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#12338405 - 07/13/17 08:07 PM Looking for input on my last boat purchase
Monkeypuncher Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/12/17
Posts: 2
Loc: Mabank, Tx.
I'm looking to buy my last boat as I'm retiring soon. It will be used for fishing only, mainly catfish, crappie, whites, and occasionally bass. I live on a shallow cove at Cedar Creek, so lm looking at aluminum. I will be fishing alone 90% of the time, so 18-20 feet is my choice. I'm mainly concerned with be able to get up from the driving position easily. My bass boat was just too low. Any suggestions?

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#12338455 - 07/13/17 08:36 PM Re: Looking for input on my last boat purchase [Re: Monkeypuncher]
ShinerInTx Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/23/16
Posts: 126
I would look at a Lund type boat, also aluminum center consoles.

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#12338679 - 07/13/17 10:31 PM Re: Looking for input on my last boat purchase [Re: Monkeypuncher]
Bobby Milam Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2607
Loc: Arlington
I'm thinking about keeping my bass boat but also buying a cheap pontoon when I retire for when I want to be comfortable and not climb out of my seat in the bass boat. A center console would be nice and easy to move around in.

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#12338986 - 07/14/17 08:29 AM Re: Looking for input on my last boat purchase [Re: Monkeypuncher]
HasBen Offline
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Registered: 06/12/03
Posts: 21987
Loc: East Texas
Given your comments, I would be tempted to look at something like this configuration. Easy up and down, good visability, lot of room. Lots of options out there.

https://xpressboats.com/bay/
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#12339019 - 07/14/17 08:48 AM Re: Looking for input on my last boat purchase [Re: Monkeypuncher]
T Bird Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 4406
Loc: Temple, Texas USA
Center console all the way.

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#12339024 - 07/14/17 08:50 AM Re: Looking for input on my last boat purchase [Re: Monkeypuncher]
Muzzlebrake Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/26/14
Posts: 1380
Loc: Euless
Ranger RP190 CC is a nice rig. SeaArk Pro Cat is a Cadillac but with the Cadillac price. Built like a battleship. http://seaarkboats.com/boat_models/view/63
I really like the big Pro Cat 240. http://seaarkboats.com/boat_models/view/58


Edited by Muzzlebrake (07/14/17 08:56 AM)
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#12340311 - 07/14/17 09:03 PM Re: Looking for input on my last boat purchase [Re: Monkeypuncher]
Monkeypuncher Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/12/17
Posts: 2
Loc: Mabank, Tx.
Thanks for the input. You all have hit the boats I'm looking at. Really like the seaark, and the center consoles.

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#12341273 - 07/15/17 03:16 PM Re: Looking for input on my last boat purchase [Re: Monkeypuncher]
CHAMPION FISH Offline
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Registered: 09/14/04
Posts: 6771
Loc: SACHSE, TEXAS
2 guides on Tawakoni run those Xpress boats. They look pretty durable.
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#12344961 - 07/17/17 08:28 PM Re: Looking for input on my last boat purchase [Re: Monkeypuncher]
Stump jumper Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 7410
Loc: Rockwall
I saw lots of Express center console bay boats for sale when I bought my Champ. I heard that the Express CCs ride rough in a chop. Of course when you retire you can pick your days but still may run in to one like Saturday on Twok. I limited my choices to a 22 bay Skeeter then Champ and Ranger. There was a real nice Skeeter 20 in Granbury but I think it sold. Check Craigslist and boat trader daily. The good bays go quick. Also check Houston and Beaumont but you have to be careful is salt water use.

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#12345353 - 07/18/17 06:24 AM Re: Looking for input on my last boat purchase [Re: Stump jumper]
TCK73 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 2728
Loc: Jack County
Sea Ark would be my choice out of the ones you mentioned. Xpress makes a nice boat, but I have welded several of them back together when they crack in different areas.

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