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#10757289 - 04/09/15 07:23 PM delete please
TXWingStinger Offline
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Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 100
Delete please


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#10757315 - 04/09/15 07:36 PM Re: Anybody know anything about charger boats? [Re: TXWingStinger]
Fishspanker Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 6556
Loc: Island of Jeff (Humble)
They ride real good. One of the best rides out there.
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#10757352 - 04/09/15 07:49 PM Re: Anybody know anything about charger boats? [Re: TXWingStinger]
tjhook Offline
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Registered: 04/07/12
Posts: 1127
Loc: Lake Worth
I have a 93 18ft and love ride.... rides great and gets moving pretty good!!!I'd buy another
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#10757361 - 04/09/15 07:52 PM Re: Anybody know anything about charger boats? [Re: TXWingStinger]
Champion1 Offline
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Registered: 09/20/03
Posts: 2544
Loc: Mansfield, Texas, One Nation U...
I have a 18 footer and the ride is great.
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#10757384 - 04/09/15 08:01 PM Re: Anybody know anything about charger boats? [Re: TXWingStinger]
T-Slab Offline
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Registered: 01/13/15
Posts: 60
Loc: DFW
They suck

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#10757430 - 04/09/15 08:20 PM Re: Anybody know anything about charger boats? [Re: TXWingStinger]
HasBen Online   content
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Registered: 06/12/03
Posts: 21264
Loc: Nacogdoches
Never heard much bad about them other than they are slow. I believe they have excellent build quality and good ride. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a good one.
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#10757533 - 04/09/15 08:48 PM Re: Anybody know anything about charger boats? [Re: T-Slab]
TXWingStinger Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 100
Originally Posted By: T-Slab
They suck


Mind telling me why they suck? Just slow or what? Thanks to everyone for the input.

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#10757563 - 04/09/15 08:57 PM Re: Anybody know anything about charger boats? [Re: TXWingStinger]
T-Slab Offline
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Registered: 01/13/15
Posts: 60
Loc: DFW
Rode in one at tournament and it was the worst riding boat I have ever been in. Got soaked and pounded. Wasn't even what I would call a rough day on the water. To top it off we had several problems with the livewell systems and wiring in the boat. Seemed like nothing would work on the boat! Spent several minutes trying to get lights to work that morning.

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#10757714 - 04/09/15 09:50 PM Re: Anybody know anything about charger boats? [Re: TXWingStinger]
bluebonnet2 Offline
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Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 490
Loc: marshall, tx
good evening,

i have a 2014, 181 w/merc 150 4 st....love it smoothest ride i've been in in over 40 yrs of bass fishing....2-3 ft chop at martin creek. 50 on the gps on martin creek in the sloppy stuff...60 on the gps loaded, smooth water at pirkey...

i think they hold the record from st. louis to new orleans, on the mississippi river....don't know where someone heard they were slow...mine empty, at fork the day i picked it up...61 on the gps....23 turbo ss prop....1 ft chop......hole shot about 3 seconds to roll over, 10 seconds to 40 mph...

last of the family owned boat builders left, NO BANKRUPTCIES..40 yrs.....joe and his dad are great people(been to the factory in richland, mo) jim(plant guy) and michele(order lady) are great....right now the have 40 anny pricing on some great boats....choice of engines, depending on dealer....FACEBOOK and bass boat central for additional foto's...

all glass with 4" composite transom...many extra's and options...

j and j marine in alba, tx and blakes boat in corsicana, tx...

here mine...........at the factory








at the lake.....






boarding steps was a $240 option for me....i'm 69 yrs young....lol

any question you can PM me or call jessie at J and J marine..........I DO NOT WORK FOR THEM...just really like 'em

good luck,
PURA VIDA,
bluebonnet2



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#10757806 - 04/09/15 10:55 PM Re: Anybody know anything about charger boats? [Re: TXWingStinger]
Big Kev Offline
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Registered: 03/20/15
Posts: 72
My first boat was a 17' 1983 charger when I was 19. Paid $2300 for it in '97. I took that boat into water I had no business going. I fished the Neches river in Port Neches and even took it to the Sabine Pass jetties more than a few times. Ran to the short rigs once in 7' swells, everything was great until I stopped...... It was smoother in roof water than the 21' Ranger I have now. The reason being my old charger had a full V bottom (a lot smoother in rough water) and my ranger has the semi V. The full V allows for the bottom of the boat to displace more water and settle in to the wave better than the semi V. Not to get technical but when calculating a force over time "time" is a huge factor. The full V gives you more time before the water hits a wall (flat bottom part of boat). But the full V draw back is you can not go into as shallow of water as you can with say a skeeter. Think about the ride difference between a flat bottom boat in rough water compared to any fiberglass bass boat...... Long story short I thought they quict making them for some reason. Now that I know they are still building them I am thinking my next boat might just be a new Charger.

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#10757858 - 04/10/15 12:18 AM Re: Anybody know anything about charger boats? [Re: TXWingStinger]
Ricky Taylor Online   content
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Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 1610
Loc: Midlothian, Texas
I have owned 2 chargers. I'm on my 2nd.
Without a doubt the best riding boat I've ever been in. The way it handles a mean chop is incredible. It's a slow boat ONLY when you're trimmed down and you've got the "V" in the water, when you trim up and get it on pad she will take off!



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#10757861 - 04/10/15 12:22 AM Re: Anybody know anything about charger boats? [Re: TXWingStinger]
krazy kris Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 846
Loc: eagle mountain lake
My last boat was a 1990 189 charger and I must say it handled rough water better than any boat I've ever rode in was pretty heavy but did the job just fine for me and If it wasn't for me getting a new boat I would still have it.

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#10757901 - 04/10/15 02:42 AM Re: Anybody know anything about charger boats? [Re: TXWingStinger]
Ftdbcb4life Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/20/15
Posts: 5
We had two chargers in the past I a 96 195 and then the Same but I believe a 2007. They are very good well made boats. One thing to realize though is that charger changed there haul I'm not exactly sure what year it was but notice how all the charger owners that responded to you have the old original haul except one. I believe though with a 2000 you should be okay though. And for the one comment about them being bad boat any inexperienced operator can make the experience of a new boat horrible if they are inexperienced drivers of the boat they are operating. It's okay he probably owns a bird anyway and thinks it's the best. Sorry that was a low blow could not help my self

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#10757989 - 04/10/15 07:01 AM Re: Anybody know anything about charger boats? [Re: Ftdbcb4life]
Happykamper Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 7381
Loc: Southlake, Texas
I have always heard that Charger was a very well made boat, one thing that appears tom is the front deck is narrow.

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#10757992 - 04/10/15 07:03 AM Re: Anybody know anything about charger boats? [Re: T-Slab]
ezbassin Online   content
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12213
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Originally Posted By: T-Slab
Rode in one at tournament and it was the worst riding boat I have ever been in. Got soaked and pounded. Wasn't even what I would call a rough day on the water. To top it off we had several problems with the livewell systems and wiring in the boat. Seemed like nothing would work on the boat! Spent several minutes trying to get lights to work that morning.



I have never heard anyone say that a Charger rode bad till now. It sounds like your partner didn't know how to drive the boat?

What was wrong with the live well? Poor design from Charger or something else?
What was wrong with the wiring? Was it the original wiring that Charger installed in the boat or had it been altered?

Some people never maintain their boat, could that have been part of the problem?


Edited by ezbassin (04/10/15 07:04 AM)

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