Originally Posted by Petrov
Steel is hard, alu is softer.
Its pretty hard strain when you jumping in waves etc and to get alu as durable/lasting as SS it has to be very thick and then it will probably be more expensive than SS
I,have cracked my steel-frame several times, The local police Goldfish rib has a reinforced one off, several small cracks, another local charter rib has dismounted it because it has cracked several times.
Talked to a guy with a Hurricane with ali-frame, no cracks yet.
Want to build a one off for my eventually new boat, and i want it to last this time. Cost no big issue.