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#12429952 - 09/17/17 11:00 AM 2008 champion boats
Jeff Sr. Offline
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Registered: 08/10/10
Posts: 189
Loc: texas
Anyone out there know what the quality and ride of an 2008 Champion 2000/200hp Merc is?
Who made Champion in 2008?
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I love the smell and sound of a 2 stroke in the mornings.
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#12430109 - 09/17/17 01:44 PM Re: 2008 champion boats [Re: Jeff Sr.]
Bobby Milam Offline
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3594
Loc: Arlington
Go to bass boat central and there is a Champion section filled with experts who will tell you anything you want to know about it. I have a Champion and have never heard anything negative about the ride, especially in rough water for any Champion.

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#12430126 - 09/17/17 01:59 PM Re: 2008 champion boats [Re: Jeff Sr.]
grout-scout Online   content
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 7148
Loc: Boerne, Texas
2008 was genmar made, what model are you talking about though?


200 elite???

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#12430551 - 09/17/17 06:52 PM Re: 2008 champion boats [Re: grout-scout]
Jeff Sr. Offline
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Registered: 08/10/10
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Loc: texas
yes 200 elite model

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#12430715 - 09/17/17 08:34 PM Re: 2008 champion boats [Re: Jeff Sr.]
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Registered: 12/08/08
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They were kind of an oddball hull mold, they don't ride as good as the other models due to some of the changes to the hull. If you want more info than you can handle, ask on bass boat central.

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#12431577 - 09/18/17 01:37 PM Re: 2008 champion boats [Re: Jeff Sr.]
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Registered: 01/01/06
Posts: 551
Loc: plano,tx
Jeff Sr, actually they are almost identical to the 198 hull except for a few minor changes. I have owned a 97 186, a 191 and a 198 before buying my 2011 202 elite that I picked up at the Ranger plant in Arkansas that was built under stratos label. They had a few issues in 07 with a hooked pad but that was long gone by 08. The changes from the 198 were basically the top cap, rear corners were rounded and they put a curved lip in very back of hull on bottom of transom area which really I really improved the holeshot over the 198, and it rides the same as my 198 did. The passenger console is removable ( at least on mine) and storage in center is better. Think of it as a shorter 210. It really needs a 225, mine has 225 pros and runs 71.5 light and 68 with tournament load. Read livewell full and half of TackleWarehouse. If you have any questions shoor me a pm.

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