Main Menu
Newest Members
Erbeman, at61, Yeagerbombs, Clark225, neal shaffer jr
102327 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 82173
hopalong 73422
Pilothawk 72818
JDavis7873® 67375
FattyMcButterpants 60428
John175 ® 59617
Tritonman 56538
Derek 56119
SkeeterRonnie 52392
LoneStarSon® 51978
Forum Stats
102327 Members
60 Forums
853346 Topics
11191439 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#10795512 - 04/24/15 10:46 PM Hull designs
Devil Horse Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/24/11
Posts: 1710
Loc: East Texas
Have there been any significant design changes in bass boat hulls in say the last 20 or so years? I know theres slight differences here and there but overall the hulls are about the same since they all went to vee hulls.

Edited by Devil Horse (04/24/15 10:51 PM)

#10795546 - 04/24/15 10:59 PM Re: Hull designs [Re: Devil Horse]
Ricky Taylor Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 1566
Loc: Midlothian, Texas
Im sure build quality has changed a bunch, same with layout, design, and storage.
Whats changed that I know of is the console designs. Nowadays almost every console is an "added on" design. Most 90s and earlier consoles were molded into the top cap, the reason they stopped this design was I believe due to stress points on the lower part of the console where it meets the top cap, after years of hitting waves stress cracks begin to appear on the stress points. That's my theory, I know my 97' charger had terrible stress/gel coat cracks around the console.

#10796266 - 04/25/15 11:26 AM Re: Hull designs [Re: Devil Horse]
D Miner Offline

Registered: 03/06/14
Posts: 122
How about plywood in the transom? I think quite a few boats from the 90s into the early 2000s will still have plywood in them while any new boat has no wood in the transom.

#10799541 - 04/26/15 11:51 PM Re: Hull designs [Re: Devil Horse]
stick steering Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/06/07
Posts: 4591
Only one I can say thats changed a lot is the fastcat tunnel,but advancements in materials have brought back the tunnel hull,more than a re design in the hull

#10799612 - 04/27/15 05:21 AM Re: Hull designs [Re: Devil Horse]
jackiekennedyfishingguide Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/20/02
Posts: 2926
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake-Fairfield
Biggest change I have noticed is the bottom line has about tripled
Clients or I have landed eight state record fish and eighteen water body records. The latest a blue cat caught 12/25/2014 on Cedar Creek going 64.8#
TPWD Elite Angler


#10805584 - 04/28/15 11:52 PM Re: Hull designs [Re: Devil Horse]
Devil Horse Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/24/11
Posts: 1710
Loc: East Texas
Well what im saying is generally speaking most bass boats look about the same as they did in the mid 90s, obviously a few design changes here and there but nothing major as far as the hull i can see.

#10807791 - 04/29/15 08:47 PM Re: Hull designs [Re: Devil Horse]
AGSWON Offline

Registered: 06/09/03
Posts: 322
Loc: Lewisville, TX - United States
Jackie Kennedy hit the nail on the head. In many cases people spend more on the boat than they do on the pickup pulling it.


© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide