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Xpress H20B - 115 or 150? #14009575 05/25/21 02:06 PM
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I'm looking at purchasing an H20B but can't decide on the Yamaha 115 SHO or the 150 SHO. I plan on fishing around Corpus Christi and Baffin Bay. I also plan on bass fishing Choke Canyon with it. I'm not looking for crazy top speeds, just a good hole shot and cruise.

Is upgrading to the 150 worth the $6000 increase? This is a boat I plan on keeping for a long time.

Re: Xpress H20B - 115 or 150? [Re: wabash2015] #14009595 05/25/21 02:22 PM
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Best bet is to take a ride in one with a 115 and see what you think of the performance.


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Re: Xpress H20B - 115 or 150? [Re: T Bird] #14009684 05/25/21 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by T Bird
Best bet is to take a ride in one with a 115 and see what you think of the performance.

FYI I have never been happy in the long run with a boat that had a motor under or at least within 10hp of the max rating for the boat.....


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Re: Xpress H20B - 115 or 150? [Re: wabash2015] #14009697 05/25/21 03:22 PM
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I've sold thousands of boats. All manners.
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Has anyone complained about putting the rated motor on their sled.
EVERYBODY
Who went less, wished they'd gone more.


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Re: Xpress H20B - 115 or 150? [Re: wabash2015] #14009900 05/25/21 05:23 PM
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If you plan to keep it for a long time, spend the extra $$ and get the 150 hp. It will also help if you ever sell it!

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