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Old 04-02-2013, 07:30 PM
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Bayliner had one too - Ski Challenger.

That one is news to me.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:36 PM
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Bayliner had one too - Ski Challenger.

WHAT??? Say it aint so!! I wonder if the walls were as thin as all Bayliners??
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:37 PM
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I think it is a regional thing.

I remember a number of years back Aztec Marine having those Coyote ski boats - they were pretty small, 17'? Forget now.

I never saw too many of them, and they phased out pretty quick, but I remember wanting to try one out, they were pretty cheap new.

Fact is once you slide out of the realm of MC/SN/Malibu and even out of Centurion/Supra/Moomba - then you start hitting the oddities.

The old toyota epics, the infinities/svfara's, but those are even pretty well known in comparison to the "ski boats" made by the mainstream run about manufacturers, who I can only assume should have just bought a ski boat company.

We forget about MC being a Coleman company, you'd have thought the Bayliners of the world would just try to purchase or rebadge one of the main boats for sale at their dealerships.

Like having a Seat in a VW Dealer's special order pages.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:40 PM
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WHAT??? Say it aint so!! I wonder if the walls were as thin as all Bayliners??
Dunno, did someone recover it off the bottom?

Bayliner makes some great anchors and artificial reefs.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:12 PM
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Dunno, did someone recover it off the bottom?

Bayliner makes some great anchors and artificial reefs.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:47 PM
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The Challenger was pretty thin, which kept the weight low. Made for good performance. Never got behind the Baja. Sylvan tried their hand as well, if I'm not mistaken.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:37 PM
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Yep...Sylvan made the "Ski-Tastic" back in the mid 80's

I've skied behind one, but only tricked as I was yanking the boat around and bending the pylon on the trick ski. I can't imagine what I would have damaged if I slalomed behind it.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:41 PM
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That's kinda neat sethro - googled it - looks like an early MC.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:43 PM
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Correct, I figured it to be the late 70's mold of the Stars and Stripes, but I haven't confirmed that.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:49 PM
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