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Old 07-26-2007, 10:43 AM
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I have a initial interest in this new ProLine and wonder what if any experiences THT members have had this boat specifically, and ProLine in general. I am considering 300 zukes over triple Honda 225s for power.
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I respond to your post since I see you already have a good boat, and are experienced.
From your signature, I assume you have Yamahas on your boat now. Why donít you like them?
Anyhow, I own a ProLine 32 Express, and am very familiar with Wellcraft Coastals. ProLine 35 Express has more storage space in the mid section than 32. Other than that they are identical. You will love the walk around feature of ProLine. You will enjoy the cabin of the Proline. In fact they imitated the best of designs from much more expensive boats in the layout of this boat. Proline 35 Express is a large cruising/fishing boat. In the past I owned Suzukies and I was happy with them. On my 32 Express I have twin Honda 225, they are great except for gas consumption. The boat rides well, but on anchor, just like other 22 degree deadrises it rolls more than I would like.
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Thanks for the reply; I do enjoy the 290 and the Yammies very much. Not so much a burp from them so far. The 35 Express fits the bill with regard to more cabin space and comfort. I would appreciate the walk around aspect as I can barely get around the 290 now. Can I assume from your reply that ProLine is an open transom boat and I can rig any power I want? I assumed for some reason that only Honda and Zukes came with it and the 300 hp would be needed in any event and the 350 Yammies a bit to much in terms of weight and power not needed. Fit and finish seem high and price seems reasonable.
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Have you considered the 33 coastal or 36 coastal from wellcraft. If you are happy with your current boat, these seem like nice models. Not to mention the diesels will ride better.
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Do you have any experience with diesels? I do, and I do not recommend diesels for boats smaller than 48í.
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Yes. You have choices of any brand. Three motors hanging in the back may be to much for Proline 35, but I have heard a lot of good reports about larger Verados, Ask forum member Glen about a pair of them.

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I do too, and I disagree with the 48' mark. We have a 34 sea vee with a 540 cummins and I love the setup. The difference in ride and fuel economy is nice, and it has its place. The difference in handling with twin screws and trolling ability is also a nice advantage. We had a 35 contender express with twin outboards and I believe the twins were not near enough on that boat, much less the proline which is quite a bit wider. So yes. I do have experience with diesels, expresses in this range, and an informed opinion. For me, I like diesels for rough water handling, head sea ride, and maneuverability on twin setups. Boats are compromises.
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I assumed for some reason that only Honda and Zukes came with it and the 300 hp would be needed in any event and the 350 Yammies a bit to much in terms of weight and power not needed. Fit and finish seem high and price seems reasonable.
FYI Pro-Line will pre-rig with anything but Yamaha. (or in other words, Suzuki, Honda, Merc or Evinrude) If you were set on the Yams, you might be able to order the boat without power but doubt it would be worth the hassle.
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I do too, and I disagree with the 48' mark. We have a 34 sea vee with a 540 cummins and I love the setup. The difference in ride and fuel economy is nice, and it has its place. The difference in handling with twin screws and trolling ability is also a nice advantage. We had a 35 contender express with twin outboards and I believe the twins were not near enough on that boat, much less the proline which is quite a bit wider. So yes. I do have experience with diesels, expresses in this range, and an informed opinion. For me, I like diesels for rough water handling, head sea ride, and maneuverability on twin setups. Boats are compromises.

We have a 1991 Shamrock 26' Predator with a 6bta Cummins, you can't beat the ride, or fuel consumption. A 32' Lures may be a nice boat for you, with Cummins or Yammar power. And it will be in the same price range as the Proline. Not that Proline's diesel express isnít nice, they are a few years old and you can pick them up used in very good shape. Any boat over 30is feet should be inboards and MPIs or diesels.

Thats my two pence.
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My father and I just took delivery of a 35 Express. We got the triple 275 verados, 7kW westerbeke, and the tower. The overal buying experience was great.... and we are getting great support after the sale as well. We were able to go to the factory throughout the build and document the construction process, which is quite impressive. The integrated stringer system looks very strong. All of the employees also really seem to care about their work. We also made several changes and addtions throughout the process.

I am not sure where you're at or who your dealer is, but I can highly reccomend Butch Kiddy at Sunray marine (located right next to the factory). He went and continues to go above and beyond.

We're still working our way through the 20 hour breaking period, but so far we have seen a top speed of 46 knots (53 mph) and at 30 knots we are getting 1 nautical mile per gallon.

I just posted some pics in the Captain's club forum.....
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CAVelocity - 8/6/2007 10:25 AM We're still working our way through the 20 hour breaking period, but so far we have seen a top speed of 46 knots (53 mph) and at 30 knots we are getting 1 nautical mile per gallon. I just posted some pics in the Captain's club forum.....
holy smokes! 53 mph with a tower. awesome.
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holy smokes!* 53 mph with a tower.* awesome.
It's a FUN ride up there!
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CAV,

That is a sweet setup! Now that i have run with the Verados i am hooked! Im really looking forward to trading up in a few years to whatever they come out with next.
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Spearfish,
Do you have any experience with diesels? I do, and I do not recommend diesels for boats smaller than 48í.
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Yes. You have choices of any brand. Three motors hanging in the back may be to much for Proline 35, but I have heard a lot of good reports about larger Verados, Ask forum member Glen about a pair of them.
You don't recommend diesels below 48'???? Are you kidding me? Who makes a 45 foot sportfish with anything but diesels? How do you expect to push 25,000 lbs or more with anything else? I have a lot of experience with diesels and gas and just don't follow your logic. Care to elaborate?
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I have owned a Pro-line 35 Express with T 250 Verados for about a year and a half now (+/-200 hrs). So far the boat and the motors have been flawless. The cabin is roomy, practical, and gives you an aft berth that an inboard in this size can't match. The helm layout and seating layout is Tiara style which means perfect. The Kohler Generator powers everyhting on the boat without a bump. The ride is solid with no shake or vibrations. Most of the systems,a/c, pumps, etc., are the same names as you would find on a so called "top tier" boat. With bottom paint my best cruise is about 27kt/30mph at 1mpg, which is more than adquate for me and the usual sea conditions. The cockpit is roomy and fishes well, and the fold out rear seat is easy and handy. As a bonus, passers by always comment on how they love the look and style of the boat.
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Studlet - if you happen to take the plunge stop by Padanaram again/ I'd love to see the new ride! Good luck in your hunt!
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CAVelocity, just curious what brand and model of props you are running and what pitch are they? Are they Powertech 4 blades, OFS 15 1/4" diameter x 17" pitch?
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I am not saying proline is a bad boat but i think your taking a step down switching from wellcraft to proline. Look at the 36 coastal thats going to be my next boat, hands down most boat for the buck. Also i was looking at other express like cabo,carolina classic,luhers,rampage etc. and the well craft had a better layout that all of them i think and we are talking about boats 200k more. I couldent find anything I didnt like about it and thats VERY hard to say about anyboat
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As stated already the 35 is an awesome boat. We have sold many 32's and a few 35's to date and the people who have them love them. They say it fits the bill for them. The wife and kids can go down below, its roomy, comfortable and doesnt beet you up when in the rough and has plenty of fishing room for a few people.

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I have propped the 32 and the 35 and they both need big boat power, like 300's of some type and Yam 350's were made for this type of application...also take a look at the all-new Wellcraft Coastal 34 based on their scarab hull - 2 350's gets great mpg and speed...

If you have verados, come see us at www.veradoclub.com - 2 certified techs on staff at all times and plenty of good info on a newly redesigned site....
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