Which Aluminum 26ishft Cuddy boat is best for the money ? Motors?

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  1. parrothead

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    Looking to buy a new aluminum cuddy cabin with a stand up head, been searching the web its hard to decide on one. would like a little input. looking at the Sea Raider 2696 and also single out board or twin. Use mostly on big lakes but do spend a few weeks at Swift shure and would like to do the tuna thing. any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. barrie

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    Have a look on sportfishingbc.com web page. One of the guys is selling a 27' northwestern tin boat. It's all you want and more.
     
  3. brokeass boater

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    Portland boat show is coming up, should be a few alloy boats there that you could climb around on,,,gregg
     
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    The 2014 northwestern tin boat up here is built in Canada, they do not have a web page. They are a local builder that's always busy It's a pilot house model.
     
  6. Kid Paella

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    These guys are building some very cool aluminum boats. Bit smaller than what you're looking for, but possible that you could discuss something a little larger with Travis.

    http://www.xtaeroboats.com
     
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    I drool over those sea raiders every time I drive in the everett marina, seem to be the most affordable tin boats out there. As far as tough ass tin boats? Ive seen a few Boultons that looked really HD, I know diving up in BC, Sea Eagle seems to be a standard issue tough boat up there. Built in Cambell river I believe. To be honest they all look really bad ass to me
     
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    Just got back from the Seattle boat show. If you want a 26ft aluminum boat, money well spent to visit that show. Pretty much any aluminum pilot house boat is shown there. Sea raider, kingfisher, Xtaero, Armstrong, many others. You'd definitely be able to decide what you want.
     
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    Talk to Bo or Rob at Defiance Marine. They make the Allied Brand boats in Port Orchard, WA. They have stepped up their Welding. Good Value in the boat. Suzuki's or Honda's or Yami's are all good. Suzuki's are priced better.
     
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    Have to say. The 26 footer that Allied was showing was one of the nicest boats at the Seattle show. Good layout, appeared to be solidly built, liked the lines of it quite a bit. They're rolling out some bigger versions as well. If you're looking for an aluminum 26 footer, Allied seems to be a very good place to look. Only took this shot, but I'm sure there are more available on their site. 0.jpeg
     
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    Close up of their swimstep welds.

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    And of the side rub rail.

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    Just do yourself a favor and save som money and do away with the pain-t.
     
  13. Kid Paella

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    I'm no expert on welding, but the workmanship seemed pretty top notch. They also make some very nice interiors, which can be a little harder to find on aluminum boats outside of Coastal Craft and some of the other high end builders.
     
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    What was the price on the 26' Allied at the show?
     
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    Don't recall the price on the boat, as it wasn't a size range I was really looking at for myself. The boats are made by the Defiance guys. If you go to the Allied site and send them an e-mail, they'll respond quickly. Have to say that in that class of boat, I found it to be a very impressive rig!
     
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    Wow, those are nice boats. I'd like to see the 26 in a short cabin design, like the Rock Harbor used to be built. I sure like the idea of less maintenance of alloy.
     
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    Loved the design of the Rock Harbors. Actually tried to convince Harold Davis to build a 30ft. version, but he is out of the boat building business (although still in business doing repair and maintenance work). I think these guys could easily do a short cabin model. They seem very flexible.
     

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