New to me Sportsman 200

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New to me Sportsman 200

Unread post by danchmp » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:22 pm

Hello,
I would like to start off with thanking everyone for all the great information on this site. I recently picked up a used 2010 Sportsman 200 in great shape. It is paired with a Optimax 150 with 206 hours. I have looked at these boats for a while but could not make the 3500 mile round trip to get one. Lucky for me one came up for sale in Texas so 20 hours later i a proud new owner. Im from Alabama and purchased it to do some Catfishing tournaments. First tourney was this past Saturday and took 2nd place with 130.5lbs so maybe it is my new good luck charm. So this is just me saying Hi and thank you in advance for all the questions I may be asking in the future.
Daniel

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Re: New to me Sportsman 200

Unread post by Big Red » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:03 pm

Great story and congratulations. Lets see some pictures of those big catfish and the boat. Chuck
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Re: New to me Sportsman 200

Unread post by D'oh » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:46 pm

Congrats Daniel!

I know the Distance thingy, but my 200 SM was well worth the Wait.

a 150 Opti, that thing must Scoot!
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Re: New to me Sportsman 200

Unread post by danchmp » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:51 pm

Runs pretty well. I need to dial in a good prop but she will do 47 at 5000 rpm fully loaded with the top up. I will post some pics soon.

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Re: New to me Sportsman 200

Unread post by danchmp » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:54 pm

Here are a few pics. Hope it works
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Re: New to me Sportsman 200

Unread post by Jim Dandy » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:49 pm

Very nice Dan, welcome to the forum.
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Re: New to me Sportsman 200

Unread post by SilverFox » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:36 am

Welcome aboard Dan, great boat!
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Re: New to me Sportsman 200

Unread post by SeaDawg » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:29 am

Great boat....and some monster catfish! Welcome aboard!!
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Re: New to me Sportsman 200

Unread post by flgatoenmt » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:13 pm

Great looking boat! I am very familiar with North Alabama, and the Sportsman will do great on the Tennessee River system! It will be really great to have the high sides and a nice top in Alabama weather. Looks like you have the catfishing really dialed in. Welcome to the forum.

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