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Old 11-12-2019, 05:14 PM
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I am wondering who out there use a panther lift or any similar on there kicker motor. How do you like them and what brand do you prefer. thanks for your input.
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Old 11-19-2019, 03:03 PM
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I had a Panther Lift on my last boat for 21 years.
Nearly flawless.
I had a relay fail once..about $35...easy fix.
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Old 11-19-2019, 09:13 PM
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thanks for the reply. did it add extra weight to the back end. it seems that adding the 9.9 kicker added quiet a bit more weight and adding a tilt back there would add more. I have a175 alumacraft navigater 115merc.
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Old 11-20-2019, 08:22 PM
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If it were me I would just go with a regular kicker designed motor with tilt and electric start, Had a non kicker 4 stroke manual start and manual lift not always the easiest to get it tilted up in rough water, but the biggest reason the gearing being different and much better boat control and slower trolling speed.
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Old 11-21-2019, 07:51 AM
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:49 AM
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thanks for the reply. did it add extra weight to the back end. it seems that adding the 9.9 kicker added quiet a bit more weight and
adding a tilt back there would add more. I have a175 alumacraft navigater 115merc.
I ended up with the Panther Lift because when I purchased the boat new Mercury and the dealer were unable to provide a kicker with factory power tilt.
Yes, the Panther Lift was marginally heavier than if I would have had a kicker with factory power tilt. Exact weight difference I do not know. I really could not
identify any issues regrding weight on performance, boat posture in the water, etc.

If I were to get a kicker now, I would get a motor with a factory lift UNLESS for some reason I had to have the setback or other feature the Panther Lift provides.
I think kickers have advanced significantly since I purchsed my last one.
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Old 11-21-2019, 08:58 PM
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I've owned a Panther 35 lift for 17 years now and it's behaved flawlessly. I should say I had to replace the sending unit but after 17 years guess I would expect that. I had to have one put on my boat along with an extension due to the fact that I couldn't get full rotation of my kicker due to the way my transom is made. Anyway, fully recommend the Panther.
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