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goofy1
12-16-2011, 12:05 PM
I do not know how to post pics they sent me so far but it is nicer than I thought it would be from the pics they sent!!! Cannot wait.

thankfull
12-16-2011, 01:18 PM
Waiting to see the pics.

goofy1
12-16-2011, 01:23 PM
I do not know how to post pics. I will ask someone in my office later if they know how to post from my email.

Handicrappie
12-16-2011, 01:39 PM
Email me the pics and I will post them for ya if you want me to. Kenyonh11475@yahoo.com

goofy1
12-16-2011, 01:40 PM
ok

goofy1
12-16-2011, 02:12 PM
did you get pics?

BigRiverMarine
12-16-2011, 02:17 PM
Well, I talked him into the right boat, but he bought it closer to home from a dealer that don't know nuttin about crappie fishin. Go figure!!

Just funnin, hope you enjoy yer boat, it will be as advertised!!!!! The best in its class!!!


BRM

BigRiverMarine
12-16-2011, 02:18 PM
Shoulda got the 150 tho!!! It's a screamer with the 150.


BRM

skiptomylu
12-16-2011, 02:45 PM
Get your self an account with photobucket (it's free) and then all you do is upload what you want to it and then once it's there all you do is put your cursor over the pic and a box comes up with 4 options to copy, click the bottom one and then paste it here.

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I do not know how to post pics they sent me so far but it is nicer than I thought it would be from the pics they sent!!! Cannot wait.

Handicrappie
12-16-2011, 03:05 PM
Here ya go

goofy1
12-16-2011, 03:08 PM
thanks

Handicrappie
12-16-2011, 04:41 PM
No problem. The tapatalk app for iPhones are great for this site.

Blackhawk19
12-16-2011, 04:55 PM
Lookin good!

goofy1
12-16-2011, 05:04 PM
Yes a 150 4 stroke would of been a real performer for sure. The last 20 years I have been running the next big bassboat with motor to perform. Now it is time to relax and just have fun with the wife and fish and enjoy the lake and outdoors. Like I said with her bad heart she cant do mus=ch but float and fish with not much casting so it dont wear her out. As much as I love to drive a boat she isnt into speed and I am sure that 115 will do well for what we need and it is $3000 cheaper so I can buy gear. Plus I got a Signiture series power pole which I will use and much better money spent for OUR use.

skeetbum
12-16-2011, 07:10 PM
That's gonna be a sweet ride when you get it rigged. Enjoy it and catch lots of big fish.

Slabs Inc
12-16-2011, 09:40 PM
Looking good. Good boat choice.

jeepguyjames
12-16-2011, 10:36 PM
looks real nice...post pics as it comes along....very nice

goofy1
12-18-2011, 12:04 PM
BRM what up front spider rig do u think is best? I want one easy to take in and out of boat when not spider rig fishing. Also I notice many on here suggest 12 to 14 foot poles to do this spider rig. Why? I was thinking a 6 ft 8 or 7th 2 poles for all around everything use. I have 5 ft poles now that are old with bad reels on them but buying all new rods and reels. Thanks

wannabe fisherman
12-19-2011, 06:49 AM
long poles keep the baits away from your trolling motor and give you a much larger area of coverage.

goofy1
12-31-2011, 06:15 PM
I hope my boat will be in next week. Or week after next.

Fishorhunt
12-31-2011, 06:57 PM
The more I look at the xpress boats the more I start to like them. If you will post up some speeds with your 115 and if you find the front cramped with two people please.

goofy1
12-31-2011, 09:05 PM
I will. Can't wait. Ill post as soon as it arrives and take more pics in and out

goofy1
01-08-2012, 11:47 AM
Boat is supposed to be ready to pick up at dealer this Friday. If so I will go get it Saturday three hour drive away. I am going to request he take it on the water and check live wells, gauges, power pole, graphs, and motor to before I drive 3 hrs to get it so I don't get it back and have to take it back.

jhef
01-08-2012, 12:23 PM
yep im leaning toward this boat myself,,its down to the xpress and the predator..like the fact i can get a 150 on the xpress..i had a express h18 a few years ago with a 150 ..great running boat...and yours sir looks very nice, would liketo hear how she performs with te 115

goofy1
01-08-2012, 03:05 PM
I'll let u know.

Blackhawk19
01-08-2012, 04:46 PM
Boat is supposed to be ready to pick up at dealer this Friday. If so I will go get it Saturday three hour drive away. I am going to request he take it on the water and check live wells, gauges, power pole, graphs, and motor to before I drive 3 hrs to get it so I don't get it back and have to take it back.

Good idea!

goofy1
01-12-2012, 04:01 PM
Well just found out wont be till next Friday before boat will be ready for me to get from dealer. They have to go get from Xpress then get it back to them here in OKlahoma then put batteries check everything out and put on Signature Power pole. They are trying to get a driver to get to Hot Springs to pick up Tuesday and have back Weds to intall and get everything ready. Really no hurry and was willing to wait till March to get it but ended up ordering in Nov to get 6 yr motor warranty plus a little extra while they were slow before boat show time. Now it is done I realy cant wait to get it and maybe get some fishing in in January and Feb if weather is decient some weekends.

Cane Pole
01-12-2012, 04:46 PM
yep im leaning toward this boat myself,,its down to the xpress and the predator..like the fact i can get a 150 on the xpress..i had a express h18 a few years ago with a 150 ..great running boat...and yours sir looks very nice, would liketo hear how she performs with te 115

New Predator can have up to 150hp on it.

mduncan62
01-12-2012, 11:42 PM
Gonna be a nice rig. can't wait to see pics and hear reports.

TreeBass
01-17-2012, 09:58 AM
yep im leaning toward this boat myself,,its down to the xpress and the predator..like the fact i can get a 150 on the xpress..i had a express h18 a few years ago with a 150 ..great running boat...and yours sir looks very nice, would liketo hear how she performs with te 115


same here, looking at both those boats as well

Nice looking build, I'd be interested in your thoughts on motor size as well once you get it on the water

goofy1
01-18-2012, 02:27 PM
just heard today boat is ready to pick up at dealer everything was checked. I will drive down Friday to get it and will see about getting some pics and see who can help get them posted again. I did get jack plate and I am told it should run about 50 to 52 if set just right. My War Eagle Predator dint have jack plate and ran about 46 so this sounds about right with this hull and jack plate. The War Eagle was fine for speed for this type boat for me so I am fine either way. Jack plate was for mounting 8 foot power pole.

Blackhawk19
01-18-2012, 02:41 PM
Can't wait for the pics!!

Les Young
01-18-2012, 11:47 PM
50 to 52 sounds about right. I have a 1998 H-56 with a 1998 Mariner 135 carbed turning a 25 Turbo 3 blade to 5800 rpm & 58 gps with 2 & a very heavy bass tournament load. You'll definitley like driving it. Wind will bother them a little, but it could be way worse for sure. I came from a Stratos to Xpress & it took some getting used to dealing with wind, but after getting used to it it has to be blowing pretty bad for it to get to me.

goofy1
01-21-2012, 01:57 AM
Picked her up today and she is real nice. I am just shocked at how nice a trailer they put under this boat. I had all led lights and swing tongue and went with aluminum wheels. The trailer is as nice as a ranger boat trailer or nicer. All aluminum and 100 thousand mile 6 year no maintenance hubs. I did not do the carpet and looked at a yellow pfc17 he had with carpet and it was much more padded and soft but I really like the extreme coat instead. We took it out two people and 1/4 tank fuel and no tackle and did just for brief second see how she ran and it got 54gps. Storage ain't like bass boat and I expected back two compartments to be dry storage but ain't. That's stinks. Otherwise up to the War Eagle predator I had in 07 which was a great boat this layout is much nicer and much nicer seats and boat was smoother riding and handled better. Both great boats. I had it for sand bass and some cat fishing and a little crappie fishing which I know little about for just over a year and sold it when my dad moved to another state and thought I was going back to bass fishing. 4 years later finally got another boat and decided fun fishing was much better and want to learn to fish for crappie a lot.I'll take some pics tomorrow.

TreeBass
01-21-2012, 09:36 AM
congrats, thats a great report, looking forward to some more pics. How long a rod can you get in the rod box?

Blackhawk19
01-21-2012, 10:10 AM
Sounds great!

goofy1
01-21-2012, 12:00 PM
Single piece rod I would say 8 foot maybe a little over. Just took some pics of it in garage with phone but don't know how to post them. Not the best pics but ok. Took of top layout and you can see no carpet. That was a tough call but I like the no carpet. You can notice if u go extreme liner no carpet your top cap in xtreme liner also not smooth color aluminum. I must say it was a lot of $$ just like war eagle once you add all I did but it's paid for after saving and should last a long time. Now I still have to go get a couple more the inflatable life jackets and 6 pound trilene smooth line and 3 5' 8'" rods or 6' one piece with nice reels. And some nice tackle organizers to put bobbers in/hooks/sinkers/swivels/jigs/plastic trailers/small spinners/small cranks and suspending jerk baits/ and fix up a nice organized tack assortment to put in boat. Heck boat came with built in fish rule. Oh it it time fora new truck and will trade in my Honda ridgeline. Can't figure which truck to buy ford f150 4x4 or chevy 4x4 or dodge ram 4x4. Can't wait. Saving to trade with my ridge hitting 100000 miles soon so idont have payments.

Wood_Duck
01-21-2012, 11:30 PM
GMC Sierra. the only truck anyone could need...

RiceRocket
01-22-2012, 09:26 AM
Dodge Ram , Guts and Glory LOL

Handicrappie
01-22-2012, 09:36 AM
Here are the 1st four pics of the boat.

Handicrappie
01-22-2012, 09:40 AM
Looks like I got all the pics on the first try. My phone was giving me a few problems this morning but it looks like it worked its self out. Nice boat goofy!!

majflyboy
01-22-2012, 09:53 AM
Boat looks very nice.

PIGINTHEPIGPEN
01-22-2012, 11:05 AM
Nice Motor and Sweet loking trailer. The boat looks Awesome as well. Not sure about the no carpet thing but, it does look Nice. Congrats!

goofy1
01-22-2012, 12:02 PM
Yeah the carpet was a tough decision. Dealer had a 17 with carpet when I picked mine up and it was more padded and comfortable to walk on and looked good. My war eagle predator had vinyl floor instead of carpet and that was first time without carpet but I always had bass boats. It was louder and not as comfy but loved the clean up of it. Yeah carpet ain't tough to clean either but it was so nice with minnows and catfish sand bass crappie ect hitting the deck that it was nice. Almost went back to carpet but sooo glad I went with extreme coat. This is even much nicer than the vinyl in the war eagle. Either way is real nice and there are goods on both sides so just gotta decide which is best for you. I just can't say how nice the boat really is but for the $$ paid it should be!!!

PIGINTHEPIGPEN
01-22-2012, 12:16 PM
I Sure Like it.

TreeBass
01-22-2012, 02:07 PM
great pics, sure looks sweet. I'm not a fan of the vinyl either, but definatly looking at getting the spray in stuff like the center consoles. Alot easier to clean for sure, and don't have to wait for it to dry after you clean it up.

The big question is, how much hotter does it get in the summer, we have some scorchers down here.

Once you get her broke in, I'd be interested in knowing if you should have gone with the bigger motor. I'm all about putting the biggest allowed, just in case

Tracker12
01-22-2012, 02:09 PM
Sweet boat! I will never own another boat with carpet. You just can not beat the cleanup with a spay in or glass inside like on a salt water boat.

goofy1
01-22-2012, 05:08 PM
I do not think this texture on the extreme coat in this silver color will get hot. Looks like it will stay ok. As far as bigger motor I could of gotten the 150 4stroke and I am real sure after taking it out today fora while torun it that the 150 would definitely make this boat really come alive for fast and quick performance. This boat with just me at 260 and 4 crappie rods and very little tackle and 1/4 tank I ran one quick run to top and got 53 gps. Didnthave enough time on motor break in yet to really run it yet. It is a lot faster than my war eagle and plenty good for what will use it for. Now if you want performance likely bass boats get a 150. I can tell you 53 is more than fast enough for me and is smoother than at fast speeds. Done broke my back over the last 20 years running70 plus and slamming around to get to fish. The 115 I would think for this style of boat is more than what most would want and for $2800 less dollars.

Blackhawk19
01-22-2012, 05:26 PM
That boat looks great but way to clean, you need to let me borrow it and take it out, break it in and get a little slime on it! :biggrin

goofy1
01-22-2012, 06:53 PM
Please come get it and dirty it up some and bring it back trained to catch fish!!!

Slabs Inc
01-22-2012, 07:20 PM
Super nice rig, congrats.

TreeBass
01-23-2012, 08:28 AM
I do not think this texture on the extreme coat in this silver color will get hot. Looks like it will stay ok. As far as bigger motor I could of gotten the 150 4stroke and I am real sure after taking it out today fora while torun it that the 150 would definitely make this boat really come alive for fast and quick performance. This boat with just me at 260 and 4 crappie rods and very little tackle and 1/4 tank I ran one quick run to top and got 53 gps. Didnthave enough time on motor break in yet to really run it yet. It is a lot faster than my war eagle and plenty good for what will use it for. Now if you want performance likely bass boats get a 150. I can tell you 53 is more than fast enough for me and is smoother than at fast speeds. Done broke my back over the last 20 years running70 plus and slamming around to get to fish. The 115 I would think for this style of boat is more than what most would want and for $2800 less dollars.


53 is more than fast enough for me ;) I love the 115 motor, just trying to gauge if its "enough" motor for the boat. thanks for the response

Blackhawk19
01-23-2012, 11:32 AM
Please come get it and dirty it up some and bring it back trained to catch fish!!!

All I can promise is to dirty it up but think how special it will be for you to catch your first fish in that rig.

goofy1
01-23-2012, 01:40 PM
The wife and I are ready for sure!!!

CrappieCrazed
01-23-2012, 09:27 PM
I hate to be nosey, but I really like that boat!!! If you don't want to answer I understand but if you don't mind, how much was that setup???? Once again super nice!!!!

BigRiverMarine
01-23-2012, 09:43 PM
If you guys need one of these, I'm a C.C sponsor member, so please call or PM me. Thanks, Bill


BRM

BigRiverMarine
01-23-2012, 09:55 PM
BTW, the 150 is a screamer on this boat. I'll post my red demo in a day or two. Nice Boat Goofy.


BRM

goofy1
01-23-2012, 10:12 PM
Thank you. Bill you were the main influence in me buying this boat. Guys Bill is right a 150 would be a screamer no question because the 115 runs great. I have Hydraulic steering/ 70 pound trolling motor/ on board 3 bank charger/ aluminum wheel upgrade and spare/ swing tongue/ led trailer lights/ lighted compartments/ extra seat and pedestal/ upgrade interior/ 7 series graph and 3 series / recirculating live well/ jack plate/ signature series 8 ft power pole/ nice rachet straps/ and center seat. Got 6 yr motor warranty. Paid $29000.00. It is loaded as you can see. And all gauges on console.

midtenncrappie1
01-23-2012, 10:37 PM
What a sweet rig!!! That's a boat anybody would love to have. Trust me I am very envious!!!

goofy1
01-24-2012, 11:46 PM
Thank you and I am blessed to be able to have it. I really like it and now have to buy some rods and reals and line and tackle. I need it all incuding another set of suspenders.

TreeBass
02-03-2012, 11:56 PM
get it slimed yet? :fish

goofy1
02-04-2012, 12:07 AM
I wish. Haven't had any chance to get it back out on water. I haven't wet a line.