We love our aluminum boat. If we EVER decide to buy a new boat… it will be aluminum too. There are so many benefits… but… as you know… everything on a boat is a compromise.
The most important concern with an aluminum boat is electrolysis… it is key to avoid ANY current on the hull. This means that we do not run a wire on Q without having it wear a plastic condom… errr… conduit. That can easily turn a 2 hour installation into a 2 day project… unless you find tools like this to help you fit multiple wires in an existing conduit.
I found this fish last year at Harbor Freight… and it has already saved me many frustrating hours.