Like Tree0Likes

CHALLENGER AEROTECH/ LEVEL 10

Reply
Old 01-06-2002, 10:10 PM
  #51
Gone Fishin'
Charter Member
 
Waterfoul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Grand Rapids/Holland/Grand Haven
My Boats: 1988 Tracker Pro 17, 40 hp Mariner.....1972 Glastron GT 140, Merc 50 power!!!
Posts: 7,408
Post

Yeah, I still work there. I'm an old Prince guy though. I try to maintain my Prince Values. Which sometime run contrary to the JCI way of doing things. Recently my job in purchasing was eliminated, I took their offer of working out on the production floor rather than un-enjoyment. Pays the bills. Sort of.
__________________
[b]M Go Blue.......Gator boots, gator luggage, gator purses... all at cut rate deals!!!!
Waterfoul is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2002, 12:59 PM
  #52
Charter Member #655
Charter Member
 
dyno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Holland, Michigan
My Boats: 1993 Sonic 31ss
Posts: 4,939
Post

well here I go with my .02...the mold for the 28 challenger is in northern michigan, Kellava I think the original superv's are the ones to buy the ones built in Cedar Springs they are the ones without a liner...SuperV added a stringer in the bilge becouse of some cracking in the gell in the bottom and now its rock solid!!His boat was originally owned by John Read and his dad had one too they both ran auwsome!as far as having one made I dont think it could be done for the price you can buy Rons for her is related to the guys who originally made them and had a lot of help from them.The last I heard it was still for sale like 49,000.That boat ran 70mph with 330's SuperV's runs 77-79mph wiyh around 480hp. The boat that Motion Marine races is one of the later hulls the put on Imco shorty drives to get the speeds they are running over 85mph.....so they say....
__________________
If your boat has a sail do you ride a horse to the ramp?
dyno is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2002, 01:03 PM
  #53
Registered
 
Crazyhorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Holland MI
My Boats: 38 Cigarette flat-deck
Posts: 3,140
Post

If Ron's boat is the one that was at Great Lakes in rack storage next to Super V's, it was sold late last summer. Dyno, you busy Tuesday evening?
Crazyhorse is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2002, 02:17 PM
  #54
Registered
 
Red Stripe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Twin Lake, Michigan
My Boats: 1998 PowerQuest 240 Antera SX
Posts: 878
Post

Dyno, so what you are saying that there is 2 companys that are making the 28 Super V? One is Level 10 and the other one is Kellava?

There is a Level 10 for sale here
Red Stripe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2002, 03:28 PM
  #55
Charter Member #655
Charter Member
 
dyno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Holland, Michigan
My Boats: 1993 Sonic 31ss
Posts: 4,939
Post

Redstripe the boats that are built under the name Level 10 were layed up in Keleva!! Ron and his buddy just put them together.....
__________________
If your boat has a sail do you ride a horse to the ramp?
dyno is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2002, 03:38 PM
  #56
Registered
 
Red Stripe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Twin Lake, Michigan
My Boats: 1998 PowerQuest 240 Antera SX
Posts: 878
Post

Oh ok, thanks for clearing that up Dyno
Red Stripe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2002, 06:01 PM
  #57
Gone Fishin'
Charter Member
 
Waterfoul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Grand Rapids/Holland/Grand Haven
My Boats: 1988 Tracker Pro 17, 40 hp Mariner.....1972 Glastron GT 140, Merc 50 power!!!
Posts: 7,408
Post

And the stepped hull boats are NOT the same company as the non-stepped ones. The stepped ones are single engine. Non-step are twin BBC.

Motion Marine's boat has 454 mags (the 385 hp version), modified ECU's, IMCO exhaust, and IMCO shorties. Propped the way they are, they run 79.8 on radar. If they break 80 mph, they have to jump up a class, and they don't want to do that. I've talked to Dave at length about his racing career. Been in that boat at his shop many times. Rock solid.

Ron Lemaire tried hard to sell me his Level Ten. Didn't have the stringer mod though.
__________________
[b]M Go Blue.......Gator boots, gator luggage, gator purses... all at cut rate deals!!!!
Waterfoul is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2002, 07:28 PM
  #58
Registered
Thread Starter
Trade Score: (3)
 
BGIII's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: West Michigan
My Boats: 34 Saber
Posts: 1,383
Post

When did they figure out a stringer mod was needed? Is Ron L the owner of the boat Redstripe linked in his reply? If so, it would seem they would have known about a problem by 1998. Waterfoul, did you get my email last night?
BGIII is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2002, 07:31 PM
  #59
Gone Fishin'
Charter Member
 
Waterfoul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Grand Rapids/Holland/Grand Haven
My Boats: 1988 Tracker Pro 17, 40 hp Mariner.....1972 Glastron GT 140, Merc 50 power!!!
Posts: 7,408
Post

Got your email. Haven't checked out the link yet.

O.K. I checked the link. As far as I know, Ron only laid up 2 boats. That is the "other" boat. Not his. He sold his for 45,000 late this summer. His sun pad was blue, yellow, and black. Same pattern though. They are a really good boat.

As for the stringer thing, it wasn't really figured out until rather recently. And you have to take the motors out to do it. I guess if you don't see any of the issues, why fix it?? Don't really know a good answer to why Ron's boats don't have the mod straight from the molds. I do know, those two boats were laid up in 1997 and not finished, rigged, and titled until 1998. So there is a year in there for "things" to have been discovered.

[ 01-07-2002: Message edited by: Waterfoul ]
__________________
[b]M Go Blue.......Gator boots, gator luggage, gator purses... all at cut rate deals!!!!
Waterfoul is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2002, 11:54 PM
  #60
Registered
 
Red Stripe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Twin Lake, Michigan
My Boats: 1998 PowerQuest 240 Antera SX
Posts: 878
Post

So the only one that we know that has been fixed is Super V's? Do they even know of the problem at Level 10? The guy that makes em didn't update his own boat?
Red Stripe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Joe308
General Boating Discussion
8
06-13-2007 03:52 PM
Jaysawesome80
Fiberglass and Paint
8
10-30-2005 01:15 AM
JnT
General Boating Discussion
10
07-21-2003 09:54 PM
EX20
General Boating Discussion
25
09-22-2002 08:45 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:36 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.