View Full Version : What kind of boats?

Dixie Boy
10-22-2008, 12:43 PM
I fish out of a 20' alum. Triton, center console, w/ 115 Merc. OptiMax. I was also wondering if anyone has been on a ride in the Xpress 18' Crappie Series boat?

10-22-2008, 02:23 PM
I looked at buying an Xpress but settled on a 17'7 War Eagle Center console with a 60 merc 4 stoke. Love the boat. Will post you some pics this week.

Dixie Boy
10-22-2008, 08:36 PM
cool! is it a smooth ride in somewhat rough h2o?

10-22-2008, 09:22 PM
I have not seen one in person and it's probably good that I haven't. I would probably sale my 07 18' Express for that one! :)

The Hound

Dixie Boy
10-23-2008, 07:46 AM
Hound, nice boat, I looked at your pics. Noticed you've been in the mtns of east TN, I fish tellico & north river very often!

speck chaser
10-23-2008, 09:47 AM
nice pictures and boat

10-23-2008, 09:50 AM
I love the North River. Maybe I can get back that way and get in a little fishing there one day. Does the Tellico have any good fish in it? Back years ago it wasn't all that great. I believe it is better now but I haven't fished it. Have kayaked it though. :D

The Hound

10-23-2008, 04:12 PM
i had a xpress h18, great riding boat with the yamaha 150 on it, i needed more storage so i traded it off, i thought it was a great ride for the money. the crappie series is same boat except it has less storage cause they added the extraseat up front, id go with a h18 ans a add a seat ,this way you have 2 upfront with the storage.

Cane Pole
10-23-2008, 04:43 PM
I got one of these for my birthday. I like it so far. It had a few issues. They were immediately resolved. I talked to Paul Ward, owner of War Eagle boats. He took care of it. He did not try to BS me. I still have a couple of issues to be taken care of, but he called and said that he would take care of the issues.

The boat has lots of room behind the cockpit to stretch your legs.

Don't blow around in the wind much. Ride is good too.

But, I also liked my Tracker too. I just ran out of room up front. Never had any trouble with the Tracker.

Model: 861 Predator: War Eagle Boats (http://www.wareagleboats.com/boats/photo.asp?photoID=126)

10-24-2008, 08:32 AM
I have a 20XD Bullet now, great boat and does everything I wanted it to do, but I think my next boat will be an Xpress (after I get this phase out of my system :D).

Dixie Boy
10-24-2008, 08:44 AM
Canepole, could you post some pics of your boat? I would like to see you storage areas, & interior.

10-24-2008, 12:31 PM
After trying out several different boats I finally found the right one.


Hanging in my boat house.




10-24-2008, 02:02 PM
Dixie Boy,

Sorry I have not posted those pics yet. Rides great in rought water. Has a 12 degree v hull on it. Same as 861 right Cane pole? Might double check War Eagle website to verify.

Cane Pole
10-24-2008, 04:04 PM
Canepole, could you post some pics of your boat? I would like to see you storage areas, & interior.

click on this link. click previous and next at top of below link.

Model: 861 Predator: War Eagle Boats (http://www.wareagleboats.com/boats/photo.asp?photoID=126)

Cane Pole
10-24-2008, 04:17 PM
Here mine. I like it. I can catch just as many fish out my jon boat though.








Humminbird with it's seeing eye dog....


10-24-2008, 04:28 PM
that is one nice birthday present canepole

10-24-2008, 07:09 PM
Thats what i call a fishing machine.

foul hook
10-24-2008, 07:34 PM
CP that is a real nice birthday present. Did your girlfriend buy that for you?

Cane Pole
10-24-2008, 10:25 PM
CP that is a real nice birthday present. Did your girlfriend buy that for you?

I just dusted off an old CD. Thought I better spend it before I had to "share the wealth"....;)

10-26-2008, 12:17 PM
I have two older boats. A 12' V-bottom of unknown origin that I row normally but I do have three motors for it.:confused:

A nice AL-Weld 15' wide bottom/25 Hp Mariner that I use on the bigger lakes.
I can stand up and walk around in this one.:D

Dixie Boy
10-27-2008, 08:39 AM
Nice Skip & Cane! I looked into the lunds for the smooth ride. I am so used to the 20' of space I have, I am thinking about waiting to see if triton, war eagle, or xpress come out with a 19' or 20' "crappie boat"! I also have a 997, and the GPS seems to get me close enough to my spots, but I'm not as pickey as you Cane! LOL. Chickamauga lake in east TN is my home lake, and it is rough if they are pulling H20 and the wind is out of the south, is makes for a rough ride, getting to my hole that hold the big daddys!