Jump to content

My new to me 202...


Jon

Recommended Posts

Made a long drive over the weekend, but it was well worth it. Brought home my new to me 202 Champ.....

202Champ.jpg

202.jpg

I hated to let go of the old 190, but after opening her up. I got over it real quick! Man is this thing fast and smooth! The no carpet thing is the only thing out for debate. I'd like to find a product to put down under my reels on the deck to keep them from getting rashed up. But I don't want to put a strong adhesive to hold a mat down either. Anybody with any ideas, my ears are open. :popcorn:

Jon

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks guys. It's a 1997 push by a 225 Mag Mariner. It hit 70 real quick and I was running it through skinny water in Cyphres trees, so I shut it down when it started to chine.

The rod and tackle storage boxes are already lined with carpet, just like all bass boats are so I don't need anything but a piece on the deck where the reels will be laying. There used to be a thin preforated rubber shelf liner that you could buy by the roll that had a sticky back. I was thinking of putting an 18" x 24" section of it down. When it wore, I'd just put down another piece... It was cheap, but I really don't know where to get it now. I'll be on the hunt though...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

nnice looking boat jon....you sure went through the boats in the past year... :scratch::potstir::lol:

After running the same boat for 10 years, this makes my third in two years.... :wacko: One I didn't like and the last I loved, but my friend wanted it for his motor and I need something that was running...

Don't stir it up to much ole man. :smash: You never know when it's your turn. I've had a boat since I was 16 and that was the first one I ever had break inside... :whiner: Everything happens for a reason and right now I'm down a little on the cash, but I like my boat.. :wub:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just curious, why don't you want to just go ahead a carpet the front deck?

The lids are fitted for no carpet, so you really can't carpet the whole deck. Besides, I fish mostly while the lakes are drawn down and not having to worry about mud in the carpet is appealing to me right now. I'll just take a hose and spray it down.

If I don't like it, I'd most likely try to trade it for another Champion with carpet since these models are coveted by many along the coast.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey Jon you should really enjoy the non-carpet. I have a friend that has no carpet on his rig, he took a 1//8" thick rubber mat cut to preferred size, he got the mat warmed up so it was very flexible. Then he took carpet glue and a plastic roller, put the glue down about a 1/2" less than the size of the rubber, set the rubber, then rolled it down for several minutes with the roller. It looks good and when it peels up (4-5 years) just pull it up and redo it. I would suggest not putting ANY wax based product down on the floor, it of course will be very slick and also is a pain to get the wax cleaned up.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The lids are fitted for no carpet, so you really can't carpet the whole deck. Besides, I fish mostly while the lakes are drawn down and not having to worry about mud in the carpet is appealing to me right now. I'll just take a hose and spray it down.

If I don't like it, I'd most likely try to trade it for another Champion with carpet since these models are coveted by many along the coast.

I see, I forgot about the mud deal, El Stumpo schooled me on that. We don't have that problem up here

I was thinking more about reflection from the sun coming off a white deck

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've always thought about how awesome one of those would be during the draw downs...90% of ramps don't have floating docks, and the other 10% get stuck 10' above the lakerolleyes.gif

Congrats on the new ride Jon!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

After running the same boat for 10 years, this makes my third in two years.... :wacko: One I didn't like and the last I loved, but my friend wanted it for his motor and I need something that was running...

Don't stir it up to much ole man. :smash: You never know when it's your turn. I've had a boat since I was 16 and that was the first one I ever had break inside... :whiner: Everything happens for a reason and right now I'm down a little on the cash, but I like my boat.. :wub:

i wasn't throwing off on the boats.. :scratch: i was just saying you must have money to trade boats as much as you do :lol:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thats a nice boat and I hope you enjoy it.

Thay make carpet that comes in square blocks that will stick down and pull up with no glue remaining on the boat deck. A lot of stores in the malls use them so they can replace just one piece if it gets stained.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thats a nice boat and I hope you enjoy it.

Thay make carpet that comes in square blocks that will stick down and pull up with no glue remaining on the boat deck. A lot of stores in the malls use them so they can replace just one piece if it gets stained.

I have a friend that sales that stuff and I never even thought about it for the boat... We actually have it in our office. I wonder how it will hold up in the weather? Guess who I'm callin!

Thanks,

Jon

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Who's Online   0 Members, 0 Anonymous, 2 Guests (See full list)

    • There are no registered users currently online
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...