I am dreaming about boats again and was wondering if anyone has or has used and Extreme shallow. Have you seen the new steel bottoms? What do you guys think? How does it compare with the Phantom Sportjon? Thanks
However, when driving it in hard corners it seemed to bog down in the turn. More specifically the inside chine lifts up while the outside chine digs in. At a point the boat sort of popped out of the water and the impeller cavitated. Were we just turning the boat sharper than it's designed limits? Have you experienced this in yours?
I later went to Compeau's and told Greg about that, he said the chines are too large for the XS and that some of the lifting strakes were too close to the center of the keel and tunnel.
I also noted that the XS kind of turns, rather pivots, around the center of the boat rather than carving like a ski or 'sliding & gliding' smoothly through a turn like the SJ. Do you notice the same thing?
Even with the extra 600lbs I thought it performed great but am a little concerned about a moose, ATV, 2 guys and gear. It appears from your post you haven't had any issues? I have a Honda Rincon at a full 7 feet long...do you think it would fit in the bow or will it only fit smaller ATVs?
The only requirement the wife had was a heater which the SJ has...for some reason the Boat Shop guys can't quite get figured out for the XS, so that was another point for the SJ.
Don't know about the heater bit, our XS came with one, yes, wife requirement, and it will cook us out.. sorry, don't know the brand it is whatever the Boat Shop installed.