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Old 04-23-2012, 02:58 AM   #1
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Looking at buying a 2000 SeaDoo Challenger 2000, anyone know anything about these? They seem like good boats from everything Ive read. This one has a brand new interior and a 240hp Mercury Jet engine.
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:23 AM   #2
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Nice Boat, see lots here, usually for sale, good handeling, good performace, thirstier then Uncle Eddie at a free bar.
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Nice Boat, see lots here, usually for sale, good handeling, good performace, thirstier then Uncle Eddie at a free bar.
True for all jet boats.
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True for all jet boats.
All boats period. Having a 65 gallon tank in my wake board boat doesn't seem to last long either.



As for the OP's question. What are you going to do with it? How many people you want to carry in it? What is your tow vehicle for it?

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All power boats period. Having a 65 gallon tank in my wake board boat doesn't seem to last long either.
Fixed that for you.

I used about 2 gallons last year...
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:57 AM   #6
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Fixed that for you.

I used about 2 gallons last year...
What boat is that?
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Fixed that for you.

I used about 2 gallons last year...
Oh we don't count you guys. You guys are always holding up the water ways
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You know what boat means right? (B)ust (O)ut (A)nother (T)housand
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Looks like this?



With its aggressive styling, eye-catching graphics and elegant appointments, the Mercury-powered Challenger 2000 model was designed to attract a crowd, but engineered to escape it. By combining the conveniences of a swim platform, sun pad, ice chest and CD stereo, with performance in the form of precision handling and quick acceleration, we made the Challenger 2000 boat the best of both worlds.
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The Mercury sportjet is a pretty good engine - especially in the fuel injected Optimax version - much better than the Rotax Sea Doo engines. It's basically an outboard powerhead mounted to an inboard jet drive.

I can't remember for sure, but I think the 240 had carbs and the 250 was the FI Optimax.

There is a huge fuel burn difference between the two. The carb engines drink gas.

You have to remember it's a two stroke engine - so it's going to burn more fuel than an equivalent power I/O - but it weighs quite a bit less. I looked pretty seriously at Jetboats back about 2002 or so, and even put a deposit on one, but didn't end up getting it.
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I have an 18 foot Campion with a FI 3.0L merc and I can cruise all weekend and only burn 1/2 a tank, it sips the fuel, mind you I am also not WOT the whole day either, but can pull a skiier if I want or tubes, or just cruise and check out the nakid beach. would not trade it for anything
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All boats period. Having a 65 gallon tank in my wake board boat doesn't seem to last long either.



As for the OP's question. What are you going to do with it? How many people you want to carry in it? What is your tow vehicle for it?
Ill be towing it with a 2011 Suburban 1500 or even the Silverado SS but its cammed among other things and I dont like towing with it. Ill have 4-5 people max it, usually prolly just me and the wifey and a friend or two. Ill be using it for cruising, tubing, and fishing with the wifey.

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With its aggressive styling, eye-catching graphics and elegant appointments, the Mercury-powered Challenger 2000 model was designed to attract a crowd, but engineered to escape it. By combining the conveniences of a swim platform, sun pad, ice chest and CD stereo, with performance in the form of precision handling and quick acceleration, we made the Challenger 2000 boat the best of both worlds.
Yep thats the exact one!
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