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Old 10-29-2005, 10:04 AM
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Default Re: 7' beam vs 8' beam

Go with the 8' beam.

A foot doesn't seem like much, but it really is when you climb into a 7'cockpit then jump into an 8' one.

If your going to race? Then go for a 7' beam and rig two sit down or stand bolsters towards the center of the boat to help the CG.

If your not going to race? Then go for the 8'. Take the stability and the roomier cockpit. Especially if your not going to use it in the ocean everyday.

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Old 11-03-2005, 08:41 AM
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I'm with Pure Energy, my friend's Checkmate had a fair bunch of stuff rattle and get loose--rubrail, coaming panels, door hinges, etc.
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Old 11-03-2005, 08:11 PM
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Default Re: 7' beam vs 8' beam

pantera 24 has a 7' beam
pantera 28 has a 8' beam

maybe jo can tell us how he feels about both models
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Old 11-04-2005, 01:58 PM
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Default Re: 7' beam vs 8' beam

7 ft beam are great on boats up to 30 ft max.
The 7 foot beam will give you a better ride in the rough but when you stop to anchor you will roll more in the 7 opposed to the 8 ft beam.
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