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#12425174 - 09/13/17 12:25 PM A second boat
snickers Offline
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Registered: 05/08/09
Posts: 4093
If you were going to add a second boat. Metal boat to put in the rivers to get around good what would it be ? size, brand and motor. I would put on power poles but think I would stay with a fortrex over a ultrex . I would use this boat in the Bass opens

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#12425198 - 09/13/17 12:36 PM Re: A second boat [Re: snickers]
LinkLowrance Offline
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Registered: 07/06/15
Posts: 377
Loc: Wayland, TX
Xpress X19 or X21, depending on which engine size you think you needed.

They come stock with a Yamaha.


Edited by LinkLowrance (09/13/17 12:36 PM)

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#12425221 - 09/13/17 12:50 PM Re: A second boat [Re: snickers]
Canny Offline
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Registered: 04/18/10
Posts: 50
Loc: Lufkin, TX
I'd have an 18-19' aluminum center console with pods and jack plate. This boat would be my river boat for hunting, fishing and also to take to the coast to chase trout and reds
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#12425261 - 09/13/17 01:17 PM Re: A second boat [Re: snickers]
RedSkeeter Offline
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Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 14140
Loc: TEXAS
John Cox fishes from a tin boat, he won the Forest Wood cup in it. 20-21 footer, I agree with the Fortrex, good luck in the opens Randy, that's great.. thumb
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#12425278 - 09/13/17 01:30 PM Re: A second boat [Re: snickers]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
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Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
I'd have a 17ft allweld. Stripped down to reduce weight. Something you can beat the heck out of. To me, a 21ft is no different than a glass boat. You could get an older 20ft with gorilla hull for that. For me, I want something I can beat up and allow me into tight spots and shallow water

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#12425281 - 09/13/17 01:33 PM Re: A second boat [Re: snickers]
TEXASJIGSTER Offline
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Registered: 02/01/11
Posts: 93
Loc: CADDO LAKE
popcorn

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#12425329 - 09/13/17 02:24 PM Re: A second boat [Re: snickers]
snickers Offline
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Registered: 05/08/09
Posts: 4093
I like the 17 foot stripped down light weight beat the snot out of boat. What about a bass tracker ? Ranger makes a metal boat. And I will check out the Xpress.

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#12425372 - 09/13/17 03:14 PM Re: A second boat [Re: snickers]
K.D. Online   content
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 13723
Loc: Hurst, TX
Great timing with this post. OT Defoe just won a BASSMASTER open out of such a rig

https://www.bassmaster.com/slideshow/inside-tunnel-boats-defoe-and-friends

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#12425381 - 09/13/17 03:22 PM Re: A second boat [Re: K.D.]
snickers Offline
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Registered: 05/08/09
Posts: 4093
Originally Posted By: K.D.
Great timing with this post. OT Defoe just won a BASSMASTER open out of such a rig

https://www.bassmaster.com/slideshow/inside-tunnel-boats-defoe-and-friends
that's what I am talking about. Sweet

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#12425425 - 09/13/17 04:01 PM Re: A second boat [Re: K.D.]
Canny Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/18/10
Posts: 50
Loc: Lufkin, TX
Originally Posted By: K.D.
Great timing with this post. OT Defoe just won a BASSMASTER open out of such a rig

https://www.bassmaster.com/slideshow/inside-tunnel-boats-defoe-and-friends


Sick boats!
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#12425572 - 09/13/17 05:54 PM Re: A second boat [Re: snickers]
RKT Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 468
The 17 foot Xpress handles waves pretty well and really bounces off of stumps really good. It would be a hard boat to beat in that size boat.

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#12425718 - 09/13/17 08:12 PM Re: A second boat [Re: snickers]
Doug R. Online   content
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 8815
Loc: #salty
Gator Trax


One big issue with tin boats is the construction of the "bones" of the boat. If they are not built right, the boat will actually bend and torque in rough water and basically that can ruin a hull. Check the construction out on the Gator Trax boats and you'll be impressed.
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#12426014 - 09/14/17 04:09 AM Re: A second boat [Re: snickers]
G Pope Offline
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Registered: 07/20/15
Posts: 47
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Those boats remind of a Nascar version of bass/inshore boats. All business and no frills. Great slide show. Red/trout fishing dream boat, just add beer!

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#12428972 - 09/16/17 04:55 PM Re: A second boat [Re: snickers]
Fisher421 Offline
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Registered: 05/14/16
Posts: 90
Sea Ark. Very tough boats.

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#12429039 - 09/16/17 06:36 PM Re: A second boat [Re: snickers]
David Gillham Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/07/07
Posts: 529
Problem with most aluminum boats is the bottom will get so dented it will start splitting and weaken if your going over stumps all the time because of their hull thickness. Gator Trax uses 3/16" aluminum and they will make it any dimension you want.

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