Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
hillcountrybass, Linda Robert, Gnhattien, Robert black, Calexander
102726 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 82883
hopalong 74403
Pilothawk 73443
JDavis7873® 67377
FattyMcButterpants 60518
John175 ® 59904
Tritonman 56835
Derek 56432
SkeeterRonnie 52463
LoneStarSon® 52225
facebook
Forum Stats
102726 Members
61 Forums
859234 Topics
11272211 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#11477765 - 03/14/16 08:56 PM Pro Craft Boat opinion
crna13 Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 271
Loc: Bullard
Looking at a used pro craft boat. Any opinions? Anyone owned one before ? Thank you

Top
#11477811 - 03/14/16 09:08 PM Re: Pro Craft Boat opinion [Re: crna13]
matto Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/12/11
Posts: 190
Loc: Arlington, Tx
I've got a 96 procraft. Takes care of me just fine, it's a tank. Just keep up on annual preventative maintenance.

Top
#11477834 - 03/14/16 09:18 PM Re: Pro Craft Boat opinion [Re: crna13]
Frank the Tank Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 17664
Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
Solid boats from what I have researched. Not speed demons, but good solid fishing platform.
_________________________
Proverbs 3:5&6
Talon Lures - high quality, hand tied lures made in Texas.
Team McRib

Top
#11477854 - 03/14/16 09:24 PM Re: Pro Craft Boat opinion [Re: crna13]
wkr6230 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/09/10
Posts: 28
Loc: Texas
I've had a 96 for ten years and have loved it.

Top
#11477878 - 03/14/16 09:39 PM Re: Pro Craft Boat opinion [Re: crna13]
HaulinBass02 Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/30/05
Posts: 464
Loc: Springtown, TX
Uncle had an 80s model and it was a nice boat. Had to have the deck replaced sometime in the 90s. I remember because we got to Livingston and found out he just took his boat to the shop. Had to spend our fishing days in his jonboat.
Guy who did my interior said its not a matter of if you will have a rotten deck it's a matter of when with PC. He had a Procraft in his shop with a rotten deck to show me. Not sure how many actually have that problem but I know of at least 2.
_________________________
'99 Skeeter 186SX SC, 150 Yamaha VMax
'99 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4x4

Top
#11477910 - 03/14/16 09:53 PM Re: Pro Craft Boat opinion [Re: crna13]
Badbasser Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/24/14
Posts: 3
Bought my 180Bass/150 merc in '97. Still going strong, with normal maintenance. Recommend.

Top
#11477911 - 03/14/16 09:53 PM Re: Pro Craft Boat opinion [Re: crna13]
Kidde Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/15/16
Posts: 203
I've had 2 procrafts over the years and they were both excellent boats. One was a 1990 fish and ski and the other was a 1996 18' bass boat. Both are still excellent boats and still on the water today.

Top
#11477915 - 03/14/16 09:55 PM Re: Pro Craft Boat opinion [Re: crna13]
crna13 Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 271
Loc: Bullard
The one I'm looking at is 2007 192dc with 150 merc optimax.
Wants $12,700

Top
#11477921 - 03/14/16 09:57 PM Re: Pro Craft Boat opinion [Re: crna13]
Kidde Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/15/16
Posts: 203
My boats never ever have me any trouble like deck replacements or stuff like that. I'm sure the boat you're looking at will be just fine.

Top
#11477926 - 03/14/16 09:59 PM Re: Pro Craft Boat opinion [Re: crna13]
Frank the Tank Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 17664
Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
Originally Posted By: crna13
The one I'm looking at is 2007 192dc with 150 merc optimax.
Wants $12,700


If it checks out and you counter with a lower figure to see if he'll drop the price, I would jump all over it. That is a good deal.
_________________________
Proverbs 3:5&6
Talon Lures - high quality, hand tied lures made in Texas.
Team McRib

Top
#11477985 - 03/14/16 10:18 PM Re: Pro Craft Boat opinion [Re: crna13]
outfishdya Online   happy
TFF Guru

Registered: 04/19/06
Posts: 12466
Loc: Highland Lewisvillage
I have a 95 210 pro with a 200 merc XRI. 21 years and still going strong. The Merc has been replaced (around 2004) and the carpet twice now, but the hull is good and electrical has been solid. It is a tank. It topped out a 70 back in the day, but I don't run it that hard anymore.
_________________________
If I tell my wife I will do something,
I WILL...
There is no reason to remind me every 6 months.

Top
#11478049 - 03/14/16 10:51 PM Re: Pro Craft Boat opinion [Re: Kidde]
fitter2259 Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/29/11
Posts: 4777
Loc: Humble, Texas
Originally Posted By: Kidde
My boats never ever have me any trouble like deck replacements or stuff like that. I'm sure the boat you're looking at will be just fine.

Pretty bold assessment of a rig you've never laid eyes on.

I briefly owned a PC back in the early 90's and I have had several buddy's who have owned them as well, some still own them. This is what I would look for:

1) All used performance boats should be checked out by an authorized marine mechanic at best or a thorough lake test at the very least, if the owner refuses either then walk away. 2) That said, eliminate the obvious by checking for any stress cracks in the hull and transom, and look closely at the cap attachment for any signs of separation or warping, if you see any of these then walk. 3) Check the entire trailer including the tongue (especially if its a break-a-way) for any signs of abnormal wear, twist or structural failures. PC had some issues with under trailering some of their models that caused problems but probably not with the model you describe tho, but check the trailer never the less, including lights. 4) Check all lights, pumps, tilt, switches and gauges to make sure everything works, small things shouldn't be a game changer but it will give you an idea of what might need to be taken care of post sale.

PC made some pretty good rides but like everyone else they had their issues to, my brother had a 210 SP DC for a couple of years back in 2003 and it was a great platform that had a pretty good ride, a little wet but it handled well.
_________________________

Top
#11478173 - 03/15/16 12:07 AM Re: Pro Craft Boat opinion [Re: crna13]
Anchorman Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/02/15
Posts: 1172
Loc: Small Town NE Texas
I owned a Pro Craft for several years and sold it a couple of years ago to buy a pontoon boat. I loved my PC. It was a 95 model and had fiberglass decking so I never had the rotting issues like someone mentioned. My boat was always garage kept with a cover on it. The carpet looked new when I sold it in 2014. Mine had the 200 Merc XRI.....best engine Merc ever made IMO. It was a heavy boat but it handled very well and took rough water very well. I wouldn't hesitate to own another PC.
_________________________
If it ain't yours don't mess with it!
Need a friendly place to talk hunting? www.talkhunting.com


Top
#11478186 - 03/15/16 12:39 AM Re: Pro Craft Boat opinion [Re: crna13]
RayBob Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 11/18/02
Posts: 33086
Loc: Pineywoods
Is that a 19' boat with a 150 (192)? If so it is underpowered.

I think they are deep boats with good rides. I think for $12.5K you can get a better boat.
_________________________



Advice? Wise men don't need it. Fools won't heed it.

Top
#11478193 - 03/15/16 01:05 AM Re: Pro Craft Boat opinion [Re: fitter2259]
Kidde Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/15/16
Posts: 203
Originally Posted By: fitter2259
Originally Posted By: Kidde
My boats never ever have me any trouble like deck replacements or stuff like that. I'm sure the boat you're looking at will be just fine.

Pretty bold assessment of a rig you've never laid eyes on.

I briefly owned a PC back in the early 90's and I have had several buddy's who have owned them as well, some still own them. This is what I would look for:

1) All used performance boats should be checked out by an authorized marine mechanic at best or a thorough lake test at the very least, if the owner refuses either then walk away. 2) That said, eliminate the obvious by checking for any stress cracks in the hull and transom, and look closely at the cap attachment for any signs of separation or warping, if you see any of these then walk. 3) Check the entire trailer including the tongue (especially if its a break-a-way) for any signs of abnormal wear, twist or structural failures. PC had some issues with under trailering some of their models that caused problems but probably not with the model you describe tho, but check the trailer never the less, including lights. 4) Check all lights, pumps, tilt, switches and gauges to make sure everything works, small things shouldn't be a game changer but it will give you an idea of what might need to be taken care of post sale.

PC made some pretty good rides but like everyone else they had their issues to, my brother had a 210 SP DC for a couple of years back in 2003 and it was a great platform that had a pretty good ride, a little wet but it handled well.





The guy didn't ask for a mile long pre-sale check list. He asked for some opinions on ProCraft.

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >



© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide