Poly or Pan

Anyone have preference to poly over Aluminium? Looking at purchasing a 4.5 to 5m boat..Require this size as intend on Beach launching.Any feedback is welcome thanks..


scano's picture

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Date Joined: 31/05/07

Love the ploy's myself

Sun, 2014-07-13 10:49

 Nearly bought one a few years back but the trailer would not fit in my car port.

i looked at the 4.5 centre console. The poly's do need larger than regular motors to push them along at a descent speed so look for one with the highest hp motor you can fit to that size boat.

i especially like the ones that are foam filled throughout the hull. The boats overall are nearly indestructible.

one thing to note is some of the early models did tend to porpise as bit at times. I am pretty sure a slight hull design change about 5 years ago fixed that but I am sure some more googling on that subject will give you more detailed info.






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Ali or Poly

Sun, 2014-07-13 12:36

4.9m Webster Twinfisher, ali, very light and easy to launch and retrieve, small cat so ideal for beach launch, very stable and roomy, good fishing platform, sits low in Dunbier trailer so little wind resistance when towing, can recomend from personal experience.

Old Banga!



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Got a 4.1 polycraft and love

Mon, 2014-07-14 04:57

Got a 4.1 polycraft and love it.  Just so much stabler for casting in rough  than a aliand u can push em harder in bigger weather.  Look at the 4.8 smartwave though

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 Got a polycraft 5.99 centre

Mon, 2014-08-11 14:40

 Got a polycraft 5.99 centre console, excellent boat, we just get a little wet but, the ride is great, so if the drift and we easierly fish four down one side of the boat. It would be hard to part with mine.

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 Have a look at the plaka

Tue, 2014-09-02 18:47

 Have a look at the plaka boats various sizes centre console foam filled hulls almost unsinkable, although they said that about the titanic ha!