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Post by LeftCoastAngler » 10 Jul 2016, 01:08

Im considering a xpress welded aluminum boat for my next sled... Anyone on this forum a xpress owner?
Any comments?

Im looking into the xpress bay models

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Post by gunz » 10 Jul 2016, 19:54

I have owned one. Good boats. Don't feel it was any better built than my current Lowe roughneck though and I paid a lot less for the lowe.

Just my 2 cents.

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Post by turbotodd » 10 Jul 2016, 23:48

Good boats. HEAVY, and don't expect to get in any hurry with one, but they're hard to hurt. One I was using was a 1650 duck boat.

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Post by nowgrn4 » 11 Jul 2016, 21:27

They are solid rigs from what I hear.

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Post by LeftCoastAngler » 13 Jul 2016, 18:30

YesSir; I reckon so.
Im in Tampa

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Post by the hammer » 14 Jul 2016, 20:11

I had an Xpress for quite a few years and really liked it.

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Post by PsychoXP18CC » 15 Jul 2016, 22:47

Going into the 4th year of use on my XP18CC (mod-v hull) and haven't had any issues with it so far. Which is a good thing because it almost caused a divorce when I drove up to the house with it. It has been punished a bit but not abused. Has the scratches to prove it, even one decent little gouge, but I bought a tin boat so i wouldn't have to worry about gel coat on a glass rig. Looking forward to several more years of reliability out of it.

I've gotten caught out in it a few times where I had to battle 2-4' rollers about 10-15' apart. It wasn't pleasant, not even a marginal ride, those conditions beat the snot out of that hull, even taking it very easy. I imagine the hyperlift hulls do a lot better in rough conditions.

All in all, the only difference in choice I might have made, knowing what I know now, is either get the 1872 hyperlift hull, or the 2070 XP/Mod-v hull. Either would have pushed my budget a bit more than I wanted at the time. Just a tad more room around the console would be a good thing. Other than that I am happy with mine.
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Post by LeftCoastAngler » 16 Jul 2016, 21:24

Thanx for ur input psycho....
Did u go with a 70 or 90hp?

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Post by PsychoXP18CC » 18 Jul 2016, 16:46

LeftCoastAngler wrote:Thanx for ur input psycho....
Did u go with a 70 or 90hp?

Mine has the 70 on it. When I considered the extra money, and the extra weight I'd be carrying around, I decided to stay with the little 70. I have yet to need 20 more HP.
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