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Old 01-19-2021, 06:03 AM
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I purchased a 2000 ProKat 26.6 CC equipped with 2x 2006 Honda 150s and i would like to get some general knowledge on how the fuel tanks work. I cant seem to find an owners manual or any info on these at all.

It has 2x fuel fills (One on either side) , do they connect? If so, how? I cant seem to find ant selector valve. The only valve system im finding is for the hydo steering that keeps the engines in alignment.

I purchased it and i am redoing all the electronics and the battery system to equip it with switches and a house battery currently and i cant imagine how this boat was constructed with none of this done?! From this forum i hear really good things and really horrible things about the construction of these boats and im trying to make sure i get any possible problems out of the way before i launch it for the season. I would love some input or suggestions on what can make this a good experience going forward.

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Old 01-19-2021, 06:30 AM
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Each engine has its own fuel tank and own fuel fill. First think I would check in the hull joint since it was a problem with my prokat.
Old 01-19-2021, 06:43 AM
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Is this a common thing with Cats? It seems crazy to think that each engine would be fed off seperate tanks.

Im not understanding what you mean by "Hull Joint".?
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The fills do not connect, nor should they, imo. You want to avoid cross contamination in your redundant twin tank system.

You can install a couple of small $5 valves on the two fuel lines going to the fuel filter prior to the engines if you want to maintain even weight in each side tank to keep the hull balanced side to side but I never needed to as filling the tanks to the same level using the fuel gauges was faster.

My 2360 (same hull) had 2 battery switches in the rear for those large 4 batteries and another in the console if I wanted to add more in the large console but the hull likes rear weight unless you want to carry 250 gallons of fuel and 40 gallons in the live well. So your 2660 also might have what you need as equipped. I never carried more than 1/2 tanks of fuel to keep +2 mpg economy with the 175's on mine

Going to standard electrical switches with separate circuit breakers is a good idea as the plug and play digital control box proved unreliable on my 2009.
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I had a 2005 ProKat 20 but it had a single Suzuki DF200. It had two fuel fills with manual valves at the pickups. I ran both at the same time to handle any balance/listing issues. It did have a selectable gauge. I had no problem with fill or leaks. There was a connector joint at the splash well. I imagine with 2 engines you would not need this.
I must have been blessed with mine or the previous owner solved all the problems from the manufacturer. Great little boat. As close to "do it all" as I have ever seen. Easily handled seas better than any single hull 5 foot longer than it was. Only issue I had with it was that it towed like a parachute. Wiring was a little chaotic but there was a lot of stuff run to the console: trim tabs, power pole, washdown, trolling motor, MFDs, etc. I did eliminate the battery switch and installed a Yandina combiner for my cranking and house battery.
And I was able to sell for what I paid (but I did add a few features at a small loss...)
I think it will treat you well. I'm in the hunt for a Tideline now but I would have no problem with another ProKat to tie me over until I find one now that I have a place with a shorter distance to tow.

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Unscrew the rub rail on the sides back near transom to see if yours is sealed to prevent water getting in the hull. Mine was, but I still recaulked that with 4200 along with all hatches, and though hull as preventative maintenance when I bought mine. I also checked every screw and rebedded those. Your fish boxes may have cover plates inside to caulk too.

All caulking took me a long morning using a battery screw gun and I had no problems during the 4 years I used her.

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