I'm new to this site, I'm 18yrs old, I'm an avid fisherman, I love fishing for big cats with jug-lines and trot-lines, with the occasional rod&reel. I'm from East Texas I have a lot of water available to me. I'm looking at buying a boat my grandfather sold his Aluma-Weld, I work for Academy sports and outdoors and I can get a 15'x42'' Alumacraft jon-boat for $800. I've seen a lot of these boats on the river, but I've never talked to an owner. I know the riveted design is not as desirable as an all-weld but that's the difference in $$ Any thoughts/opinions on these boats greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and have a good day.