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Can anyone offer any opinion on the quality of the weld pictured below. I purchased this boat used and it appears the hull took a little hit near the keel at the bow. It must have gotten a crack and so was re-welded. The previous owner (not the first owner of the boat) had no idea it was even there, claiming he didn't use the boat all that much, but who really knows. I have asked around regarding getting the weld reinforced from inside the hull but it turns out that since the hull is painted, its an absolute pain to get the weld done since there is so much prep work involved to begin with. Is the current weld good enough in terms of if it ain't broke don't fix it? Is it worthwhile keeping the boat or moving on from it ASAP?
Hi all, Can I ask for trailerable lengths of aluminium boats - particularly in the 4.5 to maybe 6m lengths - does hull design make much difference in terms of seasickness ?? Another way of saying it is, 'Will the ultra new designs incorporating a negative chine make things better or worse as far as seasickness is concerned' ? Cheers, Steve
Hi all, Can I ask whether the newer hull designs that have a strong reverse chine or almost a tri-hull design are capable for more lumpy seas off the coast ? It seems to me the Millennial hulls of this world are best for estuary, dam or rivers but not the bar crossings and beyond. I like their smoothness across chop, dryness and speed but worry about the offshore abilities. Cheers, Steve