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Old 07-01-2019, 02:05 PM
Scott keling Scott keling is offline
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I’m seriously thinking about ordering a new 1880 ms. I’ve been reading up on anything that I can find on the web and most of it is good info, but most is a little out of date. I was wondering if anyone has ran one of these with the new 200 pro xs mercury 4 stroke. If so, how’s performance compared to the mercury 150 or 200 standard 4 stroke? 150 and 175 pro xs 4s info too if that’s what you have.
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Old 07-01-2019, 03:00 PM
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Iím seriously thinking about ordering a new 1880 ms. Iíve been reading up on anything that I can find on the web and most of it is good info, but most is a little out of date. I was wondering if anyone has ran one of these with the new 200 pro xs mercury 4 stroke. If so, howís performance compared to the mercury 150 or 200 standard 4 stroke? 150 and 175 pro xs 4s info too if thatís what you have.

From what I understand the new 200 V8 really outperforms all others. I have the 200 Verado 4 cyl which is doing just fine for me but if I had it to do over again...
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Old 07-02-2019, 08:25 AM
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I have the same boat as Diesel Pro (1880MS with the I4 Verado) and would agree with him. I can maybe hit 50 with a light load and a tail wind. It is a fantastic boat for all kinds of fishing and cruising. If I were to order today I would get the Pro XS 200 and consider a jack plate.
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Old 07-05-2019, 07:38 AM
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I have one with the pro xs on it not broke in yet I think it will be good . A little short on storage but can live with it
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Old 07-05-2019, 10:13 AM
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Ok Jett. Keep use posted when you go WOT. Did you get the 200? And what other options did you get? Jack plate, 36v TM?
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Old 07-05-2019, 10:46 AM
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I have the 200 and a 9.9 kicker 24 volt ulterra
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Old 07-05-2019, 10:46 AM
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No jack plate
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Old 07-05-2019, 10:52 AM
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FWIW I had a 1860 Angler with a 175 V Rod and it was a champ. It got you a little more top end speed and better hole shot than a 150. That rig will run fine with a 150 on it in all honesty but you will get a marked improvement in overall performance with a 175 or 200.
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Old 07-05-2019, 06:36 PM
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I have the 200 pro xs v8. Max speed 50-55, with 36 volt trolling motor, depending on load, wind, current with the 19p tempest. I really like the boat. I fish the river and glad I got the 36v but for lakes 24 would be fine.

If I could make some tweaks they would be:
-Make it easier to get to port side rod storage for trolling rods. Kinda need to bend over and look to see if tips going in properly
-the back starboard hollowed open storage is mostly worthless (the one with towels on the website). Would be awesome if it would be tackle storage
-increase front storage
- lengthen center rod locker

I am overall extremely happy with the boat, motor, and single axle trailer. I agonized over trailer, but I can move the nose in my garage manually and do that after every outing, though Iím sure the double would tow better, this tows fine.


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Old 07-05-2019, 06:37 PM
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Ps: what do others do with the storage on the back starboard side?


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