Polycraft - Any Good?

 Hey All,

 

Probably a bit late for this as i've already paid for and collected the boat but i'd like to hear everyones pro's and cons for Polycraft boats.

 

The one i bought is a 5.3m Cuddy Cabin (2007) with a 115hp suzuki (450 hours).

 

What i've heard so far is mostly good, rides like glass but tough(er) than ally. Only negative is they're hard to modify and repair should things go bad.

 

Let me know what you think good or bad.

 

OD


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From what I know

Sat, 2018-09-22 16:22

 Actually really easy to repair, you just melt in a piece of plastic (polypropylene) if so required.

the only downsides to them is that they need bigger hp than most boats the same size to get them moving along quick. Also, they must go on their own unique trailer and not just a generic trailer.

other than that, I nearly bought one myself at one stage, and I like the concept of them. Just think of how much weather, sun, and battering you put your wheelie bin through, and it is easy to see why the material is ideal for a boat hull.

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thanks

Sat, 2018-09-22 17:22

 

Cheers scano 

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 Had a 4.5m for a while 

Sat, 2018-09-22 16:47

 Had a 4.5m for a while  Great boat but as scano mentioned it needs max hp..

We used ours around dampier and would regularly take it 30+ mile out  Was just as happy hunting the shallows with it as not worried about running aground 

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beauty

Sat, 2018-09-22 17:24

 

It's got it's max sized engine on it according to the compliance plate. Dampier is exactly where i'll be launching from. looking forward to taking it up the creeks too.

 

how wide was the 4.5m? mine is 2.8m beam which is massive for that length of boat. 

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 2.8m beam??

Sat, 2018-09-22 21:17

 2.8m beam??

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Width

Sun, 2018-09-23 06:08

Beam is the width of the boat at it's widest part, generally the stern. 

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 Yeah I know what beam is but

Sun, 2018-09-23 06:49

 Yeah I know what beam is but are you saying 2.8m beam on your 5.3m boat?

my mate has a 4.5m cc polycraft and loves it. 

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2.8 beam, overwith towing.

Sun, 2018-09-23 08:32

My old cat was over width on the trailer, finished up lifting the cat on the trailer,to use narrower axles so as to get it back under the 2.5 maximum.

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yep

Wed, 2018-09-26 21:25

yeah 5.3x2.8

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 Had a 4.5m for a while 

Sat, 2018-09-22 16:47

 Had a 4.5m for a while  Great boat but as scano mentioned it needs max hp..

We used ours around dampier and would regularly take it 30+ mile out  Was just as happy hunting the shallows with it as not worried about running aground 

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i`ve got a 5.99

Sun, 2018-09-23 08:23

 cuddy cab with a 4stk 150 yammie on it, cruizes along well, the thing i like is no gelcoat to worry about, sinkers banging on the side doesn`t matter

and the poly is easy to clean

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 How do you clean yours

Wed, 2018-09-26 08:53

 How do you clean yours keg?

 

ive got some grime to get off the hill from previous owner. Soap and water not doing the trick. 

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cleaning

Wed, 2018-09-26 12:21

i`ve only ever used ct18 truck wash, mix a bit with water and scrub any stubborn dirty bits but i usually only

use plain water and a sponge. i have heard of people using 2000 wet and dry sand paper to clean parts of the

hull. because it is a 10mm poly there is no surface layer to sand off. there is a web forum dedicated to poly boats.

there is some good info on there. www.polyboatowners.com 

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polycraft

Mon, 2018-09-24 09:55

 

i had a polycraft   5.9 with 150 yamaha

i would have to be the worst riding boat ive ever been in,and ive had a lot of boats.never ever would i recomend one. 

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 Had mine out 2 days ago. Was

Wed, 2018-09-26 08:53

 Had mine out 2 days ago. Was nice in the water but it was calm. Need to see how she goes with a bit of swell. 

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 It wont be 2.8m beam on a

Tue, 2018-10-02 19:09

 It wont be 2.8m beam on a 5.3m boat.  Think you need to get a new tape measure.  Even their website says 2.4m.  

Anyway, ive only been in one, 5.3m, tough, heavy,  finish wasn't  anything spectacular and wasn't really impressive ride-wise but nice and stable at rest and unbreakable.  

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 It wont be 2.8m beam on a

Tue, 2018-10-02 19:09

 It wont be 2.8m beam on a 5.3m boat.  Think you need to get a new tape measure.  Even their website says 2.4m.  

Anyway, ive only been in one, 5.3m, tough, heavy,  finish wasn't  anything spectacular and wasn't really impressive ride-wise but nice and stable at rest and unbreakable.  

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Correct

Sun, 2018-10-21 11:19

you are correct 2.4m, I was misunderstood.