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Old 06-10-2010, 08:49 AM
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checkmate has a new 25' center console. i believe it's called the 250 SFX. i haven't seen one in person yet, and there's very little info available on them, but they have me intrigued. It looks like an ideal package for someone looking for a single engine center console that isn't really a fisherman.

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checkmate has a new 25' center console. i believe it's called the 250 SFX. i haven't seen one in person yet, and there's very little info available on them, but they have me intrigued. It looks like an ideal package for someone looking for a single engine center console that isn't really a fisherman.

http://www.checkmatepowerboats.net/C...s-SFX-250.html
Very cool layout. Wonder if it is self bailing?
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I am looking for a used single engine center console. Would like one in the range of 25-30'. Want one in very good shape for use on inland lake. I have been looking at Boston Whalers, Fountains. Any other boats that stand out? Don't want any salt issues. Thanks.
A. You won't find a lot of single engine 30's
B. Are you looking for performance or just a cruising boat (with lots of seating).
C. What are "salt issues?" Salt can be tough on sterndrive applications but on outboards not so much......
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Appreciate the different opinions. Don't see too many cc in the area that I boat, so the feedback and suggestions are great! I am looking for a cc that can handle fairly rough conditions. I know that is asking a lot for a boat that doesn't weigh much and in that length category.
Right here. My old boat:

http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifi...o30168-en.html

I simply can't understand why this boat has not sold yet. I am happy to answer any questions on it, and a call to the current owner will reveal an extremely experienced high performance boater. It is a true 28 feet, not like 25 foot Concept that uses the bracket to call itself a 27. It is heavy, old school and custom. If you want a Cadillac ride in any water (I remember walking away from 31 foot Formula's in 3-5's) with a center console layout, this is worth a look in my opinion.
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Y2K CC!

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Old 06-14-2010, 11:06 PM
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Those are some great cc's. Looking for a boat that is able to handle a little rough water on the lake, no fishing, just for cruising short distances when I don't want to take the Fountain out. Would like a boat that hasn't been in salt.
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I still stand by my original post. The Renegade 27 or 29 in a single and the Renegade 32 in a twin. It is one of the top choices of South Florida smugglers, in this day and age. It is stable, lightweight, fast, and relatively inexpensive. $50K will get you into a few year old 32 with twins and an engine warranty. I'll check on used prices of the 23,27, and 29. It would be a very stable boat for the Lake of the Ozarks.
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look at Sea Hunt

I have one with a Yamaha

it's a great pennies to op-erate boat...

can't say enough good about it
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Call Jay at Spectre - he has a new 26 - you may like it!
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I own a 99 Proline 200 sport and love it. Not the fastest with a merc 150 on the back but it is one tough SOB. I have run the chit out of it in Lake Ponchartrain,the gulf and been in some nasty 8'ers in Destin. The boat doesn't have a single stress crack any where. We did have a bow rail come loose but no big deal. I went with the Proline because I wanted a boat that could handle the abuse we would put it thru and the ride it gives us in the rough. I have also been 100 miles out in this boat and didn't think twice about it.

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