The Boating Forum - Panther Jackplates?????
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08-25-2005, 10:51 AM
Panther Jackplates by Marine Tech, are there any owners out there or anyone who has been around there products ;? . I have two(twin 150 optimaxs) of there dual action 300 jackplates, they are 5 years old and were on the boat when I purchased. I guess the main thing I would like to know is how reliable are there jackplates, I have already dumped 400 bucks on repairs into them :mad:. I'm wondering if I should be looking into Bob's or CMC line. Two weeks ago it was an electric motor and last week it was the electric motor & the actuator, I'm not sure what to think. When I look at there site it show a bass boat, so I wonder if they are suited towards the fresh water guys, except they offer anodes for the salts water guys. What are your opions??
08-25-2005, 11:23 AM
Bob's are made in south Florida for saltwater boats, and his jackplates are the standard by which all others are judged if that tells you anything. Don't own one personally, but been on a lot of boats that had um (some over 10 years old). :thumbsup:
08-25-2005, 12:20 PM
I have had a Stainless Marine jack plate on my boat for the last nine years and it has proven very durable.
08-25-2005, 12:40 PM
I like the jackplates that are on the boat, I'm concerned about the quality of the actuators and the electric motors. If I'm going to have to keep putting money into them, I want to replace them. Are there any Panther owners??
08-25-2005, 12:43 PM
Satisfied CMC customer here......
08-25-2005, 01:02 PM
Nothing wrong with CMC though either (Bailey - ;) )