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    Default Ocean skiff hull

    I've been looking for an ocean skiff and recently found an older pacific skiff but the hull thickness is 3/16". Most newer skiff ls that I have seen are 1/4". What are peoples ideas on a 3/16" hull

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    ABYC standards for aluminum hulled boats are 3/16". Some manufacturers go with thinner. 3/16" is plenty good. 1/4" stuff is usually on the bottom. It is very rare to see aluminum boats in the less than less than 30' range built with thicker stuff than 3/16" all the way around. I have also never seen a flimsy Pacific Skiff... even the older ones.

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    Theirs more to how strong a bottom is than it being or 3/16 thick. The number of and size of the hull stiffener, keel, ribs, beams and stringers and how good the weld are is what determined the strength of the hull. I wish I had pictures of some boats to show you.

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