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2004 Xpress 1542 Mod V HD duck boat

Postby watters111 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:27 pm

Hey guys just looking for some input on boat I might be purchasing. Curious as to what you think it is worth?

Its a 2004 Xpress 1542 Mod V HD duck boat, set up w/ runners, standup drive bar, light bar w/ lights, winch bracket, battery box, gun/fishing rod box, bow storage box, bilge pump, 12v outlet, swivel seat. Express HD matching trailer upgraded to LED lights, spare tire w/ matching black wheels, new tires.
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Re: 2004 Xpress 1542 Mod V HD duck boat

Postby Bluesky2012 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:25 pm

Honestly, it looks kinda stupid to me. I had an xpress, great boat. But why the grab bar and the big light rack thing? Also what motor are you planning on running with that? Judging by the grab bar, looks like the previous owner ran a surface drive, which I would highly recommend not doing with that heavy and non-smooth hull.

Also not a fan of that partial step up/ midget sized front casting deck. Either make a boat to hunt, or make one to fish. Not half of each done poorly. That's just a tripping hazard with no benefit to me.


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Re: 2004 Xpress 1542 Mod V HD duck boat

Postby mudpack » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:15 am

I'm with bluesky. If you can get it for cheap (<$1500) and are willing to remove a lot of the added-on/factory falderall you might make it work. Overall, I'm not that impressed.
Looks like it might have had a longtail on it (see the bracket in the second photo), in which case all the runner stuff would be counterproductive.

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Re: 2004 Xpress 1542 Mod V HD duck boat

Postby handyandy » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:42 am

Bluesky2012 wrote:Honestly, it looks kinda stupid to me. I had an xpress, great boat. But why the grab bar and the big light rack thing? Also what motor are you planning on running with that? Judging by the grab bar, looks like the previous owner ran a surface drive, which I would highly recommend not doing with that heavy and non-smooth hull.

Also not a fan of that partial step up/ midget sized front casting deck. Either make a boat to hunt, or make one to fish. Not half of each done poorly. That's just a tripping hazard with no benefit to me.


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I run a tiller outboard and want a grab bar for running standing up in rivers which I do a lot. With that said I would ditch that one that takes up a lot of floor space and make a side mount one. I'd clear out the foam that is probably filling the driver seat pod and make it a storage seat. I'm guessing there is foam under the floor and it's probably water soaked at this point. Not a bad hull the xpress hulls are made pretty well it would run good with a 40hp outboard or so wouldn't be a good mud motor hull. You'll never be happy with it if you plan on running a mud motor. Could be a good 2 man rig, with no motor I wouldn't go more than 2k.
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Re: 2004 Xpress 1542 Mod V HD duck boat

Postby 1448jonboat » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:59 am

The runners will hurt the performance of that boat in nearly all situations and lower the value. If I were planning on using an outboard and not planning on running shallow water, I'd maybe pay $1500. If I were planning on using a mudmotor and going in shallow water, I wouldn't buy that boat.
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Re: 2004 Xpress 1542 Mod V HD duck boat

Postby watters111 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:43 pm

Thanks for the input everyone, I think I will pass on this one and keep looking. Appreciate it.
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Re: 2004 Xpress 1542 Mod V HD duck boat

Postby jmatura » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:16 pm

Last summer I spent multiple weeks pulling the floor and deck to dig out water soaked foam in my 2004 Xpress VX17DB. Job absolutely sucked and then had to put things back together. If you google "Xpress water logged foam" you will find many others posting about this problem...
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