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Old 19-03-2009, 22:29   #1
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Challenger 32 Specs

The Challenger 32 looks like a very interesting boat. The girlfriend really likes it. I told her we'd have to name it "winnie" as from the pictures it looks like a mini winnie on the inside.

Does anyone have any specs on this model? I would like to know what the tankage is, the draft, the keel shape, rudder (spade, skeg hung, keel hung), was it factory tiller or wheel steering, etc.

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Old 20-03-2009, 10:34   #2
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Challenger 32:
LOA: 32.17 , LWL: 29.08 , Beam: 11.17
Draft (max.) 4.83 (Shoal Draft, Fin Keel) , SA: 480
Displacement: 12800 , Ballast: 3200
I: 39.00 , J: 13.00 , P: 33.50 , E: 13.50
SA(Fore.): 253.50 , SA(Main): 226.13
Total SA: 479.63
SA/Disp: 14.07 , Est. Forestay Len.: 41.11

Challenger Yachts Corp. was located at Wilmington CA, and ceased operations in 1980.

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Thanks Gord! That profile shot and the specs were exactly what I was looking for.

Is this boat "corky?" The specs show a ballast ratio of 25 % and it looks like a pretty flat bottom in the pictures.
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Sailboats built by Challenger Yachts Corp. on is site that contains dimensions and information about many challengers. very interesting
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Old 14-12-2010, 20:04   #5
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challenger 32 loa

What confuses me is that my 1970 challenger 32 has a loa of 33 feet 8 in. rather than the loa of 32 2 as always seems to be listed.
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Re: Challenger 32 Specs

anyone have photos of challenger 32? I have been cruising the pacific with mine for the past ten years.....going to give it to a friend for one dollar and then move to thailand....seventy five years of age is getting a little long in the tooth to solo cruise

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Re: Challenger 32 Specs

Does anyone have any information on where I can get an owner's manual for one of these boats. My dad recently bought a 1973 32 Challenger that needs some work (especially electrical) and he is looking for some assistance.

Thanks in advance for any help that is offered.

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