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Open concept V-bottom aluminum boat #14100235 09/04/19
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Besides the Lund Alaskan, Starcraft/Smokercraft Freedoms who else makes a utility type v-bottom aluminum boat?

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Re: Open concept V-bottom aluminum boat [Re: woodson] #14100269 09/04/19
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Talking about a utility boat that’s decked, open, without a raised casting platform on the bow.

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Alumnacraft makes a good light weight open boat

Re: Open concept V-bottom aluminum boat [Re: rflshtr] #14102713 09/05/19
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I just picked up a Tracker Grizzly 17/54 all welded hull on clearance at BassPro….. Built like a tank…….I added a steering console and 50 HP 4 stroke....It performs great 33 MPH loaded to fish with 2 people...…...

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Re: Open concept V-bottom aluminum boat [Re: woodson] #14103454 09/05/19
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Duranautic, Crestliner ( some models). Both manufacturers are aluminum, and have welded seams ( very strong), not riveted. Duranautic may be listed as "Marathon Boat", used to be made in Marathon, NY ( just north of Binghamton, NY).

Both are great boats. Have owned multiple versions of each manufacturer. Duranautics are lighter.


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Re: Open concept V-bottom aluminum boat [Re: woodson] #14104672 09/06/19
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I looked at the Crestliner webpage out of curiosity (since I own one) but didn't see anything without the raised front casting platform.


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Re: Open concept V-bottom aluminum boat [Re: woodson] #14105201 09/06/19
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Go to Tinboats.net
you'll find all you need

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Re: Open concept V-bottom aluminum boat [Re: woodson] #14111987 09/08/19
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Well for the third time... Tracker... I have a deep hull 18 foot... mine is a targa WT... all welded... very very nice


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Re: Open concept V-bottom aluminum boat [Re: woodson] #14115881 09/10/19
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Sounds like you need to be looking at the crappie version of the tracker. powdr

Re: Open concept V-bottom aluminum boat [Re: woodson] #14117325 09/11/19
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Interested more in a tiller setup. Save room for decoys, bushel baskets and such. 18’ Lund Alaskan or one of the Freedoms is all I can find.

Re: Open concept V-bottom aluminum boat [Re: woodson] #14283070 11/15/19
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My first boat was an Alumacraft 14' FD model that I bought new in the mid-1970s. Zero problems with it. I later traded it for an Alumacraft bass boat. I've recently been looking at Jon boats for river use on Craigslist. I'm really surprised how many of these old FD Alumacrafts turn up in the 500-800 price range. Of course they usually come with an old motor of questionable value and trailers ranging from good to awful. FDs are indestructible and they might not shine any more, but unless it's been wrecked on the highway or run into rocks at some speed they should still be sound. Definitely worth a look if a 14-footer will serve your purposes.


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If you are looking for the very best go with a Klamath or my preference the Gregor Baja/Alaskan. Spendier than the recommendations so far.


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Big open tillers are really popular here on the west coast, especially who shallow deadrise for running rivers with a jet. In my opinion, they are made stronger and are tougher than any Brunswick product. Alumaweld, Duckworth, River Hawk, Hewescraft, and I think even North River has an open concept tiller. These typically have .160 bottoms/transoms and .1 to .125 sides. All welded and will handle a lot of HP.

Check this out:

https://www.alumaweldboats.com/Adventurer20.htm

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Does anyone know what make of boats Chip (Cariboo) Hailstone uses on Life Below Zero ?

They may be in need of media blasting but they are very deep V's and have high gunwalls (sides).

I'd like yo find one of these.

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For a hunter who likes to fish also, Check out War Eagle boats made in MS, and Alweld boats made in Arkansaw.

Re: Open concept V-bottom aluminum boat [Re: Blairhj] #14512258 01/27/20
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Originally Posted by Blairhj
Does anyone know what make of boats Chip (Cariboo) Hailstone uses on Life Below Zero ?

They may be in need of media blasting but they are very deep V's and have high gunwalls (sides).

I'd like yo find one of these.


Lund Alaskans.
He also has a Silver Streak boat I believe


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G3 makes V bottoms from 16 to 21ft .

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