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Old 03-03-2004, 07:23 AM
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I owned a 24 V sport, by Aero Tech Challenger. Tough hull. But, I had the same boat tie up to me in Lake of the Isles four years ago, and I was afraid to walk across the deck! Boat was the cheapest looking thing I had ever seen. Not at all like mine. I think it was the year before mine was built.Or year after?

I ran a 550hp through a bravo, the boat radared at 79.8 mph. many poker runs, still looks good.

Mine was I think a 94? I have a friend who runs the 28'. same tough boat as mine was. What year are you looking at? I can call my buddy up and see what year his is. Some real world knowledge for you if ya want? One year can make a big difference!
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Old 03-03-2004, 11:42 AM
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I know you love me Don..lol
I agree that a full v hull is better in the rough water. I like the ddc for the boating I do but, in the big waves the true v's are best. I know there is allot of people that would argue that but I have done both and the deep v's win in the rough water. Now in the flatter stuff the stepped hulls are hard to beat. Dwight
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Old 03-03-2004, 01:55 PM
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There were 12 DDC 28's built between 1996 and July of 1997 in Ohio, with the last VIN# ending in 797. Most were Missouri water patrol. The hulls and decks were shipped to St. Louis, Ron DiBartolo, for interior and rigging. The laminate schedule was Harry Schoell's except for using Airlite in the decks and Airex in the hulls. Any with VIN numbers after 797 were totally made at Challenger. The Missouri water patrol hulls and decks were laid up as Schoell wanted them to be, any after that, maybe caution is the best approach for your friend. Schoell's bottom design was a masterpiece of simplicity and it worked. 87.6 mph on a 33Ft. DDC with stock 502EFI. including exhaust....2 people half tank of fuel.
 
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Old 03-03-2004, 04:24 PM
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Carboman,

The 33 you recite did run 88 on Radar with only the 415 hp 502 EFI's but don't forget she also had blackhawks.

No question the boat is fast. It is available at Challenger's website, in original form still with blackhawks.

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Old 03-03-2004, 04:28 PM
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Yeah it has been there for a while now. Too bad it would be nice to see that boat out and about. I almost worked a deal on it before I bought a new one. Dwight
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I have a 1999 SV-24 for sale on this site, check it out, good pics. Purple and yellow with 496 HO Mag, beautiful boat, classic lines, no steps, little bit old school dash, but other than that, it's solid and runs 70 mph. Bought 2001 Eliminator 28 TD Daytona twin 496 HO Mags. Must sell the Challenger.

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.....did someone say Apache????
OH Boy, he said the "A" word.
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Old 03-07-2004, 07:38 PM
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Oops...

I "had" two challengers... was so disappointed.

If you want to contact me directly...

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Old 03-18-2004, 02:41 PM
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FYI... George and I did run a 28' Challenger for Ron DiBartolo and we were overall happy with it. We got out of the Challenger only to go into a canopy raceboat. Challenger was always very helpful and always provided what they promised. I am sure if you are interested in a Challenger, Ron would be more than happy to give you a complete tour of his facility along with a test ride in his boats. Ron stands proudly behind his entire line of boats either racing or not.

http://www.challengeroffshore.com/
Phone: 636-390-9000 or 800-644-6826 ask directly for Ron DiBartolo and tell him Ben Hedrick sent you.

Good luck, Ben
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