New restoration - Checkmate predictor 16

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by jacobgoona, Dec 2, 2020.

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  1. jacobgoona
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    jacobgoona Junior Member

    Hello

    I am restoring an old checkmate predictor from the late 70s . Anyway I am going to pull the deck off and re-do the stringers , floors etc..

    Any suggestions on the type of core that I should use ?
     
  2. ondarvr
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    ondarvr Senior Member

    What's your budget and goal.
     
  3. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    Welcome to the Forum Jacob.

    For other readers, here is some reference info on the Checkmate Predictor - she seems to be 16' long.
    1979 Checkmate Boats Inc PREDICTOR Standard Equipment, Boat Value, Boat Price & Craft Specs https://www.nadaguides.com/Boats/1979/Checkmate-Boats-Inc/PREDICTOR/10038820/Specs

    There is also a Facebook Checkmate Owner's Group -
    Checkmate Boat Owners https://www.facebook.com/groups/18012742464/

    Here is a 1979 Predictor for sale -
    Checkmate Predictor 1979 for sale for $6,000 https://boats-from-usa.com/checkmate/checkmate-predictor-188695

    Jacob, that sounds like a pretty drastic re-build - what is the current condition of the deck, stringers floor etc?
    Do you have any photos?
     
  4. jacobgoona
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    jacobgoona Junior Member

    I can send some photos later, I don't have the the boat gutted yet.

    Yea it is an extensive rebuild but it needs it. Everything is rotted including the transom.

    My goal for the boat is to have a nice lake boat, that does 50/60 mph and is solid ( as solid as these boats can get .. )

    Thanks for the resources Bajansailor , that will be very helpful.
     
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  5. ondarvr
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    ondarvr Senior Member

    There is no right or wrong core, and sometimes no core is better.

    My choice on stringers, hollow with generous limber holes. But there are various foam options and wood, they all work.

    The price can vary a great deal, so budget can frequently become a deciding factor.
     

  6. Ike
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    Ike Senior Member

    I love it (sarcasm) when people put ads up that don't show a full side view, full front, and full rear view. You really don't know what the boat looks like.
     
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