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#12714284 - 04/12/18 08:35 PM Aluminum boats
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Any of you guys run aluminum boats? If so what kind?

I really want an aluminum boat that I can dip in the salt and not be worried.
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#12714793 - 04/13/18 08:53 AM Re: Aluminum boats [Re: 1ShotNoKills]
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My Scooter is tin. I wouldn't run anything else, but everyone has different priorities.


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#12715278 - 04/13/18 01:27 PM Re: Aluminum boats [Re: 1ShotNoKills]
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How does it handle rougher water?
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#12715956 - 04/13/18 08:28 PM Re: Aluminum boats [Re: 1ShotNoKills]
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I don’t do rough water. I don’t want to do rough water. I run shallow, which is your choice. You can’t do both.
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#12717711 - 04/15/18 03:11 PM Re: Aluminum boats [Re: 1ShotNoKills]
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Except in a kayak. roflmao
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#12717904 - 04/15/18 07:21 PM Re: Aluminum boats [Re: 1ShotNoKills]
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Funny.
You’d be dragging that yak through thigh deep poot mud to get where we’re fishing.
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#12719797 - 04/17/18 08:50 AM Re: Aluminum boats [Re: Pat Goff]
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Originally Posted By: Pat Goff
My Scooter is tin. I wouldn't run anything else, but everyone has different priorities.




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#12723249 - 04/19/18 05:29 PM Re: Aluminum boats [Re: Pat Goff]
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Originally Posted By: Pat Goff
My Scooter is tin. I wouldn't run anything else, but everyone has different priorities.

How balanced is your boat when crossing normal bay depths ... in other words, how is the ride when you aren't in 4 inches of water? Will it hold 3 people or is 2 the max? You ever stuck it on a sandbar?
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#12723287 - 04/19/18 05:58 PM Re: Aluminum boats [Re: Pat Goff]
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Originally Posted By: Pat Goff
Funny.
You’d be dragging that yak through thigh deep poot mud to get where we’re fishing.


I spent a lot of time kayaking. I call BS on this statement -- the only boat that can rival kayak in shallow water is an airboat... or hovercraft

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#12723411 - 04/19/18 07:34 PM Re: Aluminum boats [Re: 1ShotNoKills]
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Anytime you’d like to verify what a properly setup jet can or not run in I’d be more than happy to show you. Way less than it takes to float a yak in.

Everything on a boat is some manner of compromise. Everything that makes a hull ride smooth Will also make it run deeper, Jets don’t like rough water much either, so except for crossing the intercoastal and a hundred yards out of shoalwater bay I don’t get in any. Does it mean I have to take a longer route on some days? Yep but that’s what I’m willing to compromise.

That said there’s aluminum builders that make some fine tunnel hulls that will take bigger water. Boatright, scandy-white and empire all build hulls that’ll way outlive any fiberglass hull. It’s all out there, someone has what you want.
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#12724047 - 04/20/18 10:57 AM Re: Aluminum boats [Re: C.M.]
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Originally Posted By: C.M.
Originally Posted By: Pat Goff
Funny.
You’d be dragging that yak through thigh deep poot mud to get where we’re fishing.


I spent a lot of time kayaking. I call BS on this statement -- the only boat that can rival kayak in shallow water is an airboat... or hovercraft



Notice, he is running a jet, not a prop. I'm with Pat on this. A properly set up jet can run shallower on plane that a Kayak.


Edited by Ambassador84 (04/20/18 10:57 AM)
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#12724733 - 04/20/18 09:42 PM Re: Aluminum boats [Re: Pat Goff]
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Originally Posted By: Pat Goff
Anytime you’d like to verify what a properly setup jet can or not run in I’d be more than happy to show you. Way less than it takes to float a yak in.

Everything on a boat is some manner of compromise. Everything that makes a hull ride smooth Will also make it run deeper, Jets don’t like rough water much either, so except for crossing the intercoastal and a hundred yards out of shoalwater bay I don’t get in any. Does it mean I have to take a longer route on some days? Yep but that’s what I’m willing to compromise.

That said there’s aluminum builders that make some fine tunnel hulls that will take bigger water. Boatright, scandy-white and empire all build hulls that’ll way outlive any fiberglass hull. It’s all out there, someone has what you want.


I see... Didn't realize you had jet engine in mind. My bad. Even then "running on a plane" isn't really the same as "floating". ;-)

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#12725059 - 04/21/18 10:42 AM Re: Aluminum boats [Re: 1ShotNoKills]
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No reason to float in 2” of water. Plenty of reasons to run through it.
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#12725115 - 04/21/18 11:23 AM Re: Aluminum boats [Re: Pat Goff]
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So is the push pole for reverse at the ramp.

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#12725249 - 04/21/18 01:54 PM Re: Aluminum boats [Re: 1ShotNoKills]
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Sometimes you just gotta look cool. Pole gets unsnapped about twice a year.
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