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 Post subject: Grizzly vs Weldbilt
PostPosted: June 23rd, 2012, 6:43 pm 
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Which is better and why?

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 Post subject: Re: Grizzly vs Weldbilt
PostPosted: June 23rd, 2012, 7:12 pm 
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No comaparison.

Weldbilt is a much more solid boat.

The Grizzly boats are cheap made. Have you ever looked at one? They lack ribs in the side wall, and this makes them very flimsy. I have seen them come back to Bass Pro with the floor busted on several occasions. They just arent built with the support they need. This is especially prevelant in the longer models. Say over 16 Ft.

The weldbilts are probally the best built boat on the market today (for the money). They are highly comaparable to an old Duracraft or Alweld.

This is just my Opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: Grizzly vs Weldbilt
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 Post subject: Re: Grizzly vs Weldbilt
PostPosted: June 23rd, 2012, 11:22 pm 
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X3 Ive been able to hunt/fish out of several weldbuilt boats, they are very well made

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 Post subject: Re: Grizzly vs Weldbilt
PostPosted: June 24th, 2012, 12:09 am 
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team.duck.down wrote:
No comaparison.

Weldbilt is a much more solid boat.

The Grizzly boats are cheap made. Have you ever looked at one? They lack ribs in the side wall, and this makes them very flimsy. I have seen them come back to Bass Pro with the floor busted on several occasions. They just arent built with the support they need. This is especially prevelant in the longer models. Say over 16 Ft.

The weldbilts are probally the best built boat on the market today (for the money). They are highly comaparable to an old Duracraft or Alweld.

This is just my Opinion.


I agree 100% I have had an old duracraft and wish I had never sold it. It was a Tank. Weldbuilt is a great boat also, I have owned two of them.

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 Post subject: Re: Grizzly vs Weldbilt
PostPosted: June 24th, 2012, 11:25 am 
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I have a 24 foot weldbilt and it's awesome. The best boat I've ever owned.


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 Post subject: Re: Grizzly vs Weldbilt
PostPosted: June 24th, 2012, 1:34 pm 
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Thanks for the info guys. What about Xpress boats, how do they compare in quality and price to the Weldbilt. I can't find any pricing info on their website. I'm looking for a 1648 boat and I'm willing to spend about 3500 on the hull itself. What is my best buy?

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 Post subject: Re: Grizzly vs Weldbilt
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I just bought a brand new war eagle. Can't go wrong with a war eagle.

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 Post subject: Re: Grizzly vs Weldbilt
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weld bilt is gonna be yer best bang for yer buck. youll be able to get a trailer and hull with extras for that money. hollar at jeremy at back woods landing

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 Post subject: Re: Grizzly vs Weldbilt
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DAISY CUTTER wrote:
weld bilt is gonna be yer best bang for yer buck. youll be able to get a trailer and hull with extras for that money. hollar at jeremy at back woods landing



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 Post subject: Re: Grizzly vs Weldbilt
PostPosted: June 24th, 2012, 6:15 pm 
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Grizzlys in my opinion are terrible! they pop when you walk through. I think alwelds alums crafts and weldbuilts are your best bet.

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 Post subject: Re: Grizzly vs Weldbilt
PostPosted: June 24th, 2012, 6:40 pm 
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Weldbilt...end of story


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 Post subject: Re: Grizzly vs Weldbilt
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if i were buying a new boat i wouldnt even look at a grizzly or weldbilt.....i would go start to a war eagle dealer and get the best


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 Post subject: Re: Grizzly vs Weldbilt
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or just buy mine listed in the classifieds! :cool

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 Post subject: Re: Grizzly vs Weldbilt
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icducks wrote:
if i were buying a new boat i wouldnt even look at a grizzly or weldbilt.....i would go start to a war eagle dealer and get the best

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 Post subject: Re: Grizzly vs Weldbilt
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You could also get a custom hull built for about the same $ without a trailer and have it exactly how you want it

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 Post subject: Re: Grizzly vs Weldbilt
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You could also get a custom hull built for about the same $ without a trailer and have it exactly how you want it

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 Post subject: Re: Grizzly vs Weldbilt
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kingofducks wrote:
Thanks for the info guys. What about Xpress boats, how do they compare in quality and price to the Weldbilt. I can't find any pricing info on their website. I'm looking for a 1648 boat and I'm willing to spend about 3500 on the hull itself. What is my best buy?

Weldbilts are tough boats. But I don't like the the rib design. And when they cover them up they still take up too much room. But if you arent in it for performance then that's what I would get. But for me it's about speed and handling that Speed good. So my choice was a Edge boat. I got a 550, it has a 50 inch bottom but still has a 62in beam (which is two inches narrower than a we 542). The walls are almost straight up. If you were looking to get a 1648 then you will be able to get a 1656 in a edge and your beam will still be narrower than a WE 1648. They also have the longitudinal rib design like excel which prevents cupping( everyone that has had this happen know how bad it will slow a boat down. It's a semi v design but it keep a 8 degree all the way back to the transom instead of starting at the nose and turning flat on the bottom. These boat handle just like a bass boat. They can be trimmed all the way out at wot and still won't porpuse. And they come stock with floor and paint just about any color you want it. But WE and excels would be my next two picks. I would check edge out though. I'll have a couple at the house in a few weeks if you decide you want to drive one. http://www.edgeboats.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Grizzly vs Weldbilt
PostPosted: June 25th, 2012, 12:18 am 
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Call mud creek marine if you are in north Alabama 256 259 5517. Sea ark is the highest quality boat made if you want to break it down weld by weld. That's who makes the aluminum boats for the coastguard, navy, and several other big groups. They are also light and handle rough water very well. I have a MM on mine and have beat it to death and not a single cracked weld or dent yet. We sell sea ark, excel, war eagle and alumacraft and sea ark has been my favorite, not from a bells and whistles stand point but from a quality standpoint. Grizzlys are very cheap low quality boats and I'm not a huge fan of weldbuilts, I've heard some bad stories about them. But weldbuilts are pretty good I guess. So I guess to answer your question, if you are only picking between grizzly and weldbuilt, go with weldbuilt. I personally would try to come up with the extra money for a sea ark.

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 Post subject: Re: Grizzly vs Weldbilt
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you could always get in one and decide which YOU like better. ill take ya out in mine anytime

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