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Old 11 January 2016, 13:58   #11
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Ah, I hadn't realised you were in the USA (the App doesn't make location obvious - although I should have spotted your "misspelling" of Aluminium ). Last time I checked nobody stateside was really doing rotomolded HDPE powerboats. Not sure why... Their are UK, French, Scandinavian, Philippine, and New Zealand offerings on the market - but importation costs probably rule them out?
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Oh and it looks like Zodiac now have an aluminium range:

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Old 11 January 2016, 19:20   #13
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http://www.triumphboats.com

I think they are US based, I remember a video they had on YouTube where they tow one of their boats at speed behind a pickup truck without a trailer... 😳


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Why not pionerboat Pioner boats -Pioner 17 Flexi



Even this one looks funny:


Did you check highfieldboats in US ?
I have one but only one season so can not give you a hint about long term behavior/problems.

I did also avoid to park it on sand or pebbles. Even in advert. they mentioned - that it is not a problem. This is my first boat and I use it only 1-2 months per year so take care about it as a source of fun for whole family and long awaiting vacation.

If boats made from poliuretan are sand and pebbles proof maybe you can look at pioner boats. There are Norwegian boats and currency rate between USD or EUR and NOK is very good now. Not sure if you can buy one in US
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I think they are US based, I remember a video they had on YouTube where they tow one of their boats at speed behind a pickup truck without a trailer... 😳
A friend had an early Triumph PE boat. Had lost of problems with screws backing out. I'd assume they got a handle on this, if they're still selling them (don't know if they are or not.)

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Screwing PE remains a challenge. As does glueing.

Embedded fixing points or backing material that can be screwed or bolting is the way to go unless it can be welded..
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A friend had an early Triumph PE boat. Had lost of problems with screws backing out. I'd assume they got a handle on this, if they're still selling them (don't know if they are or not.)

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Plenty of expertise from the kayak world in attaching things to HDPE. Welding, inserts, backing plates, rivets, well nuts, etc all widely used. Self tappers can be problematic but Ive got a couple where I removed them and added a little sika to the hole before refitting and they've not budged for 7 yrs.
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