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Old 11-11-2009, 07:49 PM
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What about Checkmate's? They don't seem to get much respect, not sure why. I don't know much about them but seems to me that they have a loyal following and the gel work is supposed to be real good.
Was thinking the same thing.
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:50 PM
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Are you trying for a cabin or mid cabin open bow?
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:06 PM
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288 sunny - very good boat for everyday lakes/rivers. you will take a beating at loto.

28 checkmate - solid boat that can handle a loto beating but the sunny has better lines in my opinion.

28 apache - huge 28 footer. doesnt like smooth water. a blast in rough water. rare and will hold its value better then the rest. twins only. would be my choice.
 
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:29 PM
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I have a Powerquest 280 silencer. Super all round boat. Ride is great. Boat looks and performs excellent. You can get it with a fairing or windsheild. I made it a necesity when looking for a boat to have a windsheild because of the midwest weather. I try to extend the season a little bit. It is big enough to use on the big lake most of the time and small enough to trailer it wherever and whenever. I almost purchased a Velocity before this but I just could not fall in love with it. It is for sure the fastest hull out there for its size but the lines are just not to my liking. Checkmate was high on the list but insides are a little bit cramped. Never would consider a single engine fountain, baja is super nice just to many around. My PQ is turn key 74 gps. 496HO with pro charger. 140 hours. I would consider letting mine go for 40k if the boat I was looking at before is still available.
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:39 PM
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28 check mate 88 model (stored for about 10 yrs while owner was in recovery) # 4 speedmaster (factory rigged) 454 mag..15k on a trailer...
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:42 PM
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:08 PM
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This 28' Pantera is alot of boat for the money,

http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifi...b217_0-en.html

In the OSO classified, Pantera are solid boats....
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:23 PM
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I did this exact same search earlier this year, and ended up in a 28 Powerplay. Great looking, great handling, fit/finish and will take the rough well. I'd sell you mine for 40 for sure, haha.

Personally my favorites for a 28 or less are the Pantera (I'd second Smarty's link above as far as I know of what's on the market now), AT or of course Powerplay.

What years are you looking for, as any of these 3 are gonna be 90's models.
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:28 PM
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This 28' Pantera is alot of boat for the money,

http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifi...b217_0-en.html

In the OSO classified, Pantera are solid boats....
If I had not of bought my formula mid summer this boat would be mine!
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Old 11-12-2009, 02:03 AM
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A friend of mine has a 2002 Nordic Heat he is selling. Overall great condition with a 496 Mag HO (725 hours--runs flawlessly) and trailer. Price $40k





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