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#12337078 - 07/13/17 07:54 AM Xpress Bass Boat
Baylor12 Offline

Registered: 02/03/09
Posts: 210
Loc: Waco,TX
Anyone have any experience with one? Was thinking it would be perfect for backwaters/spawn, but concerned with its open water abilities (high wind). Also can these be taken in saltwater?

#12337150 - 07/13/17 08:35 AM Re: Xpress Bass Boat [Re: Baylor12]
Ol Man River Offline
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Registered: 06/16/11
Posts: 1473
Loc: Orange, Texas
Baylor, the choppy water capabilities are going to depend on the size of the boat in most cases. But I don't think it will ride as well as glass in rough water (my opinion). They will fish shallow water well and can be used in salt water. My friend has an Xpress center console 20' long and he uses it on Rayburn and also salt water fishes Sabine Lake. He has had it 4 years and likes it. I see the Xpress bass boats on the river all the time. Seem to be nice boats!

#12337177 - 07/13/17 08:49 AM Re: Xpress Bass Boat [Re: Baylor12]
Pat Goff Offline
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Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 5678
Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
If you're going to run in saltwater, get a saltwater ready rig. That means a galvanized or aluminum trailer, no carpet, and saltwater ready wiring.

Stick a bass hull in the bay and really bad things will follow.
Pat Goff
Marble Falls/Seadrift TX

#12341034 - 07/15/17 11:35 AM Re: Xpress Bass Boat [Re: Baylor12]
psycho0819 Offline
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Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 1541
Loc: Kaufman
The "X" series Xpress Bass Boats are a different animal than most tin rigs, as they use the hyperlift hull design. They have better performance numbers than any mod-v and most other manufacturers' offerings, and ride much better in chop. That being said, they are not glass boats and never will be.

I don't think they'll dissolve if salt water touches them, but I will not disagree with Pat about rigging a boat properly to run in salt.
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