I am probably bringing up an old debate that has gone on for years, but am in the market for buying a new duck boat. Just looking for the best info on both. I have looked at both through web sites and both are expensive, but both seem like great boats. Bankes and Duckwater boat owners both swear by there boats. Like the Ford vs. Chevy debate. My question I guess would be, why would you not buy one or the other? I am looking at a 19-21'. I am looking to hunt puddle ducks, divers and sea ducks. The bays are mud or sand and the straits are rocky. I am located in Washington state and we see -4' to a +12' tide swings at varying parts of the year. Big water can kick up quick. Which boat would be a good option? I have talked to two local guides one with Bankes and one with a Duckwater that both rant about there boats. The nice thing about Bankes is no repaint needed. We also get into the glass vs. aluminum debate. Any info would be appreciated.