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would you trade???

Postby blindretrieve » Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:22 pm

I currently have a 17 ft. southern skimmer(skiff), with a suzuki 50 four stroke. I have been looking around and got an itch for a new boat...so my question is would you trade a fiberglass skiff for an aluminum boat. ex. war eagle, alumacraft. If so which aluminum boat would you chose and why?? thanks guys for your input.
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:52 pm

I would take an aluminum boat over fiberglass anyday. I pick up my new aluminum boat tomorrow. As for brand, I can't help you. Buddy just bought a new duck boat and went down in MO or AR to pick it up. Brought it home and put it in the water and geuss what it leaked. They had a beautiful looking weld going and musta got sidetracked and forgot to finish it. THey footed the bill to have it completed though.
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Postby blindretrieve » Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:11 pm

what r the benefits to aluminum?
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:41 pm

Lighter weight, easier to repair, and they can take an absolute beating. Every wonder why you see alot of aluminum boats used ny fishing guides up in Canada?

I will never own a fiberglass boat period.
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Postby Smackaduck » Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:42 pm

I agree aluminium wins with me hands down. It all depends on what you will be using the boat for and where you will be using. Each hull design has its place.
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:59 pm

Oh yeah, for a hull I would go for a modified V. Very versatile.
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Postby Gooseboy » Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:40 pm

Heck yes. Aluminums are what i call river queens. They can run over stumps over and over and still be ok.
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Postby VTduckman » Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:26 pm

ive got an aluminum and it works great, mabey i should try blown a hole through it with my 835, cause nothin else has hurt it! :laughing:
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Postby TXskilletwacker » Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:38 pm

just make sure that you get a welded one, not a riveted boat. the rivets tend to pop after a while.

i've ridden in some boats that were an equivelent to a crunched up beer can, but i'd much rather have an aluminuim over fiberglass... anyday!
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Postby ucaduckhunter » Sun Feb 05, 2006 2:50 am

VTduckman wrote:ive got an aluminum and it works great, mabey i should try blown a hole through it with my 835, cause nothin else has hurt it! :laughing:


Not rocks, not stumps, not trees, nothing. Light, easy to work with, easy to fix, goes a lot of places that other boats can't. A guy I know has fiberglass boat. Can't go 1/3 of the places I can in my aluminum flatbottom.

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Postby NCduckSlayer » Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:51 pm

blindretrieve, could you send me a pm and maybe some pictures of it. I dont have anything to trade but interested in something similar to it. I have 24 ft skiff i use at the coast of nc but its just gotten a little too big and want something a little smaller. thanks!
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Aluminum all the way

Postby gilla the goose killa » Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:43 pm

I break ice with mine haven't punched a hole in it yet.

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Postby DivinDuckSlayer » Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:28 pm

Defintely Aluminum... Everyone made very good points about them.. PLUS, The ducks like the noise it makes when you drop something heavy in them :thumbsdown:
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