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Old 06-19-2008, 11:06 AM
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stankgilr, whats your budget, and location.
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Originally Posted by AIR TIME View Post
if I am right. that check is a full 28ft,
Depends on what year and which 28' model Checkmate he's looking at. Is it the Convincor or the ZX?
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by AIR TIME View Post
, my friend raced 2 formulas in f2 apba and was not happy with the regular off the shelf 38 footer, .
Just curious, who is your friend that raced F2??
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Saw this Apache on eBay. Looks like it may be close to your budget.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Apach...spagenameZWDVW
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I had a 83 Checkmate Convinsor and loved it. It had big blocks and I added on Whipples. The gell was great and the boat handled Lake Michigan (on most days) fine. I wish I still had it.

If you get the Checkmate, make sure you get plenty of seat time before attempting to bring it up in that 80-90 mph range.
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I owned 2 Checkmates in the past a 97 242 Convincor an 99 ZT 280. I was very pleased with both boats, they both handled Lake Michigan water well. The 28 Convincor is a great rough water boat, I am not too crazy about Formula's, yes they are a great built boat but they don't have the look that gets my motor running! My advice is to spend more money up front it will save ya some aash down the road.
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Originally Posted by Stormrider View Post
stankgilr, whats your budget, and location.
25k and i'm in north jersey
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Originally Posted by Gordo View Post
Just curious, who is your friend that raced F2??
Gordo how you feeling man, I'll PM YOU NOW, not that it matters he's all done with boat racing, went to circle track with the old throw back cars.
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Originally Posted by stankgilr View Post
25k and i'm in north jersey
did you look at the sutphen in classifieds for 30 or best offer
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I think there are better things out there than the 2 you're looking at.

You may want to try a new post stating what you're budget is and location.
You'll see them come out of the woodwork!
Can't hurt and doesn't cost anything... beauty of this site.
We'll except for the membership fee's.
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