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Champion Bay boats #14126226 09/11/21 02:18 PM
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Anyone familiar with Champion Bay boats? I know their bass boats are wonderful boats, but in doing some research I found a little chatter about transom issues. I'm looking at a 2005 model that seems to be in good condition.

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05 has no wood for the notorious transom rot, 2003 I think was the yr. they went all composite.

should be an awesome boat, I am on my second champ bass boat.


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Re: Champion Bay boats [Re: JKib] #14129450 09/14/21 03:39 PM
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In the striped bass section there is a guy by the name of Gene. He has a CC Champion I believe, or used to.
He would be a good contact. A simple "Hey Gene" post and the message should get to him.


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Re: Champion Bay boats [Re: JKib] #14130456 09/15/21 02:10 PM
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I have a 2008 22'Bay Champ. Love it. Can get it on plane in 1/2ft of water. Have any questions let me know [Linked Image]


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Re: Champion Bay boats [Re: JKib] #14131411 09/16/21 11:38 AM
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Man if you can get that beast on plane in 6" of water that is magic. My Kenner won't even float in 6" of water and its not that big. Nice looking boat. I have always been impressed with their reputation.

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My bad. It is supposed to read 1.5 ft as read on the depth finder. Actual water depth would be about 2.5. Sorry to miss lead.


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Re: Champion Bay boats [Re: JKib] #14131728 09/16/21 04:41 PM
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They do get up and go quickly, but it's never to be confused with a flats rig. Not ever.


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Wow you almost had me shopping for a Champion. No harm no foul. I haven't made a mistake yet.{Today} OOPs my wife corrected me.

Re: Champion Bay boats [Re: JKib] #14132122 09/16/21 11:07 PM
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You are right Pat, but they ride alot better in the chop>


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They are indeed an amazing ride. I guarantee if Galveston, Sabine or Matagorda were my home water, that's exactly what I'd be running.


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Re: Champion Bay boats [Re: JKib] #14132762 09/17/21 02:22 PM
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It's a shame they stopped building them. It is my understanding that they fashioned the Ranger Bahia hulls from this boat. It looks Ranger stopped making the Bahia in 2017. Love this boat. cool


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