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Old 06-15-2018, 11:39 AM   #1
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Hello, just bought my 2nd checkmate (in 34 yrs), a 85 Exciter with a 175 Merc. First one was a brand new 84 Enchanter with a 200 merc. Always loved my Enchanter, hope this one will be as much fun. Got some questions down the road, as i hope to upgrade this one with several things, mounts, jackplate, low water pickup etc. Questions to follow. Props? Without low water pickup i always ran a Turbo through hub, with low water pickup a chopper. Curious to see what is better choice now. Thanks
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Old 06-15-2018, 07:48 PM   #2
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The newer outboard Checkmate’s(Pulsares) with pad bottom hull all like the four blade Merc. Trophy Plus props. Since the early pad bottom Mates have a similar hull I’d be really tempted to go there. I’m pretty sure that a number of guys with early style outboard hulls and decent power were doing that but haven’t seen to many of them posting here lately. I think there was an Exciter with 200 or 225 doing 90+ on a Trophy. He had some setback too.
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