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Old 10-23-2020, 11:54 AM
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Both are quality built boats, it's kinda like the Ford vs Chevy debate. However, I believe Alumacraft uses only aluminum in their transoms and Lund still has a composite transom. I remember some previous threads on here talking about the problems people have had with the Lund composite transoms. Just something to think about. Also, you'll find that on average the Alumacraft is less money than the Lund and you can get the Alumacraft with a Yamaha, Mercury, or Suzuki whereas Lund pretty much restricts you to only a Mercury. Both brands hold their resale values really well.
I agree the Alumacraft is a well made boat and they can be less expensive but as far as a Lund composite transom, i have a couple of Lund boats and i've never had a transom issue. Lund had a problem with the wood transoms and that's been discussed here many times. Lund does not restrict buyers to just Mercury, do they want to sell their boats with a Mercury motor, yes as most Lund dealers sell them that way. There's dealers that will mount other brands as i have a Yamaha on my Lund Impact.
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Old 10-23-2020, 01:23 PM
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Looking for any and ALL comments and comparisons between these two Hull technologies. I am new to Aluminum fishing boats and they both sound great, just curious on the pros and cons of both. Thanks.
Both are quality built boats, it's kinda like the Ford vs Chevy debate. However, I believe Alumacraft uses only aluminum in their transoms and Lund still has a composite transom. I remember some previous threads on here talking about the problems people have had with the Lund composite transoms. Just something to think about. Also, you'll find that on average the Alumacraft is less money than the Lund and you can get the Alumacraft with a Yamaha, Mercury, or Suzuki whereas Lund pretty much restricts you to only a Mercury. Both brands hold their resale values really well.
I run alumacraft and hull quality is similar, just different designs. I do think Lund pro v models are higher quality inside. I think for example Alumacraft competitor series competes with Lund impact. I would have purchased a pro v but Alumacraft 205 layout and huge casting platforms fit my style of fishing.
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Old 10-23-2020, 02:32 PM
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I doubt that you will hear much of a pro or con on either of these 2 hulls. In real world applications the performance of these 2 are too similar.

I currently own a Lund with IPS 2 hull but if I switched to Alumacraft it surely would not because of the hulls.
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First learn how to spell Polar Kraft....and no it has the same hull as a Lund.

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That guy from Minnesota likes to pick fights i think. I thought he was out on the open road driving mini wini's all over the place ?
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Hey, another posse member. Woulda thunk you would show up.
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Old 10-23-2020, 05:47 PM
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Lund hands down. Cuts the waves and doesn't bounce on them. Been in a new alumacraft as well as my dads polarcraft. They have the same hull design. In smooth water they are fine, in 2 to 4 footers they beat you to death. My Pro V rides excellent in rough or smooth water. Sure the lunds are a bit heavier, but in the end the ride is better. All in my opinion and experience obviously.
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First learn how to spell Polar Kraft....and no it has the same hull as a Lund.

Btw donít care about post counts and have said at least once before I wish they would delete them.


The Polar Crap (sorry about the spelling mistake) hull might be designed with a flat pad like the Lund IPS hull........but it is not an IPS hull. Polar Crap (again sorry about the spelling mistake) makes a pretty good boat but to say it's an IPS hull when Lund owns that technology/design just simply lacks common sense. Doubt very much the Lund engineers gave up that technology and gave the design specs to Polar Crap (once again, sorry about that) so they could copy their hull!!!
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The Polar Crap (sorry about the spelling mistake) hull might be designed with a flat pad like the Lund IPS hull........but it is not an IPS hull. Polar Crap (again sorry about the spelling mistake) makes a pretty good boat but to say it's an IPS hull when Lund owns that technology/design just simply lacks common sense. Doubt very much the Lund engineers gave up that technology and gave the design specs to Polar Crap (once again, sorry about that) so they could copy their hull!!!
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Old 10-24-2020, 10:28 AM
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I see you're from CanaDA so I now understand that you know nothing. . . .

So that even you may have understood............I tried to explain it as simply as I could, I see I failed! LOL
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