Second post of the night here, but I guess boredom has the best of me at the moment. I got ahold of my boat in 2018 before the market was just outrageous, I got it on a good trade for my dads old bay boat, and another little skiff I had. But this boat sat for so long… on this website and on market place, the guy had it posted everywhere for months for 17k asking price, a 2000 maverick HPX-T with a 2017 f70 Yamaha (in 2018 remember… it had 120 hours pretty much brand new) and I remember people Just didn’t have the best things to say about it or didn’t seem to have any interest in it. This is in a time where a hpx-V of any sort was getting scooped up in a day or two for 30-35k same with hells bay, and all the others even in a market that was less aggressive, would go for 30k+ all day as long as it was re-powered and getting sucked right up. Now that number is 45-50 but you get the point, my boat couldn’t be given away for 15k. She’s Hunter green, a little ugly, missing the hardware on two hatches, and has two grampa rod holders drilled in it. She’s got a little love on the nose a couple decent repairs……… let me tell you this is the best skinny water boat I have ever been on, it is just ridiculous in every way other than steering. But even that, if you’re being responsible it isn’t an issue at all, slow down a bit around the corners but I ran a hpx-v for 3 years have been on hells bays, an evo x multiple times, beaver tail mosquitoes multiple times. And let me tell you those boat are all amazing and have a slightly softer ride, maybe a hair dryer and they all take corners better. I also know the fit an finish is beautiful, but mine does everything those do, just shallower. The only full-size skiff I have personally been on that is truly a 5-5.5 inch boat. Poles and tracks like a dream, gets on a plane in literally 14-16”. Let me know what you’ve heard negative about the hpxTunnel? And I’m not just bragging I do hope that if you’re a true skinny water fisherman, that if you had a chance to pick one of these up significantly less than a v model, that you’d jump on that and certainly be happy!!!! and I totally understand that some anglers in certain places have no need for that extra couple inches less draft, but the confidence to stay deep in creeks and inside bars longer gives me the ability to catch more fish I’m not necessarily catching these fish in 5” but I do very very often cross a true 6” or jump out and do a true 4” to shove it over the bar on foot and jump back in. All in all I love my maverick tunnel, and if you ever have the opportunity to fish on one you should! The web says it weighs 750+ just like the new ones but I can lift the back on my own which is wild. If you read through all this BS thanks! Let me know what you think. I love my boat!!
Btw she’s wasn’t even clean in the pictures!
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