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Do aluminum boat sink very often? #13859910 01/25/21 02:54 AM
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Do aluminum boat sink that often. My dad is looking for a good bass boat but doesn’t want to spend $60,000 and the guy told him that he wouldn’t recommend an aluminum boat because they have a tendency to sink. I have never heard of this but I am by no means an expert.


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Complete bs

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Was “the guy” a fiberglass boat salesman?

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But....seems as though all the sunk boats I find are aluminum.


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Re: Do aluminum boat sink very often? [Re: Ibock] #13859961 01/25/21 03:20 AM
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Smallish aluminum boats like 14 foot Jon’s may swamp easier but to say as a whole they are prone to sinking is absurd.

I managed to keep one afloat with a tear in the bottom and half the lower unit gone , 17 miles back to the ramp

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Originally Posted by Tiltman
Smallish aluminum boats like 14 foot Jon’s may swamp easier but to say as a whole they are prone to sinking is absurd.

I managed to keep one afloat with a tear in the bottom and half the lower unit gone , 17 miles back to the ramp



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Originally Posted by Tiltman
Smallish aluminum boats like 14 foot Jon’s may swamp easier but to say as a whole they are prone to sinking is absurd.

I managed to keep one afloat with a tear in the bottom and half the lower unit gone , 17 miles back to the ramp


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Originally Posted by Ibock
Do aluminum boat sink that often. My dad is looking for a good bass boat but doesn’t want to spend $60,000 and the guy told him that he wouldn’t recommend an aluminum boat because they have a tendency to sink. I have never heard of this but I am by no means an expert.


I wouldn't have any fear of mine sinking anymore than if it was a glass boat. hmmm


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Re: Do aluminum boat sink very often? [Re: Ibock] #13860023 01/25/21 04:09 AM
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most aluminum boats are filled with foam so they might be tough to sink but not impossible lol I know it doesn't matter what boat you are in when it starts blowing 25+mph with 3ft rollers..... azn

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Originally Posted by Dubee
Complete bs

No kidding. I wouldn't be buying a boat from that place now regardless

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