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    Champion 190

    So i purchased a 1998 champion 190 fish & ski with a mercury 200 efi about a month ago. Like the design of the boat a lot,the gentleman i purchased it from said it runs 70mph. I am doing some winter mods to motor-heads/tuner/reeds/6 inch set back. Looking for feedback of anyone who has owned or ran this style boat. Thank you

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    I have owned several Champions and currently have Champion Swift. Very good, easy to drive boats. Only issue I have seen is the transoms can be iffy so keep an eye on it. Well built boat that should give you good service.

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    I live on sam rayburn and I live n my champion come springtime 18.6 1999 in very good condition just put a new power head on it 7 pedal 91 .030 short ex boyesen reeds stacks C-4 heads still running the wmh -31 carbs I have some Wh-20 on the way and a jack P I only have about 3 hr on the motor been taking it EZ but I love the old Champs tops n my book Click image for larger version. 

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    I have a 1995 190 dual console champion with a 200xri efi turning a 25 tempest plus 8" rapid jack jackplate and only running 63 mph gps with full tank fuel and all fishing gear and 2 guys. Prop slip is around 16-17% slip i need to get prop worked on. I have a 1989 176 champ also.
    Daddy taught me to never force anything but to just get a bigger hammer.


    1995 19'0" Champion bass boat
    1995 200 XRI

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    I have a 202 Champion and love the boat, have had it almost 16 years. Keep the transom sealed up good, no other issues at all, great boats. 70 mph is probably optimistic, guessing that is speedo reading. Setup right im guessing 65ish, and should be easy to drive at those speeds. Rough water ride is simply amazing imho

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    The 1995 and 1996 202's where the faster ones as they where the skinny ones, friend has a 202 with a 200 on it and it will run 69 gps by himself and loaded light. Loaded and 2 people he runs around 65 gps. Yea im told it should be around 66 to 68 loaded on my 190.
    Daddy taught me to never force anything but to just get a bigger hammer.


    1995 19'0" Champion bass boat
    1995 200 XRI

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    Mine is a 97 model, approx 92 inch beam. I have a stock 225efi 3 litre, pushes it 77-78 light fishing load. Best prop by far is a 27p. t-1 yamaha worked by mark croxton

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    My 190 is 92 inch beam, im running a stock out of the box 25 tempest and have lots of prop slip and it will eventually get sent off to be worked. Im still working bugs out of motor and setup, last time out tach stopped working so put new tach in and haven't been back out.
    Daddy taught me to never force anything but to just get a bigger hammer.


    1995 19'0" Champion bass boat
    1995 200 XRI

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    Water is hard here....will probably be end of march at the earliest for my next ride

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    I was hoping to get some feedback on motor height. How much Above or Below the pad

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    Start at 3 1/2 inches prop to pad and go from there either up or down and watch water pressure if you go up. You can go up till either you lose speed and or water pressure but the is no set of numbers for any boat as mine would run different prop to pad than yours.
    Daddy taught me to never force anything but to just get a bigger hammer.


    1995 19'0" Champion bass boat
    1995 200 XRI

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    Yup, mine likes 3 1/4, below pad, with 10" setback. I lost bite before water pressure when going up. I dont have low water pickups

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    I have a cle lower unit that i am going to swap out as part of my upgrades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonRS View Post
    Yup, mine likes 3 1/4, below pad, with 10" setback. I lost bite before water pressure when going up. I dont have low water pickups
    That seems deep with that much setback. What prop are you running?
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    I think im somewhere around 3 1/2- 3 3/4 inch prop to pad with an 8 inch plate.
    Daddy taught me to never force anything but to just get a bigger hammer.


    1995 19'0" Champion bass boat
    1995 200 XRI

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