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Old 08-30-2007, 12:06 PM
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I recently got this boat and I was wondering if you guys consider it an offshore boat. It is a 1987 26ft checkmate convincor, please let me know and I will post some pics. Tell me what you think, Thanks, John
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:24 PM
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There is no real definiton of an offshore boat, at least I don't know of any. I would say any boat you feel safe taking onto the ocean would be an offshore boat. So then yeah I would say it counts as that.

I like the term performace boat better. Anything that runs 60mph+ I consider a performance boat. And yes your checkmate falls into both catergories. Looks like a really clean boat.

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Is this boat considered an Offshore? I would say yes. I would also tell the Insurance Company that I don't know anything about boats and I think it is a run about. If asked how fast it goes? I'd say I don't know, maybe 50 MPH. I bought this boat to go tubing. You will get a better insurance rate.
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You don't need to have an offshore boat to be welcome here just a love of the sport and be performance oriented. You definitely are welcome here whether or not someone considers your boat an offshore boat or not. There are many here who have run smaller boats offshore and some that have much bigger boats that have never been offshore.

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That is actually a "true" 25 ft. The boat runs about as well as any true 25 in the rough stuff. I think you will really like that boat. We had an 1988 and loved it. Its a shame Checkmate doesn't still make that hull. It was one of their best sellers in the day.
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You don't need to have an offshore boat to be welcome here just a love of the sport and be performance oriented. You definitely are welcome here whether or not someone considers your boat an offshore boat or not. There are many here who have run smaller boats offshore and some that have much bigger boats that have never been offshore.

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great boat and hell yea . . . its Offshore. those were always one of my favorites. good look'in and good performance.
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Is this boat considered an Offshore? I would say yes. I would also tell the Insurance Company that I don't know anything about boats and I think it is a run about. If asked how fast it goes? I'd say I don't know, maybe 50 MPH. I bought this boat to go tubing. You will get a better insurance rate.
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I consider an offshore boat any boat with a deadrise of 24 degree or better..........with the exception of Fountains.
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Jd, You boat looks just fine, I would take it anywhere in Puget Sound, around Cape/Islands. Just know its limitations and have fun.
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