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Old 02-22-2003, 02:35 PM
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Wood in 1995??

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Default What year did prolines stop using wood??

The hull I have has been in production since 1994 and still is as the 25 walk. It is wood free with there FIST stringer system (F.I.S.T. Fiberglass Integrated Structural Technology). I am not sure of the year but would think that by 1995 all boats had the FIST system. Check the transom of the boat. Mine has an imprint in the transom stating that the boat was 100%wood free.
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Old 02-22-2003, 03:11 PM
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Makomyday; Wood gets a bad rap. If it done properly it is about the strongest transom or framwork you can get(if done properly) if not, then it will some day rot. Read Dave Pasco and you can find out some good things and bad things about wood. Good Luck Ginrickei

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I agree, wood does get a bad wrap. If fact it is my understanding that many of the so called major boat manufacturers are returning to wood transoms. While composite stringers have an advantage, I am told that these builders are finding the modern green wood works better than composites on the transom.
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i think wood is great--just probably more technique sensitive. my mako has tons-o-wood with no problemo. how important is a marine survey before buying a used boat?

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Makomyday;;Very inportant.

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MakoMyDay, Wood is going back in my transom. When are you coming over to help. I was at your fence building party... I have been having a transom ripping apart party for a month here!


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i thought you could use the exercise

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nothing to do with wood, but i maintain a 30 proline express, and wish i'd never agreed to do it. front bilge pump not wired directly, batteries in the bilge, switches that don't work. proline has a lot of design learning to do. and the worse part is that this boat supposedly has a bow to stern warr...,, that means nothing, as each time i have the dealer over to fix what was supposed to be,, he charges $70/hr, plus parts. No way I'd go with Proline for my boat!
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