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Old 06-30-2005, 04:39 PM
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does any one have any info on these? I bought 1988 185 cc to get me through the summer while my bigger boat gets repowered. seems like a well made boat with pretty wood accents and a decent layout. i was just curious about the company history.

So far it has very fishable here on the lower potomac.
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Old 06-30-2005, 04:47 PM
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I think they were among the first to use a glass grid instead of stringers...
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Old 06-30-2005, 05:15 PM
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I own a 2280 Sport Cuddy W/A 1988 Year Model OMC Cobra Solid Built Boat, Rides well. Handles NorCal Blue Water Well. I purchased new and like it enough to totaly refit. Now in progress. For info on company. As stated above they were the first to use grid system, no stringers or wood. They used an inter grid bonded to the hull. Got their name WINNER after winning 24hour off shore induro run an obtaining gov contract. They were in business approx. 50years filed BK in 1989
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Old 07-01-2005, 08:12 AM
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I had the same boat 1989 with a 135hp Mariner. Had it for 4 years and never had any problems with. Ran it all over the upper Cheaspeake. It was a good looking CC with plenty of teak.
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Old 07-01-2005, 01:42 PM
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My father and I have owned our 185 since new 1987 with a 120 johnson. This is a good boat, and we still take ours out 10-15 miles wheather permitting. The teak looks great as long as you keep it up. Winner has been out of business for some time now 15-16 years I think. The company made it's name with bass and ski boats. They had two saltwater baots the 185 and a 22 foot cc or walkaround. You've got a good boat for the summer.
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Old 07-01-2005, 04:48 PM
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I owned a 2050 CC and loved it. It was one of the first companies to use a fiberglass box stringer system. Very good quality!
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MacBarry, I saw your ancient post from 2004 ... I recently purchased a 2280 Sport Cuddy with Volvo Penta D31 and Duoprop. It is 1991 and originally equipped with the Volvo diesel. I had not put it in water yet, but wondering what performance do I have to expect with the diesel engine, is it maybe a bit underpowered with 130 hp only? I bought it especially because of the diesel
Any experience you have with yours 2280 highly appreciated
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I have a 1984 winner 16 foot bass boat with a 90 Yam. Great little boat, garage kept and solid as a rock. Looks like I will have to sell it soon, moving to saltwater. I know the minute I sell it, I will regret it.
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:28 PM
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I have a 1984 winner 16 foot bass boat with a 90 Yam. Great little boat, garage kept and solid as a rock. Looks like I will have to sell it soon, moving to saltwater. I know the minute I sell it, I will regret it.
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I'm pretty sure there were two Winner boat companies building at the same time; one up in New England someplace and TN. The TN built bass boat was made by Ned Momany who may have had something to do with the NE boat at one time. I had the same bass boat you have and you are right; it's a great little boat. I would have put that boat up equal to the primo Rangers or Bass Cats of the day.

edit. Here's a link to some history of Dickson County, TN. There were two companies making boats with the Winner name at the same time. http://dickson-online.com/Article62.html
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My father worked for Winner Manufacturing in Trenton NJ building molds back in the 50's. My understanding was that they were one of, if not the first outfit to build fiberglass boats. He had a 15' runabout from the late 50's that I can still remember as a kid. It had the same styling as the cars from that era! He also had a 1973 16' Winner bowrider that I now have sitting in my barn.
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Winner boats are good boats They are the oldest fiberglass mfg in the US started in the mid 1930 fist model was called Plasti Craft 1952 I am still running a T200 and boat is still solid and still looks good. Not fast as today boats but I can run over 65MPH
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