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#11438683 - 02/25/16 11:24 AM Finally found THE boat..
tbucket101 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/13
Posts: 363
Loc: Saginaw
Thanks for all the help with answering the questions, it helped a lot with making my decision. Love it, it was challenging getting the boat in the garage and without the help of the wheel dollies, would have been almost impossible.




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#11439026 - 02/25/16 01:49 PM Re: Finally found THE boat.. [Re: tbucket101]
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Registered: 10/30/04
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Loc: Broaddus TX
That's a light enough boat to man handle. Just remember to drop the motor when putting it in the garage. That will save you some room. A fine looking boat though. I am considering getting rid of my bass boat and going to aluminum myself. Love the camo!!
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#11439706 - 02/25/16 06:50 PM Re: Finally found THE boat.. [Re: tbucket101]
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Welcome to the club! (I am also an Xpress boat owner). I am also in Arlington, so gimme a holler if you ever need any help with boat related stuff.

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#11439813 - 02/25/16 07:33 PM Re: Finally found THE boat.. [Re: tbucket101]
tbucket101 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/13
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Thanks for the advice King, I'm trying to figure out now which is the best way to keep the batteries charged and ready to go....onboard or just manual old fashion charger
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#11439824 - 02/25/16 07:36 PM Re: Finally found THE boat.. [Re: tbucket101]
tbucket101 Offline
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Loc: Saginaw
I've loved Xpress boats every since I saw the camo pattern...seems like a quality built boat
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#11442999 - 02/27/16 06:58 AM Re: Finally found THE boat.. [Re: tbucket101]
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Registered: 08/13/13
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Originally Posted By: tbucket101
Thanks for the advice King, I'm trying to figure out now which is the best way to keep the batteries charged and ready to go....onboard or just manual old fashion charger


You can't beat a quality onboard charger. Just plug it in and forget about it.

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#11444330 - 02/27/16 10:08 PM Re: Finally found THE boat.. [Re: tbucket101]
tbucket101 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/13
Posts: 363
Loc: Saginaw
Bought and mounted a Minn Kota 3-bank last night. Didnt want to drop $130 on a charger but figured (hope) it would be last.
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#11444459 - 02/27/16 11:47 PM Re: Finally found THE boat.. [Re: tbucket101]
Bobby Milam Offline
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2251
Loc: Arlington
I used a regular charger for a year and it sucked. So much nicer to just plug in and go. Keeps both of my batteries up without having to swap out.

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#11448507 - 02/29/16 11:27 PM Re: Finally found THE boat.. [Re: tbucket101]
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Registered: 01/31/03
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Love my tin boat! As for chargers, good choice, should serve you well. Rather than plug it straight into the outlet, plug it into a garden timer that only comes on for 2 hours a day, saves your batteries and your charger. It really only needs to be on a couple hours a day.
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