ProV 200 is just a great fishin’ boat

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ProV 200 is just a great fishin’ boat

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Just a shout-out for the ProV 200. :) Had mine up at Hood Canal shrimping the other day (limits!) and was again impressed by the boat. We had 5 on board and even pulling up pots, with everyone over on one side peering over to see the pot come up, she hardly tilts. Just a big, stable as heck, friendly to operate, and safe boat.... I know hull designs are all about compromise, and yes this hull can pound your kidneys to jelly if you take big chop too fast on the ocean, but for just about any other “utility” type use (meaning, not watersports) I love the thing. And for big chop on the ocean, well that’s what the throttle is for.
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Nothing like a solid boat you have confidence in!
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I agree. There's a lot to like about the Pro V. The cab forward design frees up more deck space. The high freeboard. The lite weight which contribute to easy planing and better fuel economy. The sleeper seats and commode which allows us to sleep onboard. The as mentioned stability. The head room. The quality of workmanship and excellent customer service. I'm very pleased with mine.
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Agree with everything you said about your ProV. 8-)
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Tell me about the sleeper seats! Mine has the regular bench seats. How long of a bed do they make?

Getting excited for ocean coho salmon. It starts June 12th. Now that I *think* I’ve got a working seasickness med (Kwells, it’s now worked on 2/2 trips), and have a year-plus experience in the boat, I’m planning on taking on bigger seas this year. Just added Cannon downriggers so we can have better control of our depth, go deeper to chase kings, etc.
2010 Pro V 200 soft top F/V "Reel Boy"
Yamaha F115
Yamaha 9.9 High Thrust
Baystar steering
Dual batteries, dual bilge pumps
Raw water washdown
Hook9 at the helm, Elite7 midships
Cannon manual ‘riggers
Bilge full of fish blood

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Meds didn't work for my wife but the Reliefband Classic did.

Sleeper seat option for the ProV (soft top only) with commode cut out, makes a 42" x 80" bed. 8-)
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Ditto the wrist band! Something to definitely try.

As a general aviation pilot, my wife and I flew all over for long weekends, or to visit distant relatives. But she is susceptible to motion sickness. She would lay back, close her eyes and say nothing for the time we were flying. One of my flight students had a son who had an issue too. After coming back from a cruise vacation, he told me about some wrist bands that he had bought that helped his son during their cruise, so I bought a pair to carry with me. Sometimes students had issues early in training. On our next trip I had my wife use the bands, and what a difference. She was sitting up, looking at the ground as it slipped by, and never stopped talking. A few times I missed ATC calls because of her chatter. This was 25 years ago. The bands were nothing but flexible cloth with a half round bead located at a pressure point. Not the fancy bands they sell today. Long story short, they work for some people. I don't fly anymore, but I still have them,and carry them on my boat. More then once they have made an uncomfortable trip better for my passengers while fishing.
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A bit more about the sleeper seats. The 42" jump seats come with two aluminum supports that span the space between the seats. The back of the seats then are placed on the supports to make a bed. Works pretty good!
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My wife really suffered on our first trip to Sitka, the prescription anti-nausea pills just didn't work well for her. Forum member Half Fast suggested the wrist band linked above so got that for our second trip. She only experienced some mild nausea the morning of our first day out, but was fine the rest of the trip. 8-)
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'09 8hp Merc 4-stroke
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The wrist bands help a bit, but not enough... other than dry mouth as a side effect, the Kwells (same active ingredient as Scopace) really world for me; it’s not subtle. I can live with dry mouth. The two times I’ve used it I was out there tying knots, eating lunch... it was awesome. FYI you have to order Kwells online as it comes from the UK.

The big decision point for me with my ProV will be if want to invest in an arch for it so I can put a radar unit up top. The arch being expensive, fitted to the boat, etc. Radar would be awesome to have (fog on the ocean is some spooky stuff) but obviously would be a large and very poor sunk investment if I moved on from the boat. Since I’m not in this for the speed I think I’m pretty happy with the PV out there but I’m gonna give it another season. Plus I don’t have $6k on hand for an arch and radar, haha. That helps. :)
2010 Pro V 200 soft top F/V "Reel Boy"
Yamaha F115
Yamaha 9.9 High Thrust
Baystar steering
Dual batteries, dual bilge pumps
Raw water washdown
Hook9 at the helm, Elite7 midships
Cannon manual ‘riggers
Bilge full of fish blood

1988 16' Sea Runner closed bow F/V "Ol' Red"
Suzuki DT40
Yamaha/Mariner 5HP kicker SOLD
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