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#12650912 - 02/28/18 06:39 AM 1995 Champion 202??
JKib Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/04/16
Posts: 170
Loc: SETX
I've found a really clean 1995 Champion 202 I'm wanting to buy, is there anything in particular I should look for/be concerned about in this model? It has always been stored inside, original carpet, original gel coat, etc, and seems to be REALLY nice in the pics.

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#12651083 - 02/28/18 08:38 AM Re: 1995 Champion 202?? [Re: JKib]
Pat Goff Offline
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Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 6007
Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
That particular boat and year is the unicorn. It's the fastest 202 built, it's the best boat I've ever had, but here's what you need to be looking at for the sake of showing up with your clue ticket in hand.

It's 23 years old.
You need to bring a plastic handled screwdriver and use it to tap around the transom and hull. If the owner never resealed everything there is the potential for water intrusion. It should have a nice clear "tap" if you hear "thud" that's not good. Doesn't mean it's dead, but it's something to be aware of.

Other than that, it's a hard running boat that will amaze you at it's ride and handling.
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Pat Goff
Marble Falls/Seadrift TX



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#12651445 - 02/28/18 11:26 AM Re: 1995 Champion 202?? [Re: JKib]
Curtbass Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/17/15
Posts: 1625
Pat Goff is the Best advisor on Champion boats that i know of. ^^^^^^^^^ Watch for & study his posts & guidance on Champion boats. If you buy one, follow any advice he gives you. You'll be far ahead by doing it.
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92' ChampioN 201DCR Elite
13' Yamaha250SHO
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#12651474 - 02/28/18 11:42 AM Re: 1995 Champion 202?? [Re: JKib]
JKib Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/04/16
Posts: 170
Loc: SETX
Thanks guys for the input!

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#12651721 - 02/28/18 01:14 PM Re: 1995 Champion 202?? [Re: JKib]
dan805 Offline
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Registered: 05/04/07
Posts: 66
Loc: TX,The Colony
I bought a 2000 Champion and followed the same transom check instruction. which motor does it have? I have the Merc 200 EFI which did need a module replaced.
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2000 Champion 191 Merc 200EFI
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#12654564 - 03/01/18 11:44 PM Re: 1995 Champion 202?? [Re: JKib]
dimitri Offline
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Registered: 08/12/09
Posts: 2223
Loc: Arlington TX
pay someone to remove the transom bolts, check for signs of water intrusion and reseal bolts. i have owned 3 champs and got burned on the third one even though i knew what to check. i wish i had paid a PROFESSIONAL $100 bucks instead it cost me closer to 4k for a new transom shortly after i purchased it.

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