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#11153131 - 10/08/15 08:33 PM Champion 187
Dianabass Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/21/15
Posts: 17
Loc: East Texas
Looking at buying a 2001 champion 187. Has a Mercury xr6 150. Anyone that's owned one, or fished out of one that can tell me some of the pros and cons would be appreciated thanks
2001 champion 187

#11153197 - 10/08/15 08:54 PM Re: Champion 187 [Re: Dianabass]

Registered: 11/26/03
Posts: 233
I have a 2000 champion 186 that I bought new and it got the Yamaha vmax 150 I love mine, not as fancy as the new boats but that's ok....if its set up ok as far as motor height, prop etc ride is great and fishes fine.

#11153477 - 10/09/15 04:39 AM Re: Champion 187 [Re: Dianabass]
hopalong Offline
Pumpkin Head

Registered: 09/06/08
Posts: 78894
Loc: drake river ranch telephone T...
you won't regret buying it, I own an 82/184 and love it.

best riding hull you can buy.
lake fork FISHERMANS COVE MARINA/reservations - 903 474 7479

#11153592 - 10/09/15 07:40 AM Re: Champion 187 [Re: Dianabass]
steve@hydrodynamics Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 08/25/06
Posts: 6810
Loc: Quitman,Tx
good boat

#11156623 - 10/10/15 08:49 PM Re: Champion 187 [Re: Dianabass]
meP2too Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 3048
Loc: dallas,tx,usa
Before purchasing have the transom checked out, "sound" every inch of it from top to bottom. if you can sound the transoms inside surface do it too.

Every tap sound be distinct and crisp ringing sound, any "thud" or lower tone could be wet material.

#11157092 - 10/11/15 08:29 AM Re: Champion 187 [Re: Dianabass]
heybaylor Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 1790
Loc: Lake Fork
I have a 2001 187,
cons , are the fastback hull will take water into the boat if you shut down from plane without "feathering power. (a holeshot plate will actually correct this)

the live well/bilge switches are placed so that your lifejacket will unintentionally
turn them on. (right side by your leg ) (move the livewell switches higher on the panel)

that's it , the rest of the boat is a great/ handling/ riding / with a big front deck.

#11179165 - 10/22/15 12:48 PM Re: Champion 187 [Re: Dianabass]
Transplant Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/23/07
Posts: 951
Loc: Cedar City, Utah
Owned a 2001 Champion 181 for 7 years. Loved it, just sold it last week. Great rough water boat. It's carpet is better than on the 2009 I just bought.
Fishing is not a matter of life or death,
it's much more important than that!
10 pounds 2 oz.(Pat Mayse)
10.88 lbs PB (Lake Fork)
Garmin Pro Staff


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