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Great Bass Boat Search 2020-21 - Boat #2 Charger 210 Elite #13680997 08/26/20 03:11 PM
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Re: Great Bass Boat Search 2020-21 - Boat #2 Charger 210 Elite [Re: KenTx1962] #13681369 08/26/20 07:07 PM
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Great information Ken. Most of us have fished out of 4 or 5 brands of boats, have our favorite, mostly based on the fact that "it's the boat we own", and seldom have the ability to critique, measure, or evaluate, boats our buddies own. I was a little surprised that the Charger has no box locks. I'm interested to see your evaluation of a Phoenix as I've fished out of one(Justin Margraves') and was impressed with the hull shot, speed, finish, and certainly 4 stroke Merc performance.

Re: Great Bass Boat Search 2020-21 - Boat #2 Charger 210 Elite [Re: KenTx1962] #13681392 08/26/20 07:24 PM
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I crawled all over a 210 at the Classic. Cool looking boat with some great features but I thought the hardware was a little primitive compared to the price. I really didn't buy the reasoning for the lack of locks. No matter what I want my compartments lockable and with latches. I could see those big rod locker doors coming open in some really rough water.


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Re: Great Bass Boat Search 2020-21 - Boat #2 Charger 210 Elite [Re: KenTx1962] #13681398 08/26/20 07:30 PM
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Rick, did they give reasoning for no locks?

Re: Great Bass Boat Search 2020-21 - Boat #2 Charger 210 Elite [Re: KenTx1962] #13681399 08/26/20 07:31 PM
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Rick I wish I had found that word, "primitive", that's exactly the word I should have used, feels like they've built a great boat but didn't quite "finish" it


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Re: Great Bass Boat Search 2020-21 - Boat #2 Charger 210 Elite [Re: ForneySkeeter] #13681490 08/26/20 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ForneySkeeter
Rick, did they give reasoning for no locks?

Simplify the design and they were not needed. You could use a locker bar if you needed security.


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Re: Great Bass Boat Search 2020-21 - Boat #2 Charger 210 Elite [Re: KenTx1962] #13681562 08/26/20 09:49 PM
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Great review again Ken. Little man is growing quick. Another year or so and he'll be out there with ya!


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Re: Great Bass Boat Search 2020-21 - Boat #2 Charger 210 Elite [Re: KenTx1962] #13681638 08/26/20 10:37 PM
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I’ve been told that since all locks eventually leak they are more waterproof than if locks?


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Re: Great Bass Boat Search 2020-21 - Boat #2 Charger 210 Elite [Re: fivebites] #13681641 08/26/20 10:37 PM
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Can’t wait til He ready to go!


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Re: Great Bass Boat Search 2020-21 - Boat #2 Charger 210 Elite [Re: KenTx1962] #13681769 08/26/20 11:59 PM
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Awesome video Ken. Looks like an awesome boat


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Re: Great Bass Boat Search 2020-21 - Boat #2 Charger 210 Elite [Re: KenTx1962] #13682055 08/27/20 03:23 AM
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Originally Posted by KenTx1962
I’ve been told that since all locks eventually leak they are more waterproof than if locks?


The price is a premium and near to other boats ie. skeeter, ranger & bass cat.. Makes boat look cheap and the day box is another item in question.

On a positive note, Ken its a great unbiased video and looks to be a great ride just with some unfinished items.


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Bass boats aren't submarines so why is a lock a leak concern? confused


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Originally Posted by junk baits
Bass boats aren't submarines so why is a lock a leak concern? confused


Because thieves love it when they don't. I've had stuff stolen out of my boat at a gas station before. It sucks that you have to do it, but meth knows no boundaries. Build a wall!


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Re: Great Bass Boat Search 2020-21 - Boat #2 Charger 210 Elite [Re: KenTx1962] #13682574 08/27/20 04:55 PM
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2 Loc R Bars come with the boats... If the locks do leak it's a pain in the arse, so they just eliminate the potential problem... Plus it's the ChampioN way... No locks or handles to break, just an easily replace nylon loop... Plus you won't be branded by the T-handles when you sit down to retie... Great review Ken... Dan popcorn2

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