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76 marlin dolphin
08-29-2017, 04:32 PM
I needed a seal kit for a old e pump that goes to my 76 .

So I emailed panther and he said come by we're in Fountain Valley , 20 min from my house .
Chad the ouners son helped me and was very nice .he showed me the amphibious panther jeeps and loaned me a mold for the panther jet intake / hull insert.

He gave me a vey good deal on the parts and through in a repair manual .

I have a project I may take on to mod a Bertram 25 from twin io to twin v8 jet .
The mold is going to make it a lot easyer to do.

i may try to make a tool off the panther mold and shape a new smaller intake that fits in the stock molded intake.

"THE ADVOCATE"
08-29-2017, 09:03 PM
That's awesome, keep it alive!

AG6
08-31-2017, 05:08 PM
Those Older Bertram's were the "OG" of the Offshore racing world for a very long time and were copied more than i can count. 24* dead rise at the transom and a killer bow made for rough water. Did you have the OMC's on that? Post some pics...:36_1_55:

76 marlin dolphin
12-03-2017, 10:08 AM
The boat owner sold the boat to someone else.

We are looking at a skipjack 25 with some dead twin Volvo io's and inline b30 6 cylinders.
I like the Volvo b30 engine . My first race car was a Volvo 142 and I loved it .
but the marine parts are no longer available for the b30 engine .

i am thinking twin 250 chevys to replace the b30's , but I don't know if they will have enough power to drive the jets.

76 marlin dolphin
12-03-2017, 02:13 PM
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AG6
12-06-2017, 11:32 AM
The boat owner sold the boat to someone else.

We are looking at a skipjack 25 with some dead twin Volvo io's and inline b30 6 cylinders.
I like the Volvo b30 engine . My first race car was a Volvo 142 and I loved it .
but the marine parts are no longer available for the b30 engine .

i am thinking twin 250 chevys to replace the b30's , but I don't know if they will have enough power to drive the jets.
Have you thought about the Volvo injected/supercharged I5 motors instead?
Ive seen several used as replacements instead of the OEM Or Volvo B6??
https://youtu.be/Oj2NiyiRKG0

76 marlin dolphin
12-28-2017, 05:55 PM
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78_Tahiti
01-06-2018, 02:29 PM
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did he say if they used different inserts, in different hulls, or was it to lower water intake pressure, for less HP.

76 marlin dolphin
01-06-2018, 08:54 PM
Different intakes for high performance and racing .

I need to visit with them again for more parts. I will discuss it with him some more.

78_Tahiti
01-06-2018, 09:42 PM
Different intakes for high performance and racing .

I need to visit with them again for more parts. I will discuss it with him some more.
that would be awesome. I still think there is a lot of possibilities, with the panther jet design. For instance, I was told that one of the problems, trying to achieve higher speeds, the intake is to efficient, it floods the intake, with to much water, like to much shoe, or loader would, on a Berkley.

78_Tahiti
01-06-2018, 10:56 PM
Oh, By the way. A guy here in NorCal is selling a Factory Rigged, twin AMC 360/Panther Jet Day Cruiser.

T8er S.
01-07-2018, 07:23 AM
Oh, By the way. A guy here in NorCal is selling a Factory Rigged, twin AMC 360/Panther Jet Day Cruiser.
78 sleek craft$123,456,789 Now $2,500
Auburn, CA

The twin is gonna have to go up for sale I have no time or money to finish it and pretty soon I won't have anywhere to put it it's getting sold all together I won't part it out I have tons!!!!!!! Of parts for it too much to list I'm not sure what to ask for it because there isn't another one like it those of you that know me or have seen my posts know I love this boat and I hate to have to sell it but family comes first and I'd hate to see it sit and rot any longer I have videos of the twin amc engines running they are out of the boat right now for some cleaning up and fresh gaskets I have all the cables the steering parts throttle controls and gauges make me an offer I'm located in auburn ca my phone is best to call or text (530-320-6769

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76 marlin dolphin
01-07-2018, 09:12 AM
Wow . Probably has bronze sleeved pumps too. I remember seeing the boat on here
I thought it had 401 engines.

76 marlin dolphin
04-03-2018, 09:16 PM
High hp round hole stator housing .

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Flat style panther intake used on the jeeps

76 marlin dolphin
04-04-2018, 11:33 AM
Rectangular style intake used on the panther jeeps

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They said something about the rectangular intake is better for lower speed,out of the hole .


the naca style intake was designed for higher speed.

new housings in stock , some with the bronze sleeve.

He said he would sell me a round hole stator .

they suggested to try different size nozzle to fine tune the performance.

78_Tahiti
04-06-2018, 06:43 AM
round hole stator housing is interesting.

76 marlin dolphin
04-06-2018, 07:05 AM
Ya he said they use it when they put high performance v8s in the jeeps .