Boat Reviews By Owners
1999 -- 20' 2" PRO LINE
Model: 202 Dual Console
Cockpit: Nice view once on plane. The big stainless wheel feels nice sitting or standing. Plenty of room for both consoles to stand or sit. Tons of room for a GPS and other elec. goodies. More than ample room from the console to the transom to fish or just hang out. 2 live wells, raw water washdown, removable 70gal. cushioned ice chest.
The bow seats 2 hefty adults (apologies to large people) or ~4 10yr. old kids. Very nice size storage areas.
Cabin: none...bow rider only.
Construction: Pro Line seems to put a good to very good emphasis on the hull design and build. As a musician I like to "fist" the hulls of boats to find that certain sound that says "solid." Pro lines' sound to me has a very ample "thud" for the money.
I especially like not having to worry about carpeting or other sport boat pillowy nice-stuff. A hose, a bucket of suds, and a deck brush and she's clean in no time.
Handling: Trimmed properly with a Merc 150, a full 72 gal. tank, 2 people aboard and a 19in. stainless the hull is a bit sluggish to jump on plane. I find my self pushing the throttle lever more forward than I'd like to get on top. Flat water, (near) WOT, turn her about (reasonably)and there's little to no cav. She takes 3-5 swells w/o jarring the fillings out of your teeth...but not for a full day!!
Engine Room: Initial power was a 1999 Merc 150. With about 500 hrs. she blew #6 cylinder 10 miles out from the launch. I re-powered with a new (2007) Yamaha 150 4strk. Good Lord, what a difference!! Quiet, fast, VERY fuel stingy. Almost seems like a new boat. I didn't want to drop the big $$$ but now I don't regret it. If you're going the 2 stroke way I would recommend considered 200hp. A 4strk with those horses would be too heavy for this hull.
General Comments: Second owner...Now, more than ever, I love this boat. Re-powering made a world of difference. With a 3 yr. warranty and the engines' reputation my off shore confidence has returned. This boat is an excellent compromise for fishing (up to 5) or day trip family fun (6-7). Small enough for lakes and definitely nice for near off shore. She trailers and launches very easily.
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Date Submitted: 2007-06-08
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