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Setting up a 2000 Proline 22ft CC

Old 05-11-2019, 08:07 PM
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I picked up a 2000 22ft CC Proline hull not long ago. I'm going to power it in a few days with a brand new 225 Tohatsu (HONDA)

I'd be grateful for any recommendations folks might have re equipping it. I've had many flats & ski boats but tjis type hull is new for me. I'm hoping to take it offshore on nice days.

Curently I need some new batteries for it. usually I jut get Walmart batteries but since I'll be going offshore I'm wondering if I should explore better options.

I has a a Seastar Steering Helm but I dont have a cylinder for it. The guy putting the motor on is saying $700 for a cylinder but I see a Seastar Cylinder HC5345-3 on Amazon for under $450. Would this be an adequate cylinder?

I'll be adding to this as i set this boat up.

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Old 05-11-2019, 10:38 PM
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I would call Seastar for your application but I think the HC5345-3 is compatible with your motor.
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:57 PM
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Thanks. Called Seastar. They said the HC5445-3. Figures, it's about $150 more thanthe HC5345-3
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:14 PM
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I need a fixed VHF radio to replace the broken one in it now. I see West Marine has one on sale right now for $119. It's the VHF595 model.

Are the West Marine radios good?

I've Been Busy with the boat

For the Battery I ended up buying an X2Power Premium AGM from Batteries Plus. Seems like a good battery & has a 4 year warranty. I'll probably buy a 2nd one for it too.
Bilge Pump had a cracked fitting on it, it was old so I replaced it with a new Rule 10 2000 gpm
The Perko battery switch wasn't mounted & just laying in the bilge, ended up having water in it so I got a new one of those.

The Place where I'm getting the motor is 100 miles away so I checked the wheel bearings & sure enough they are toast so I put on new hubs & bearings.

I dropped it off at the Motor Shop yesterday & will hopefully pick it up next week with a nice new 225 on it!
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:30 PM
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The only difference between the 5335 and 5445 is the 445 has stops to prevent the steering from going full to port or starboard. If the rams hit any part of your motor well or transom they sell a kit to reduce steering range on the 5345. I've also heard the 5445 prevents hitting the steering stops on Hondas, doesn't seem like that would be a problem though.
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:05 PM
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Does the Trailer look right for the boat?

Looks like it's going to be a lot behind the axles & a lot behind the bunks once the motor is on. The motor is 589 LBS
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Old 05-19-2019, 06:44 PM
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You need a bigger trailer. The bunks should support all the way past the transom. Some people run trailers like yours but it puts undue stress on the transom. If you’re in Florida there are a ton of great trailer places on the west coast around Tampa. I’m partial to Peterson’s trailers in Gibsonton. They’ll build you a trailer custom fit to your boat.
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:02 PM
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I hate buying a new trailer anytime soon, I'm going to have to absorb the money I'm kicking out for the new 225 first.

I was considering the option of just trying to modify and extend the bunks for now.
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:28 PM
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I have the same year boat in a walkaround, word of advice check all your thru hulls thoroughly..when I took ownership of mine 3 of the 4 were cracked. Proline builds a good boat imo
congrats on the new ride !
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Hemi_Hammer View Post
I have the same year boat in a walkaround, word of advice check all your thru hulls thoroughly..when I took ownership of mine 3 of the 4 were cracked. Proline builds a good boat imo
congrats on the new ride !
I saw your boat in another thread. Looks nice, I like the new letters you put on it. Did you have those made locally? I'm going to remove my stripes too & just put the Proline back on in black letters.
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:03 PM
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GOT THE NEW MOTOR ON!

Took it out and did my break-in, I ran it WOT & got it up to 48mph via GPS with 4 adults & 2 full coolers. Running a 19 pitch prop on it now. I may try a 17 on it. It gets out of the hole pretty good but then once on a plane it seems a little sluggish up to about 3500 rpm, just a little.
Boat was sitting for several years, the bottom of the boat is a little sticky right now too so I'm going to get under it & buff it out between the trailer bunks & see it that helps. If nothing else, I'm betting that'll get me over 50!

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Old 06-09-2019, 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by FlatsCat321 View Post
I saw your boat in another thread. Looks nice, I like the new letters you put on it. Did you have those made locally? I'm going to remove my stripes too & just put the Proline back on in black letters.
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i have the same boat as well (2004). The thru-hulls were turning into powder when I got it, so I second the advice.
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Old 06-09-2019, 07:23 AM
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That West Marine radio looks like it would have all the features you would want in that price range. I'd compare it to an ICOM marine radio in similar price range. Don't sell yourself short on an antenna - that's equally if not more important than the radio.

I want to install trim tabs on my 22 WA hull (2003). You may want to consider doing that as well - I hear they are a real game-changer.
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by jp_ProLine22WA View Post
That West Marine radio looks like it would have all the features you would want in that price range. I'd compare it to an ICOM marine radio in similar price range. Don't sell yourself short on an antenna - that's equally if not more important than the radio.

I want to install trim tabs on my 22 WA hull (2003). You may want to consider doing that as well - I hear they are a real game-changer.
I haven't gotten a new radio yet. Now I'm looking at something that will work with the NMEA 2000 network. I didn't know anything about the NMEA stuff until I bought the new motor. Fortunately the Garmin I already had for the boat was NMEA 2000 ready so I've made the connection from the Motor to the Garmin & it's pretty cool. researching a little about the connection to the radios it seems like it'd be a good idea to get something compliant with the network. Still trying to figure out which one, looking for the best bang for the buck, would like something cheap as I can get but don't want to overlook quality.

Have you researched the trim tabs much? What model are you leaning toward?
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Originally Posted by jp_ProLine22WA View Post

I want to install trim tabs on my 22 WA hull (2003). You may want to consider doing that as well - I hear they are a real game-changer.
I installed 12x12 Lenco trim tabs on my 22 Sport and it is a worthwhile investment. Just a heads up, I have my motor all the way up with bolts in lowest hole with a 25" shaft F225. The boat liked to porpoise and I could "fix" that with the tabs, but once I got the motor to the max height, I only needed the tabs to correct listing at speed. I have no prop blowout or anything with my motor up that high. The boat originally had a 200 OX66 on it and I ran it lower on the transom.
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Leaning toward the Bennett Bolt trim tabs, I think. Maybe this Christmas....
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Old 06-24-2019, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by jp_ProLine22WA View Post
Leaning toward the Bennett Bolt trim tabs, I think. Maybe this Christmas....
thats what I put on my 22 WA, the 12x9 bolt system. Highly recommend them, they react way faster than hydraulic and were super simple to install. 100% worth the $
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