My old boat...
- Category: Marinette Boats
- Published: Monday, 14 July 2014 16:34
- Written by Super User
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Why a Marinette (or other aluminum boat)?
|Life Span - These boats with proper care last damn near forever and it's less care than other boats. It is estimated that the Majority of the 8000 Marinettes built are still out there with an average age > 20 years.|
|Cost Effectiveness - A 40 year old Marinette is like to outlast a new boat and even with repairs will still cost far less than a new boat.|
|It is not true that an aluminum boat will corrode away in sea water. You do have to put anodes on to protect. Marinettes are 50xx series aluminum alloy not 60xx series like some out drives.|
|Gas and Fuel costs - Lighter and cheaper to run.|
|Repairable - Aluminum can be welded by a professional for less than a professional repair job for blisters.|
|Customizable - People make some radical changes to Marinettes (lengthen, Convert to outdrives, add or remove bridges, etc).|
|People still make lots of aluminum boats so you can get parts (see the Metal Boat Society)|
|Help is available|
|Click here for more opinions on Marinette.|
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