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Old 01-03-2007, 01:36 PM
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johnny at TNT said he did a 3a on his 28. He didn't know of a #6 on a Pantera
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Old 01-03-2007, 03:21 PM
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Well usually and engine and drive package are 1200 lbs per side. So your along ways from the weight of having twins in there.


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I believe lake Michigan but I'm not sure how much time.

Also when he built the boat he told Checkmate right from the start what his plans were with the boat. So I'm not sure what Checkmate did with the build of the boat, but they new the direction it was headed since day 1.

I remember Bill mentioning I believe an annual poker run of some sort ( I think geared around Checkmates) that was in Ohio. Guess you know who lead the pack, but the president
of checkmate was there etc and were all very impressed with the boat. So that most likely would have been Lake Erie.

And it seems I've heard mention before of him running in 4 footers plus at some respectable speeds. That #6 really does some great things for that boat !!


I feel like I'm stealing Bill's thunder, Wish he would chime in at some point.


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He WAXED my azz good in my blown Bullet at Alumn Creek shootout....Very cool ride !!
4 footers tho....??
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Old 01-03-2007, 03:45 PM
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johnny at TNT said he did a 3a on his 28. He didn't know of a #6 on a Pantera
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Old 01-03-2007, 03:59 PM
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He WAXED my azz good in my blown Bullet at Alumn Creek shootout....Very cool ride !!
4 footers tho....??
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Maybe I should put that comment into context, From my own insight and listening to Check300's adventures along with his boating partner Tom Earhart.


I would gather Bill and Tom enjoy flat water per say the best, reason being is cause that's typically where the Hotrods hang out, STV's , V-drive's, Pickle Forks, and Cats.


So they seem to frequent Hardy Dam, Gun Lake, Alumn Creek etc. which allows them plenty of Hot rods to play with.


Where the 4 footer plus comment came from is:

Seems at one point I was talking with Bill and asked him how the boat handles etc. with that big of a drive hanging on there. To which he replied how great it is and he could run at (such and such) speed in what I thought was 4 footers and Tom Earhart couldn't even begin to run with him. I believe this was on Lake Michigan and granted they are two totally different boats. Tom Earhart runs a 24' Eliminator with the same engine and a B-Max drive.
Anyways when this was shared, Tom agreed that #6 greatly benefits Bills boat and allows him to stay hooked up and very controlled.

So I hardly think that they go wave crushing, or look to go wave crushing. But the boat has been in some bigger water and I was told it does great.

Bill is not careless or wreak less, he seems to just enjoy being out there and having
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Well usually and engine and drive package are 1200 lbs per side. So your along ways from the weight of having twins in there.


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Gotcha.....The whole Checkmate "clan" are a class act...
Always look forward to seeing them at Alumn.
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Thanks for all the kind words Cougarman. As you know if I had to do this project over again, I wouldn't hesitate do go the same route with the #6. This package has been bullet proof. I think that with the drive so far back from the transom the boat acts and handles like to was a couple feet longer. I've run in 4 footers and have gone over 90 in 3's.

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[Why not an arneson?] They dont work the best on a single engine vee
Seem to work OK on a certain 100mph 18' Donzi.
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Seem to work OK on a certain 100mph 18' Donzi.
You are correct it works well on that particular boat, but that is apples and oranges to an offshore boat.
That and the boat I know of has a big pad, and is switching to a Konrad.
I am sorry if i offended anyone.
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