I prefer aluminum
February 09, 2009 at 7:47pm
Shape of hulls does have a lot to do with it. That and weight.
It really boils down to what you plan on using it for and how long you would like to keep it. There are two things you shouldn't buy used. That is computers and fiberglass boats. Having watched older fiberglass boats sink and having to repair the brittle glass on old boats, it really makes you want to lean towards aluminum.
If you mainly bass fish in open water and have a big nice truck to pull the boat, get a fiberglass boat. Especially if you and the kids want to play around in the summer tubing or whatever.
If you like to get back up in the stumps to bass fish, set out trot lines, do alot of night fishing and/or have a smaller or mid sized truck, go with an aluminum.
One is just as good as the other. It depends on how much you plan to baby it or if you plan to get out there and do some hard core fishing. Fiberglass boats are best kept in a garage, preferably in a climate controled environment, to get a better resale value and/or life of the boat.