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    What do you guys think about challenger hulls. i bought a 76 challenger with 460 ford and a Berkley jet for $5400.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carveronline View Post
    What do you guys think about challenger hulls. i bought a 76 challenger with 460 ford and a Berkley jet for $5400.
    Nice boat! Have you had it out yet? How's it run? What kind of speed and RPMs is it running?
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    took it out once when i bought it for about 30 min to make sure everything worked .before i was able to do much a wire that the previous owner used to hold open the choke open broke and flooded it out . we held it open to get it to the trailer.

    I'm taking it out in tomarow.
    it has a 5500rpm rev limiter,not sure if it will hit that?
    I'm not sure of the speed
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    I have a 79 Challenger. 460 BBF and a Dominator pump. Runs 5000 rpms all day at gets up to 68-70 mph.

    Lets see some more pics!
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    sweet i have 79 challenger too.
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    Very nice boat, you just need a dodge challenger to pull your challenger boat now
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    nice boat. i have a 74 18' challenger and my buddy has a 76 challenger. good boats. we both have bbf's and berkeley 12je pumps. they both run about 58-60 mph.
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    This pic says it all. That boy is "AMPED"........
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    I grew up in a challenger jet boat. Loved that thing, I was about your kids age when my pop got it. We went through it together and owned that thing for many many years. My pop finally sold it 4 years ago and bought a gull wing. The gull wing thing must be a disease, everybody's doing it! LoL Heres a pic of the old boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDaze View Post
    I grew up in a challenger jet boat. Loved that thing, I was about your kids age when my pop got it. We went through it together and owned that thing for many many years. My pop finally sold it 4 years ago and bought a gull wing. The gull wing thing must be a disease, everybody's doing it! LoL Heres a pic of the old boat.


    Nice - gotta love that choppy puke tank known as Lake Perris

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    congrats on the boat
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    nice first boat.got my first at 20 and last at 59 couple years ago,like yours, aslo have a bbf.not so stock though.enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carveronline View Post
    What do you guys think about challenger hulls. i bought a 76 challenger with 460 ford and a Berkley jet for $5400.
    Nice. looks mean sitting there
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    My first boat was a 79 with a Jacuzzi jet. 468 with a T-Ram. Probably ran right around 60. It rode and handled well, but was really heavy.
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