Boating & Outdoor Photos - 2003 Pro-Line 20 DC
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07-29-2005, 02:58 PM
well, i finally picked it up... i will post again after i take it out on the water. i am pulling it with a 98 explorer, so i know i will hear a lot of comments that i need to upgrade the tow vehicle... it did fine on the way home from the dealer, which is actually farther than the boat ramp! hopefully the ramp will be the same story! ;)
i'll try to get a picture out on the water, as well...
still hasn't sunk in that i have it; i haven't made the first payment yet! :grin:
07-29-2005, 03:05 PM
very nice. i have a DC style boat and find them very practical. you should have a lot of fun in that boat.
07-29-2005, 09:43 PM
Congratulations! Good luck with her. She's a very nice looking boat. :) And don't worry about the Explorer. I pull my 3500 lb (dry weight) 2005 Trophy 2052 with my 1995 Ranger 4x4 STX pickup without any problems what so ever. I do need the FWD at low tide due to the slippery ramp but otherwise it doesn't even blink. :)
07-29-2005, 10:11 PM
Nice boat. Good luck with her!
07-30-2005, 11:41 AM
Congratulations on the good looking new boat. I had a Pro-Line 22 Walk and pulled it with my 2003 Explorer V6 (5600 lb tow rating) ok.
You will enjoy the boat :thumbsup:
07-30-2005, 03:35 PM
nice boat !!!
07-31-2005, 09:47 PM
Great looking boat,:thumbsup: so how did your first weekend go?
08-01-2005, 06:48 AM
it didn't... too many family friends' birthday parties (i know, i should've been *sick*, but...) i am taking it out after work today. i am off by 3:30, so... it was killing me about 5:00 last night, so i put the muffs on the motor and started her up. man, that V6 sounds a lot different from my old 4 cyl.! even sounds different in my driveway from when i seatrialed it and then flushed it at the dealer.
only thing i am disappointed in so far is that the salesman told me the trailer had disc brakes- upon further inspection it appears they are drum, which are worthless, from what i've heard... :mad:
going to call today, but i doubt it will do me any good. my ignorance=my fault.
08-01-2005, 08:20 AM
She looks great man!! Got take the family fishing!!! :thumbsup:
09-25-2005, 09:08 PM
well, i've had it out probably 8-10 times in the two months i've had it, and i do like it a lot. i've found the covers to the ice boxes behind the port captain's chair and in the console in front of that chair aren't the most insulated. it helps to keep the bimini up or have a cushion over them...
i also have to mention that even though i've had boats for over four years now, i made a STUPID mistake. tried for over an hour to get it started, thinking it's flooded/bad plugs/ignition, etc. finally looked at the throttle lever and realize the kill switch had been flipped to off :mad:
needless to say, i wasn't the happiest person in the world, but in the grand scheme of things, it's not that bad... ha.
anyway, finally remembered to bring the digital camera with me, so here's a picture of it on the water. we were at a sandbar called three rooker, which is north of honeymoon island and south of anclote key. the water seems to be cooling off a little, at last. i think it was around 85, as opposed to 91... a good day on the water, but a little painful; i forgot my hat. :roll
09-25-2005, 09:23 PM
Great looking boat!! Congratulations ;cool; ;cool; :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
09-27-2005, 09:21 AM
That's 3 years old????? :o WoW!! :thumbsup:
09-27-2005, 03:47 PM
it was high-n-dry before i got it, and both the dealer and my mechanic estimated it had between 50-75 hours on it. the trailer is brand new, though...
i'm happy with the price i paid, too, considering a new one would be around 30k or more...
now i've got to keep it looking that nice :roll