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Vexus AVX 1980 Review Part 2 #14408650 06/30/22 02:01 PM
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Re: Vexus AVX 1980 Review Part 2 [Re: KenTx1962] #14409237 06/30/22 11:02 PM
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Re: Vexus AVX 1980 Review Part 2 [Re: KenTx1962] #14409910 07/01/22 08:21 PM
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both reviews you posted of this boat are great . Since he purchased this boat --- Vexxus has increased the hull thickness by .025" ? Do you know the specific reason ?
Also , is there a reason y'all weren't wearing any life jackets when running full speed ?
Lastly , any idea on the purchase price for total package ?

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Vexus increased the thickness to .025 because of all the welds breaking. They still have breaking issues just not near as many.
The reason for the life vest is I am sure is because they are both grown men
Price is around low to mid 50s

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Originally Posted by Ranger1
Vexus increased the thickness to .025 because of all the welds breaking. They still have breaking issues just not near as many.
The reason for the life vest is I am sure is because they are both grown men
Price is around low to mid 50s


appreciate the update ---- 20+ years ago , Bass Pro tried to market an aluminum boat called " Tundra " . It had a similar shape where they tried to bend the metal to make the shape the same as a glass boat .
That Tundra only lasted a year or so --- then they discontinued it . I was asking because it seems like the Vexxus might be having similar issues .
As for your comment on gown men not wearing life jackets ---didn't realize grown men are immune to accidents .

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Originally Posted by 1oldbassguy
Originally Posted by Ranger1
Vexus increased the thickness to .025 because of all the welds breaking. They still have breaking issues just not near as many.
The reason for the life vest is I am sure is because they are both grown men
Price is around low to mid 50s


appreciate the update ---- 20+ years ago , Bass Pro tried to market an aluminum boat called " Tundra " . It had a similar shape where they tried to bend the metal to make the shape the same as a glass boat .
That Tundra only lasted a year or so --- then they discontinued it . I was asking because it seems like the Vexxus might be having similar issues .
As for your comment on gown men not wearing life jackets ---didn't realize grown men are immune to accidents .


From what I heard about the Tundra the issue was with the aluminum denting very easy. Those hulls were most likely pressed into a certain shape almost like a car or truck body. Because of this they also dented easily like a car or truck body. Imagine using a boat like that on Lake Fork with all its stumps. That hull would be dimpled like a golf ball in no time at all. I am sure they were fine open water boats.

Re: Vexus AVX 1980 Review Part 2 [Re: KenTx1962] #14410055 07/02/22 12:28 AM
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I have a glass boat for fishing and an aluminum boat for some fishing but mostly duck hunting and both have there place.
My aluminum boat is a Gatortrax that has a .125 bottom and is beat all to hell, looks like a washboard itโ€™s dented in so bad from stringer to stringer.

I am currently having a new aluminum boat built form duck hunting and running stumps that will have a .190 bottom.

Just curious how thick of a bottom is this Vexus?
Might be something to think about if you plan on being in a heavily stump filled lake.

Aluminum boats perform well till the bottom is all dented up

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