Im either going to update the maverick or sell and buy something else. Just wondering if anyone has made the switch and what performance is gained/lossed. I figure im not going to get anything that runs and jumps up as well as the maverick. Just thinking about options and looking for opinions.
For Texas, I'd keep the Maverick, personally. I think you'd be hard pressed to find any poling skiff that's going to run skinnier. On the other side of the coin, older Whips are almost too sexy to say no to.
I own a vintage Whipray (One of EvanHammer's Ex's) and for years my best fishing partner ran an HPX T, so I've fished both quite a bit...
Hole Shot - HPX
Shallow running - probably a push, though the HPX stays on plain at lower speed.
Chop - Slight nod to the Whip, but neither are great
Poling - Whipray and it's not close
Storeage - My Whip is a side console, so the CC HPX wins that one. Probably a push if both boats are CC
Ramp Appeal - Whipray and again, not close.
Resale - Whipray