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by Long Tom
Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Boats
Topic: Which bow rails for 200 ProV?
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Re: Which bow rails for 200 ProV?

I have the standard bow rails on mine; since I think Buoy 10 is an anchoring-intensive fishery, it’s a good question to ask. Security while working up in the bow could be key. The times I’ve been up in my bow on a rough ocean I’ve absolutely wished I had the high rails. You could go over the standar...
by Long Tom
Mon Nov 08, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Boats
Topic: To pull the deck or not
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: To pull the deck or not

This thread is freakin me out. My boat is sitting in the pouring rain as I type... was yesterday... will be tomorrow.... my foam. MY FOAM! Haha.

Should I nut up and pull a floor panel? If a 2010 ProV200 gets saturated foam, then I have saturated foam. :)
by Long Tom
Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Boats
Topic: To pull the deck or not
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: To pull the deck or not

My boat would be a good test case. The previous owners moored it long-term in a bay on the Oregon coast; it got wet. I feel like pulling my floor up would open a can of worms, haha. I figure, eventually there will be a reason to do so, gas tank problem or some such crapola. I’ll see what horrors lur...
by Long Tom
Mon Nov 01, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Boats
Topic: New pro v owner and new forum member
Replies: 10
Views: 204

Re: New pro v owner and new forum member

Congrats! Welcome to the ProV club, haha. Great all-around fishin’ boat.
by Long Tom
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Boats
Topic: Fuel consumption comparison BF150 vs. BF200 200 Pro V ET
Replies: 13
Views: 219

Re: Fuel consumption comparison BF150 vs. BF200 200 Pro V ET

I’ll be the contrarian... I think a 200 would be kind of nuts on a ProV200. It’s gonna scoot with a 150.... I have a 115 on mine and use it 99% on saltwater (more dense) and it’s adequate. I’d go with the 150 of the two, personally. And I like my 115 just fine... but I’ll concede going fast is way d...
by Long Tom
Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Boats
Topic: Super stern heavy Searunner, and rides terrible
Replies: 35
Views: 4312

Re: Super stern heavy Searunner, and rides terrible

I don’t have the numbers handy, but my 20’ ProV has got to be similar weight to an 18’ SR, if not heavier. I know this is a matter of opinion, but mine is that my boat is not “way underpowered” with the 115. It’s adequate. I don’t use it for watersports, just fishing and crabbing. FWIW, the guys I b...
by Long Tom
Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Boats
Topic: 2021 OP 220 lists to port
Replies: 76
Views: 8836

Re: 2021 OP 220 lists to port

Adding weight would grate on me a bit, but listing like that would be intolerable. If nothing else all the cool kids would think you were a dork about loading your boat. :) Maybe lithium batteries and a couple hundred lbs on the starboard side gets it done. I seem to end up with a lot of lead on my ...
by Long Tom
Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Boats
Topic: Super stern heavy Searunner, and rides terrible
Replies: 35
Views: 4312

Re: Super stern heavy Searunner, and rides terrible

The motor is way too big with no extended transom. 90 or 115 are max required. Performance test with a 90 give 36 miles/hr Agree the 150 is overkill, I know people say more power is better, but this is a TON. I'd be happy with a 115, dang. How many hours on the 150? Maybe I’ll trade you, haha....
by Long Tom
Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Boats
Topic: 2020 Yamaha Fogging
Replies: 9
Views: 2337

Re: 2020 Yamaha Fogging

Or just go ling fishing a few times in the winter. :) That’s my method.
by Long Tom
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Boats
Topic: Prop Selection Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: Advice on what prop to use

There’s a school of thought that if hitting things with the prop is on the menu, go aluminum to protect the lower. The aluminum prop acts as a fuse of sorts and will shear blades before the gears in the lower are damaged. Probably.

IDK if that true.