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WTB Deep V Aluminum Boat #13439009 02/14/20 02:27 AM
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Looking to purchase a Deep V boat to rig for crappie. Currently fishing out of a fiberglass bass boat, but looking for something a little more kid friendly with 3 kids getting big enough to go now. I would appreciate any leads. Trying to stay under 12k.

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Re: WTB Deep V Aluminum Boat [Re: cdoz35] #13439072 02/14/20 03:09 AM
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I would look at LOWE or Lund deep v 17 foot. I have a d v lowe since 1990 and haven't worn it out yet , will seeat 3 fishermen easily.
.traclker d v are good also but I don't have much knowlege of them but do know the you can get a boat built to your wants.forget keeping price at12 or less. Paid 10 for mine in 91. think you are on correct track to find a boat you can fish IN not ON. Thought I just had is to chck what is available in Northen states On ebay.
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Thank you for the advice. I am looking for a used one not new. I wish I could go new,but do not have that budget. Do you think a 16.5 ft one would be too small? Found a Lowe fm 165 pro that fits in the budget.

Re: WTB Deep V Aluminum Boat [Re: ebl] #13439104 02/14/20 03:31 AM
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If you could go a little more $ for a New Lund ($13,897 Nice boat but under powered):

https://www.lundboats.com/boat-models/1625-fury-xl/

This is a used deep wide Warrior boat, 3 seats asking $10,900 well equipped but who knows:

https://www.walleyecentral.com/classified/adviewer/220454

The Kovash Marine has a nice used Lund too.

Just FYI, SooSports in Sioux City, SD is where I bought my New Lund, I drove up and met them 1/2 way to pick up to save $. They are really great to work with.

http://www.soosportsales.com/



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Re: WTB Deep V Aluminum Boat [Re: cdoz35] #13439470 02/14/20 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by cdoz35
Looking to purchase a Deep V boat to rig for crappie. Currently fishing out of a fiberglass bass boat, but looking for something a little more kid friendly with 3 kids getting big enough to go now. I would appreciate any leads. Trying to stay under 12k.

Thanks!

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Located in Abilene, TX but willing to travel for the right deal.

Re: WTB Deep V Aluminum Boat [Re: cdoz35] #13439689 02/14/20 05:52 PM
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https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/boa/d/carrollton-2007-lowe-fm-175s/7068327895.html

Opinions on this model boat? Seems rigged pretty nice. I already have all the electronics on my current boat, but this would allow me to leave them on for this boat.

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that lowe is a nice boat - i would prefer a 4 stroke if you could find one. you are gonna be cramped in any 16 or 17 foot boat with 3 kids though - this is just reality.

Here is a more expensive model with a great motor. it's been listed for a while so maybe $12.5 or $13K would do the job.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/boa/d/durant-2011-yamaha-g3-fish-and-ski-like/7052664068.html


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Re: WTB Deep V Aluminum Boat [Re: cdoz35] #13439915 02/14/20 09:14 PM
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Thanks for all the help so far. I found a Express 2008 dvx 175 that is a with a 90hp yamaha 4 stroke. Walk through windshield looks clean with an aluminum trailer that I think would fit in my budget. Any experience with these boats?

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Aluminum trailer!? Wow. I don't know anything about this brand, Express DVX, but I looked that boat up, sure looks like a really nice rig. I couldn't find the hull thickness except that they use 5052 aluminum, pretty standard, all welded not riveted. On a Lund the aluminum for Freeboard will be .063", Bottom .080" and the double plated areas .143". They still rivet Airliners because of air pressure, welds are stronger in theory but I believe with a lot of pounding rivets hold up better. I am old and the newer boats may be fine welded. Don't know. I know the Lund I had was solid.



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Found the specifications on the Xpress DVX 175. Says aluminum thickness is .125 throughout. Seems like a nice boat. This is the way I am leaning now. Says they use no wood in the boat at all comete aluminum construction.

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I fish from a -7 ft Tracker ProV...I just wanted to test the hull design, so I found a used one in decent shape...I like the design, nice stable ride, even in rough water...fishes good...go with a max HP motor. I just wanted to try this boat with the eventual objective of trying to decide if I want a Lund. Right now I am leaning toward an all welded version of a Pro V, center console, with more of a large front deck layout, after a couple years of fishing it. I was thinking about having a boat custom made, as I donโ€™t care for the floor plans I have been seeing. Lund has a pro V bass design that is a good layout for me....but hey, the Pro V is a really good platform for the young and young at heart! Good luck on your search!

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I fish from a G3 angler v172 and we like it alot. Good dry ride even in rough water. Plus heavy enough it stays spot locked good and doesn't blow around. We looked at a lot of brands and chose the G3 because we liked the layout of compartments better than some others. They get good reviews, but kinda hard to find used.

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Xpress makes good boats. I know a couple people that have CC models that are several yrs old and been fished a lot and still going great. I wouldn't hesitate.


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