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Old 01-20-2006, 01:16 PM   #1
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Default Best reason NOT to buy a 30' aluminum offshore fishing boat?

What is the biggest reason to NOT buy an aluminum offshore boat in the 30'-35' range?

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Old 01-20-2006, 01:24 PM   #2
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It will drain your bank account. The boat built in the West are great boats, though most are more enclosed than Florida Boats.
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Old 01-20-2006, 01:27 PM   #3
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I do like that Gravois that was posted in the Lump report.
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Old 01-20-2006, 01:28 PM   #4
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Old 01-20-2006, 01:31 PM   #5
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Default Re: Best reason NOT to buy a 30' aluminum offshore fishing boat?

Actually you may be safer in an aluminum boat than a glass boat.

http://www.blacklabmarine.com/anfromlonisl.html

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Old 01-20-2006, 05:25 PM   #6
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If you like girly boats you won't like the aluminum hull. Not as pretty and no opportunity to spend your weekends washing and waxing gelcoat.

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Old 01-20-2006, 05:32 PM   #7
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Default Re: Best reason NOT to buy a 30' aluminum offshore fishing boat?

Shortage of Alluminum?


And by the way, you pronounced it wrong!!! It's "Ally - Yeum - me - um"!!
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Old 01-20-2006, 05:33 PM   #8
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Default Re: Best reason NOT to buy a 30' aluminum offshore fishing boat?

Does it get extremely hot in the sun? Can you fry an egg on the deck?
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Old 01-20-2006, 05:36 PM   #9
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What is the biggest reason to NOT buy an aluminum offshore boat in the 30'-35' range?

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Because if you wait a few years you can afford a bigger boat?
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Old 01-20-2006, 05:41 PM   #10
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On the East coast, you will make all your tupperwear boat friends jealous. On the West coast, you will look like you know what you are doing .
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Old 01-20-2006, 05:43 PM   #11
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How about the glare from all that shiny metal? Don't leave the sunglasses at home.
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Old 01-20-2006, 06:41 PM   #12
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Don't need that meany new friend's.
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Old 01-20-2006, 07:59 PM   #13
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you'll be stuck drinkin can beer, cause glass breaks when you drop then on a metal deck! get a wood boat!
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chicks dig wood boats, the metal gets too hot for them to sun on
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Only problem is that you need to be on guard for corrosion.

http://www.troutwagon.com/Nautical/Striker34_1.htm
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Old 01-20-2006, 08:17 PM   #16
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Don't do it!

You will miss spyderwebs, cracks, delamination, 2x6 dock board nail scratched on bottom, cracked gelcoat, dirty non-skid and the gelcoat man will stab you in the back.
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Old 01-20-2006, 08:35 PM   #17
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IF you buy one from a PNW builder you probably won't get till late next year.... There is a waiting list..
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Old 01-20-2006, 08:37 PM   #18
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If you were torn between a Hinckley Picnic and an aluminum boat you can get one of these:
www.winninghoff.com

BTW if you've never been to www.hinckleyyatchs.com its worth a look.
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Old 01-20-2006, 09:03 PM   #19
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You could buy a real boat instead :-)
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because your local bum will turn it in for the recycling fee..
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