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Princecraft Sport 177

The Princecraft Sport 177 is fun for an entire fishing family.



Concept: Provide excellent performance, 100-percent fishability, and water skiing or wakeboarding abilities in a relatively small package.

 Construction:

- 5052 H-36 aluminum hull plating is doubled at the bow and along the chines.

-Deck is constructed from pressure-treated ply, and is covered in rugged, easy to clean vinyl.

-High-gloss Urethane paint looks as sharp as a fiberglass boat’s finish.

-Drop-in ski pylon is heavy-duty, and locks in place via a sturdy pull-pin.

-Steering system is no-feedback.

Performance:






























Specifications
Length17'5"
Beam7'6"
Max Draft2'6"
DeadriseNA
Displacement1,330
Fuel capacity26 gal

-With the 150-hp Mercury on the transom, this one’s a screamer – we came darn close to hitting 50-mph.

- 5.5 miles to the gallon at a speed of 36-mph is excellent efficiency.

Handling:

-Between the speed and the no-feedback steering, this one makes you feel like you’re in a sports-car at the helm.

-Seas were calm during our test, but the 177 handled boat wakes nicely and threw little spray (thanks to reverse chines).

-At wide-open throttle (and with little gear and just one passenger on board) the boat goes so fast it can chine-walk a bit when over-trimmed; keep the engine tucked in a hair.





























































Performance Data
Test conditions: Five knot breeze, calm water, one person on board.
Fuel consumption figures are approximate.
RPMMPHGPHMPG
10005.40.96.0
200010.12.34.4
300025.13.37.6
400036.06.65.5
500043.510.94.0
580049.213.83.6
Power150-hp Mercury four-stroke outboard with a 14 5/8” x 19” 3-bladed SS Tempest prop.

Unique features:

-Bow double-plating provides extra piece of mind.

-Aft jump seats are well-designed, sturdy, and fold down into a casting deck.

-Handholds are everywhere, and no matter where you sit down there’s one close by

-The big dual windscreen was much appreciated in our chilly test conditions.

Princecraft’s newest fishing boat will also please the watersports lovers in your family.

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