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Might be getting a NEW boat next year for the sound and lakes. So I what I've come down to is:

Welded vs double rivet. I see that the welded Klamath will last forever, BUT the Lund uses sturdier aluminum and a lifetime warranty BUT is double-riveted and see people selling 10 yr old "leaking" Lunds on Craiglist.

Their is about a 1000.00 difference between the two and the Klamath being the more expensive, but not as hefty.

- 90% fly fishing for coho,src and some kings
- 90% solo launches and fishing
- on a budget so my max spenditure would be under 4000.00
- 14-16' length so I can launch in a shallow launch.
- already have a 2004 Honda 20hp

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://baltlund.eu/images/WC%252012,1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://baltlund.eu/WC%252012,%252014%2520%26%252016.html&usg=__ZZEpdAFgO2tlkji-pt40mbb6-fw=&h=169&w=459&sz=20&hl=en&start=301&sig2=1PFPIyIC8EOt3k4UKX8t7w&zoom=0&tbnid=pKumKnEGYwMRhM:&tbnh=47&tbnw=128&ei=4kSzTPvcIov4swPmyY2TDA&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dlund%2Bwc%2B14%2Bdlx%2Bpicture%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX%26biw%3D1920%26bih%3D915%26tbs%3Disch:10%2C4211&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=1280&vpy=631&dur=61&hovh=47&hovw=128&tx=68&ty=24&oei=sESzTJn6OYL6swPyl4n_Aw&esq=6&page=6&ndsp=66&ved=1t:429,r:29,s:301&biw=1920&bih=915
http://www.klamathboats.com/boatPages/utility/

Was thinking buying new so I can get lunds lifetime warranty, but if they are known to leak in less than 10yrs well then I'm kinda hard-pressed.

Thanks for all you help guys!
 

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i'd always choose welded.

the klamath looks like it has a flat floor... and the lund doesn't (small picture so i might be off).

i would look for a more open floorplan... less stuff to have to step over.
 

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I have fished out of a 16' Klamath. Feels pretty light and the floor boards make the boat feel (to me) like the center of gravity is too high for the boat. This and my guess is the boat is lighter than the Lunds. As a skiff goes, the Lund appear to handle the chop of puget sound better.

These are all casual observations from limited experience.
 

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I have an older 12' Klamath I bought over 10 years ago and it was probably 5 or 6 years old then. I replaced the plywood on the seats last year. It is the only thing I have had to do to it. I have used it in the river, the salt and in lakes. Great little boat. I would have a hard time parting with it.
 

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I have a Lund WC-14. I bought it used in 1996 and the person I bought it from, bought it new in 1993. I do have a leak or two in the stern, but it is very minor. It doesn't have a deep V and it fairly flat, which is great when the water is flat. If there is a bit of chop, then you get pounded. So if the Klamath has a good V hull, I think it would be better for the Sound.
 
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