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Please give me the pros and cons on a 2003 25 cc Proline

Old 08-30-2020, 11:30 AM
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Default Please give me the pros and cons on a 2003 25 cc Proline

Looking to buy a 2003 25' cc proline. Is there any wood in this hull? How's it ride.
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No wood and its a pretty good riding boat.
I have a 241 and it been a great boat.
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I also have a 241 and love it. I've owned a lot of. boats, 14 to be exact. But four of them were Prolines. You'll get some naysayers but for the money they are hard to beat.
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Was a great boat but Katrina destroyed it ! I miss that boat!
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Thanks for the help guys
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Pros: Probably a good value, will do everything you want it to do. Good Bang for your buck
Cons: Its a proline. Resale sucks
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25 Sport? If so I just bought an 02.. I grew up fishing 24 degree deadrise boats so I was a bit skeptical until I rode this boat. It has exceeded my expectations. The ride is surprisingly good. It is no speed demon but the space it has in the cockpit and the stability it has is pretty great. I dont get all the Proline naysayers. The gelcoat and most of the components are in way better shape than most "higher tier" boats between 10-20 years old I looked at. The bilge access is also excellent for a production hull. Had it 30 off Friday evening for a snapper trip.
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I recall that Prolines had wood prior to '95?

What year did prolines stop using wood??
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Did you have trouble selling yours?
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No wood.

I had a 2004 25 Walk which is the same hull. Great boat. Did not have one issue with it. Tons of room and we’ll made.

There are pros and cons with the 19 deg dead rise but found that the ride was good and boat was very stable. Plus a 225 pushed it very well.

I’m on my 3rd Proline now, a 2006 32 Express and it continues to be excellent for me without any issues as well except 2 gelcoat voids under a seat.

If the boat was maintained and treated well and it meets your need I believe it will serve you well.

good luck!!
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Thanks for all the help guy's. I'm going from a Hydra sport 23 sea horse cuddy to this. The Sea Horse has been a good boat. Just wanting something a little bigger.
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Originally Posted by Forgotten Coast 1 View Post
Thanks for all the help guy's. I'm going from a Hydra sport 23 sea horse cuddy to this. The Sea Horse has been a good boat. Just wanting something a little bigger.
Why not another Hydrasports? A Vector perhaps? Plenty of models around the 24 to 26 foot range.... 2390,. 2400, 2596 etc and more. Just a thought.
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According to their website in 1994

"Pro-Line develops Fiberglass Integrated Structural Technology (FIST), which replaces wood with composite coring and delivers lighter boats with lower maintenance requirements."
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Price is right on this boat. I have looked at a lot of Hydra Sports but they like them a lot more than do. Hydra Sports boats are a well built tank.
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The '96 240 Proline I owned was my favorite boat to date. No euro transom hull under 30' can touch it for cockpit space. Some weight in the boxes up front and a little tab make a tremendous difference in the ride. Mine had 150's and would do 53 on the pins.
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I have owned a 97 251 since June. It seems to be a solid well made hull. No wood in the construction. spacious, an rides decent for such a full bodied hull.

It seems to be built really well for what it is which is mid tier boat. For the price point at which these were marketed I would say the quality is outstanding. Sure, it's not a Grady White, but these never priced like one either. As good, or better quality than other boats in the class / price point when they were made.

No wood in the hull so if the hull has not seen abuse or or a lot hard service it should have many more years of life left on it.
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I own 2 Pro-Lines. Both have been great boats.
My '98 251 WA, I purchased new. Started as an I/O. 3800 hours and 2 engines and 2 outdrives later, I hung a bracket. 750 hours on a Suzuki Df300 now. Zero structural or fuel tank issues.
My '06 24 Super Sport, I bought used in 2008. It is at my vacation home. 1800 hours on it. Again, no major issues.
A lot of value with this brand.
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Originally Posted by Cable Mariner View Post
I have owned a 97 251 since June. It seems to be a solid well made hull. No wood in the construction. spacious, an rides decent for such a full bodied hull.

It seems to be built really well for what it is which is mid tier boat. For the price point at which these were marketed I would say the quality is outstanding. Sure, it's not a Grady White, but these never priced like one either. As good, or better quality than other boats in the class / price point when they were made.

No wood in the hull so if the hull has not seen abuse or or a lot hard service it should have many more years of life left on it.
Yeah absolutely not a Grady - Prolines are not prone to tank rot but do have neat glass work on the "underneath", don't have poorly sealed ply transoms/decks/bulkheads and don't cost 50% more than other generic mass produced 2 pc'ers do.
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Pro line customer service will be happy to answer your questions for $5 each.

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