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  1. Duckdamage

    Duckdamage New Member

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    Sorry, but comparing an original TDB with anything the Duckwater company produces is like comparing a real boat with a toy. Too many issues with Duckwater. I would suggest you sell yours, and get a TDB or a Bankes IMHO
     
  2. BAYDOG

    BAYDOG Moderator- Diver, NY Forum, Refuge Classifieds Sponsor Moderator Flyway Manager

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    I'd love to know what "Issues" you find with Duckwaters?? I have been in quite a few, and except maybe their weight, they have been awesome boats. For what i do, which is hunting around a lot of rocks and eddy's , a fiberglass boat will never cut it. A aluminum boat is the only way to go, and Duckwater is a tank.
     
  3. DCFIREMANN

    DCFIREMANN Senior Refuge Member

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    I have looked at Duckwater boats in the past. They aren't my cup of tea. I do a lot of different hunting out of my boat. The Duckwater just doesn't fit the bill.

    Be Safe

    THE DAWG
     
  4. no harm-no fowl

    no harm-no fowl Senior Refuge Member

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    Mine was made in 2006, it's built like a tank. I can hunt anywhere in it. I've broken 4" of ice with it. Try that with your glass boat.
     
  5. DCFIREMANN

    DCFIREMANN Senior Refuge Member

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    I would love to see the bottom of your tank!!!! If you think those aluminum boats can break 4 inches of ice you better know a good aluminum welder. If we get 4 inches of ice down here I'll go hunt the fields.

    Be Safe

    THE DAWG
     
  6. no harm-no fowl

    no harm-no fowl Senior Refuge Member

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    It's welded .240 aircraft aluminum, with a 1/2" aluminum skag that runs 3/4 of the length of the boat. Also it has a jackplate so I can drop the motor down below the broken chunks of ice coming out the back. The 115 E-tec just pushes it up on the ice and it breaks like butter. Mine is one of the early ones, so it's a bit more stout than what he makes today. 20151115_145343_resized.jpg
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  7. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Elite Refuge Member

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    Nothin like a fiberglass/aluminium boat competition, pizzing contest. :joker
     
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  8. RJW

    RJW Senior Refuge Member

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    We have the same arguments in Washington/ Oregon. What to use in what kind of water. Generally if you run rivers get aluminum. If you run the sound or ocean get glass. I can tell you I know someone who recently sold his name brand aluminum boat. It had been use in the Columbia river and looked like a great boat. When the new owner removed the floor he found ever weld on the stringers broken and had to have them re-welded.

    They are not completely bomb proof, you just may not see it.
     
  9. DCFIREMANN

    DCFIREMANN Senior Refuge Member

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    RJW my SC17will never see river duty. I have an Excel with a 4400 Black Death mud motor for running the river up here in Western Maryland. I do a lot of big water hunting in my TDB and love how stable it is.

    Be Safe

    THE DAWG
     
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  10. DCFIREMANN

    DCFIREMANN Senior Refuge Member

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    no harm- no fowl it's a nice looking rig. It's just not my cup of tea.

    Be Safe

    THE DAWG
     

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