OT: Carolina Skiff or Aluminum Jon boat?
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    OT: Carolina Skiff or Aluminum Jon boat?

    My old boat is starting to see signs of age. So, I am looking to upgrade to a new boat. I have a new 25 HP Yamaha 4-stroke to put on the new boat. Would you guys recommend a fiberglass skiff (like a Carolina Skiff) or an aluminum Jon boat? I'm thinking either a 15 or 16 ft would be fine with the 25.

    This would be for mostly freshwater lakes and occassionally a trip to the bays on the coast.

    Ideas?

    Todd

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    Re: OT: Carolina Skiff or Aluminum Jon boat?

    THe aluminum boat would have some advantages to say the least, weight being th ebiggest of them. Although, if you're taking it out in big water, that can also be a weakness.

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    Re: OT: Carolina Skiff or Aluminum Jon boat?

    Carolina skiffs have HUGE capacity, the bigger ones. With a 25, I'd just get a jon boat. Friend of mine has a Carolina skiff. He likes it because he can easily run his four wheeler up on it to run the island down at the land cut south of Corpus Cristi, Texas. They have a lot of weight capacity and space and his is a tunnel hull which will run in 6" of water, a plus down here. It;s also a very stable fishing platform to walk around in. I'd want a bigger motor on one to take advantage of a bigger boat, though.

    The good ol' jon boat is a do all and it's hard to beat it for a variety of situations.
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