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Old 03-10-2019, 06:32 PM   #31
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Yes I was aware of that. Kip @ Checkmate said they pretty much just build to order now. And I could be wrong, but I think Checkmate may be one of the few East Coast builders still doing color in gel. Many of the high end East Coast & Florida boats seem to be painted now.

All of our local West Coast builders (Nordic, Eliminator, Howard, LaveyCraft, etc) are the same way. Built to order, all hand laminated (in some cases vacuum bagged) color in gel, and vey high quality. Unfortunately West Coast manufacturers don't build any 24'-26' V hulls with an outboard, and they don't build 24'-26' V hulls with windshields, either.

A new, custom West Coast 24'-25' boat, with a Merc 8.2 H0 I/O (430 hp) would be the same $$ (or more) than a 2400 BRX with a 400r. So it's not like Checkmate is out of line with other Custom Boat prices, and really no more expensive than many higher end production boats, like Cobalt or Regal for that matter.
I think you will be seeing more OB options in sport boats as the industry moves forward. The Mfgrs need to stay relavent with what people are wanting to buy. Checkmate is one of the few that offer many OB options, especially in a 24’ option.

The cockpit room and leg room in these 24 Pulsares is great, and I agree about liking the swivel seats!
Ive slept on mine many nights and Im 6’4”, works great for an overnight or two.
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I think you will be seeing more OB options in sport boats as the industry moves forward. The Mfgrs need to stay relavent with what people are wanting to buy. Checkmate is one of the few that offer many OB options, especially in a 24’ option.

The cockpit room and leg room in these 24 Pulsares is great, and I agree about liking the swivel seats!
Ive slept on mine many nights and Im 6’4”, works great for an overnight or two.
Agreed! Virtually all of the production manufacturers are coming out with O/B options.

Assume you have the bow filler cushions for the overnights?
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Assume you have the bow filler cushions for the overnights?
Yes I do, actually had Checkmate make me some nice memory foam cushions and custom slip cover sheets. I also had them put in a deck hatch for the build, found a nice hatch fan, makes for a good place to crash after a long day on the water.
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I have a 2400BRX with a 300xs on it. I have had it for about 8 years.
I boat on Barnegat Bay in NJ which especially on weekends can get pretty rough sometimes. The BRX is pretty good in the rough water but can get somewhat uncomfortable sometimes as it is pretty light and starts to bang around. Fun boat but at best it's only OK in rough water. If it gets really choppy I usually don't go out.

My prior boat a 24 foot Cobalt with a 496 IO was a much better boat for rough water, much more freeboard, more weight etc.
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I have a 2400BRX with a 300xs on it. I have had it for about 8 years.
I boat on Barnegat Bay in NJ which especially on weekends can get pretty rough sometimes. The BRX is pretty good in the rough water but can get somewhat uncomfortable sometimes as it is pretty light and starts to bang around. Fun boat but at best it's only OK in rough water. If it gets really choppy I usually don't go out.

My prior boat a 24 foot Cobalt with a 496 IO was a much better boat for rough water, much more freeboard, more weight etc.
Thanks for the reply.

I'm kind of coming at this question with low expectations. When I started looking at 2400 BRX's, I kind of assumed it would be a flat water boat. Happened to speak with a couple of owners who said "it does surprisingly well for what it". So I've started wondering if I could use it on larger lakes, etc.....just haven't been able to get a ride it one, so appreciate everyones feedback.
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