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Thread: Hewescraft 20' sportsman or Alumaweld Stryker 19'?

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    Default Hewescraft 20' sportsman or Alumaweld Stryker 19'?

    I've been thinking about purchasing a Hewescraft 20' Sportsman or an Alumaweld Stryker 19'. Both powered with a 50 hp and 8hp Yamaha/Honda. My plan is to use it for backtrolling the Kenai River for Kings (and Silver fishing) and occasionally take it out of Anchor Pt for some salwater day trips. I used to have a 17' Stryker (w/ 50 hp Honda)and really liked it. I would welcome any thoughts of the comparison between the two hulls.

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    Default If you want a sportsman

    I know of a sportsman set up like that for sale, very clean. PM me if you are interested.

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    Default alumaweld 19 formula vee

    I have an Alumaweld formula 19 V that someone is going to get a steal of a deal on. PM me for info.

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    Thanks guys. I am still trying to decide between the options.

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    Default Stryker

    I've had my Stryker for 11 years now and been all over Southcentral with it including the Kenai pen. and PWS. It's a great hull that throws the chop out to the side and will also run very shallow with a jet unit if you decide to do so later on. The hull is warrantied for life and the floorboards for ten years. It's a very stable boat that carries a fair amount of weight and planes easily. They also seem to have a decent resale value as they aren't are on the market for long when one does come up for sale.
    Are they both priced similar? Don't have a clue about the Hewescraft though.
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    I would expect them to be priced very closely if stripped down to the hull, trailer, and motor. However, I have not been able to get quotes.

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    Default Why not a 20' Stryker?

    I was talking to an Alumaweld rep at the last Seattle boat show. Alumaweld now makes a 20 foot Stryker instead of the 19. This allowed them to stop putting in foam flotation which opens up a ton of space. If I remember correctly they actually did this to stay competitive with the Sportsman. With that said I think they are both great boats and would gladly own either one of them. If cost is same I would look more closely at the alumaweld.

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    Alumaweld has the information posted on their web site now about the 20' Stryker. I think both would be great boats.
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