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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Float Tube, Pontoon, and Equipment Related Discussions » Looking for help on the re-design of the Maxxon XPW 240

Looking for help on the re-design of the Maxxon XPW 240

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jeffcpr

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So Maxxon came to me just the other day and mentioned that they are going to do some re-designing of there XPW 240. I sent over so ideas and concerns. But they would also like to here from everyone on the forum.

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Sorry only photo I had for the moment.
But what do you guys think, what would you like to see change on this boat if anything at all. I am not sure how quick this will happen but I was stocked when they ask us to be apart of this and quickly jumped on the chance. We have there ear here at the FTFF so don't be shy post up some ideas and comments and we will be sure to get this info to them.


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i really can't help you, i have never seen one in person and never took one for a spin.

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I am not sure if this model comes with gear bags, if it doesn't, it would be cool if they had removable water proof bags, maybe a rod rack that can attach to the motor mount if you don't plan on using a trolling motor. I am sure you have pleanty of great ideas since this is your primary tube. The only other thing I can think of is it coming with a bump board option instead of the apron.

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I am not sure if this model comes with gear bags, if it doesn't, it would be cool if they had removable water proof bags, maybe a rod rack that can attach to the motor mount if you don't plan on using a trolling motor. I am sure you have pleanty of great ideas since this is your primary tube. The only other thing I can think of is it coming with a bump board option instead of the apron.

Cool thanks I like the bump board idea.


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a wheel would be ideal

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a wheel would be ideal

I agree a wheel option maybe for transport.


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a wheel would be ideal

I agree a wheel option maybe for transport.

I think they should send one to me i will figure out all the bugs lol

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a wheel would be ideal

I agree a wheel option maybe for transport.

I think they should send one to me i will figure  out all the bugs lol

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See if u can get a loaner for a month and we can take turns taking it out for test drives. I almost drove to Utah to buy one brand new for 50% off on clearance. Worth the drive to get if something I like the feeling of in the water.

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:See if u can get a loaner for a month and we can take turns taking it out for test drives. I almost drove to Utah to buy one brand new for 50% off on clearance. Worth the drive to get if something I like the feeling of in the water.

We sell them here in the forum and I have them its what I currently use. Just need to get out on the water with you some day and you can test her out for yourself. You have seen that the price has dropped form there $1200 price range to the current price $849.98.


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I believe with something that sits so flat in the water, perhaps having the option of adding on something to increase visibility? Perhaps a flag? orange marker of some kind?

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I believe with something that sits so flat in the water, perhaps having the option of adding on something to increase visibility? Perhaps a flag? orange marker of some kind?

OK that is a good point Thumbs Up


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13Looking for help on the re-design of the Maxxon XPW 240 Empty Raffle? on Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:31 pm

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What ever happened to the raffle? I paid and I guess there is no interest so are ya going to try this again? Or should I just give up on this happening and ask for my money back?

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:What ever happened to the raffle? I paid and I guess there is no interest so are ya going to try this again? Or should I just give up on this happening and ask for my money back?

I would like to try again if you want to go for it anyone else want in on this.


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Secondary bladder!!! I wish I could draw. I have an amazing idea for built In wheels that would also be fairly inexpensive it would just have to be done by manufacturer that knows how to glue it properly.

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I would love to see your idea.


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I have 2 ideas for wheels. First would be simply gluing oarlocks (or similar) on the front tips you can slide an axle with a couple wheels in like on my picture.  Second which would be easier to roll because all the weight is on that side would be to do something off the trolling motor mount to throw a couple wheels on [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
and again have the oarlocks up front to use a crossbar (which could be one of the oars?) To use as a handle to hold while rolling it. The second is what I did with my 7bass which I'll add a picture of tomorrow when I get off the water.

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Cool buddy I will be waiting to see what you did.


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1st would definitely be better bags. It's no secret that the original bags just dont hold up for very long. Second i would agree with others in saying some accommodation for a kayak cart or a single wheel. Some of the add ons that  i have done have solved many issues others have stated. I glued on three different pads to have rod holders and a bait table. I also mounted my fish finder directly on the bait table to have a more eye level view as well. I made my own battery box that powers my trolling motor, safety lights, fish finder and has usb ports as well. I store the battery box in a crate i made out of milk crates that also hold, 4 fish poles, extra tackle, mounted safety lights on it, and slide a safety flag as well. I bungie a bump board on the side when i need a legal measuring device, but usually will the provided apron. I also attached a kayak seat bag that has extra storage and an additional two rod holders. For transport ive been using a old golf cart.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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REALEAZY wrote:1st would definitely be better bags. It's no secret that the original bags just dont hold up for very long. Second i would agree with others in saying some accommodation for a kayak cart or a single wheel. Some of the add ons that  i have done have solved many issues others have stated. I glued on three different pads to have rod holders and a bait table. I also mounted my fish finder directly on the bait table to have a more eye level view as well. I made my own battery box that powers my trolling motor, safety lights, fish finder and has usb ports as well. I store the battery box in a crate i made out of milk crates that also hold, 4 fish poles, extra tackle, mounted safety lights on it, and slide a safety flag as well. I bungie a bump board on the side when i need a legal measuring device, but usually will the provided apron. I also attached a kayak seat bag that has extra storage and an additional two rod holders. For transport ive been using a old golf cart.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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Your Battery Box is killer thanks for the input.


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I simply used a couple caribeaners to hold it to the metal frame of the mount then on the other side a couple more caribeaners to paracord that attach to the D rings for backpack straps. I don't even take it off in the water. I don't notice any drag at all.

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However if you were to make two arms that fold up and down and lock into place on each side of the mount it wouldn't be very difficult.

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LOL,

my zippers on my bags did not survive the first trip. one on each bag the zipper head broke.

I called them and a long discussion with one of the gentleman there who was really disgusted with the bags. He said he could send me replacements but they would last as long as the last ones.

the zippers say YKK on them, they are obviously fake china knock offs. I ordered a zipper repair kit off amazon for $10 and fixed the bags. The zipper heads that did not break i grabbed them with needle nose pliers and they shattered. I did the same to the replacement zipper heads and then gave them a hard squeeze they did not budge. I reused the zipper pulls since they were strong and already had the nylon rome securely attached. I gave the bags an aggressive tug on the nylon rope and they zipped and unzipped smoothly.

I invested in the storage bins that Jeff uses, so I will probably use them for one side, I will keep a bag on the other side. there are just some things that fit better in a bag. like my sleepy stick and some fishing tools.

my fish finder is completely waterproof so I am not really worried about where I mount it. right now it is attached to a bean bag and it stays in place pretty well. I bought some glue on trolling motor mounts that I am still trying to figure out where to use them.

one thing that this boat needs is more d-ring mount points, the ones in the front are impossible to reach to clip an anchor or a drift sock to. would also be nice to have a d ring in the back middle for towing the other half when she complains about here arms and legs getting too tired.

I really like the GTS system. I was dismayed when the guy said they were going to save some money going to nylon instead of stainless steel grommets. But they are trying to make it more attractive to buyers and lower the cost.

I really have not used it that much to have any more ideas. I have not used the apron. It think it gets in my way. I bought a full stainless steel sheet pan to replace it with, But I am liking not being closed in so I will probably not use it.

A wheel would be awesome. Having carried it to the water 3 times already it is a chore. that is without the 50lb battery and trolling motor.

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