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Old 08-02-2008, 10:51 PM   #1
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Default Aluminum Skiff Dealers

After reading everyone's postI am definitely going to go with a aluminum hull.

Makes good sense knowing it will get drug across the bottom. I did a search for

Dealers in our area. It seems that we are limited in the Mobile area. I looked at

Dealer in Bay Minette who carries Lowes & Sea Arks. I am familiar with Sea Arks,

and I know they are well built boats. I don't want a riveted boat, I had one in the

past. I was looking for a boat that had a good large deck, with the semi v front.

Both brands had some similar designs, but he had one Sea Ark that was all deck.

Anotherwords there was not that little step up in the front where it meets the bow.

It was DKLD 1548. It was rated up to 40hp. They said a 25 hp would be fine. They

were not certain but they thought I could get in the 20's. This was a 2 stroke yamaha

25 hp. I am curious if anyone can confirm or give me an idea of a similar size boat with

a 25hp. I had a 40 4stroke on my last aluminum v hull boat, and that motor was a bit

more difficult to tilt as opposed to a 25 hp.

I also see that a Dealer in P'cola Wills Marine advertises on this board. The next closest

Dealer for aluminum boats in my area carries G3. I want to take a look at those as well.

Are there any other Dealers in your area that you would recommend?

I am guessing I won't see a big difference in any of the brands for a skiff that small.
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:06 AM   #2
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Just my opinion, but if the budget allows I would go with the 40 horse. Its load carrying ability and speed will be well worth it. I have a 50 hp on a 14 ft boat and with the load I have own itstill has problems getting out of the hole. I know a 50 sounds a little extreme for that small of a boat but I also have everything with me except the kitchen sink!!! If something tears up I will be able to fix or replace it with little or no down time while on the water.
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todd me...i make my living out of an aluminum boat...850-982-7858

tight lines!
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:54 AM   #4
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Lowes are sold at Emeral Coast marine and the G-3 is sold in Frisco City, the g-3 1756cc or the 1652cc both make very nice floundering setups. Emeral Coast will not sell a boat with out a motor though.
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