View Full Version : Ride in rough water

04-13-2007, 10:41 PM
Does anyone have a comparison between the ride in a X30 vs an X45 in fairly rough water on a lake . Is the X45 that much of a better ride for the added cost?

04-15-2007, 09:31 AM
We use our X30 in pretty rough water in and around the St. Johns river and its just fine - but then again there was a bass boat out there too :)

04-15-2007, 10:07 AM
I use my X2 in rough water in the bay so both of those would be fine. Every foot though makes a difference so an x45 will be better

Vegas X-Star
04-19-2007, 02:28 PM
Magnum...I have owned an X-10 and X-Star...I have friends with the X-30 and X-45. Yes, the X-45 rides a little better that the X-30. The main thing that adds to a comfy ride is the length and weight...the difference is barely noticable. Like you said...is it worth $20K? The best thing about the pickle fork boats is the awesome storage and seating up front. I know about rough water...Lake Mead is like the ocean, sucks.

Doug G
04-19-2007, 10:53 PM
I can't speak to the X -45. The motivator that got the wife interested in moving out of the old boat to the X-30 was the rough water. Weekends our lake also s.cks. I drive the waves to hit them right and she is happy. The length and weight do the trick IMHO.

04-20-2007, 07:48 AM
My wife and I test drove both boats before making a decision. The X45 was a much smoother ride than the X30. The extra length does also allow for a lot more room and storage.

lakes Rick
04-21-2007, 07:28 PM
I thought this was a TriStar thread, but was wrong.. Try a 190 TriStar if you really want a rough ride.....