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Old 09-04-2008, 18:59   #1
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What about Prouts?

Is anyone familiar with Prouts catamarans? I saw this article: Structural Issues on our Prout Catamaran - Effects and was curious if this is typical of Prout design/manufacturing in general, or was just with this one particular boat? Any Prout owners out there having similiar problems or are you very happy with your boat? Any difference in 1993 and earlier for 94 and later?
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Old 10-04-2008, 02:00   #2
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Prout's generally have a very good reputation as safe, solid ocean cruisers. I think maybe the Escale referred to in the vonwentzel story was not one of their better designs. They didn't make it for that long and didn't make many. Probably safer to go for the earlier slightly smaller Snowgoose which was made for many years or for the final 38 or 45 made in the final years of Prout.
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With age, many boat windows develop leaks. There are several threads here talking about replacing windows. My contribution happens to be on my Prout, but it is a boat problem more than a Prout problem.

Prouts are TOUGH boats. Not to say they never had a manufacturing problem. Who hasn't. The first Escale "Cats Pajamas" had a big web site for a long time about their issues.

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Old 10-04-2008, 06:26   #4
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we just bought a 1984 Prout Snowgoose which needs a good bit of work, but the structure, tabbing, frames, etc are really heavy duty and in great shape for a 24 year old boat...
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Prout's generally have a very good reputation as safe, solid ocean cruisers. I think maybe the Escale referred to in the vonwentzel story was not one of their better designs. They didn't make it for that long and didn't make many. Probably safer to go for the earlier slightly smaller Snowgoose which was made for many years or for the final 38 or 45 made in the final years of Prout.
Does anyone know the name of the boat in that vonwentzel story or is vonwentzel the name of the boat. Anyone heard of the Prout named Aurora and any history about her?
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Does anyone know the name of the boat in that vonwentzel story or is vonwentzel the name of the boat. Anyone heard of the Prout named Aurora and any history about her?
The vonwentzel boat was Cats Pyjamas
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