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Old 03-05-2010, 09:28 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.
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Congrats! Sounds like a nice boat. Just remember its an addiction
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its so nice looking. I just hope it performs well
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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.
Congrats! I have a 25' Switzer with a 454 Mag. I run a 23p Mirage and run at 5000rpm and a 25p Mirage and runs at 4800rpm and hit 60 with both.
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Should easily break 60. Mirage or Mirage Plus? Nice beefy easily upgradeable motor.
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Congrats---have fun with it! Cruise it safely!!!!
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Congrats, a checkmate was my first boat, back in 1985.
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