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    Default ?? about Almar Lite boats

    How "heavy duty" are these boats? How do they compare to the other aluminum river boats out there? Thanks

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    They are built like tanks and can handle anything you throw at them.

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    Default Bronco's right!

    I have had an Almar Jetstream (Lite's big brother) for over 20 years and its still one of the most well put together boats that I have ever come across. Have given it plenty of chances to come apart, but she is still solid as a rock. I would assume that the Lite models are of similar quality.

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    Used to own a 16 or 17 footer with a 150 Yammie jet on it. The hull was built like a tank but the windshield was attached cheapy, almost like an after thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowwolfe View Post
    Used to own a 16 or 17 footer with a 150 Yammie jet on it. The hull was built like a tank but the windshield was attached cheapy, almost like an after thought.
    I have seen a lot of the 80's era boats with windshields like that and never understood why they didn't just weld up a frame to the hull.

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    I've got an 18' Almar Lite and it is really solid. The hull will take anything you throw at it. My windshield is fine too...maybe a different model than others with the complaints.

    I have always wondered what gauge aluminum is on the bottom of my boat. It seems pretty think, but short of drilling a hole (dumb idea) in it, I'm not really sure how to tell. All the seams are welded up and there isn't anywhere with an edge showing. I'd guess it's 3/16" and maybe even 1/4".

    It's a 25 year old boat and I'd guess the hull has another 25 years in it. I wish outboards would last that long.

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