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#11956640 - 11/29/16 10:28 AM Aluminum Boat Feedback
CoachTod Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 533
Dad and I are in the market for a new boat. Will mainly be used for crappie fishing Murvaul, sandbass fishing Sabine in the Spring, and inshore Galveston Bay. We are looking at 20 ft bay or CC. Thinking Xpress, Alumnacraft, or G3.

Would certainly like some feedback from folks running any of these or something similar.

Thanks!

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#11956660 - 11/29/16 10:37 AM Re: Aluminum Boat Feedback [Re: CoachTod]
TexExp Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/13/10
Posts: 1257
Loc: Lake Lavon

Xpress

Also a saltwater outboard and trolling motor. cool

Corrosion will tear your s___ up. frown

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#11956672 - 11/29/16 10:43 AM Re: Aluminum Boat Feedback [Re: CoachTod]
fish hunt sleep Offline
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Registered: 02/26/15
Posts: 54
I have been running a XPRESS H22 Bay for the last 3 years. Bought new in 2013. It has a Yahama 150. Zero issues. I like the fact it has no carpet. Wash it out and it looks new. Only down side for me is the wind. It will blow around on you compared to a heavy fiberglass boat. I think all the boat manufactures are building good quality boats these days.


Edited by fish hunt sleep (11/29/16 10:44 AM)

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#11956842 - 11/29/16 12:46 PM Re: Aluminum Boat Feedback [Re: CoachTod]
JIM SR. Online   sick
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6109
Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
I love mt Ranger RT188..

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#11957237 - 11/29/16 04:31 PM Re: Aluminum Boat Feedback [Re: CoachTod]
Joe Slab Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/28/13
Posts: 1273
Loc: NTX
I have a Xpress 18 foot side console. Ive had it 4 years and fish a lot. Great boat in mild wind but 15 +mph wind its a rough wet ride. If i knew then what i know now I probably would have went with Lund V hull.

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#11957433 - 11/29/16 06:48 PM Re: Aluminum Boat Feedback [Re: CoachTod]
CamoKing Offline
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Registered: 03/23/14
Posts: 96
Loc: Alvarado, Tx.

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#11957473 - 11/29/16 07:04 PM Re: Aluminum Boat Feedback [Re: CoachTod]
shill Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/18/09
Posts: 1120
Loc: sweetwater texas
Xpress great boats
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#11957617 - 11/29/16 08:06 PM Re: Aluminum Boat Feedback [Re: CoachTod]
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Green Horn

Registered: 07/23/16
Posts: 18
Alumacraft and Sea Ark would be top two pics in my opinion. Xpress better than G3 but behind first two. All will do you a good job........avoid Grizzly Trackers if you can. Good luck.

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#11957618 - 11/29/16 08:07 PM Re: Aluminum Boat Feedback [Re: CamoKing]
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Green Horn

Registered: 07/23/16
Posts: 18
I like this one CamoKing, want to sell it??

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#11957619 - 11/29/16 08:07 PM Re: Aluminum Boat Feedback [Re: CoachTod]
CoachTod Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 533
Guys, thanks for the feedback.

CamoKing, which boat model is that? Love that boat!!

From the feedback I'm getting, I'm leaning toward the H20B vs XP20CC based on the feedback of better ride in chop and handling while turning.

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#11957690 - 11/29/16 08:36 PM Re: Aluminum Boat Feedback [Re: CoachTod]
one-3lb-er Offline
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Registered: 10/31/05
Posts: 1277
Loc: Texarkana, TX
+ 1 For Express
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#11957898 - 11/29/16 09:49 PM Re: Aluminum Boat Feedback [Re: CoachTod]
Tod Fridge Offline
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Registered: 07/17/04
Posts: 202
Loc: North Richland Hills
Start with a Lund and work down from there.
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#11958031 - 11/30/16 05:47 AM Re: Aluminum Boat Feedback [Re: CoachTod]
Rodney2100 Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/13/07
Posts: 3004
Loc: Flower Mound
I searched for a new boat for years. The Xpress is a great boat but i wanted a larger deck. I called Gator Trax and let let me design the boat exactly how I wanted it. The center console is great for driving. Gator Trax builds the larger boats with 3/16" or .190 aluminum. These boats are built like tanks. You can design the entire boat the way you want it. This is a 2072 Strike series with a 225 Pro XS
















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#11958037 - 11/30/16 06:04 AM Re: Aluminum Boat Feedback [Re: CoachTod]
TexExp Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/13/10
Posts: 1257
Loc: Lake Lavon

Wow!

those are both freakin nice boats! Great setups.
Thanks for the picts!

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#11958051 - 11/30/16 06:15 AM Re: Aluminum Boat Feedback [Re: CoachTod]
red snappa Offline
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Registered: 04/15/12
Posts: 382
Loc: Diana,TX
I would check out Crestliner and Ranger also. Two of the absolute best hull designs out there. Tboxfish here on the forum has a Crestliner bay boat, 22' and the draft is about 6"! It is an impressive boat and handles big water with ease. 2cents
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