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 So how old is to old when buying a plate boat ?

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 Trusting it has been looked

Tue, 2019-06-25 19:46

 Trusting it has been looked after and there is no corrosion, there is no such thing as old with Aluminium.

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Biggest enemy over time is the pinhole corrosion patches

Tue, 2019-06-25 20:33

 If you can get a good look under all of the deck, you should be able to spot it .Generally caused by leaving saltwater in the bilge to dry out. Salt sits in patches and it rots through. Most common in pockets down low where it can collect, and along the keel. Well washed out with freshwater, shouldn't happen. Apart from that, fatigue cracking. Won't necessarily happen, down to quality of design, execution, and useage. The stuff will last virtually forever, as long as it well built and designed , with just washing and minimal care. 

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 Well after about 60 you

Tue, 2019-06-25 21:19

 Well after about 60 you probably prefer glass which is generally softer riding

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I see what you did there...

Tue, 2019-06-25 22:51

   

Agree, BTW. Think I was 62 or 3 when i gave away ally CC's.  

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Ha, I’m nowhere near there

Wed, 2019-06-26 01:21

Ha, I’m nowhere near there yet, or so I’d like to think! 

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thought you must be in your 70's

Wed, 2019-06-26 10:00

didn't you already moved to a Glass boat years ago?  :)

 

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I’m going the other way, like

Wed, 2019-06-26 12:31

I’m going the other way, like Benjamin Button 

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 So that being said do you

Wed, 2019-06-26 09:16

 So that being said do you guys reckon a 7.5 alli cat would ride worse than my 5.8 haines ? I'd like to stay with glass but bigger means more weight and don't want to buy a tow vehicle as well.  

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 7.5 ali cat will ride very

Wed, 2019-06-26 09:58

 7.5 ali cat will ride very well and I'd think better than a 5.8 glass boat  (in general but of course depending on specs)

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The plot thickens..

Wed, 2019-06-26 11:37

 ...Tell us more.

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 No big deal been thinking of

Wed, 2019-06-26 17:16

 No big deal been thinking of fishing deep drop .For that i will need more fuel bigger boat , safer etc. Unfortunately in bunno you have to cover a mile to get out deeper. Looking at options that won't break the bank lol.

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Just My Opinion !

Fri, 2019-06-28 15:34

You get a better ride in a deeper v'ed boat,less stress and less fatigue is good for your safety and the boats,deeper v the better(open sea).
Do I want to go fast and pound the shit out of the bottom of the boat,creating more stress and fatigue only to have a weld crack at the fishing spot and sink (dont think so).
Second hand Ali how much stress is in the history of this boat,that is what I would be asking.
I have seen more Ali boats sink than Fiberglass.
Fiberglass sink due to Human stupidity not from welds cracking.

This is the way I look at it.
First Fiberglass 20yo Penguin 19.
Age 60 and made it to 60.
Want to get to 61 and still fish.

SORRY ALI LOVERS.
THEY DO MAKE PRETTY BOATS BUT.

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Glass boats only sink by human stupidity

Fri, 2019-06-28 17:50

 I dont agree with that mate, ever seen a through hull fitting fail ?

To the OP, due diligence on the maintenance records and seek some advice on hull condition. Dave at South West Shipwrights might be able to help.

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NO

Fri, 2019-06-28 18:01

,due diligence on the maintenance records (that is human stupidity)

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5.8 glass mono to 7.5 Ali cat

Sat, 2019-06-29 20:57

5.8 glass mono to 7.5 Ali cat is a huge difference in deck space. I’m not a fan of cats let alone Ali ones always found them to be more unpredictable. Why not consider a 7m glass boat?