SOLD/EXPIRED (SOLD) Original Challenger flats skiff - restored

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  1. eakelly

    eakelly I Love microskiff.com!

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    I'm selling my '56 Challenger skiff. I am only the second owner and this boat has been garage kept since new! It is an original round chine Challenger. I purchased it 20 years ago from the original owner and refit it into a flats skiff set-up. In 2007, I totally refit the boat again including the following:
    - reinforced the stringers
    - new floor
    - new rub rail
    - new awlgrip paint on hull and deck (fighting lady yellow hull w/ white deck)
    - new 50hp Tohatsu (hpdi) tiller steering with electric start and trim/tilt
    - new aluminum fuel tank
    - new 21ft moonlighter carbon/kevlar push pole
    - new custom alluminum float-on trailer
    - new in '09 is a Minn Kota trolling motor w/ batteries and on-board charger (has a quick release bracket so you still have a clean deck for fly fishing)

    I've put less than 100hrs on the rig since refitting it in '07. These boats set the standard for the skinny water poling skiff. I'm asking $9500, but am open to serious offers. The boat is located in Gainesville, FL.

    E-mail me at: ed@kellyart.com
     
  2. skeeterlagoonlost

    skeeterlagoonlost Well-Known Member

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    OMG your killing me. The pics please or email them to jspick1077@aol.com
     

  3. Brett

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    Post 'em, they'll look good in the classics section... ;)
     
  4. eakelly

    eakelly I Love microskiff.com!

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    Posted one pic, I'll add more later when I figure it out.
     
  5. billhempel

    billhempel Well-Known Member

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    Is that a short shaft Tohatsu? Asking since original challengers are short shaft and I couldn't see that the transom was raised.

    Mine was a 1956 round chine.
     
  6. eakelly

    eakelly I Love microskiff.com!

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    Yes, short shaft tohatsu. I did not raise the transom.
     
  7. floridanative1028

    floridanative1028 I Love microskiff.com!

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    I HATE YOU FOR EVEN THINKING ABOUT SELLING THIS BOAT!!! I WISH I HAD $9500!!!!!!!!


    ...good luck with the sale
     
  8. eakelly

    eakelly I Love microskiff.com!

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    Re: Original Challenger flats skiff - restored

    Another pic. Can't figure out how to add more than 1 pic at a time.
     
  9. eakelly

    eakelly I Love microskiff.com!

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    and another
     
  10. mark_gardner

    mark_gardner I Love microskiff.com!

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    what a sweet piece of well preserved flats fishing history :cool:
     
  11. AfterHours2

    AfterHours2 Stripper in my own Mind!

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    Gotta bump for a solid classic. Nice ride. ;)
     
  12. eakelly

    eakelly I Love microskiff.com!

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    Thanks for the nice comments.
     
  13. eakelly

    eakelly I Love microskiff.com!

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    I have lowered the asking price to $8,000 and am open to any serious offers.
     
  14. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

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    That boat's got some sexy lines. Good luck with the sale!
     
  15. eakelly

    eakelly I Love microskiff.com!

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    I'm motivated to move this classic. It's turn-key and ready to fish. I'm open to offers so don't be shy.
     
  16. cusnooking

    cusnooking Well-Known Member

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    Bump for a GREAT Skiff, If I did not already have one I would make an offer !! Good luck with sale
     
  17. eakelly

    eakelly I Love microskiff.com!

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    I've lowered the price on this to $6500. I'm ready to find her a new home. It pains me to see her sit, but I have too many boats and not enough time.
     
  18. out-cast

    out-cast Well-Known Member

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    email sent
     
  19. eakelly

    eakelly I Love microskiff.com!

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    btt
     
  20. eakelly

    eakelly I Love microskiff.com!

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    Boat is SOLD.