winchesterbay oregon

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winchesterbay oregon

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Hi guys, I'm new here, I have a question for you guys, I'm thinking of buying a hewscraft 200 pro v O/B 20 footer, 115 hp honda. How well will this model due around winchesterbay and the Umpqua river? Is the model safe and stable with the incoming/outgoing tides etc.?

any thoughts would be very appreciated!!

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Unread post by fishstory »

Should be a great bay boat. Lots and of Pro V’s in the Columbia, mouth of the river and even in the ocean. The are very popular in the Nehalem River. If your buying new I would up the HP to a 150 and you won’t be second guessing yourself. I haven’t ever heard anyone say they have to much HP.
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I just bought the same boat. There's pictures in the Gallery section. I'm not familiar with the waters you mention. I've only put 5 hours on my boat so far and haven't had it in any kind of rough water so others on this site are better suited to address that issue. I will say the boat is stable and doesn't bang like I thought it might. I'd get the 150 if you can swing it. It'll cruise effortlessly all day and my top speed is about 41 mph. The smooth move seats are very nice and the I think the bigger jump seats with the bunk bed and commode are a nice addition. So far I really like the boat and I'm a fan of the Transom Mount version but many on this site prefer the extended transom. The 200 with ET could be a nice setup. Best wishes and good luck with your shopping for the right boat. Let me know if you have any other questions.
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Welcome fishcat! I'll echo the recommendation for 150hp if you're buying new. Is the boat you're looking at a standard transom or ET version? If buying a used ProV, and a great deal, the 115hp should be adequate.
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Unread post by Long Tom »

ProV 200 is one heck of a bay boat; you'll love it! They are roomy and stable when pulling crab pots and like that. As far as dealing with tidal currents in Winchester the boat will be affected for sure (as will any boat) but it'll certainly handle them in style.

One concern, again for any boat, is out between the jetties on a big minus tide the outward current is pretty fierce, and if you were to lose your main power you'll be headed out towards the bar at a fast clip! For that reason alone a bay boat should also have a kicker; a 9.9 high thrust is enough to at least hold your position.

I've only had mine out on the ocean 4-5 days but on nice days, it's a good nearshore boat. The high sides are nice out there, and she's stable. Not a hull designed for going fast in chop, though.

I have a 115 Yamaha on mine; it's adequate.
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