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#11535344 - 04/11/16 05:17 PM Anyone owned a late 90's BassCat Pantera II?
Hittmanfish Offline
Angler

Registered: 05/28/14
Posts: 315
Loc: Arlington
I'm looking at buying a late 90's Bass Cat Pantera II and want to know if any of you have owned/fished out of them and what pros and cons you have with them. Thanks!

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#11535366 - 04/11/16 05:31 PM Re: Anyone owned a late 90's BassCat Pantera II? [Re: Hittmanfish]
Dosser Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/15/10
Posts: 2289
I owned a 94 p2 and loved it. Fished great, ran mid 60's. Now I'm in an 09 pantera classic.

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#11535374 - 04/11/16 05:34 PM Re: Anyone owned a late 90's BassCat Pantera II? [Re: Hittmanfish]
MikeSouza Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/13/08
Posts: 1733
Loc: Ardmore, Ok
Might ask over here. You'll get some good feed back
http://www.bbcboards.net/forumdisplay.php?f=30

Also check out the basscat owners board
http://basscatowners.yuku.com/forums/63/BassCat-Boats/BassCat-Boats#.VwwmaVI8KnM

I run an 04' Pantera, they're great boats. About to sell it and get an Eyra.


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#11535401 - 04/11/16 05:51 PM Re: Anyone owned a late 90's BassCat Pantera II? [Re: Hittmanfish]
Neal G Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/06/09
Posts: 598
Loc: Texas
The BC P2 w/200hp was one of the better boats in the 1990s

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#11535681 - 04/11/16 08:12 PM Re: Anyone owned a late 90's BassCat Pantera II? [Re: Hittmanfish]
basscat dad Offline
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Registered: 06/12/12
Posts: 1126
Loc: savannah, texas
'93 pantera 2. great boat. handles rough water with ease. excellent fishing platorm.
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#11535746 - 04/11/16 08:30 PM Re: Anyone owned a late 90's BassCat Pantera II? [Re: Hittmanfish]
Allen Bass Fisher Offline
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Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 2072
Loc: Allen, TX
I had a 93 Pantera II with a 200 Merc. EFI. Great boat. Moved up to a 2005 Cougar in 2007. I went bigger since I started fishing big lakes like Rayburn and Toledo Bend. Upgraded to a 2012 Cougar in 2015. Friend has a 96 Pantera II and loves it.

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#11535764 - 04/11/16 08:36 PM Re: Anyone owned a late 90's BassCat Pantera II? [Re: Hittmanfish]
Danny L. Weems Offline
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Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 1394
Loc: Como, Texas
Had a 96 PII with a 200 EFI Mercury that was a very good boat.
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#11535833 - 04/11/16 08:54 PM Re: Anyone owned a late 90's BassCat Pantera II? [Re: Hittmanfish]
Hittmanfish Offline
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Registered: 05/28/14
Posts: 315
Loc: Arlington
Thanks for the input so far. How did they fish with the narrower front deck? Is it good or bad with the trolling motor being positioned so far forward in the deck?

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#11535839 - 04/11/16 08:56 PM Re: Anyone owned a late 90's BassCat Pantera II? [Re: Hittmanfish]
Neal G Online   content
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Registered: 11/06/09
Posts: 598
Loc: Texas
Panteras and Pantera 2s ran up and down Rayburn and Toledo Bend for many years in horrible conditions before trailering was allowed and canceling competition days was popular.

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#11535955 - 04/11/16 09:30 PM Re: Anyone owned a late 90's BassCat Pantera II? [Re: Hittmanfish]
JerryC Offline
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Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 505
Loc: Troup
I owned a 99 PII 200 EFI, good boat, a little narrow on front deck.
Solid boat, great quality.
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#11536473 - 04/12/16 08:35 AM Re: Anyone owned a late 90's BassCat Pantera II? [Re: Hittmanfish]
Outdoordude Online   happy
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/20/09
Posts: 2102
It's a little narrow on the front because the gunnels are so thick in those models. It's not the most stable fishing platform, the partner in back changing sides will rock the boat a bit and it bobs around a bunch in waves. You'll get used to the far-forward pedal, many who try it end up liking it better, some never get the hang of it. Probably one of the better rough-water boats in the 19 ft class. My 94 model Pantera II was far more comfortable in the rough stuff than my dad's 03 model Pantera Classic (the 94 PII was much heavier so that played a big part in that). I could get it to about 66 unloaded and about 63-64 with two dudes, gear, full livewells and full fuel. My particular boat was never one of the fast ones, there are several late 90 model PII's that were upper 60's to around 70 boats.

Overall good boat, best attribute was probably its rough water ride and a very good value. I paid 5,000 for my 94 PII in rough shape, refurbished it, upgraded electronics and sold it 4 years later for 8,000. That's not normal, but my point is that you can get a quality boat for the money and it will sell for you if you decide to get a different one.

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#11537352 - 04/12/16 01:49 PM Re: Anyone owned a late 90's BassCat Pantera II? [Re: Hittmanfish]
Hittmanfish Offline
Angler

Registered: 05/28/14
Posts: 315
Loc: Arlington
Thanks for all of the pointers. It's good to see how many people back the customer service and quality of the BCB brand.

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#11538806 - 04/12/16 10:19 PM Re: Anyone owned a late 90's BassCat Pantera II? [Re: Hittmanfish]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1372
Loc: Lufkin Texas
Some of the late 90s bass cats had dash issues. If it is not upgraded to the a10 call Richard at bass cat. He knows the wiring like the back of his hand. The updated dash is supper simple with his instructions.

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#11538921 - 04/13/16 01:05 AM Re: Anyone owned a late 90's BassCat Pantera II? [Re: Hittmanfish]
Walker_wilson13 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/17/13
Posts: 791
Loc: Fayetteville, AR
I have a 1994 Pantera 2 up for sale right now on the Trading Post, has pics and description.
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