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#11329799 - 01/07/16 04:05 PM 87 ProCraft info needed
chickenman Online   shocked
Son of Darrel

Registered: 10/04/04
Posts: 33220
Loc: Denton County
I have to opportunity to get one for cheap.

Anyone have any experience with the mid-late 80s models? Good? Bad? Ugly?

150 Evinrude
16' (I think)
Not a fish n ski


#11331205 - 01/08/16 08:07 AM Re: 87 ProCraft info needed [Re: chickenman]
Tommy Yetts Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 3400
Loc: Rockwall, TX USA
Be sure and check the transom for any weakness or rot. Some of Procraft and Astrocraft were prone to have transom issues.
Rockwall Marine
Tommy Yetts

#11334565 - 01/09/16 06:11 PM Re: 87 ProCraft info needed [Re: chickenman]
Stump jumper Offline
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Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 6968
Loc: Rockwall
There is a reason it is cheap. Those early model Procrafts are junk.

#11342621 - 01/12/16 11:52 PM Re: 87 ProCraft info needed [Re: chickenman]
Chemdawg Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/22/13
Posts: 1236
i had one as my first bass boat it was great one of the better boat then i sold it and bout a new one 97 18ft and i used the hell out for it both rode better them my skeeter i had for a few years before getting a centerconcel i will never go back to opening a bass boat after that i would not hesitate to buy an other it it checks out to be good check the transom and the flor then the motor the if for a sin and check the bottom for whole and soft spots as well but they were great boats

#11343484 - 01/13/16 11:41 AM Re: 87 ProCraft info needed [Re: chickenman]
texasbass1 Offline
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Registered: 02/12/05
Posts: 5095
Loc: The Colony, TX
I ran an 86 1650V for 18 years and never had a problem with it. Do check the transom like with any boat. I had a Yamaha 115 on mine and drove it all over with out issues.

It may require some cosmetic work but IMO good boats
Pat Leach

USAF MSgt Retired


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