I bought a 1542 alweld in 1987 and this boat has been through **** !! It has hauled 4 wheelers in it we have duck hunted out of it and we even used it to push a small barge on a canal in the mississippi river. Needless to say it has been through it. It now has gone into retirement along with my dad and now he crappie fishes out of it about 4 to 5 days a week and I use it on the weekends. This boat has seen a lot of hard use over it's twenty years of service and it still has never leaked a drop and there are NO cracked welds on this boat PEROID. If this one ever wears out I would for sure buy another Alweld boat.
Last edited by crappiepappy; 09-22-2007 at 01:34 AM.
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