shot but I have started implanting the idea in my wifeís head.
    1998 BassCat Jaguar with a 1998 Mariner Magnum EFI 225

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    #5
    I've owned two (older) BassCats. I sold both for good money because I moved to different boats. If I saw a boat like that one I'd think about investing in it, and hanging a newer motor on it if the boat itself worked out. Basscat boats were always good to me, and some day I'd like to get back in another (used) one.

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    #6
    My 1995 Pantera 2 cost me $1000 for boat and trailer from a dealer. The previous owners has a 2014 mercury on it which the dealership sold for $13000 but then had no use for the Bass Cat and I then spent another $1000 on a 1989 Mercury for it that had a bad lower unit but I had a lower that worked and fit it. Sometimes good luck shines and if you really like the boat I would definitely get it if it's solid. Good luck.

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    #7
    go for it