Aluminum canoe alloys?

First, I have composite and Roylex canoes and know aluminums disadvantages and advantages. I have paddled and seen aluminum canoes that have metal of different quality. What manufacturers use(used) what alloys? Which do you think is best?


some use a lighter gage for lighter boat
I don’t know who uses what, but different manufacturers have heavy duty and lighter duty options for their boats.

I too have only been able to appreciate a difference in gauge between different aluminum boats, although the finish can make the same aluminum alloy look quite different.

I was under the impression that aluminum canoes were primarily constructed from 5052 aluminum, which is an alloy containing magnesium and chromium.

So, Turtle, are you going to cross the
highway in an aluminum shell?

Real slow