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Read in Walleye In Fisherman magazine today that the only aluminium boat that has a glass like hull is the Tundra. So it affords the best of both worlds, durability and better ride in rough water. True??

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The Tundra is one heck of a boat for big water. The hull on the boat, is formed aluminum, where Tracker is the only company to break into the realm of forming aluminum for a boat. So yes, in a way the hull on these boats are like their glass counterparts.

For a smooth and dry ride in big waves on big water, the 21 foot Tundra does get the job done!!! I have even heard, the 18 foot model does a fabulous job in rough water.

I do not personally own one, but have rode in two, where the one time, the conditions were not the greatest. I could not believe the stability and how smooth the boat ran in these rough seas!! Another plus with the hull design, is you can get on plane at lower speeds, this definately allows you to run better in rough water. Instead of having to go really slow, or worse yet, keep your bow up (like you would have to do with most other aluminum boats, with the hull on this boat you can just speed up a bit and plane at 20MPH and cut through the waves, without having to break your back!!! The only other boat that I have ridden in that matches the smooth and dry ride a Tundra hull gives you, is a glass Tuffy 20 footer.

When my next boat purchase comes up, I will definately keep these boats on the top of my list...

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Great design idea but from what I have heard they are still working the bugs out. If they do it will be a very good option. Lke you say the best of both worlds.

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I was extremely impressed with this rig last summer when I got the opportunity to fish all day in one. The conditions were pretty brutal to start with on LOW and it handled those waves without a problem.

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Tracker Tundra is a formed aluminium, whereas CR is welding pieces of aluminium together.

But I have heard from others that although good ride, but resale value and quality of fitting suck.

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I was just going with the no rivits theory makes the formed and welded similar. As far as strength goes I can see advantages to both. IF Tracker can keep the thickness consistant and not get thin spots at the edges forming is the way to go, but you really run a risk with thin spots when you stamp aluminum.

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A lot of guys have had problems with these hulls and Tracker doesn't seem to be standing behind them too well. I'd stay away for now.

EJ

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A buddy of mine had problems with his 04 model and he got his boat replaced completely. No problems with the new one.

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