Boat was built around the principle of a duck hunting pit blind and sits on a single axle trailer with good tires.
Want to buy a 16 foot aluminum boat to use for kicking around in light salt and fresh water.
There are a lot of good aluminum boats out there, but there was nothing like those old Duranautics. I have used my 2000 1700 Lund Fisherman in the Puget Sound for years in rough water and have never lost a rivet or experienced leaks. Dave is currently outfitting a new 16 ft Duroboat designed for economical exploration at relatively high speed. The article recounts the special nature of exploring the, not quite landlocked, Estero Basin in a Duroboat. If you require further details regarding the transaction data, please contact the supplier directly.
Whether you're researching a new boat, or are a seasoned Captain, you'll find The Hull Truth Boating & Fishing Message Forum contains a wealth of information from Boaters and Sportfishermen around the world. 1974 - 1977 - trailered that boat from Albany NY to the the coast and Adirondacks lakes an average of 10,000 miles per year. 1985 - boat was rear ended while on the trailer bending the transom and breaking the transom reinforcement bracket.


I left Florida in 1990 and sold the boat to a student who continued to trailer it and fish the area. Before arriving at the launch, I crossed the Dog River bridge and noticed Mobile Bay was at a medium chop with a slight "white cap". Boat was built with 100 thousandths thick aluminum versus the more traditional 60 thousandths that most aluminum boats are. It's fast and stable design make it great for off shore fishing or just cruising around in the harbor. Everything was going well until my old 16 foot fiberglass boat decided to croak when I returned to the ramp.
He invited me to meet him at a launch at Dog River to go for a ride in a new boat he had added to his line. Looking at the Bay conditions and looking at this Duroboat, I told David "ride out into the bay????
Angled aluminum welded to bottom hull serves to break thin ice, protects from stumps, rolls over river rocks to protect from damage, and allows for stability turning. His hidden reason for taking the boat out was to retrieve a banner that had been lost from a plane in Mobile Bay.
This boat does not slide in a turn like other flat bottom boats and allows for very stable river running.


Boat is equipped with a front mount trolling motor and a 140hp Suzuki outboard motor (bought new in 2011 with 6 yr warranty, has 2 years left on warranty). I was looking for something that would not beat me to death in a light chop, but something tough enough to handle riding white caps.
Over the last 25 years of fishing bays I have learned any boat over 16" does nothing but scare fish away in water less that 6" deep.
Aft end of duck box has a reinforced blind cap cover that bolts on and is removable but is perfect for standing on for sight fishing and makes a great platform to bow fish from. In those conditions a heavy fiberglass boat would have beat you to death, not to mention the splash of the water. This boat was scooting along the top of these white caps with a 30 horsepower motor like nothing I had ever experienced.



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