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    Best tin boat for my fishing style.

    I fish mostly smaller lakes under 8000 acres, but i do fish lakes around 100k acres 10-12 times a year. I am a shallow water fisherman and like to fish skinny water, timber and docks.. Some of the boats i am looking at are the Lund 1875 pro v bass, SeaArk bc 190, Xpress X19 and Vexus AVX 2080. If you have suggestions on different tin boats or have seen or fished from any I have listed please leave some feedback. I am currently fishing out of a 2017 Bass Cat Sabre FTD.

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    You already have my win the lottery dream boat. I got two canoes, a yak and jon boat that you can fish as shallow as you like for a trade even up

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    I am on my 2nd Xpress if that tells you anything
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    I'll throw this out at you... How about a tiller model?? My last 2 deep v boats floated in the skinniest of water, wide open layout with Great room. Low cost, easy to tow, great fishing machine.
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    Go ride in a Vexus and that will narrow your list down really quick.
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    #6
    You will appreciate the thicker aluminum on the x19 and the fact it can get in some pretty skinny water. Not sure on the hull thickness of the Lund or SeaArk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wishiwasfishin2 View Post
    You will appreciate the thicker aluminum on the x19 and the fact it can get in some pretty skinny water. Not sure on the hull thickness of the Lund or SeaArk.
    The lund hull is double plated on the front third of the boat. The majority of hull is .100, front third is .180.
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    IF price were no object, I'd have bought the Lund 2075. I instead bought a Ranger 198p. It has been outstanding. It's the best all around boat I've owned including other glass boats. My .02!

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    Considering your style I'd get the one with the shallowest draft.
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    I would recommend the "Dealer you feel most comfortable with." When all is said and done, who is going to take care of you after the sale? Ford, Chevy, Dodge, ....??????
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    If the avx2080 is on the list why not the big lund 2075?
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    You can't find an AVID dealer around there? I looked at lots of brands (bay boats) and AVID came up out on top. Xpress, Excel, lowe, crestliner all had good boats, Avid was like a class up though.

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    If you're not sure what you want, sit tight. You have a nice boat and nobody here can say whats right for you... But when you do decide, get an Xpress!!!

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    Crestliner Bass Hawk

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    Getting up in years, so i went from my glass Ranger to a Alweld stick steer. Been a safe, dry choice for me, just have to be more careful on big waters. And still fishing my club tourneys and that's important to me.
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    Ive had 1 skeeter and 3 Champions. i went to a Lund pro V bass i feel was the best diction for me. 5x the storage space super smooth ride love the boat. nothing bad to say about it at all...
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