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Old 02-09-2004, 08:07 AM
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Any thoughts on Pro Sports boats? good, bad? specifically, I'm looking at 1997 20' DC. Thanks

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Anybody have any experience/knowledge about Pro Sport? where do they fit into the quality spectrum?
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hi,
do a search. info has been post before, i am sure of that.

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Old 02-10-2004, 12:51 PM
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quote:Originally posted by zeke81:

Any thoughts on Pro Sports boats? good, bad? specifically, I'm looking at 1997 20' DC. Thanks

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Alstimeg, I take it you don't like Pro Sports boats. Can you give us some insight on your recommendation?
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I have looked at their 22' CC. Seems like a lower mid to middle tier boat. I thought the layout on that particular boat was poor so I immediately ruled them out. My observations were:

Rod racks were not recessed and would ultimately end up hurting my leg on the hardware.

Transom design was a waste of space.

Gelcoat was wavy.

Hardware on the boat I looked at was not too great in quality.

It definitely struck me as a price point boat.
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Old 02-18-2004, 07:44 PM
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got one, so facts are: hull is bullet proof, ss fittings good, layout excellent, runs great and dryest boat i've ever been in. finish not great and factory workers could use some training. some of the stuff like hatches, switches and wiring needs improvement.
i've really beat this one up with 700 offshore gulfstream hours, in all but very worst weather and it performs excellant. you get what you pay for and procat is less expensive.
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[I'll tell you this. I owned a 2200wa. 1999 w/ 150 yammie. Purchased new. Loved the yammie, dispised the Pro Sport. 2nd season I noticed the pulpit leaning downward. Seats loosened up because they are just screwed down with 1 1/4" screws right into the glass. No backing.
Third season had to bring it back to a dealer because the deck was seperating from the hull!
Yes, they repaired it for free. Also 3rd season cleets started loosening. Couldn't figure out a way to tighten them up again.
The boat slaps like crazy to the point that you think it's going to split in half.
 
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I'll tell you my experience on Pro Sports but I don't know if we are comparing apples to apples. I fish lakes all the time for stripers. Rarely go into salt water. But, I bought a Pro Sports 17' Center Console two years ago used. It is a '95 model with 85 h.p. Yamaha. I don't think the boat is as well finished as some I have seen, Scout, Key West, to name a few. But is also less expensive. I have had no problems with the boat whatsoever. The fish box is not insulated. The motor well takes up too much space at the rear of the boat, but works well and for big water probably would be the ticket. The boat rides good, takes waves good. The inside of the hatches and the console and the lids on the fish box and live wells aren't finished inside and don't have water channels, so the water runs into them pretty bad. The wiring is not the best set-up I can imagine. That being said, I love the boat and got it at a bargain. Gel coat is excellent, still looks new. No spider cracks. The guy I bought it from fished it pretty hard in salt water and inlets, and it sat in the sun tied to a dock all day in the S.C. sun, and still looks good. Hardware has held up well with no rust. I can't imaging being better satisfied with a boat for the price I got it for. So, you pays yo' money, and you takes your choices... Oh, by the way. I called Pro SPorts to try and get an owners manual and wiring diagram for my boat since I didn't get one from the previous owner. Great and Helpful people. Sent me everything they could dig up on my boat, even as old as it was, and didn't charge me a cent. Hope this helps and good luck with your search!
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I owned a 2002 Pro-Sports 18' center console with a Suzuki 115 4-stroke. I will say this it was a budget priced boat and that is what I received. The motor was fantastic though. Overall for the money I paid it wasn't a bad boat. Owned it for a little over a year and sold it for 60% of what I had into it, and I was lucky to get that.

I do agree with the above post, that in chop the hull just had a very hollow sound and feel too it which made me a bit nervous offshore.
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The thing I like about these is that they have good deadrise for a price boat. Should have a pretty good ride because of it. Other than that, I have no experience with one. It's a good option to have though. I don't know another "price boat" with this much deadrise. The 22 footer has 25 degree's at the transom I believe.
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Thanks for all the input. It sounds like the one I'm looking at can sit for a while - its in good shape but its priced pretty high, in my opinion, so its not like I'd be getting a bargain.
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