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Old 03-06-2010, 02:30 PM
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Got a great deal and its a good looking boat. The wife picked it out too. Only thing I'm worried about is it have the 502 mag mpi motor which i believe is 415hp. It has a mirage plus 25p prop. It should be a decently quick boat? good acceleration? I wish it were nice enuogh to take it for a spin and find out for myself
I think you'll be VERY happy with that package! Like others said, that 502 will be great reliable motor and easily upgraded.
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Old 03-06-2010, 03:11 PM
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congrads! sounds like a good set up.
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Old 03-06-2010, 03:47 PM
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I just got my 1st real power boat. I just got a 2000 Checkmate 259 with a 502 mag in it. Has al the goodies with trim tabs, indicator and hydraulic steering. I hope this turns out to be a good boat. Has a mirage 25p 3 blade prop now so i'm hopeing he boat is decently quick and can break the 60mph mark.
Nice you should break 60 easily. The prop calculator I use puts you in the 67 range. My buddy has a 23' Checkmate with a 454 mag and he runs over 70 not sure what prop he has.
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Old 03-06-2010, 03:54 PM
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Yea Mustang..you're pretty much screwed now.... just like the rest of us! have fun this summer with it. 65 in that boat will feel like 100
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Old 03-06-2010, 04:23 PM
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Unless you go boating with a bunch of 40 foot 100mph boats, you will be super happy with your Checkmate.
That's what I kept doing wrong with my 28' 65mph boat so I fixed that in '07. Like they've all said you're so screwed.
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Old 03-06-2010, 06:26 PM
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Got a great deal and its a good looking boat. The wife picked it out too. Only thing I'm worried about is it have the 502 mag mpi motor which i believe is 415hp. It has a mirage plus 25p prop. It should be a decently quick boat? good acceleration? I wish it were nice enuogh to take it for a spin and find out for myself
I picked up a 25ft Sunsation Aggressor with a 502 MPI in it last september and couldn't be happier. With my dumbass driving with only 6 runs worth of seat time, a full tank of gas and 4 adults we were a tad over 60 on the GPS. I'm running a 4blade 26p mirage prop. I also must say when I was running it at the end of last year I didn't know how to get it going (i.e. drive was all the way down and my prop had 2 bent blades I didn't notice when I bought it, so that 502 is more than enough to get well into the 60s in stock form).

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Old 03-06-2010, 08:06 PM
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Like all the others said, you have a nice boat there. It is a well made all around perf boat. I have a '96 253 with a 502 mpi turning a 4 blade Bravo 1 24P @ 5000 rpm and it goes in the mid 60's pretty easily. You should easily see the same results I would think.

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Old 03-06-2010, 08:19 PM
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Congrats on the new boat! NOW LETS SEE SOME PICS!!
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:58 AM
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How do you post a picture?
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:23 AM
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Have a friend with the same boat but with a 454 mag 385 H/P and it ran 68 on gps so you should see 70 with no problem and welcome
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