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Old 06-10-2007, 11:45 AM
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Can anyone share their comments on this boats strengths and weaknesses? I am considering this model in my search for a used boat for in-shore and off-shore salt water use. Thanks.
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Old 06-11-2007, 10:13 AM
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I looked at one. Thought is was awfully slow for the power. Boat had a Merc 600, Bravo 1.5 ratio and only a 26" prop. I read a review on one, I think the 28 footer and they said the same thing. Not very fast for the power.
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I looked at a 28 in my searching for a boat. They are a good looking boat, but I'm not sure about the quality. This was a relatively low hour couple year old boat and it had a lot of popped screws, and generally looked like it was an older boat than it was. Not because of up keep, but just small things that looked like they weren't built well and were failing. I only looked at one though, so I could be wrong to judge the entire line by one boat.
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the new for 07s are much better ...but before 07 build quality and fit and finish are not that great...i would pass....
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Thanks for the feedback. At first I thought I came across a nice rough water alternative to some of the premium priced mass produced names but I've come across some pretty damaging remarks about them. I hear the company is turning itself around but since I'm in the used market this is little consolation this year.
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Being up in NJ, you might want to think about Activators.
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Well Built Boat Rides Good But I Would Pass, Tough Resale.
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I am a Challenger Offshore dealer. I have a 2007 DDC-33 in stock. I would be happy to take anyone of you for a demo ride on this boat and show you how well this boat is made. Any questions about this boat you can email me at [email protected].
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