What's a better boat for Galveston? Not looking to wade, just looking to have a comfortable ride and be able to slip on the flats to fish from the boat.
Haynie drafts less at rest than the X3 or Dargel? Where in the world do you get this bull**** from?I have run all of those listed. Haynie Magnum would be the best all around of those listed. It will be the fastest, draft the least at rest, the most efficient, and the best handling. Depending on HP would be mid 50s MPH with 250hp and 60s with 300-350hp.
Parker is a tank. Twice as heavy as the Haynie. They ride very very similar. That big ole flip up console becomes a pile of everything mess. 46mph with a 250. With a 300 or 350 you wont break 50.
The X3 is barge with a football field/dance floor front deck. Good all around. Wont ride as good as the other two for Galv. Takes a lot to get up but will run in 10" or so.
46mph with 300hp.
That Dargel will run the shallowest. But you said you dont need that. Purdy similar to the X3 for performance and ride.
I'd say they're pretty close depending on setup. My magnum is a butt heavy boat but still floats right at 11" with two people on the bow and motor up. Dargel isn't gonna do much better and X3 isn't going to do any better at all. X3 is not a shallow draft boat.