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#3146082 - 01/30/13 06:35 PM WTB a boat
lockandloaded
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Well I talked the wife into letting me buy a nice boat.I am looking for a 17-18ft. camo side console boat.With about a 70-90hp motor.I found the one I want being either the 2013 xpress xp180 or xp170, but she said before I get the ok to go buy a new one i need to look around for a nice used or just broke in one.SO....This is part of me tring to find a used one.So if any one have a slightly used boat meeting my description please let me know!
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#3146151 - 01/30/13 07:21 PM Re: WTB a boat [Re: lockandloaded]
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Did I just hear a whip crack? \:D
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#3146176 - 01/30/13 07:39 PM Re: WTB a boat [Re: timberjack86]
lockandloaded
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MAYBE a little but at least in the end I will get a new boat. New or used. And I talked my way out of a SKI BOAT!!lol On a serious note I dont know if I should try to find the 17 or 18 ft.Anyone have an opinion if the extra foot makes a difference.The decks are the same size but the extra foot is in the walking area by the console.Plus you can put a 90 on it
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#3146196 - 01/30/13 07:55 PM Re: WTB a boat [Re: lockandloaded]
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Dont worry about it the whip cracked a little on me when I bought my jon boat \:D
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#3146228 - 01/30/13 08:15 PM Re: WTB a boat [Re: timberjack86]
ClubHead
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Heres one.
http://nashville.craigslist.org/boa/3547755284.html
I know the guy that has it.

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#3146261 - 01/30/13 08:33 PM Re: WTB a boat [Re: ClubHead]
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What about a near mint glass boat in that size?
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#3146314 - 01/30/13 09:03 PM Re: WTB a boat [Re: chunkandwind]
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If your waters ever get rough, the extra foot should provide a smoother ride. Plus more room. If your in tight places, the bigger boat could be a problem. Good Luck.
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#3146327 - 01/30/13 09:13 PM Re: WTB a boat [Re: AllOutdoors]
lockandloaded
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I would rather not have a glass boat sorry.
Alloutdoors you didnt help me one bit lol. Those are the exact reasons i am going back and forth.I keep thinking for family to throw in the boat the extra foot would help but if I duck hunt the extra foot could hinder me.Then the next problem I am having is if I get the 17ft I for sure will get the 70hp.But if I get the 18 ft should i get the 70 hp or 90hp? What would top speeds be in these boats? To many decisions

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#3146455 - 01/30/13 11:08 PM Re: WTB a boat [Re: lockandloaded]
chip
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Get the 18 ft with a 90 hp . The extra foot won't hinder you too bad in tight places . But the extra room and better ride will be very noticeable . Just my opinion hope it helps .
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#3146575 - 01/31/13 07:21 AM Re: WTB a boat [Re: chip]
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I would recommend going with a 75 on a 17 foot boat and a 90 or 115 on an 18 foot boat. The Xpress camo boats with the hyperlift (I think that's what they call it) bottom are really nice. A guy I know had a 17 foot with a 115 on it, it was pretty fast. He sold it and now has an 18 foot with a 150 on it. I haven't rode in it yet, but I'm sure it will fly.
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#3146646 - 01/31/13 08:32 AM Re: WTB a boat [Re: ruger7mag]
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Agree with the others. Get the extra foot for sure. My dad was in the same boat as you when he got our War Eagle. He couldn't decide between 18 or 20. He wishes every single day he'd gone with the 20 footer. Also, if money isn't really an issue, go with the 115 h.p. motor at minimum. You won't regret it. Good luck with your search.
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#3146662 - 01/31/13 08:49 AM Re: WTB a boat [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
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We have a 18 ft with a 90hp and it runs in the mid 40's which is good enough for us. The 115 would be nice but it cost a good bit more.
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#3146716 - 01/31/13 09:47 AM Re: WTB a boat [Re: Bayou Buck]
lockandloaded
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Thanks for all the replys. It is showing the max hp for the xp180 is 90. Here is what I am thinking about if I buy new. In conversation this morning my wife said "I know your going to get a new one". Lol so we will see. I know I said I'm never buys a brand new vehicle again but boats might be a different story.
http://www.boattrader.com/listing/2012-Xpress-XP-180-101564714

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#3146756 - 01/31/13 10:26 AM Re: WTB a boat [Re: ruger7mag]
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I have a Tracker 185 ProTeam (18'-6") that I am refurbishing right now. I am having new carpeting installed in it (it's at the carpet installer's store right now), the seats were re-covered last week. It will be like a new boat (almost!) when I am done with it. It has a 90 HP Mercury on it. The compression runs 120-119-120 and it runs perfect. Speedo shows about 45 with the previous owner driving it. Don't know if he knew how to trim it out for max speed. It has electric trim and tilt. 47 lb thrust trolling motor. The wood decks are in perfect shape, no rot whatsoever. The only pictures I have of it are the "before" pictures as I don't have the boat completed yet. Probably be done in a week. I'll be asking $5800 for it when it's done.

It isn't camo, but that can be done reasonably cheap. If you are interested, let me know as the shop that has it now can do the camo too,

Contact me at mervjohnson61@yahoo.com

PS: Just called the store, for $400 they'll camo it out. So.....$17,999 + tax = $19,620.00 vs $6200.00 That leaves a lot of change ($13,420.00) in your pocket to buy other toys with! (Of course the seats won't becamo, didn't think about that!)


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#3146767 - 01/31/13 10:38 AM Re: WTB a boat [Re: agelesssone]
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http://nashville.craigslist.org/boa/3584241614.html
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#3146768 - 01/31/13 10:39 AM Re: WTB a boat [Re: agelesssone]
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Sounds like you are lucky she is "letting you get a boat" and "giving you the ok". Maybe once you get it she will even give you a kitchen pass to use it.
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#3146854 - 01/31/13 11:50 AM Re: WTB a boat [Re: Spurhunter]
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Haha spurhunter your right. But I am lucky she puts up with all the hunting and fishing I do and she also live to tag along so maybe that's why she is ok with it. But in all reality she know I'm going to end up with what I want no matter what she says. Those words actually cam out of her mouth.
Agelsssone can you get me a few pics.

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#3146879 - 01/31/13 12:23 PM Re: WTB a boat [Re: lockandloaded]
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Congrats. Good job getting out of the ski boat. My wife wanted a ski boat, so she got one. I wanted a fishing boat, I got a $900 jonboat. Then spent another $1000 tricking it out with decking/lights/etc. Jokes on her...but not really because it's still a jonboat.
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#3146907 - 01/31/13 12:53 PM Re: WTB a boat [Re: WVBulldog]
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http://nashville.craigslist.org/boa/3513033296.html
Here's another one actually think this boat belongs to a member on here.
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#3146926 - 01/31/13 01:09 PM Re: WTB a boat [Re: TNTomtaker01]
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I have a 2072 and there have been times when I wish I had a 22' or 24'. I bowfish with mine and I can get into some pretty tight places but I have NEVER wished I'd went smaller.

My buddy has a 1860 with a 60hp (bowfishing boat). He takes his wife and kid water skiing with it all the time in the summer. Its hilarious to see this bowfishing boat with deck and lights and generator pulling a skier. So just in case you ever want to please the wife and take her skiing, it can be done. hahaha.
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#3146944 - 01/31/13 01:33 PM Re: WTB a boat [Re: rukiddin?]
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Hey I have pulled my wife with a 1448 Lowe with a 35 on it. Come to think of it I believe I have pulled her with a 1436 weldbuilt with a 15. Haha just to make her happy and most of all quite
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#3147093 - 01/31/13 04:00 PM Re: WTB a boat [Re: lockandloaded]
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For me, it'd depend on what body of water I'd spend most of my time on. I have a 17' and everyday wish i'd gotten the 18'
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#3148270 - 02/01/13 01:13 PM Re: WTB a boat [Re: Bullfrog]
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What's the price and fuel usage difference between the two motors you are considering? As far as fishing boats go, I can think of very few times when I felt like I didn't have enough motor and needed to go faster. I'm usually slowing down due to debris, stumps, no wake zones, shallow water, rough water, etc. Plus, I don't pull people on skis or anything. So for me, I'd always pick the lighter motor and save $$ and weight to shallow up the draft.

Everyone is different on this one. I think I'm probably in the minority when it comes to motor selection, but I rarely cover more than a mile of water at a time before stopping when fishing in most of my spots.
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#3148306 - 02/01/13 01:49 PM Re: WTB a boat [Re: Crosshairy]
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Motor size divided by 10 is gallons per hour at WOT (wide open throttle).
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#3148676 - 02/01/13 08:29 PM Re: WTB a boat [Re: agelesssone]
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Crosshairy you are right. When it comes to fishing the 70 would be fine. Same goes with hunting. If I plan to hunt out of it the lighter motor would be better. But like I said I talked my wife out of a ski boat for this so you can guess what she is going to want to do. Ski tube wakeboard ect. When I'm not fishing. I can't find it now but somewhere on the net I saw it used 8.5 gph at safe wot. That's with the 90 I'm not sure about the 70. Talked to the dealer today and he was pushing the 70 hp believe it or not. UNTIL the question are you going to pull a tube or ski. When I said fairly often. He said 90hp it is.
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#3149149 - 02/02/13 01:07 PM Re: WTB a boat [Re: lockandloaded]
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There is rarely a time when you will wish you had a smaller boat, but you will constantly wish you had more room no matter how big a boat you buy. As far as HP, you will never regret rigging a boat with the max HP. Buy a smaller motor to save money/gas and you will always regret it.

Buy the biggest boat you are considering that you can afford and put the max HP on it. You'll thank me later.
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#3149182 - 02/02/13 01:59 PM Re: WTB a boat [Re: lockandloaded]
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got a 17 1/2 wareagle camo in side and out side console 2 humminbird 565 3 batterys 12/24 motorguide digital 71 lb thrust 70 4 stroke haulrite trailer very very low hours well sale ,call steven535 931 622 0365 can text pic
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