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Greetings from Holland


Post by HenkvanGerwen » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:53 am

Hello all,

I live in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands.
My age is 60 years and I fish all my life, I want to buy an aluminium boat, but it's hard to make a choice.
Question 1 (probably the oldest): welded or riveted.

Hope to find the answers here!

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Post by dawgaholic » Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:14 pm

Welcome! :clap:

Riveted hulls for light duty, welded for other uses. Riveted is cheap and will serve well where it is meant to be used, I fished out of several for most of my life since I live inland.

The experts will hopefully jump in and provide much better guidance. :thumbsup:
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Post by goatram » Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:40 pm

Saltwater/ocean get a welded Boat Marine grade aluminum. Riveted boats are for freshwater.

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Post by JETTYWOLF » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:39 pm

welded...even little boats can be all welded boats.

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