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#5782362 - 01/31/11 01:42 AM Stratos & ProCraft
PKirby Offline

Registered: 09/23/10
Posts: 174
Loc: Metroplex
Alright guys, since I've been looking for a boat, I've tried to find a Ranger, Bass Cat, Skeeter, and Champion. Being that I have not found exactly what I'm looking for I'm going to expand the search.

What are your opinions on the Stratos & ProCraft. I have fished out of a 2000 Procraft and I thought it was fine. But, I saw a posts here recently bashing the ProCraft, I think the feller called it ProCrap, lol.

I would also consider Triton. If i were to purchase one of these boats, I'd like to find a 2003 or newer.

Any thoughts would be great.

#5782366 - 01/31/11 02:08 AM Re: Stratos & ProCraft [Re: PKirby]
Mac Town Fuzz Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/31/09
Posts: 1646
Loc: Little Elm
I dont have any personal knowledge on either, but check out bass boat central. Lots of reviews by guys who own or use them.

#5782416 - 01/31/11 05:18 AM Re: Stratos & ProCraft [Re: Mac Town Fuzz]
Texguy02 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/16/09
Posts: 1073
Loc: TX
Stratos is the only boat I will drive. You will get a million and one answers out there. I think there a lot of good boats out there but i just found Stratos to be the one i like the best. Great price and a great boat.

#5782465 - 01/31/11 06:19 AM Re: Stratos & ProCraft [Re: Texguy02]
texasbass1 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 02/12/05
Posts: 4817
Loc: The Colony, TX
I have only owned 2 boats in the last 20+ years and they have both been ProCraft's. Good riding, well made boats. Just sorry that Tracker stopped production.
Pat Leach

USAF MSgt Retired

#5782470 - 01/31/11 06:24 AM Re: Stratos & ProCraft [Re: texasbass1]
Bowhunterman Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/30/07
Posts: 727
Loc: Lake o' the Pines
Originally Posted By: texasbass1
I have only owned 2 boats in the last 20+ years and they have both been ProCraft's. Good riding, well made boats. Just sorry that Tracker stopped production.


#5782516 - 01/31/11 07:02 AM Re: Stratos & ProCraft [Re: Bowhunterman]
Sapper21c Offline

Registered: 01/15/10
Posts: 391
Loc: Georgia...
No problems with my stratos, especially for the price.

#5782546 - 01/31/11 07:15 AM Re: Stratos & ProCraft [Re: Sapper21c]
texasoldtimer Offline

Registered: 03/21/09
Posts: 438
Loc: Gilmer, TX
Still own my 2000 procraft. Great boat. Never been in the shop. Knock on wood.
Wayne Coleman

"Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."

Henry David Thoreau

#5782597 - 01/31/11 07:35 AM Re: Stratos & ProCraft [Re: texasoldtimer]
South TX Legend Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/23/09
Posts: 1044
Loc: La Vernia, TX
Might I suggest taking a look at Legend Boats. I really liked them the first time I drove and fished out of one.

If you are in the Hunt give Legend a look. They will treat you right for sure.
South TX Legend
Legend Boats

#5782611 - 01/31/11 07:40 AM Re: Stratos & ProCraft [Re: South TX Legend]
tx_basser Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/02/02
Posts: 3626
Loc: Sachse
Love my Stratos and would love to have a 201. As far as Procraft, when I was boat shopping back in 04 I quickly took them off the list as I did not see the quality level that I thought would sustain a long term boat purchase.

#5782653 - 01/31/11 07:58 AM Re: Stratos & ProCraft [Re: tx_basser]
Triton4306 Offline

Registered: 12/20/10
Posts: 152
Loc: Marshall TX
love my triton
"you can always catch'em on a worm"

#5782667 - 01/31/11 08:04 AM Re: Stratos & ProCraft [Re: Triton4306]
9094 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 08/11/09
Posts: 5318
Loc: Albany
I have a Ranger but fish with a guy in a procraft a lot. It is a good boat. Takes rough water pretty good and is fast. I wouldn't be afraid of a clean procraft or stratos.

#5782842 - 01/31/11 08:54 AM Re: Stratos & ProCraft [Re: PKirby]
Kenny aka (rodbender1) Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/11/02
Posts: 1657
Loc: Grapeland TX, but Waco for now
They are both nice boats, have fished out of a Procraft several times, no issues. Only problem i see w/procraft is they are no longer in existance, could represent some repair warranty issues if needed, don't really know how that works.

I am on my 2nd Stratos since 2005, and the 3rd in my family my Dad had a '94 model. I love the boats, the construction the fishability, the speed.

I was a little concerned w/the company during the Genmar bankruptcy(former parent co. of Stratos), but since it has been settle, Stratos has absorbed Champion Boats and they have moved operations to Flipping Ark. They are being built along side Rangers and Tritons, all under Platinum Equity (the new parent company). I feel Stratos is here to stay.

Oh BTW my newer than 2003 model is for sale so I can get in another one. ...201 Stratos Evolution...

#5782899 - 01/31/11 09:11 AM Re: Stratos & ProCraft [Re: Kenny aka (rodbender1)]
Catchin'_Lugers Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/25/10
Posts: 1115
Loc: Pleasanton, TX
I have had a 87 procraft, 89 procraft, 95 profcraft and now an 04 procraft 192. Would never buy another boat.

#5783033 - 01/31/11 09:40 AM Re: Stratos & ProCraft [Re: Catchin'_Lugers]
Cub Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 960
Loc: Temple
I bought a 2004 Pro Craft 210 Super Pro this weekend. It is in absolutely mint condition, motor only has 63 hours on it. I looked at soo many boats in the last few weeks and the truth is not a lot of them were very clean in my price range. I test drove the Pro Craft on lake Waco Sat with what I am guessing 15+ mph winds, really good chop. And I also fished out of a TR-21 about a month ago in similar choppy water. The Pro Craft handled fantastically, and you could not even feel the chop. I am not looking at resale value cuz this boat is going to be in my posession for a really long time. If you can find a clean Pro Craft,I say go for it!

#5783432 - 01/31/11 11:09 AM Re: Stratos & ProCraft [Re: Cub]
PKirby Offline

Registered: 09/23/10
Posts: 174
Loc: Metroplex
Cub, that was a sweet rig.....

thanks for all the responses....

Kenney, if you can get your boat in my price range, you have a deal sir, lol.

thanks again

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