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#11487005 - 03/18/16 10:29 PM 2016 Skeeter ZX 200
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Registered: 09/26/02
Posts: 427
Loc: Royse City / Emory
Does anyone have any experience with this boat? Ride, speed, comfort, stable? And what about stump release?

Notes: 56 years old, fish a lot, mostly by myself on Fork. Just spent the last 15 years in, and trading in an 18' Xpress, time for my last boat upgrade.

Will I regret not buying a larger boat? Looking to be comfortable.

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#11487095 - 03/18/16 11:40 PM Re: 2016 Skeeter ZX 200 [Re: Court]
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I had an older 2002 ZX200. Fished great and I liked the boat. Wish I still had it. I can say if the lake is rough it's not the smoothest riding boat around. Loved how it fished but in rough water it doesn't cut waves or knock them down quite as well as many boats due to how flat the front is. What makes it fish great affects the ride some but if your not set on fishing in rough water it's a great boat. It will handle the rough water but won't be the smoothest ride.
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#11487170 - 03/19/16 05:34 AM Re: 2016 Skeeter ZX 200 [Re: Court]
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If you are already wondering if a boat will be big enough, you had better go bigger.

If you only fish when the wind is below 15 mph or you are comfortable fishing a protected area that you don't have to run to that Skeeter may be a better fit for you. Smaller is normally more easy to own. It takes less money to maintain.

Good luck with your choice.

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#11487483 - 03/19/16 10:28 AM Re: 2016 Skeeter ZX 200 [Re: Court]
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Make it you last and go bigger. You will thank me. Although we do not know how you fish. A 19.5 boat can get in places a 21 ft. boat cannot begin to get in and make the crooks and turns needed to get through the stumps. Fish ability here is the key.
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#11487630 - 03/19/16 12:13 PM Re: 2016 Skeeter ZX 200 [Re: Donald Harper]
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Originally Posted By: Donald Harper
Make it you last and go bigger. You will thank me. Although we do not know how you fish. A 19.5 boat can get in places a 21 ft. boat cannot begin to get in and make the crooks and turns needed to get through the stumps. Fish ability here is the key.



You should look at Donald's 2015 ZX225 he has for sale. Prob close to same price as buying a '16. 225 is so much more boat than the 200.
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#11488570 - 03/19/16 10:24 PM Re: 2016 Skeeter ZX 200 [Re: Court]
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Registered: 09/26/02
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Loc: Royse City / Emory
This was 20 minutes from mine today. Was checking out insurance and it sold. My bad for not having it held for me.

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#11488585 - 03/19/16 10:28 PM Re: 2016 Skeeter ZX 200 [Re: Court]
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Registered: 09/26/02
Posts: 427
Loc: Royse City / Emory
Loved this #5 color scheme. Will this black hull show scratches more than a white hull will?

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#11488614 - 03/19/16 10:43 PM Re: 2016 Skeeter ZX 200 [Re: Court]
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Sharp looking boat and that one will be big enough to get you around in comfort!
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#11488732 - 03/19/16 11:29 PM Re: 2016 Skeeter ZX 200 [Re: Court]
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Registered: 03/14/15
Posts: 68
If you bought it sorry to hear that piece of [censored] I have one and it's a cheaply made expensive piece of junk .buy a buy a zx9 you will be happier nitro is a better boat .!!!!!

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#11488749 - 03/19/16 11:37 PM Re: 2016 Skeeter ZX 200 [Re: Court]
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Registered: 02/10/10
Posts: 506
I have a ZX200 2010 and really like it. I have owned the boat over 6 years and spent alot hours on the water with it. I do wish a had a bigger boat but I have my reasons. My ZX200 is my first brand new boat/first to ever own a boat experience. I have spent enough time in it to know now what I would want in my second boat. Things like storage, bigger motor, fully loaded or not, which one has the bigger front deck, all this I have written down so I can look for a package the next go around. Coming from an Xpress to a ZX200 might be a good fit for you if it matches some of the items you are looking for that your Xpress did not have. I would take a look at the good qualities your Xpress has and the bad. What boat would make the bad better plus enhance what you already have? I believe when you find that particular boat, then you have found the boat that you will have a hard time parting with.


Edited by steph670 (03/19/16 11:39 PM)

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#11488805 - 03/20/16 12:46 AM Re: 2016 Skeeter ZX 200 [Re: Court]
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Registered: 01/10/13
Posts: 33
I also bought a zx200 2010 new and love it. For the price it was my best fit. If I had it to do over again I would have just put on poles and bigger electronics out the door instead of having to wait till later.

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#11488807 - 03/20/16 12:50 AM Re: 2016 Skeeter ZX 200 [Re: Team Skeeterless]
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Registered: 12/11/04
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Loc: Weatherford
love my 05 tzx200. All though its 19'8" not the 19'5" now


I've been through hell and back with it and it keeps going
Fishes great and may not be the best rough water boat will get you through anything out there
Been from falcon to Texoma in it and never felt un safe
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#11488814 - 03/20/16 01:28 AM Re: 2016 Skeeter ZX 200 [Re: tonytiger]
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Registered: 02/27/13
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Originally Posted By: tonytiger
If you bought it sorry to hear that piece of [censored] I have one and it's a cheaply made expensive piece of junk .buy a buy a zx9 you will be happier nitro is a better boat .!!!!!


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#11488819 - 03/20/16 02:15 AM Re: 2016 Skeeter ZX 200 [Re: tonytiger]
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Registered: 01/31/15
Posts: 269
Loc: Tyler, Texas
Originally Posted By: tonytiger
If you bought it sorry to hear that piece of [censored] I have one and it's a cheaply made expensive piece of junk .buy a buy a zx9 you will be happier nitro is a better boat .!!!!!


You are absolutely out of your mind. Every wave you hit on a Zx9 will make it sound like the boat is gonna break into pieces.


Edited by ChrisBlackmon95 (03/20/16 03:11 PM)
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#11491950 - 03/21/16 06:40 PM Re: 2016 Skeeter ZX 200 [Re: Court]
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Registered: 03/14/15
Posts: 68
Yes I own a 2013 zx21 rides great but looks line it's ten years old cracked gel coat every where on top and sides if I knew how to put pictures of it on here I would .rides great big trailer is a piece of [censored] too all faded and Carpet is wore out not worth 54 k I paid for it won't buy another one for sure mad flush

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