The Challenger "EL MATADOR" build out begins . . .

knot keely

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I really like how you’re doing the transom bait tank/seats. Consider cutting out a toe kick area so You can really lean into it when on a fish.
 
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Man I love what you are doing! Only thing I would do if I were in your shoes would be kick the windshield out the opposite way. Would give you so much more room in your cockpit. Sorry for my crappy 2second photoshop.
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Man I love what you are doing! Only thing I would do if I were in your shoes would be kick the windshield out the opposite way. Would give you so much more room in your cockpit. Sorry for my crappy 2second photoshop.
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ooooffff that's a big project man. would be rad but not in the cards right now
 
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ooooffff that's a big project man. would be rad but not in the cards right now
Totally a huge project! But you would have the ULTIMATE sled in my opinion!
 
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possibly. but it would also totally take away the classic BW lines and look a bit more like a radon wanna be. part of what i love about whalers are the lines
makses sense. I do love the lines of the Radon's =)
 
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i absolutely do too. but you know how it is, if you give me a pair of adidas and i put a swoosh on the side of them, the kids at lunch are gonna make fun of me.
You got that right.
 
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Fun fun fun. I didn’t see if you said you are doing most of the work of a cool project. Keep your transducer cable(s) away from the power cables.
 
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Go big or go home! Great project that will be interesting to follow.

How are you plumbing both intake and drain on bait tank and why Suzuki over Yam and Merc?
 
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Amazing Bones... And excellent work so far! You are not going to want to part with this beast!
 
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Go big or go home! Great project that will be interesting to follow.

How are you plumbing both intake and drain on bait tank and why Suzuki over Yam and Merc?
don't know the plumbing answer at this time. the Zukes were a no brainer based on reviews, reliability and price point. i never looked at merc. was only interested in japanese for this repower.
 
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well, shit. transom bracket (whaler drive) is totally soaked. wood and foam alike is all saturated. Gonna pull it and have Tom Rogers make a custom aluminum bracket. Good news is a larger space for swim platform and to potentially fish from.
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