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Old 09-29-2004, 08:57 PM
roballen2 roballen2 is offline
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if you are looking at new glass boats clackacraft and lavro are the best boats available ( not including small custom builders of which i am sure there are many)

if you are looking for used boats brands to look for are clacacraft,lavro east side and sliderite..

I have heard lots of complaints about hydes and the video on lavro's website will put an end to you wanting a hyde

properly built fiberglass driftboats are built to be abused ( again watch the lavro video)

Now if you are fishing in a location where you always have nice launches and you never hit rocks or rapids i am sure a hyde would be just fine.. but if you want something to be aggressive with to use abuse and put away wet and never do any maintenence to then get a clacka or lavro.. If you did something to destroy one of these boats you probably either died in the accident or won't want to row a boat ever again
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