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we bought ANOTHER checkmate speed boat 4 years 5 months ago #92007

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ed and i just bought a checkmate enchanter,a 1983 we go to lancaster pa on monday to pick it up,boat and trailer ,no motor,but very cool.the other checkmate that is just a hull in the glassifieds has been reduced,lol,john
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hey buddy . now that's a nice looking boat. good luck in selling your other boats. frog

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thanks frog,i think ed and i will see just how good it looks and fix anything that doesnt,then sell it too.
but from what i saw there might not be much to do,john

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Very cool looking boat! Are you going to put another motor on it, if so what kind and horsepower? I would think it needs a bare minimum of 150hp.

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i think its rated for 200 hp,and the speedo goes to 80 mph,i think i am just going to clean it up and we are going to sell it,the neighbor saw the pic on facebook and already seems interested,john

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I have a terrible love for Checkmate's.

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hi dave im from indiana,pennsylvania,this could be yours,lol,i have to see what kind of shape its in when we get it home,its too much boat for us,plus i dont have a motor for it,lol i dont think a 9.9 hp would look good on it,john

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“

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Excellent boat John, those are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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thanks bob,i always liked them too,but i think i would crap my pants at full throttle,lol.
we have at least a 4 hour drive ahead of us to go get it,one way.
its on the opposite side of pa from us,plus we are going to put new tires on before we come home with it,we leave at 7am today,john
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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“

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Drive carefully.

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thanks robert.we just got home.
but holy crap,we thought it was a smaller model,that would fit into my garage,but wow its a 20 footer,but for some minor interior work,she is in very nice shape,john
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very nice john...trailer too.

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thanks ron,we went across the other side of pa to get it,it was very worth the trip,lol,except for some interior work its in great shape,john

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“

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Most excellent John, those 20 footers ride very nice!

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That's a really nice one John, excellent score IMHO! Should be a fairly easy "flip", compared to most of the projects you've tackled right?

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thanks mark you have that right,a little tlc on the inside and i will be about done,the other took years,lol.john

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does any one have a good cheap motor for it?john

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“

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Re:we bought ANOTHER checkmate speed boat 4 years 5 months ago #92185

The twenty should be rated for a 250hp right? (a little deeper in the pocket but may pay of on the "flip side") she looks awesome, would look even better with just the prop in the water!! :woohoo:
Luv and beer, Kurt

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That rig could turn some heads at Havasu. Especially at around 90mph.

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kurt,1 fellow at the checkmate forum said 225 hp rating,another said 250 hp rating.either way wow ,lol
norm,yes it would wait till i get pics of it in the sun with that huge metal flake,lol.

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Any V-6 will work fine. I would expect a 150hp would get upper 50mph speeds, 200hp will run 65+. Stock, ski trim. BE WARNED!!!!! If you water test it before you put it up for sale, you may not sell it. As stated, Checkmates are addictive, and you would LOVE the ride. At a cruising speed of 40mph, the ride is smooth in choppy water, and uses less fuel than you would think due to less RPM's needed. An occasional full throttle burst in calm water is as close to a modern day Fountain of Youth as you'll ever find. Trust me, if I could afford it, that beauty would be MINE!!! Wish I still had my early 70's 14 footer. Ran like a scared cat with a 125 Evinrude V-4, but at cruise speeds, used about the same gas as my older 14' Starcraft/50hp Merc. Scared the wife too many times so I sold it.

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lol kerry i alredy want to keep it but we are so far from big water without motor hp limits.
i got the back seat back done today new wood and foam,they were not that bad,but we want it like new.
the pics of the metal flake just dont do the flake any justice. the pic of the metal flake isnt good,and the darker spot is the shadow from the garage,if you click on the pic it gets bigger then click again then the metal flake shows up better,john
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here are more pics,the seats cleaned up pretty nice,and the original faux fur in the bow is in excellent shape ,very cool.john
80 mph

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“

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Awesome John, great work on the seat back, as usual.

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thanks bob,but all it needed was take it apart,use the old foam around the edge it was still in good condition,i only had to replace the center of the foam,the wood was damp,so i made new backs with new wood,john

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we reduced the price from 4900.00 to 3900.00 or best offer,it in the glassifieds,john p.s. sorry its not a glassic but its close to a disco boat,lol.john,by the way it is set up to sleep under the bow.

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“

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ok,now 3400.00 firm,we have more than that in it,john

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well the interior is done it didnt need much but i wanted as good as it could be,john

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“

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Holey Moley John,...You've got her looking SWEET!!!
Thanks for posting all the pixs.
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thanks doc,you should see this boat in person,she will blind ya in the sun,lol,john

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“

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250 HP. John...Let r rip...Looks absolutely spectacular, being a guy that grew up with corderoys and shag carpet in ..everything!!!! The metal flake is out of this world..good find.

Happy Easter, spread Luv and Luv the Beer your with! Kurt

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its now on ebay with a starting bid of 3400 bucks already made

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“

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good for you buddy, hope you make a nice profit. it sure is an eye catcher. frog

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thanks frog,the only thing that worries me is the bidder is based in Thailand,but i did get a call from another fellow that wanted to buy it on the spot,but the 1st bid was already in,so he is watching the bidding there are 17 watching it,john

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“

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Good luck John!!!!!!!!

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thanks bob but our luck turned bad,the guy never paid,so its relisted on ebay for a starting price of 2550.00

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“

---Mark Twain
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