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Old 03-02-2004, 09:51 AM
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I have a friend looking into an offhore boat built by challenger. They are built in the midwest. According to there website they have been around. Does anybody have any info, experience, etc about them????
 
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Old 03-02-2004, 10:14 AM
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The ones built in Michigan Rock my buddy has a 28 foot 1993 and its one of the best riding 28's I've ever been in.....IMHO the newer ones are stepped lake boat crap....
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Are they stepped hulls? My friend is looking into the 39 footer.
 
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I think they call it a DDC hull one big step...they have a website.....
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Lake boat crap??? Cheaply bulilt, Bad ride, Not true offshore built,??????
 
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I think the 39 came from the 39 Aronow mold. Magic made them a few years too. Not a stepped hull. I've ridden on a few at LOTO, nice ride, seemed solid to me.
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They are big in the Ozarks. The Missouri state police use them as patrol boats.
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The 33 DDC hull is stepped I dont know about the rest..IMHO True V's Rule......did someone say Apache????Just remember opinions are like a$$holes everyone has one (including me) I dont like the DDc hull, but you may love it....got to get behind the wheel and run it and decied for yourself.....
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The DDC hull bottom is designed by Harry Scholl. Same guy designed the bottom on the 37 Active Thunder. Great rough water ride, my 37 Active Thunder rode much better than my 42 Sonic in the rough stuff, and that was a true V, The 37AVH didnt go up and down and need trim. I also had a single step 38 Top Gun, that was the worst riding boat I haver ever owned, the design in the step and location was not good. Everyone has opinions, but all I can say is that I have owned these boats, and if Harry designed the bottom, and it was like Radio Active and dialed in prperly, you would have one of these on your face.

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Only the 28 and 33's are DDC Hulls. Those were the first new hulls from the then Aero-Tech Challenger Days.
since then they bought up other molds including the Axiom 42 ,Mariahs and some Italian express stuff.
The 39 as stated earlier is the old Aronow USA then Magic hull.
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