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#10786127 - 04/21/15 10:16 PM Let's talk Champion 203's
Clint W. Offline
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Registered: 08/06/06
Posts: 1985
Loc: Lake Austin and Central Texas
Seems like a good hull, has anyone experienced one?
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#10786145 - 04/21/15 10:25 PM Re: Let's talk Champion 203's [Re: Clint W.]
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You won't find many folks with bad things to say about the Champion hulls.

I've got an opportunity to trade my super-clean 1997 Triton TR-17 pretty much dead even for a clean 1997 Champ 191. Can't decide, because the Triton was my dad's boat and he bought it new so it's got a lot of sentimental value to me.
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#10786235 - 04/21/15 11:16 PM Re: Let's talk Champion 203's [Re: Clint W.]
Allison1 Offline
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Registered: 12/14/03
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Loc: Grand Prairie, Tx
The 203 is one of their best boats. A little tippy but rides great.

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#10786349 - 04/22/15 04:54 AM Re: Let's talk Champion 203's [Re: Clint W.]
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Registered: 01/12/09
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OK, let's talk. I have had 2 of them. Last one was a 2000 model 25th anniversary w/ a Yamaha OX66 225. And my current one is a 2008 "Limited Edition" w/ a Yamaha HPDI 250. Whatcha want to talk about?

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#10786509 - 04/22/15 07:47 AM Re: Let's talk Champion 203's [Re: Clint W.]
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Registered: 08/25/06
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the 203 is one of champions funnest ones to drive. and fairly fast given
the weight and hull design.
setup is the key to it's performance. as are most boats!
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#10786592 - 04/22/15 08:17 AM Re: Let's talk Champion 203's [Re: Clint W.]
ringer Online   content
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Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 3643
Loc: Arizona
I had a Champ 206 and got a 203 last year. I heard all the "tippy" comments but it is just as stable as any bass boat I have owned and the hull handles better than any I have had. I have a 250 Merc on her. It was a 2004 with only 160 hours, new HDS8 and looks and runs like a new boat. $19000 so no boat payments. I like it a lot.

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#10792622 - 04/24/15 03:35 AM Re: Let's talk Champion 203's [Re: Clint W.]
MtnHm203 Offline
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Where'd ya go Clint? thought we were gonna "Talk", LOL.

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#10798999 - 04/26/15 08:08 PM Re: Let's talk Champion 203's [Re: patriot07]
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Registered: 02/28/12
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Patriot...I used to have a 97' Champion 191. Since then I have owned a 2006 Legend LE21, a 2000 Champion 223. My current boat is a 2009 Champion 210 Elite. I have been in Tritons, Skeeters, Rangers of all sizes but my favorite is still the 97' Champion 191. Out rides them all, very quick and nimble with the 200 Mariner.

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#10799276 - 04/26/15 09:41 PM Re: Let's talk Champion 203's [Re: Clint W.]
Clint W. Offline
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Registered: 08/06/06
Posts: 1985
Loc: Lake Austin and Central Texas
Well, I bought one. It is a 2009 203 with 250 Pro XS and lots of extras... Very clean and runs like a beast. So far so good!
I came out of 2005 Triton TR21. Totally different boats, but I am liking this one alot..!
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#10799672 - 04/27/15 07:08 AM Re: Let's talk Champion 203's [Re: Clint W.]
ringer Online   content
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Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 3643
Loc: Arizona
Nice! I am taking mine up to Lake Powell this Thursday. Lake is 188 miles long with 2500 miles of shoreline. Going to find out how much of a gas hog that 250 is. What prop do you have on your 203? Good luck with her.

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#10802061 - 04/27/15 08:26 PM Re: Let's talk Champion 203's [Re: Clint W.]
Clint W. Offline
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Registered: 08/06/06
Posts: 1985
Loc: Lake Austin and Central Texas
It has a 26P Fury (hydraulic jack plate)
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