Aluminum is lighter. Aluminum is stronger if you have a nice thick hull.
Go with the Crestliner and all weld boats.
I will never again own a fiberglass boat.
Not looking to buy, but perhaps looking to sell Crestliners? I see that you joined the forum just a month ago, and your 6th post looks like a press release with a link to the product followed by a request for others to talk up aluminum boats. Maybe it's in earnest, but....kalninm wrote:I got to talk with the owner of the PT20 briefly and he said he has had fiberglass boats and would rather have one, but he also was the only dry one on the lake that day out of 70 boats. I'm not looking to buy right now just curious about the pros and cons to these larger aluminum bass rigs that rival the fiberglass ones that have had the market for so long.
I went with fiberglass after considering aluminum. A fiberglass boat burns more gas to tow, but its greater weight means it blows around less when one is fishing from it in a wind, and it pounds less severely when one is running waves. It is also quieter when one inadvertently bangs something on it while, for example, switching rigs.