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Old 04-25-2019, 08:35 AM
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Mind if I ask where this was for sale and what the asking price was? I'm not in the market right now (still a few years off) but would like to know general ballpark pricing on this make/model/year.
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:47 AM
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I test drove the cat today. I was impressed with the ride and performance. Not a speed demon but easily runs 30 mph at 3 mpg. The chop was only 1-2 today but it ran through smoothly. I could not find any issues with the boat or trailer so I bought it. Running a cat in the waters off Cape coral will be a learning experience.
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Old 04-29-2019, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by BraxII View Post
I test drove the cat today. I was impressed with the ride and performance. Not a speed demon but easily runs 30 mph at 3 mpg. The chop was only 1-2 today but it ran through smoothly. I could not find any issues with the boat or trailer so I bought it. Running a cat in the waters off Cape coral will be a learning experience.
It looks fine to me and if you got it under market you can sell it easily after using it. I know of no warranty problems on these hulls and they have sold a lot of them. If the cc layout matched my drift fishing needs I would have bought one years ago. But even withstanding that criticism, they are the best overall value in the 23 class imo.

Remember to put the hammer down going into 1-2's to get a smoother ride, and to trim, trim, trim.
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:25 PM
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Looks like a really nice boat, Carolina Cats have a good reputation, and it is nice size for your first boat. Cats are different like everyone says here you need to trim in a following sea so you put drag on the boat and keep the nose up otherwise you can catch a sponson and that is not something you want to experience. The other thing that is different is getting the boat back on the trailer most of us drive them on so get some tips there.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:33 PM
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Check the nameplate horsepower rating. While not legally binding for cats, insurance will be a problem if they are overpowered, and in an accident situation it could invalidate the coverage. The guy with twin 300's on the ProKat obviously didn't know that the 28's were rated for 500 Hp, not 600.
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:32 PM
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Do they have any wood in them?

I might like a cat, but I am adamant any boat I have will not have any wood in it.

They would have to be built very strong. I would not want to be messing around with any wood involved in the structure or anywhere else for that matter. It needs to be really strong and built so it never comes apart or rots and needs fixing.
FYI, wood is stronger than glass.
But you’re right about the rot.
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Old 04-30-2019, 01:46 AM
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You will love it. I've had two cats. An old Seacat SL5C and an Ameracat 27 Gen 1. They both were great riding boats but handled differently. Can't beat them in a chop, but as others have already said, be careful in a following sea. Once you get used to running it and the flat turns, you'll be hooked.
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Old 04-30-2019, 03:38 PM
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Old 04-30-2019, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by BruceEdward View Post
Check the nameplate horsepower rating. .
Comes from the factory with 115's. We have the DC version.

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Looks like glides were installed on the bunks. Good call, our 23 DC was bad about sticking to the bunks at first when launching. Liquid Rollers and time have cured that.

The rear Armstrong motor well circular hatches do not seem to seal very well, splash kicked up gets into the hull. Have read of owners sealing them with RTV, but I just pull the bilge plugs on the ramp and drain whatever collected.
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Old 04-30-2019, 04:42 PM
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Great job. Enjoy your new boat!
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Old 04-30-2019, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by teamprosports View Post
Might want to get your facts straight before you slander someone online
i Do have my tanks cleaned out as this boat had sat for a few years and the gas smelled horrid and even you said it was a faint smell.
this is the guys phone number that cleans tanks Jim 727-244-7678 I have him coming down to do another boat that we are doing now if you don't know about this then you are just unaware that's ok but leave me out of your trash talk.
I put you on the phone with adib mastry Mastry engine center Suzuki repower source about the motors and he answered all your questions and that was the hours from new not the new hours as this was warranty work done.

The add clearly stated that the motors were 2016's not ever did I say they were 2018's I have sold many boats on this site and pride myself in providing a good deal on a solid boat
link to this boat for sale add on THT

You were just upset when I told you the night before when you said you were coming down that I had to have an answer first thing in the morning or I was going to go with the other contract and when I backed that up you were not happy about it !!

Glad you bought a prokat and BTW the new buyer loves his new boat !!

and I did own that boat and it was the reason I originally bought it. these pics were taken in 2004 look at the lines in the top you can see it was the same one

I’ve seen this boat and the work put into it, no one knows Prosports like TeamProSports he was a tournament fisherman and took these boats to the limit and knows the good bad and ugly which is why you can trust him refurbishing these boats, he knows what he’s doing. I have one of his previous boats, a pro Kat 3660 which I have been extremely happy with. Sorry but you picked the wrong guy to bash.
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Old 05-01-2019, 03:16 PM
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Nice looking boat. Just do it, you'll be glad you did.
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Old 05-01-2019, 04:09 PM
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Picking it up next weekend and driving it back to Wisconsin.

Now the fun begins, rigging it up the way I want it. VHF radio and a trolling motor are first on my list.
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Old 05-01-2019, 04:11 PM
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The wife is shopping hard for a condo in Cape Coral. I told her it had to be on the water with a deeded slip. I can add a lift if it doesn't have one.
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Outstanding. Enjoy your new to you boat and live the dream.
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Old 05-04-2019, 06:33 AM
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I never even mentioned you by name.The hours on the boat were not accurate because the ECU had been replaced. That year boat did have gas tank issues so when I smell gas it is suspect. I only stated facts that I observed. Bashing would be calling you by name, ect. You came on here replying to me so now everyone knows that I'm talking about you. I have no doubt that you are a guy that tries to refurbish boats to the best of your ability. There were too many red flags on that deal for me. I don't know you and you don't know me. I don't trust nobody when buying a boat only my instincts.
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Old 05-04-2019, 06:36 AM
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I went to Florida to buy a ProKat and I did just that.
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:24 AM
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