Aluminum or Fiberglass

Discussion in 'Boats, Blinds, and Motors' started by shoover, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. shoover

    shoover New Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I thought that I would do a survey to see what everyone's preference in boat hulls would be. We at Duck Water Boats have decided to build only aluminum hull boats. We are putting a fiberglass liner which is foam filled up the walls and the floor. I guess we are giving you the comforts of fiberglass with the durability of aluminum.

    Please qualify why your preference in hull designs.

    Best of Gunning!!

    Steve Hoover,

    Pres. of Duck Water Boats, Inc.
     
  2. duxsrus

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    I won't own anymore fiberglass hunting boats. I boat hunt a lot in rocky shored resivoirs and most of the ramps used for hunting do not have their docks out. Therfore pulling up onto the concrete ramp is a daily ritual. The keels inevitably will get destroyed. Aluminum just scratches. Above all this, I would not feel comfortable what so ever busting ice with a fiberglass hull.
     

  3. CaptMark

    CaptMark Retired Ohio Waterfowler Staff Member Moderator

    ALUMINUM BABY !

    LETS SEE SOME PICS STEVE <img src="/images/boards/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle">
     
  4. wingman

    wingman New Member

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    I own and hunt out of a fiberglass boat now, I love my boat but I will never own a fiberglass boat again due to the abuse I put it through. Every season I repair it from the damage the rocks cause when hunting the bay. Next time aluminum all the way!!!!
     
  5. robert

    robert New Member

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    CAPT MARK TOLD ME ABOUT THIS BOAT AWHILE AGO I WOULD LIKE TO SEE ONE POST A PIC.
     
  6. pintaildreamer

    pintaildreamer Active Member

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  7. shoover

    shoover New Member

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    Hey everyone,

    The new photos with more to come is at duckwaterboats.com.
    This is the ALL17 with fiberglass liner. I will try to post up photos for eveyone to see.

    Best of Gunning,

    Steve Hoover
     
  8. CaptMark

    CaptMark Retired Ohio Waterfowler Staff Member Moderator

    HERES SOME PICS-AWESOME STEVE ! <img src="/images/boards/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle">
     
  9. Wolfbangduck

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    First,I will never own a glass boat again!number 1 reason weight factor,now only aluminum,that's my story and I'm sticken to it!not to mention,it's easier,and cheeper to fix the hull.the places I hunt,the hull's get alot of abuse.
     
  10. localyokel

    localyokel New Member

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    A big aluminum bath tub is what you need for erie. She can get a little out of control sometimes and i rather be safe than sorry. Good luck!
     
  11. duckhunterjoe

    duckhunterjoe New Member

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Aluminum for me!!</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Mike</P>
     
  12. IMissed

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    If you KNOW you're in deeper water all the time (such as fishing Lake Michigan) I'd say fiberglass. Otherwise it's aluminum. My only fiberglass boat is a 9' Carstens, a bit different application<br> <br> Rocks, docks,driftwood, boats.....aluminum<br> <br>
     
  13. RudeDog

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    <P>No doubt about it , aluim. has it all over fiberglas- better abrasion and collision resistance, better power to wieght ratio( lighter, gets up on plane faster and easier) lots easier to push around a 14 alum. hull with a 9.9, than a fiberglas TUB !!!&nbsp; 'Rude Dog</P>