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    skeeter zx 225/250
from james (  
9/25/2006 7:58:00 PM


 I am going to buy a skeeter zx but not sure if zx225 or zx250. pro/cons or opinions wanted

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   Must be nice from Richard (  9/25/2006 8:01:00 PM
  I would be highly satisfied with either ..

   Tough call from k.d. (  9/26/2006 12:14:00 AM
 I've got the ZX250 but the ZX225 will certainly get the job done. The extra 8 inches in the two boats is probably only noticeable in the worst chop. Top speed between the boats is probably only 3-4 mph difference, and you'll probably rarely see that.

The 225 handles like a Porsche. The 250 is not as nimble in corners, although it's definitely no slouch. And I'm talking high speed, hard cornering here. Not just a lazy run across the lake with a few sweeping turns. You'd have to generate some serious G's to see the difference. (I'm talking Skeeter Demo Team turns here. LOL)

No major issues with either motor. The biggest difference to me is how much time will you spend with a partner in the boat. The 250 may have an advantage in that case, just due to the hp/weight ratio when loaded. I think the weight difference in the boats is about 80 lbs, but you can confirm that on Skeeters site.

This really is an issue where you're going to have to get some test drives lined out to see if you have a preference. I'd contact your dealer and see if one of his prostaffers can give you a demo ride in each. Both boats will definitely get the job done.

   I left out one bit of info from k.d. (  9/26/2006 12:21:00 AM
 I'm comparing the ZX225 with a 225 vs. the ZX250 with a 250, although it's rated for a 300. I compared the motors, but wasn't clear what I was comparing.

   skeeter from Bigbass (  9/26/2006 8:09:00 AM
 I got a 2004 ZX250 I`ll sell you with a 300 Yamaha. Excellant condition. Got to get out of it because of my daughters college. 80 mph gps boat.

   Zx225 from Donnie (  9/26/2006 9:14:00 AM
 I purchased a new ZX225 with 225 HPDI about 3 months ago. So far, I am really pleased with the boat. It handles great and has plenty of top end for me. I didn't care to spend any more money than I was already spending.

   zx from MartyB (  9/26/2006 5:31:00 PM
 KD, the zx250 with a 300 is the fastest bass boat Skeeter sells. With a 250 HPDI, the zx250 will not be much faster than the zx225 at all. A big issue for a lot of folks is garage space. The zx225 is pushing it for most standard garages. I am on my second zx225, but if I was in your shoes I would not have a strong leaning one way or another. I have been happy with my zx225 - I feel like it is a good blend of what the short boats and longer boats do well, and resale is outstanding on the zx225.

   Thanks Marty from k.d. (  9/26/2006 7:51:00 PM
  When I mentioned 2-3 mph difference, I was speaking of the ZX250/250 combo compared to the ZX225/225 combo. That's why I clarified by making a 2nd post. Sorry if I wasn't clear.

As far as garage issues, you may have seen pics I've posted of my setup??? I'm the dude with the ZX250 (21 foot) in a 19x19 foot garage!


Anyway, I would have to agree on the resale of the 225. It seems to be in a little more demand than the ZX250. The 250's I've seen used don't seem to sell as quickly as the 225's.

   Sorry KD from MartyB (  9/27/2006 12:36:00 AM
 Brain froze up on me, I guess. I meant to direct my reply to the original poster, James, but I guess I didn't scroll up far enough when I looked for his name.

At least you can cram your boat all the way in the garage with the help of the go jacks - the front of my boat hangs out of the garage with the door halfway down. It looks like hell, but I'm not leaving my boat outside. :^)

   Zx250 from Sms (  9/27/2006 10:47:00 AM
 Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but the ZX250 is not in the 2007 line-up. I saw the 2007 catalog.



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