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Is a Procraft 170 Combo a good boat?

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  • Is a Procraft 170 Combo a good boat?

    I'm shopping for a good used Fish and Ski. The whole package needs to weigh less than 2300 lbs. Are some manufacturers/years prefered or better than others? Is there a better fiberglass (with walk thru windshield) Fish and Ski boat?
    Thanks for the Advice!
    Elchucko


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    Re: Is a Procraft 170 Combo a good boat?

    Well..... I am not a Procraft person. I had a bad experience with one in the late 90's and I will not even ride in one.

    There are many great F&S combo's out there. I would recommend an aluminum version to stay w/in you weight limit. There are many fiberglass ones too but the weight goes up.
    This is a great link to boat specifications http://boatspecs.iboats.com/
    Please, shop iboats first!!

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      Re: Is a Procraft 170 Combo a good boat?

      I've owed a ProCraft 1780 V since 1987 (bought it new) Love it and never had a problem with it. What year model is the 170? The orginal ProCraft's were made in Tennesse....then sold out, and was made is Missouri if I'm not mistaken for a while.....now gone altogether.
      A good brand of engine is one that runs

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        Re: Is a Procraft 170 Combo a good boat?

        Actually , I'm just shopping and getting ideas right now. The size/shape/design of a 170 F&S really appeal's to me. I think I probably want an 01 or newer. The Aluminum idea is a good one. The Crestliner F&S is a great boat, but tall Gunwales (IMHO) for a fishing boat. I like to be closer to the water.
        I will test several boats soon, just needing some opinions from the experts here. Too bad there are not any Aluminum Shallow V F&S's out there. That would be perfect.

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          Re: Is a Procraft 170 Combo a good boat?

          Have you considered an aluminum deck boat? Ride would likely be a little rougher than a F&S, but you could get a bigger one and still be within your weight requirement. Most of them are equipped for fishing, lounging, and watersports.
          Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
          21' Suntracker(for my girls), 16' Polarkraft MV w/ 25 HP Merc(for me), 14' Odyssey bucket raft, Square stern Ouachita canoe (finally confessed to the admiral) Cute little 2.5 Merc, 16' Purple Mad River Explorer; vice-admiral's boat, but she lets me use it as long as I don't forget it's hers. Blue Hole Sunburst; a piece of history (or a piece of something else if you ask the admiral)

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