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#12257423 - 05/22/17 02:11 PM Champion boats
Jeff Sr. Online   content

Registered: 08/10/10
Posts: 189
Loc: texas
Anyone know if the Champion 1997 202 was one on Champion's good hulls?

#12257459 - 05/22/17 02:26 PM Re: Champion boats [Re: Jeff Sr.]
ClarkBird Offline

Registered: 03/28/17
Posts: 69
Loc: Georgetown, TX
Yes, considered one of, if not the best.
2000 203 Champion
OX66 225

#12257683 - 05/22/17 05:10 PM Re: Champion boats [Re: Jeff Sr.]
Pat Goff Online   content
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Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 6028
Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
Best one there is. If ride and handling are your priorities.
Pat Goff
Marble Falls/Seadrift TX

#12261962 - 05/25/17 12:20 AM Re: Champion boats [Re: Jeff Sr.]
Riotex Offline

Registered: 03/10/06
Posts: 446
Loc: San Antonio , Tx.
I have a 1987 -18'4" Champion that had the original rough water performance hull ! She still gets me out of the roughest water to the dock safely ! I wouldn't trade her for anything. Getting ready this winter to re-power her since my old XP Evinrude 150 is aging. Bottom line is --Im glad I bought a Champion Boat grin
My stringer is getting there!!

#12263321 - 05/25/17 08:35 PM Re: Champion boats [Re: Jeff Sr.]
DJB Online   content
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Registered: 09/01/11
Posts: 2060
Champion owners are a loyal bunch,but they did go out of business

#12263454 - 05/25/17 09:48 PM Re: Champion boats [Re: Jeff Sr.]
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There's a reason that there are still so many old Champions around and they are sought after. Still to this day they are considered one of the best rough water boats on par with or above more modern boats. A company can go out of business because of poor management and business decisions even if they have a good product.

#12266087 - 05/27/17 08:19 PM Re: Champion boats [Re: Jeff Sr.]
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#12270105 - 05/30/17 05:31 PM Re: Champion boats [Re: Jeff Sr.]
hopalong Offline
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Registered: 09/06/08
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I have an 82 184 that will run with the best of em.

best hull you will find for rough water and stayin dry.

the 184 is like drivin a porsche on water. grin
lake fork FISHERMANS COVE MARINA/reservations - 903 474 7479

#12270136 - 05/30/17 05:46 PM Re: Champion boats [Re: Jeff Sr.]
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Registered: 09/14/04
Posts: 7523
I loved my Champion.

" Success is a ladder you can not climb with your hands in your pockets."

#12270347 - 05/30/17 07:54 PM Re: Champion boats [Re: CHAMPION FISH]
TCK73 Online   content
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Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 3886
Loc: Jack County
I had that exact model, the '97 202. Loved it, and kept it many years. It will not disappoint.


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