Boat Reviews By Owners
1991 -- 25' 6" PRO LINE
Model: 230 CC
Cockpit: Very large boat for a 23 footer. The bolted on bow sprit and engines mounted on a bracket mean that every inch of the 23 feet is useable to fish from. The marina charges me for 31 feet for dry storage. The only seating is in front of the console, but it has never really been an issue. The T-top is very wide and provides decent shade. I have seen other boats of this size with a T-top that is half as wide.
Construction: It is surprisingly well built for a Pro Line and it's age. Stress crack on the bow sprit, near the port forward storage box, and at the inside starbord corner of the transom. Heavy construction that I don't think Pro Line matches today. Wiring and electronics needed to be re-done, but this may have been more due to it's age. A few hatch fittings are corroded, but that is expected on a boat this old.
Handling: With trim tabs and trim on the motors to play with, there is not a chop under three feet that this boat does not love. Anything more than three feet will cause pounding and a wet ride unless you slow down to around 10 knts. The engines mounted on a bracket leave the power behind the point at which the boat wants to pivot so handling in the marina can be tough.
Engine Room: Twin 2002 150hp HPDI Yamahas power this boat very well. The boat will plane and run about 20 mph with one engine running and the other trimmed up out of the water. They push the boat at 45mph(gps) at 4400 rpm while burning 18gph and loaded with 4 people and a full tank of fuel (134 gallons).Annual service on the engines and they are trouble free for the season. Only problem I had was water in the fuel once because previous owner used a cheap fuel filter.
General Comments: This is a good overall boat. It is reasonably well built and has tons of room. I use it to fish rigs in the bay, trout and redfish over reefs in the bay, troll the beach and fish offshore for snapper and grouper on decent days.
Date Submitted: 2007-05-23
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