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    Default Challenger....spectra....howard

    DOES ANYONE know if challenger and spectra share the same mold?



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    That's a wicked looking boat

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    this one is foc'n big


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FORCEFULL View Post
    DOES ANYONE know if challenger and spectra share the same mold?


    anyway, i bought this one to take out at mead, the haskell did good''' there was a fewtimes i wished it was bigger .. if this is the same as a spectra should handle pretty ruff water
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    Quote Originally Posted by ultra26shadow View Post
    That's a wicked looking boat
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    Quote Originally Posted by NO REGRET$ View Post
    so.... are they the same???

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    Yes. Spectra, Howard, Dimarco, and many others. Those three for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by splatter View Post
    Yes. Spectra, Howard, Dimarco, and many others. Those three for sure.


    not 100% sure .... O M E G A is another i think ??? my friend had one ..
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    From that pic, it also looks alot like a Sleekcraft I'm doing a resto on.

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    2FORCEFULL, are trying to colect one of every boat. might have to start calling You MOUSER II Just kidding, You have been aquireing some very nice boats lately.
    Not sure of the Challenger, but there are alot of splashes of the Spectra 20 out there,and yes widow is right, the omega is one of them.
    The one that You bought it looks like the strakes at the bow do not run up as far as the Sectra does and it looks like the rear of the **** pit fairing on the deck may be a scoch lower than the Spectra,but it looks very very close. The Spec in the Large pic should be a Spectra 20. What size is Your challenger classified as.

    I just bought a Spectra 20 a couple of months ago,with a 260 Mercruiser. Last Friday We went out to mead in the afternoon. Went out of Hemingway, but when Wedecided to head in it was getting dark and the wind had picked up. The lake turned rough as hell, but the spectra handeled the rough water very well. I am very happy with my spectra. here are a couple of pics.




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    Default Bud Bailey was ahead of his time....

    I know Howard Brown did copy a Spectra. I think the Omega is different and at least it's upper deck is much taller. Can't remember Challenger building a boat like those. I do believe the DiMarco, Hondo, Kurtis, Ultimate/Warlock, Centurian, Tarva, and Mr ED's being slightly different from each other and the Spectras. The Continental, Silver Wing, Dana, Finish Line, Cole, Trophy, also look the same but are not even close in specs. You know that Bud Bailey took his "hull designs" to Hallett in the 70's and 80's, and that's why those vintage Barron boats look like "Spectras with bubble decks on them". Still a very CLEAN CLASSIC LOOK, even today.

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    thanks for the replys...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFINISHLINE View Post
    I know Howard Brown did copy a Spectra. I think the Omega is different and at least it's upper deck is much taller. Can't remember Challenger building a boat like those. I do believe the DiMarco, Hondo, Kurtis, Ultimate/Warlock, Centurian, Tarva, and Mr ED's being slightly different from each other and the Spectras. The Continental, Silver Wing, Dana, Finish Line, Cole, Trophy, also look the same but are not even close in specs. You know that Bud Bailey took his "hull designs" to Hallett in the 70's and 80's, and that's why those vintage Barron boats look like "Spectras with bubble decks on them". Still a very CLEAN CLASSIC LOOK, even today.
    1977 challenger;


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