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post #7 of Old 11-20-2009
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If you're out cruising most of the time, then aluminum is a pretty good choice...however, steel is far simpler to repair in remote areas, as aluminum is a more difficult material to weld.

for boats that spend a lot of time in the marina, it isn't a good choice due to risks of serious hull damage in relatively short periods of time due to stray current issues.

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