Ideas for a 16ft welded?

Discussion in 'Boats, Motors, Trailers and Towing Rigs Forum' started by Matsutake, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. Matsutake

    Matsutake Member

    Hey there, I've had my 16 ft Naden tinny for a while now and I'm thinking of upgrading to a welded in the same length. I'd also like a bit more freeboard with the new boat. I recently saw a solid looking Silver Streak that looked to fit the bill.
    Does anyone have thoughts on this or any other type of open boat?
    Thanks a ton for your thoughts.
  2. Gong Show

    Gong Show Active Member

    Need more information.
    There are many differences in the 16' range.
    Gregor makes an interesting 'lighter' welded aluminum.
    Eaglecraft has a big volume 16', although it is no longer in production.

    Where are you planning to use this new boat?
  3. Matsutake

    Matsutake Member

    I fish each summer out of bamfield or Nootka. Not going offshore or anything stupid but this past week with the nice weather I was out past whittlestone and tapaltos bay, Kirby, Edward King, Flemming etc.
    I want something a bit deeper than the Gregor models I've seen. In Nootka I've taken it out to Burdwood pt.
    Deep V and beamy is what I'm looking for.
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  4. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    If you see a used lodge boat they're smaller welded units that have seen the test of time not pretty but functional; the Silver Streaks I've seen had poor finishing but that may have changed.
  5. Aridhol

    Aridhol Active Member

    Seating wise the 16' hewescrafts are challenging but they are good boats.
  6. JAC

    JAC Well-Known Member

    If your looking for a 16' with a tiller the 16' silverstreak challenger is hard to beat!!!
  7. kelly

    kelly Well-Known Member

    I had a 16.5 cope Barkley Sounder built this winter. It's a fun setup but went well over budget.

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  8. Alex_c

    Alex_c Active Member

    check out the lifetimer 1600, either tiller or centre console. I have an older one, but the newer ones have a bit more freeboard and a reverse chine.
  9. Matsutake

    Matsutake Member

    Yah, I like the look of that.
  10. Reeltime

    Reeltime Well-Known Member

  11. Alex_c

    Alex_c Active Member

  12. trophywife

    trophywife Well-Known Member

    i bought an ex north king lodge boat. awesome.
  13. Matsutake

    Matsutake Member

    Does one contact the lodge and inquire as to used boats?
  14. Matsutake

    Matsutake Member

    Thanks, it looks solid.
  15. trophywife

    trophywife Well-Known Member

    check with bridgeview marine in rupert.

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