- Jan 1, 2023
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Hello everyone I am a new member. I need your input as I want to upgrade from my old riveted 16x36 Jon to a more stable and better layout boat. I have fished with a friend who has a war Eagle 542 with the front deck and liked it a lot. So I started looking and war eagle has not built that hull in 2 years with Covid and aluminum costs. So they have the 548 and 648 that they are building. My issue is I want to keep my 15hp short shaft for a few years to reduce cost and then eventually go to a 25hp. What would you go with in my situation as the cost is minimal between the two hulls? I am not war Eagle only it is just the best price welded hull that I have found in my area. Also I am not totally against riveted but I don’t see any with open floors and a front fishing deck. This will be a duck hunting/fishing boat. I have a son and wife who like to fish. I would appreciate any and all recommendations.