View Poll Results: What 24/25' boat would you pick?
25' Active Thunder
108
7.12%
25' Baja
376
24.79%
25' Checkmate
392
25.84%
24' Pantera
166
10.94%
25' PowerPlay
101
6.66%
25' Sunsation
95
6.26%
24' Superboat
111
7.32%
25' Ultimate Warlock
65
4.28%
24' Velocity
103
6.79%
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Old 12-23-2002, 10:43 AM
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Evil.....this was all in good fun......hope you didn't take anything personal......just love talking boats as everyone else around here.....Marry Xmas and Happy New Year everyone! I'll post a pic of the 300 ......it's a different boat same type hull as last year the 6.2's was an experiment ...to see how it would run.
 
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Old 12-23-2002, 01:47 PM
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HEY PANTERA 24-650HP...If the PANTERA's are so good...why is there a 4-sale sign on your's???LOL...That is a REALLY SWEET looking boat...I like the understated graphics...VERY GOOD TASTE & will not look dated in 15 minutes...It LOOKS bigger than 24'...It must SCREAM w/ 650 HP...(how fast???REALLY???)...NICE BOAT...>>>LATAPOTATA>>>>>
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Old 12-23-2002, 02:46 PM
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I really like the 25 AT . I considered alot of boats and fell in love with the AT. Havent got much seat time in it because i just bought it a couple of months a go and ran out of good weather. I cant wait for next season !!
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Old 12-24-2002, 07:57 PM
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Does the Janitor also give tours?

Well if not, someone there was very helpful and walked us through the plant. He let us climb abord any boat we wanted and answered all of our questions. We talked with the workers and watched them in the process. The place seemed like a real laid back family atmosphere. I believe I even seen the experimental boat that you posted about.

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Old 12-24-2002, 09:25 PM
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HEY PANTERA 24-650HP It must SCREAM w/ 650 HP...(how fast???REALLY???)...NICE BOAT..
It is a beautiful boat. I'm curious too, how fast is it with 650 HP in calm and 3-4 footers? If it flys even better than the Phantom it must be a blast to drive. I've always loved watching the Phantoms run in A Class.
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Old 12-25-2002, 09:14 AM
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Just curious what happens to the numbers when you ad upp all the boats with the same bottom ? Since some off these were popped off each other ?
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Old 12-25-2002, 09:18 AM
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25 Nordic Rage. Best performance value period!
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Old 12-25-2002, 09:31 AM
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To say Checkmates hold their value better than Bajas would depend on where you are located, condition of the boat, availability of the boats in your area, etc.... Around here, where Baja's, Checkmates, and Powerquests are the most popular boats (there are a LOT of all these brands) the PQ's seem to hold their value best. The Bajas and Checks go for about the same $$ foot for foot, depending on condition and year of course. I own a Baja, and probably won't buy another one (or a check, or PQ) simply because there are SO MANY of them around here.

And let's not forget where Baja and Checkmate are located. Pretty much within sight of eachother. And who own's both companies?? Brunswick....same corp that owns Bayliner!!! LOL!!! I've been on a LOT of both brands, and would have to say that fit and finish varies with the boat more than the company who built it. I've seen some Bajas that look like they were finished by the office staff on a Friday at 4:58 while the regular crew was standing at the time clock. And I can say the same for Checkmate. Can't say the same for all the brands listed, but I've been in at least one copy of nearly all the boats listed and would have to say that you couldn't really go wrong with any of them.

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Old 12-26-2002, 05:36 PM
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Waterfoul, I do not think Brunswick owns Checkmate.
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Old 12-27-2002, 02:25 AM
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Doesn't Brunswick also own Wellcraft??
Thought it was in the Genmar family??

At least it did when I toured the plant in Sarasota several years back
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