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Old 07-13-2008, 06:29 AM
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Since this is a performance boat site let me share a little about mine. I have been cleaning up and doing a face lift to my 21' Challenger. This boat is the Grandpappy to performance hull pad boats. It was built by George Linder and Rich Luhrs up in Long Island for offshore racing. After about three years of production the molds were sold to Coen of Superboat fame. Shadow, Intimidator, Apache and lots of splashes came from this hull one way or another.Its a 1976 and was in pretty rough shape. The hull is solid but the deck was a mess. After last season I decided to strip the deck of all hardware and rigging and fix the hundreds of spider cracks caused by the screws that held all the teak down. Hopefully I will be back in the water next weekend once I rerig this motor. I ran it last year with a Merc 2.4 225 to a best of 70.1mph. Hoping to see a little more than that with the 3.0 250efi thats hanging on her now. We will see. Thanks for looking.





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Old 07-13-2008, 06:33 AM
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great restoration job!!!! Looks good!
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Its a labor of love. Going outside now to finish off that stupid glove box. Some one glued it to the dash and I have to finish the teak with it on the boat. Mike
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Nice retro resto.. Should run like a scalded dog with the new power
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It could be one of the last boats built in Long Island, what a piece of history, thanks for not letting it lay there forgotten.

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Looks great Mike.
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:28 AM
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Just finished glove box and on to rub rail and rigging the motor. Mike

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Looks good!! Nice job.
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Very nice resto job!
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Very cool boat!
Nice job on the resto.
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