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Aluminum boats #12714284
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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.

Re: Aluminum boats [Re: 1ShotNoKills] #12714793
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My Scooter is tin. I wouldn't run anything else, but everyone has different priorities.




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How does it handle rougher water?

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I donít do rough water. I donít want to do rough water. I run shallow, which is your choice. You canít do both.


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Re: Aluminum boats [Re: 1ShotNoKills] #12717711
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Except in a kayak. roflmao


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Re: Aluminum boats [Re: 1ShotNoKills] #12717904
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Funny.
Youíd be dragging that yak through thigh deep poot mud to get where weíre fishing.


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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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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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Re: Aluminum boats [Re: Pat Goff] #12723287
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Originally Posted By: Pat Goff
Funny.
Youíd be dragging that yak through thigh deep poot mud to get where weíre 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

Re: Aluminum boats [Re: 1ShotNoKills] #12723411
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Anytime youíd like to verify what a properly setup jet can or not run in Iíd 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 donít like rough water much either, so except for crossing the intercoastal and a hundred yards out of shoalwater bay I donít get in any. Does it mean I have to take a longer route on some days? Yep but thatís what Iím willing to compromise.

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


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Originally Posted By: C.M.
Originally Posted By: Pat Goff
Funny.
Youíd be dragging that yak through thigh deep poot mud to get where weíre 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.

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Originally Posted By: Pat Goff
Anytime youíd like to verify what a properly setup jet can or not run in Iíd 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 donít like rough water much either, so except for crossing the intercoastal and a hundred yards out of shoalwater bay I donít get in any. Does it mean I have to take a longer route on some days? Yep but thatís what Iím willing to compromise.

That said thereís aluminum builders that make some fine tunnel hulls that will take bigger water. Boatright, scandy-white and empire all build hulls thatíll way outlive any fiberglass hull. Itís 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". ;-)

Re: Aluminum boats [Re: 1ShotNoKills] #12725059
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No reason to float in 2Ē of water. Plenty of reasons to run through it.


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So is the push pole for reverse at the ramp.

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