Aluminum boat for PS and beyond... What do you use and like/dislike?

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  1. Jonathan Tachell

    Jonathan Tachell Active Member

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    Not a fan of the cuddy cabin style boats just because there is less fishing room.
     
  2. Nick Clayton

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    Agreed. But when you have a wife generous enough to let you fish whenever you want, and is willing to let you buy another new boat, her resquest of a place to pee is a pretty minor sacrificeon my end.
     
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  3. Brooks Werner

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    Thanks for all the input, there's definitely lots of good options out there. I will probably use it occasionally for 'family' trips, but that'll probably only be around the Columbia or other large 'lakes'. It will primarily be a fishing boat for sure. And like you guys pointed out, running it up on the beach would be a plus for me!
     
  4. Evan Burck

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    Get the wife one of these. My wife has one, and it pretty much makes it easy for a girl to go wherever a guy would.

    http://www.rei.com/product/407267/sani-fem-freshette-feminine-urinary-director
     
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  6. Evan Burck

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    Well, the option I suggested is substantially cheaper, so it was worth a suggestion. My wife, who sounds much like Nick's wife when it comes to going in these types of situations, is quite the advocate fort his device.
     
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    I'm sure it would be a great option in a "pinch"
     
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    Yeah I've seen those things. The issue with my wife is privacy. She will not pee on an open deck with others in any way shape or form. Sucks because it somewhat limits my options, but I'm not going to complain. I very much enjoy her coming out and spending time on the water with me. It gives me a chance to fish even more than I normally do, and I get to hang out with my best friend while doing so.

    Besides.... I just love Arimas.

    I noticed the newer Sea Pacer with the open bow has a cabinet porta poddy. Not looking to spend the kind of money required for that new of a boat though.
     
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    I am in the same boat...(intended) where every 2 years or so I try to figure out why I dont own a craft capable of fishing in the sound. This year I got permission to purchase one and luckily have been invited to fish on Nicks aluminum to see what that's like and on a whaler to see what that is all about.

    One thing I have been cautious of and figured I would share is make sure you have a vehicle capable of towing whatever you end up looking at. My wrangler only has a towing capacity of 2000 lbs which pretty much locks me into a smaller aluminum or buying a truck to go with my new boat :(
     
  10. Brooks Werner

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    I'm definitely set there, have a 3500 Cummins so I could tow a house down to the ramp if I wanted to! :)
     
  11. Chris Bellows

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    a well designed aluminum boat with trim tabs would eat your tiderunner for lunch in wind waves. i've spent a lot of time in aluminum and glass boats, and it is design and build that makes a good rough water boat, not material.
     
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    I hate being forced into buying a new truck because my toys are too big.:D
     
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