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Old 08-15-2011, 05:33 PM
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Default Excel vs. Xpress boat

I know there are some of yall that have Xpress boats and I my self have fished from them and they are very nice but have any of yall fished from an Excel? I am planing to get a new or newer boat next yr and I want a CC boat but want to hear some of the pros and cons of THESE TWO EXCEL AND XPRESS and some speeds yall have run, I am lookin at 18'-20'.
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:59 PM
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I had a hd20 xpress w a 115 4 stroke 40 mph tops .... Great for the marsh not so great in open water
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:39 PM
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I looked real hard at the Excel boats and almost bought one, they are built like tanks !!!

Have fun shopping ...

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Old 08-15-2011, 09:13 PM
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Express ...over rated...go fiberglass or custom built if your gona fish bays and open water
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:36 PM
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My buddy had an HD20 and it was ROUGH. He just bought a '12 Silver Series H22B with the Hyper Lift Hull. There is not comparison, It's a much smoother boat. 49mph with the 150
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:54 AM
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I have rode/owned a few Xpress boats. The HD series is rough, but great in shallow water. The H series has a different hull and rides much better.
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:38 AM
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I have the Xpress 18' center console HD (Redfish Package) with a 90 on it. I get 38 MPH out of it at WOT. As stated it can be a very rough ride, however it is a dry boat with plenty of room, very versatile, and is bullet proof. Great in shallow water. I would get another without hesitation.
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:26 PM
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If regards to it being rough I am fishing from a 15x48 tiller handle which is fine for river or marsh but it will kill you in open water so I understand some of these may not be smooth as a big glass boat but got to be better then I have now. I would like a boat that will move at a decent speed and get up pretty shallow which I think is possible with these but I am wondering how does one perform compared to the other.
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:40 PM
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I had Xpress 18' bass boat Hyper lift hull, I beat that thing like a step child! Made a many of runs across Lake Maurepas from hilltop to tickfaw & never a problem with any of the welds, it took some beatings!!!
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:55 PM
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HD = marsh/calm water boat
I have the X22B which has the hyper-lift hull. Totally different ride than the HD. If you are getting you AZZ pouned in the hyper-lift hull, you do not need to be SPEC fishing!
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:04 PM
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recently purchased a H20SS CC, hyperlift hull. 150 yamaha V-max. Runs over 50 MPH loaded up, handles well, good on fuel. I like.
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